Another enthralling season in the Vanarama Conference comes to its conclusion on Saturday evening and we’re concentrating on the final day of action for this weekend’s BTTS treble.
The Conference has been kind to us throughout the campaign and we’re hoping for one final hoorah with this 9/2 selection at Ladbrokes. All games start at 5:15 so hopefully this bet will get the evening started in style.
Braintree Town V Altrincham
After 45 matches, Braintree and Altrincham are separated by goal difference alone and both teams will be satisfied with their respective seasons. Both will be looking to end the campaign with a victory and we’re hoping that freedom will lead to a game of goals at the Amlin.
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Mark Sansom’s Brains have been fairly strong at home this term, netting 24 times en route to nine victories. However, they’ve also lost nine of their 22 matches so far, conceding 23. Meanwhile, the visitors boast 23 goals on the road but will be disappointed with their return of 35 against.
Lee Sinnott’s men will take confidence from a 1-0 home win over Braintree too and should fancy their chances of goals. However, five defeats and just one clean sheet from their last seven away games is a major cause for concern and will give the home side huge optimism as they look to end the season with a win.
It could be quite a close fought affair but we fancy the two teams to trade goals.
BTTS Yes @ ¾ with Ladbrokes
Forest Green Rovers V Dover Athletic
Adrian Pennock’s Rovers need just one final victory as they look to confirm their place in the play-offs and the New Lawn will be buzzing for this crucial clash against Dover Athletic.
The hosts have notched an impressive 42 goals at home this term and will be looking to veteran striker Jon Parkin to fire them to another vital three points. However, Rovers have leaked 27 from those 22 encounters and could be in for a real test against an away side that are just three places below them in the table.
Dover last failed to score on the road eight games ago so Chris Kinnear will be confident as his team bids to end the season on a high. However, the visitors have shipped 40 on the road already and are unlikely to keep a determined home side at bay for 90 minutes.
Four of Dover’s last five matches have ended in BTTS winners, as have all five of Forest Green’s. Expect the goals to keep flowing here.
BTTS Yes @ ¾ with Ladbrokes
Torquay United V Macclesfield Town
Should Forest Green fail to win, Macclesfield Town could capitalise by stealing a play-off spot at the last minute. However, the Silkmen must first claim victory from a difficult trip to Plainmoor.
John Askey’s visitors have scored 25 away goals this term but will be concerned at conceding 31. However, they take confidence from a 1-0 win over Torquay at the Moss Ross. Meanwhile, last week’s win over Dartford will have reinstalled some momentum following a six-game winless streak and they can hope to utilise that with a final day victory.
Torquay haven’t enjoyed the best of seasons but their home form has been pretty solid. The Gulls boast 10 wins and 34 goals at Plainmoor, and will be eager to end their campaign in fitting style here. If the likes of Ryan Bowman and Louis Briscoe have their way, the hosts could be set to end Macclesfield’s promotion dream.
Whatever happens, we’re backing both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5 with Ladbrokes
A £10 treble pays £55.13 with Ladbrokes