Goals on agenda at Moss
MACCLESFIELD hammered current league leaders Forest Green 4-1 when the pair locked horns at the Moss Rose last season.
Despite this and their excellent FA Cup result at Walsall last weekend, the Silkmen still kick off as Coral’s 21/10 underdogs to collect maximum points when the pair go head-to-head again on Saturday.
The visitors, many punters’ pre-season favourites for promotion (they’re now even money favourites with Betfred to take the league title), arrive priced at 13/10 by Winner.com having secured a last-gasp win over Aldershot last week after being pegged back to 1-1 after 88 minutes. The result provided a good indication of the side’s inherent character and Macclesfield can expect a tough assignment.
It seems likely that goals are on the agenda, for as the match stats team at bettingexpert.com remind us, the pair’s last eight league contests have yielded 29 goals, a stat which adds appeal to Matchbook’s even money about the match producing more than 2.5 goals; Betway price Macclesfield at 5/4 to get the opener.
Punters expecting a conclusive outcome may fancy the look of bet365’s 7/2 for the home side to enjoy a one goal margin of success, although the stalemate has, not surprisingly, been well supported.
For example, internet bookie Marathonbet post 11/5 against the match draw and Betfred offer an attractive even money about the opening period ending with honours even. Bookmakers report the most popular outcome in the correct score markets as a 1-1 draw, priced at 11/2 by bet365.
Forest Green have lost only two league duels this season, both of which were away from home. Skybet rate a Macc 1-0 win at 7/1.
Odds supplied by www.smartbets.com, the customisable odds comparison site.