Dagenham & Redbridge-Cheltenham Betting Preview: Back the Daggers to come out on top

Having narrowly missed out on relegation last season, Wayne Burnett's men are flying high in League Two and Al Hain-Cole expects them to see off their underperforming visitors
Dagenham and Redbridge will be looking to continue their impressive start to the season when they welcome Cheltenham Town to Victoria Road on Saturday afternoon.

Having only escaped relegation to non-league status on goal difference last season, the Daggers have started the new campaign with just two defeats in their opening 10 league fixtures, and are 13/10 (2.30) favourites with Coral to secure a fifth win in six matches.

Their visitors, on the other hand, only missed out on automatic promotion on the final day before losing out in the play-offs, but have begun this campaign with their worst ever start to a League Two season are outsiders at 21/10 (3.10) to collect just their third win.

Two of the hosts’ last four home games have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on the sides cancelling each other out in this one.

Despite the fact his side only survived by the skin of their teeth last season, caretaker manager Wayne Burnett was handed the permanent job in the summer and enthusiastically set about the difficult task of replacing the legendary John Still.

The youthful manager was not afraid to clear out a number of the older squad members and replace them with younger, hungrier players and his courage has been richly rewarded so far.

With former Arsenal trainee Rhys Murphy firing on all cylinders up front, Burnett’s men find themselves sitting just outside the play-off spots thanks largely to an impressive home record that has seen them win four out of six in all competitions without tasting defeat.

Having staged an impressive comeback from 2-1 down to beat Southend 5-2 in Tuesday’s Football League Trophy clash, Dagenham will be in fine spirits as they welcome one of the league’s worst away teams to their back yard.

Despite their fifth-placed finish, Mark Yates’ men won just six of their 23 away games last season, losing nine, and have started this campaign in the same vein by losing four of their first five on the road.

With just four wins and 14 defeats from their last 23 away league fixtures, struggling Cheltenham will surely struggle against a side in strong home form, and odds of 13/10 (2.30) offer excellent value on the hosts coming out on top.

Dagenham & Redbridge to win for a 1.5pt stake at 13/10 (2.30) with Coral

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.