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TOWN 9/4 FOR STEVENAGE TRIUMPH

2 October 2014

Where will your money go this weekend?



Sky Bet League 2 leaders Burton Albion host Cambridge United on Friday night in one of two games to start off the latest round of action. The Brewers are 10/20 favourites to claim victory and the three points would see them pull further clear of second-placed Wycombe Wanderers in the standings.

 

Wycombe host fifth-placed Northampton Town in what looks to be the pick of Saturday matches. Wanderers have been priced up at 11/8 to pick up the three points, the visiting Cobblers are 21/10 to win and the draw can be backed at the same price.

 

Bury, who sit third, take on Tranmere Rovers at Gigg Lane and the Shakers are the odds-on favourites at 8/11 to claim victory. David Flitcroft’s men are the 3/1 favourites with Sky Bet to finish the season on top, Burton follow in the outright betting at 7/2 and Southend United, currently fourth in the table, are third in the odds at 8/1.

 

The Shrimpers are at home to the Shrimps on Saturday when Morecambe make the long trip south to Southend. The play-off dwelling visitors are the outsiders at 4/1 to secure the win. Southend are 3/4 favourites to bag the victory and the draw at Roots Hall can be backed at 12/5.


Shrewsbury Town are the side currently in the final play-off place. The Shrews meet Plymouth Argyle in Devon on Saturday and start as the 7/5 favourites for the win. The mid-table Pilgrims can be supported at 21/10 and the draw has been made available at the same price.


At the other end of the standings, bottom-of-the-table Carlisle United look to build on their first win of the Sky Bet League 2 season when they face Hartlepool United. The Cumbrians can be backed at 21/10 for another three points, Hartlepool are the 13/10 favourites and the draw is an 11/5 shot.

 

Oxford United sit second-bottom and target a second victory of the campaign when they host Newport County. The U’s are made the 13/10 favourites by Sky Bet to claim the win, Newport can be backed at 11/5 and the draw is available at the same price.

 

Portsmouth, Cheltenham Town, the Town and Mansfield Town are all level on points with seventh-placed Shrewsbury and harbour ambitions of ending Saturday in the Play-Off spots.  Pompey (9/4 to win) travel to York City (13/10), Cheltenham (11/10) host AFC Wimbledon (5/2), the Hatters (9/4) go to Stevenage (5/4) and Mansfield (evens) meet Accrington Stanley (11/4).

 

Friday night’s other Sky Bet League 2 clash sees Dagenham and Redbridge host resurgent Exeter City. The Daggers are the 13/10 favourites for the win, Exeter can be backed at 21/10 and the draw is 9/4.

 

Sky Bet’s top tips:

 

Exeter to score last against Dagenham at 6/5.

Exeter have won three matches in a row and scored the final goal in all of those victories.

 

Town to win 1-0 at Stevenage at 8/1

Three for the Hatters' four wins this season have been by a 1-0 scoreline.

 

Oxford to draw 0-0 against Newport at 8/1.

Newport have drawn their last two away games 0-0 and Oxford’s last home match against Stevenage also finished goalless.

 

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