There are a couple of former England strikers on display at the Crown Ground, but Al Hain-Cole thinks there is excellent value to be had in backing a less familiar goalscorerAfter coming out on top in Saturday’s relegation six-pointer against Barnet, Accrington Stanley will be hoping to further boost their survival bid when they host AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday.
Leam Richardson’s side may be sitting rock bottom of League Two, but it is only goal difference that separates them from Plymouth Argyle, three places above the relegation zone.
A win this evening could therefore propel the hosts out of the bottom two, and they are available at 6/4 (2.50) with Paddy Power to clinch three vital points.
The Dons are just five points above the drop zone themselves, but have lost just three of their last 15 matches, and are on offer at 13/8 (2.63) to record their fourth successive win.
Three of the last five matches at the Crown Ground have ended in a draw, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on this one finishing all square.
This game brings together the two sides with the worst defensive records in the division, who have conceded over 120 goals between them.
This should be music to the ears of both sets of attacking players, including Stanley’s former England strikers James Beattie and Francis Jeffers.
Although Neil Ardley’s strike force might not boast such eye-catching names, they have been performing admirably in front of goal in recent weeks, and have not failed to score in the last eight matches.
A bet on over 2.5 goals would have paid out in four of the hosts’ last six and three of the visitors’ last four games, and looks like good value at 4/5 (1.80), especially considering the Londoners are without regular defenders Pim Balkestein, Will Antwi and Jonathan Meades.
While Beattie and Jeffers may grab the limelight at this level, the home fans were indebted to the less illustrious Lee Molyneux on Saturday, who scored all three goals in the 3-2 win.
The winger was signed on a free transfer in the summer, and is more than repaying his manager’s faith at the moment, having scored five of his side’s last six goals.
However, perhaps due to his time previously spent playing at full-back, the former Southampton trainee is generously priced at 7/2 (4.50) to score anytime tonight, and these odds cannot be ignored considering his current form in front of goal.
|Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) with Paddy Power
||Lee Molyneux to score anytime at 7/2 (4.50) with Paddy Power
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