WREXHAM v TORQUAY UNITED
Saturday 25th March 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrs
Football - England - National League Betting Tips
A few seasons ago this would have been a League Two encounter between hosts Wrexham and visitors Torquay United but both clubs have found life difficult in the non-league environment and have struggled to get out of this division.
Wrexham are in better shape however, as they possess a reasonable home record of 10-4-5 21/178 at the Racecourse Ground although they’ve failed to win any of their last three league matches as they’ve fallen to defeats against high-flying Gateshead and Forest Green Rovers, but they did manage a point away at Barrow in a 1-1 draw during the week.
The Dragons are usually pretty dependable though on home turf, and although they’ve lost their last two home matches on the trot (to Aldershot and Gateshead), they have performed well against the lower half teams with a record of 6-2-2 9/7 to date.
Visitors Torquay United are in grave danger of slipping down into non-league oblivion as they find themselves fourth from bottom and in the relegation zone in the National League following a 3-2 defeat to Eastleigh at Plainmoor on Tuesday night.
This defeat to the Spitfires was a third defeat in their last five matches overall, while The Gulls have registered just one league win from their last eight matches which was a 2-1 win away at bottom club Southport.
That rare win on the road at Southport was only their third win on the road all season, while their overall record away from home stands at a very disappointing 3-4-11 14/28. In addition, Torquay have failed to score in 11 of their 18 away matches so far this campaign.
Pick: Wrexham to win @ 1.80 William Hill
25th March 2017 /
BARROW v WREXHAM
Tuesday 21st March 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs
Football - England - National League Betting Tips
Barrow will be looking to register a third successive home win on Tuesday night when they take on Wrexham at their Furness Building Society Stadium, and all three points this evening could lift Barrow back into the frame for a possible play-off place.
Barrow have recorded back-to-back home wins over third placed Tranmere Rovers and fourth placed Dagenham & Redbridge in recent weeks on home turf which are good wins indeed, while their overall home record stands at a solid 11-6-2 32/13 this season.
The Cumbrian outfit are unbeaten in their last four on home soil and have lost just once in their last six, which was to high-flying Forest Green Rovers, but they have showed resilience against the teams in the top half of the National League so far with a record of 5-3-1 14/6 at home to date.
Visitors Wrexham sit just two league positions but nine points adrift of this evening’s hosts Barrow as they make the long trip up to the north east in midweek. Their task is made that much harder following back-to-back defeats to Gateshead (at home) and Saturday’s 3-0 heavy defeat away at Forest Green Rovers.
Wrexham’s home record is usually pretty solid at their Racecourse Ground and this has again been the case this term as The Dragons have collected 10 wins on home soil so far this season, but their results on the road continue to disappoint.
An away record of 4-6-9 16/30 has prevented them from making a serious challenge for the play-offs, while their record away at top half opposition also reflects their problems of keeping pace with the better sides as it stands at 2-2-5 6/15.
I’ll give the quarter-ball on the hosts Barrow in this one.
Pick: Barrow AH-0.25 @ 1.73 bet365
20th March 2017 /
DOVER ATHLETIC v WREXHAMSaturday 11th February 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - National League Betting Tips
Dover Athletic returned to winning ways last Saturday when they recorded a 3-1 home win over Chester and they once again have home advantage at their Perry Crabbles Stadium this Saturday afternoon when they take on Wrexham.
Dover had recently suffered back-to-back defeats to Macclesfield Town and Lincoln City, but it should be noted that both of these losses were against top half opposition and away from home, but they’ve been pretty steady on home turf throughout this campaign to date.
Dover possess a home record which stands at 9-2-4 35/23 and they’ve lost just once in their last six at home which was a 2-1 defeat to second placed Dagenham & Redbridge. During this period though, they’ve registered wins over Guiseley, Woking and Chester. Attacking trio Miller (27 goals), Lafayette (10 goals) and Emmanuel (11 goals) should provide the home side with plenty of firepower.
Visitors Wrexham head into their encounter with Dover Athletic on the back of a useful five-match unbeaten run as they make their way down to the south east of England for this clash. However, it’s worth pointing out that four of Wrexham’s last five matches overall in the National League were at their Racecourse Ground where they won all four matches@
Wins over Woking, North Ferriby, Boreham Wood and Guiseley have lifted The Dragons into the top half of the non-league top flight, but they’ll need to improve upon their distinctly average away record which stands at 2-5-8 12/25.
It’s now eight matches without a win away from home for Wrexham, whose last success on their travels was a 1-0 win at Boreham Wood back in October, but they’ve since fallen to defeats at Tranmere Rovers, Lincoln City, Sutton United and Southport.
Pick: Dover Athletic to win @ 1.85 Unibet
10th February 2017 /
WREXHAM v GUISELEYSaturday 4th February 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - National League Betting Tips
Wrexham can break into the top half of the National League with a win this afternoon when they take on lowly Guiseley at their Racecourse Ground, and with home form being pretty consistent throughout this campaign to date, the hosts look well set for the points here.
