Gulls are certain to pose problems
MACCLESFIELD face the trickiest of trips to the south coast on Sunday where they come up against a Torquay side likely to cause them some problems.
Though they open as Ladbrokes’ 11/10 favourites, this will almost certainly not be an easy romp for Town.
Indeed, Stan James’s 13/8 odds against the opening period finishing 0-0 has found favour amongst punters, while the likelihood of it finishing goalless at 90 minutes, rated a 10/1 shot by Coral, has been snapped up by those anxious to add some form of insurance to their weekend wager.
Bookies report that punters’ betting patterns suggest they’re not expecting a hatful of goals, an understandable caution which explains the popularity of BetVictor’s 8/15 odds about the fixture yielding fewer than 2.5 goals.
Punters anticipating a smattering of goals may fancy Boylesports’ 4/6 for both teams to score, while William Hill post 7/1 against a 1-0 victory for Town and bet365 rate the chances of it finishing as a score draw at 100/30.
It would surprise few punters were it to end in stalemate – Skybet chalk 5/2 against the match draw, but this is the sort of cup tie that Macclesfield are capable of winning.
Punters who feel they will but are unable to be any more precise may, therefore, fancy Ladbrokes’ 7/2 for the Cheshiremen to enjoy a one goal margin of victory.
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