Fac­ing a dif­fi­cult trip into For­est

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MAC­CLES­FIELD face a dif­fi­cult as­sign­ment is Glouces­ter­shire this week­end where they go head-to-head with pro­mo­tion-chas­ing For­est Green.

Town head south priced as Stan James’s lengthy-look­ing 4/1 un­der­dogs to reg­is­ter three points, whereas se­cond-placed For­est Green open as BetVic­tor’s 4/6 favourites.

How­ever, given each side’s need for points, there has been plenty of sup­port for the draw in its var­i­ous guises, in­clud­ing the 5/2 odds chalked by Lad­brokes against the stale­mate. Co­ral of­fer 5/1 against both halves fin­ish­ing on level terms, while Skybet’s 6/1 for it to end 1-1 is the most heav­ily-backed re­sult in the cor­rect score mar­kets.

The like­li­hood of it end­ing goal­less can­not be dis­counted – it’s priced at 9/1 by Paddy Power – while Win­ner.com post 3/1 against it end­ing as a score draw.

Are Mac­cles­field bold enough to go for a max­i­mum re­turn?

The home side could get a lit­tle jit­tery, an ob­ser­va­tion (or a hope) which adds ap­peal to Bet­fred’s 5/4 for Town to win when handed a goal start and sug­gests that they could pull off a shock.

They’re 9/1 (bet365) to win 1-0, odds ca­pa­ble of per­suad­ing un­de­cided back­ers that a mod­est punt could pay hand­some div­i­dends. Spon­sored by Sports­book ofthe­month.com WIN a signed copy of Hol­lie’s Road to Kona by Hol­lie Crad­duck. Visit www.sports­book ofthe­month.com for fur­ther de­tails.

●● John Askey

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