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MAC­CLES­FIELD Town travel to Kid­der­min­ster on Satur­day look­ing to re­vive their pro­mo­tion push and they start the game at Ag­g­bor­ough as bet365’s 11/10 favourites to win; Kid­der­min­ster are 5/2 ac­cord­ing to BetVic­tor.com).

The cor­rect score mar­kets of­fer pun­ters an op­por­tu­nity to back sev­eral out­comes at de­cent prices and still win, even if the ma­jor­ity of bets lose – as they have an un­for­tu­nate ten­dency to do.

For in­stance, as­sume you’ve backed the draw (13/5, Skybet) as a form of in­sur­ance, sup­ple­ment­ing this bet with a se­lec­tion of cor­rect scores could pay div­i­dends.

A goal­less out­come ap­pears un­likely, but a back­ing a 2-2 draw, priced at 14/1 by Win­ner.com, is not the ac­tion of a des­per­ate gam­bler chas­ing out­ra­geous odds.

Sup­port­ing re­sults ‘ei­ther side’ of this ef­fec­tively hedges the bet, with the most ob­vi­ous be­ing a 1-1 out­come, of­fered at 11/2 by Paddy Power.

Sim­i­larly, a 2-1 home win (8/1, Lad­brokes) is not out of the ques­tion, al­though nor is a 2-1 away vic­tory (19/2, Wil­liam Hill).

In­stead of plac­ing say, £20 on a 2-2 re­sult, putting £5 on all four re­sults en­sures that, even if the short­est-priced out­come (11/2) comes up, the punter still en­joys a 37% profit, clear­ing £7.50 on top of his £20 stake. Spon­sored by Sports­book ofthe­month.com.

Win a signed copy of Grand Prix Cir­cuits by Mau­rice Hamil­ton. Visit www.sports­book ofthe­month.com for fur­ther de­tails.

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