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Ronnie Moore's men have been in fine form in League One, and Willie Duncan is backing them to see off the challenge from Alan Devonshire's side in the FA Cup

Conference strugglers Braintree Town are aiming to produce an FA Cup shock when they welcome League One leaders Tranmere Rovers to Amlin Stadium on Tuesday night in a game that was rescheduled because of a waterlogged pitch.

Despite sitting a lowly 19th in the fifth tier of English football, Braintree have been on a decent run of form of late and have lost just one of their last five matches.

It should be noted, though, that Alan Devonshire’s side failed to win any of their seven matches prior to this most recent run and are chalked up at a chunky 23/5 (5.60) at Marathon Bet to knock their League One rivals out of the FA Cup.

Tranmere are likely to provide very stiff opposition for Braintree, having lost just one of their nine league games on the road so far this season and Ronnie Moore’s men should be backed at a generous 33/50 (1.66) with Marathon Bet to secure their place in the second round of this year’s tournament by grabbing victory here.

The same firm offer 14/5 (3.80) for those who believe that the Conference club can force a replay by earning a draw on Tuesday.

Ronnie Moore will have been delighted to have seen his team secure back-to-back away wins without the concession of a goal within the past week and, with confidence flowing through Tranmere’s ranks, the 41/20 (3.05) on offer from Marathon Bet for Rovers to win to nil represents outstanding value here and must be snapped up by shrewd punters.

Braintree have kept just two clean sheets in their last 16 games and that is sure to provide cause for concern for Alan Devonshire’s side as they prepare to face a side that has bagged an impressive 35 goals in just 17 league games so far this season.

Should that form continue, the 37/25 (2.48) quote from Marathon Bet for Tranmere to score in both halves is sure to attract support from punters and is worthy of support here.

 
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Tranmere Rovers to win at 33/50 (1.66) with Marathon Bet
Tranmere Rovers to win to nil at 41/20 (3.05) with Marathon Bet


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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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