No foregone conclusion at Truro
ON paper, Saturday’s FA Trophy duel between Macclesfield and Truro City in Cornwall has ‘away win’ written all over it – William Hill price them at 3/1 to secure victory.
Look a little closer, however, and it’s possible to see why this is no foregone conclusion. Since being hammered 6-0 by Oxford City in late August, Truro have lost only two of their subsequent 19 matches and have moved up to seventh in the league table. Macclesfield might be Skybet’s 4/5 favourites, but shrewder punters are not anticipating a walkover.
Nevertheless, it a tie the Cheshire side should win and bet365’s 8/11 odds for them to open the scoring looks like a decent ‘insurance’ wager; Stan James chalk 13/2 about a 1-0 victory for the Silkmen.
In other markets, BetVictor’s 5/6 for the match to yield fewer than 2.5 goals offers good value, while the 6/4 Ladbrokes chalk against Macclesfield retaining a clean sheet has proved popular.
Elsewhere, Paddy Power rate the chances of Macclesfield winning without conceding 15/8.
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