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FC Halifax Town suffered a surprise defeat at Maidenhead United on Saturday - and lost top spot in the National League as a consequence.  The Shaymen look to get back to winning ways at home to fellow promotion contenders Boreham Wood tonight, in front of the BT Sport cameras.  Read on for your midweek preview and match odds courtesy of Betfred.

By Steven Oldham

Drama on and off the pitch in the National League 

Chesterfield regained top spot after picking up a point in a goalless draw against Aldershot Town, and lead by virtue of goal difference.

The Spireites - who are not in action tonight - suspended manager James Rowe yesterday due to allegations of misconduct

Stockport County are also lurking in the wings and could go top tonight with the right combination of results should they beat Maidenhead United. Bromley could go level with Chesterfield, albeit with an inferior goal difference.

FC Halifax Town vs Boreham Wood 

Pete Wild’s Halifax tasted defeat for the first time in eight games last time out.  They will be keen to move on having failed to score in the league for the first time since October.

This game sees the division’s two best defences come head-to-head - while Halifax will be pleased to have only conceded 19, Boreham Wood have let in only a miserly 14 to date this season. 

Boreham Wood are unbeaten in nine games and have kept six clean sheets in that time. Luke Garrard’s side were perhaps victims of the new manager bounce at the weekend as struggling Weymouth held them to a 1-1 draw. 

The reverse fixture ended 2-2 in September. 

Match odds: Home 13/8, Draw 11/5, Away 8/5

Stockport County vs Maidenhead United 

Form team Stockport County must remain wary of the rejuvenated Maidenhead who have conquered three of their promotion rivals in recent weeks.

The Hatters are on a five game winning streak in which they have scored 15 goals.  Maidenhead have beaten Halifax, Bromley and Chesterfield over the same five game period.

Alan Devonshire’s side’s recent form has seen them move nine points clear of the relegation zone.  County won 2-0 the last time the two sides met. 

Match odds: Home 2/11, Draw 11/2, Away 12/1 

Bromley vs Woking 

Andy Woodman remains in charge at Hayes Lane - despite talks with League One Gillingham - and will look to see his side win a third successive game. 

Hard-fought victories over Solihull Moors and Grimsby Town have moved Bromley to within three points of the division’s summit.

Woking have shown signs of improvement recently and picked up the expected wins over Wealdstone and Dover Athletic. 

Seven points from 15 is mid-table form and that’s exactly where they find themselves - 10 points shy of the playoffs but well clear of the dropzone. 

Match odds: Home 11/10, Draw 5/2, Away 21/10

Check out the midweek NLS preview and Betfred odds HERE

All the other National League action 

Aldershot Town vs Southend United

The Shrimpers are on their best run of the season with three straight wins and ten points from an available 12. 

Aldershot have won one of their last five and they lead Southend by one point in the table. 

Match odds: Home 6/4, Draw 2/1, Away 15/8

Dover Athletic vs Eastleigh

Dover’s hunt for a first win of the campaign continues at home to The Spitfires. 

Andy Hessenthaler’s marooned side have lost seven on the bounce and have shipped 58 goals to date. 

Eastleigh have lost back-to-back games coming into this match and will be aiming for a repeat of the 4-1 victory they took on home soil the last time the teams met. 

Match odds: Home 4/1, Draw 11/4, Away 8/13

Torquay United vs Solihull Moors 

Gary Johnson’s Torquay are unbeaten in three heading into this game.  Solihull returned to winning ways with a 5-0 thrashing of Dover at the weekend - having suffered a three game run without a win. 

Andrew Dallas has scored eight times in his last two appearances for Moors and could be key as his side look to get back into the playoffs. 

Match odds: Home 7/5, Draw 23/10, Away 7/4 

Wealdstone vs Notts County 

The Magpies head into this game in great form with four straight wins and unbeaten in five. 

Wealdstone have lost five of their last six, but remain eight points clear of the relegation places. 

Match odds: Home 7/2, Draw 23/10, Away 7/10 

Weymouth vs Dagenham & Redbridge 

David Oldfield takes charge of his first home match as Weymouth boss having picked up a valuable point at Boreham Wood on his debut.

The Daggers never recovered from two early Stockport County goals in defeat on Saturday.  Daryl McMahon’s side had previously gone five unbeaten and will look to get back into the playoffs in this fixture. 

Match odds: Home 7/2, Draw 11/4, Away 7/10 

Wrexham vs Grimsby Town 

This match between two teams heading in opposite directions was a Football League staple for many years. 

Wrexham’s promotion push has accelerated in recent months and Phil Parkinson’s side have picked up an impressive 22 points from their last 10 matches.

Over the same timeframe, Grimsby have amassed just seven points and have slipped to tenth. The one time leaders looked to have turned the corner with victory over Altrincham, but were beaten again by Bromley at the weekend. 

Match odds: Home 3-4, Draw 5/2, Away 10/3

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