Football – England – Blue Square Premier
Tuesday 4th December 2012 – Kickoff: 1945hrs
Macclesfield Town currently occupy a mid-table position but tonight they take on an improving Hyde outfit at their Moss Rose ground on Tuesday night and the visitors will be in confident mood following their 7-0 win over Woking at the weekend, but more on that later on.
The season hasn’t exactly gone according to plan for Macclesfield Town following their relegation from League Two at the end of last season as the Cheshire side currently reside in 10th place some six points adrift of the play-off pack and a massive 12 points away from league leaders Newport County.
Macclesfield’s home record stands at 5-1-4 14/11 and they’ve lost their last three BSP matches on the trot with defeats against Cambridge United 0-2, Ebbsfleet United 1-2 and Mansfield Town 0-3, so they are there for the taking tonight I’d say. Also, just the one win at home in their last six tells a story of a lack of momentum and they have seriously faltered following a blistering start to the season when they’d racked up four straight wins on the trot at Moss Rose.
Matthew Barnes-Homer (11 goals, 3 assists) leads their goalscoring and he has Chris Holroyd (5 goals) in support along with John Kissock (4 assists) and Charlie Henry (3 assists) providing the ammunition.
Visitors Hyde recorded a sensational 7-0 home win over Woking at the weekend and they will be looking to continue their recent form going into this match having lost just once in the BSP in their last seven matches which was a 2-3 defeat at Ebbsfleet United.
Hyde’s away record still needs some work as it currently stands at 2-1-7 12/20 but their two recent wins have been at Cambridge United 1-0 and an impressive 3-1 win at league leaders Newport County. Overall though, Hyde’s form has been on the up and up and they stand a very good chance of getting something from their match at Macclesfield tonight.
Experienced forward Phil Jevons (13 goals, 2 assists) is in red-hot scoring form right now and he bagged four goals in their goal-glut against Woking on Saturday. Also, Macclesfield will need to keep an eye out for Scott Spencer (7 goals, 5 assists), Alex Browne (4 goals, 5 assists) and Griffin & Poole contributing with 3 assists each.
Macclesfield’s form has been a bit shaky of late and as mentioned they’ve lost their last three matches on the bounce (four if you include their FA Trophy loss at Gateshead last week), while Hyde will be full of confidence after Saturday’s performance. I’ll go for either a draw or Hyde to win 2-1, but take Hyde with the round ball to cover yourself.
Pick: Hyde AH0 (Draw No Bet) @ 2.62 bet365