Wrexham currently sit mid-table but head into this fixture on the back of four league matches without defeat which includes wins over Woking, North Ferriby United and Boreham Wood along with a point gained in their local derby with Chester.
As mentioned earlier, The Dragons also possess a useful looking home record which stands at 9-4-3 18/13 which includes having won their last four on the trot on home turf. The last time these two sides met, the game ended in a 3-3 draw.
Visitors Guiseley currently occupy one of the relegation spots in the National League as they’ve had to endure a difficult campaign which has seen them secure just 7 league wins to date - 6 of which have been registered at their Nethermoor Park ground.
They’ll therefore be looking to their home form to lift themselves out of their current plight, particularly when you consider their poor record on their travels which has seen them record just one win all season on the road amidst an overall record of 1-3-11 10/27.
Even though this away win came in their last trip with a 2-1 victory at Macclesfield Town, it remains to be seen whether they can repeat this feat against a more consistent home outfit of Wrexham, and my money is on the hosts to take the spoils here.
Pick; Wrexham to win @ 1.83 Bet Victor
3rd February 2017 /
LINCOLN CITY v WREXHAM Tuesday 29th November 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - National League Betting Tips
Five wins from their last six league matches overall in the National League has lifted Lincoln City up into second place and just one point adrift of league leaders Forest Green Rovers heading into this midweek round of matches.
Recent wins over Boreham Wood, Chester, the aforementioned Forest Green Rovers, York City and Maidstone United make the home side favourites here when they take on Wrexham at Sincil Bank with a pretty strong home record of 6-3-2 25/9 behind them.
The Imps have registered seven clean sheets on home turf to date, while at the other end, striker Rhead (11 goals) has been the constant threat up front so far this season with support from midfielders Arnold (8 goals) and Anderson (4 goals).
Wrexham also registered an emphatic win over the current league leaders on the weekend as they ran out 3-1 winners at their Racecourse Ground as The Dragons have improved their fortunes in recent weeks in the National League, suffering just one defeat from their last seven matches overall.
That defeat was a surprising loss at home to lowly Braintree Town, while away from home they’ve struggled to put any kind of meaningful run of results together amidst their overall away record of 2-4-5 9/19.
It’s a similar story to previous seasons for Wrexham who are pretty consistent on home turf but can’t seem to click into gear on their travels and this is again the case as they’ve managed just one win from their last ten on the road.
I’ll therefore back the hosts Lincoln City to take all three points here to keep pressure on the league leaders.
Pick: Lincoln City to win @ 1.67 William Hill
28th November 2016 /
TRANMERE ROVERS v WREXHAMSaturday 8th October 2016 - Kickoff: 1215hrsFootball - England - National League Betting Tips
Tranmere Rovers were handed an unexpected defeat to Gateshead during the week as the hosts went down 1-0 at Prenton Park but I’m willing to give the home side another go here in Saturday’s early kick-off in the non-league top flight when they take on Wrexham.
Tranmere have been pretty steady on home turf overall so far this season in the National League and whilst the midweek games can throw up some interesting results, the Saturday games should provide us with more stability.
Rovers hold an overall record of 5-0-2 10/5 and the bigger picture sees them having won six of their last eight at Prenton Park at this level although they did lose to Wrexham last time these two teams met back in April.
Visitors Wrexham also lost at home during the week in a 2-1 defeat to Lincoln City who should be there or thereabouts when the play-offs/automatic promotion spots are decided, and The Dragons now face a difficult trip up to Merseyside this Saturday to take on Tranmere Rovers.
Wrexham have won just once in their last five matches overall in the National League which was a 1-0 win away at mid-table Boreham Wood, but generally their away form has been lacking this season as their away record of 2-1-4 6/14 shows.
That win at Boreham Wood ended a run of five league matches without a win on their travels, and that miserable sequence included four defeats with losses incurred at Aldershot Town, Dagenham, Woking and Macclesfield Town.
Pick: Tranmere Rovers to win @ 1.72 Unibet
5th October 2016 /
MACCLESFIELD TOWN v WREXHAMTuesday 27th September 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - National League Betting Tips
Macclesfield Town picked up another useful three points on Saturday when they beat Guiseley 2-1 away from home to hand them a fourth National League win from their last five matches overall.
They now return to their Moss Rose Ground for Tuesday night’s clash with Wrexham, and with this being the only fixture in the non-league top flight this evening, the hosts have a great chance of lifting themselves up as high as third place with a win here tonight.
Macclesfield’s overall home record stands at a slightly inconsistent 3-0-2 9/5 but all three of their home wins to date have been against teams in the lower half of the division with victories secured against Torquay United, Southport and Woking respectively.
Visitors Wrexham are a hard nut to crack at their Racecourse Ground and this has proven to be the case again this season so far as they’re still unbeaten on home soil in the National League with three wins and three draws in their six matches played so far.
However, The Dragons’ form away from home continues to let them down as they went down 2-0 away at Woking the weekend before last, and they currently hold an ordinary away record of 1-1-3 5/11 on their travels despite an opening away win at Guiseley at the start of the campaign.
Since that win (over rock-bottom Guiseley), Wrexham have slumped to three defeats from their last four away matches with losses at Aldershot, Dagenham & Redbridge and Woking (all to nil), while grabbing a point at mid-table Maidstone United in a 2-2 draw.
But I feel this game tonight may well be beyond them with Macclesfield on a high after their win on the weekend.
Pick: Macclesfield Town AH-0.25 @ 1.72 Comeon
26th September 2016 /
WREXHAM v YORK CITYMonday 29th August 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - National League Betting Tips
Despite suffering a heavy 3-0 defeat away at Dagenham & Redbridge on the weekend, this afternoon’s hosts Wrexham won’t be too downhearted with this result as Dagenham will be one of the stronger outfits in the National League this season and may well be challenging for automatic promotion later in the campaign.
Wrexham return to their Racecourse ground when they take on York City as the hosts look to extend their unbeaten start to four league matches following good points earned against Dover Athletic and Eastleigh in 0-0 stalemates along with a 1-0 win over new-boys Solihull Moors.
The Dragons have lost just twice at home in their last 12 at The Racecourse and they’re a difficult side to get points off if you’re the visiting team. Watch out for strikers Harrad and White in this afternoon’s encounter as anytime goalscorers for the hosts.
Visitors York City recorded a heavy 4-1 home win over Woking at Bootham Crescent on Saturday to lift The Minstermen into 14th position in the National League, but grave concerns remain over their form away from home following back-to-back defeats at Gateshead 6-1 and Forest Green Rovers 2-1.
York are without an away win so far in this campaign as they could only muster a point in a 1-1 draw away at Maidstone United, so they’ll be tested in Wales this afternoon as early indications suggest they have a long way to go if they’re to bounce straight back up to League Two football this time around after being relegated at the end of last season.
It’s early in the season though (and midweek), so I’ll back the home side with the round ball here today as they certainly shouldn’t lose this one.
Pick: Wrexham AH0 @ 1.50 bet365
29th August 2016 /
GRIMSBY TOWN v WREXHAMSaturday 26th March 2016 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - National League Betting Tips
Grimsby Town are on a decent run of four matches unbeaten in the National League as they prepare for the visit of Wrexham at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon in this crucial top half clash in the non-league top flight.
Third placed Grimsby will have to make do with a play-off place though as they find themselves a massive 14 points adrift of league leaders Cheltenham Town, so the next best option for Grimsby is to finish as high as possible for a favourable play-off tie.
Recent wins against Woking, second placed Forest Green Rovers and Southport have consolidated their play-off position, while their home form has been strong in Cleethorpes with overall stats of 12-5-2 42/14 and they’re unbeaten in their last nine at Blundell Park.
Visitors Wrexham have been in equally good form as they’ve now gone 9 matches without defeat in the National League having scored recent wins against Welling, Kidderminster, Boreham Wood and Chester - but again, these wins have been against bottom half opposition which should be taken into account.
Away from home, Wrexham have drawn three of their last four with stalemates at Eastleigh, Altrincham and Macclesfield Town and recorded a 2-0 win away at second from bottom outfit Welling amidst an overall record of 6-4-8 20/22.
But it’s The Dragons’ record away at top half opposition that perhaps provides the best insight as to their chances on the road at Grimsby today with a record of 1-3-4 6/9 with the one success being at Aldershot who now sit in 15th place.
Pick: Grimsby Town AH-0.25 @ 1.73 bet365
25th March 2016 /
WREXHAM v GUISELEYWednesday 14th October 2015 - Kickoff: 1945hrsFootball - England - National League Betting Tips
Wrexham were handed a third defeat in four matches on Saturday when they were beaten 2-1 away at high-flying Dover Athletic which now makes it five games without a win for the Welsh outfit in the National League.
After a promising start to the new season, Wrexham have since slumped to take just two points from the last possible 15 on offer thanks to stalemates against Grimsby Town 0-0 and Tranmere Rovers 2-2 (both at their Racecourse Ground).
The Dragons will gain encouragement though that their home record is a solid-looking 5-2-1 17/8 and they welcome a Guiseley side who have won just once on the road so far this season. Incidentally, only Woking have also won 5 home matches of all the teams situated outside of the current play-off pack.
Visitors Guiseley currently sit in 18th place in the National League following a run of three straight defeats which has resulted in the West Yorkshire outfit sliding down the table towards the bottom four.
Recent losses to Lincoln City, Macclesfield Town and Forest Green Rovers (all to nil I might add) means that they’ll have their work cut out in tonight’s clash in Wales if they’re to get anything out of Wrexham despite the hosts’ recent slump in form.
Guiseley have registered just one win on their travels so far which was a 1-0 win at Braintree Town but scoring goals away from home has been a problem for the visitors amidst an overall away record of 1-4-2 4/7 and they’re the joint-lowest goalscorer away from home in the division.
I will therefore hand the pick to Wrexham who should also cover the -1 asian handicap too in perhaps a 2-0 win for the home side.
Pick: Wrexham AH-1 @ 1.84 Bet Victor
12th October 2015 /