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Dorking Wanderers head the rest of the National League South by three points - and will look to at least maintain that advantage come Saturday night. Read on for your regular preview of the key games, with match odds courtesy of Betfred

By Steven Oldham

Billericay Town vs Dorking Wanderers 

Marc White’s side are looking for a ninth straight win as they head to Essex to take on bottom club Billericay Town. 

Wanderers are the division’s top scorers with 56 in just 22 games - averaging well over 2 goals per game.  

While an away win seems most likely, Jody Brown’s side have improved their results in recent weeks and are unbeaten in six. 

Their recent record against the division’s top four sides is impressive - they’ve beaten Oxford City and held both Maidstone United and Ebbsfleet United to draws.

Match odds: Home 5/1, Draw 16/5, Away 2-5 

Concord Rangers vs Maidstone United 

The Stones are Dorking’s nearest challengers and confidence will be high after thrashing promotion rivals Ebbsfleet United in midweek. 

Hakan Hayrettin’s side are unbeaten in the league in ten games in a run that stretches back to November.

They’ve kept an impressive seven clean sheets in those games, while scoring 20.

Concord are without a win in five games and find themselves in 15th place. 

The reverse fixture ended in a point apiece in a 2-2 draw in September. 

Match odds: Home 13/5, Draw 12/5, Away 5-6 

Ebbsfleet United vs Hampton & Richmond Borough 

It’s been a week to forget for all associated with Ebbsfleet after being thumped in consecutive games by their title rivals.

Dennis Kutrieb’s side shipped nine goals in two games against Dorking and Maidstone and ended both games with ten men.  Sefa Kahraman was sent off in both games, with his manager also receiving his marching orders in the Maidstone game.

Fleet will look to get their promotion push back on track against Hampton, and before last Saturday had gone five unbeaten.

Borough posted one of the results of the round in midweek by thrashing Bath City 4-0 - a result which saw them regain a positive goal difference.

The Beavers are in 13th, but only five points away from the playoffs in this very competitive season.

Match odds: Home 4/6, Draw 11/4, Away 3/1 

 

 

All the other NLS action 

Bath City vs Braintree Town 

Bath have lost three of their last four having previously put together a good run of results. Visiting Braintree have started to pick up points and won for the first time since October two weeks ago. 

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

Chelmsford City vs Chippenham Town

Chelmsford lost for the first time in eight games last time out, with the visitors remaining consistently inconsistent.  Chippenham have won four and lost three of their last seven alternately - but remain in playoff contention. 

Match odds: Home 5/4, Draw 11/5, Away 7/4

Eastbourne Borough vs Hemel Hempstead Town 

Eastbourne are experiencing a little blip with one point from their last two games having picked up good points previously. The Tudors are unbeaten in three and they lie one point ahead of Saturday’s rivals in the table.

Match odds: Home 13/10, Draw 12/5, Away 8/5 

Hungerford Town vs Dulwich Hamlet 

Two points and two positions separate these two promotion chasers, although both are in uninspired form.  In their last six games, Hungerford have won twice, while Hamlet have won just once. 

Match odds: Home 13/10, Draw 11/5, Away 17/10

Oxford City vs Havant & Waterlooville 

Oxford ended a run of three games without a win last time out, and will look to keep the pressure up on the leading pair.  Havant have no win in their last four games and lost the corresponding fixture 2-1.

Match odds: Home 5/4, Draw 12/5, Away 13/8 

St Albans City vs Slough Town

Former leaders St Albans find themselves outside the playoff places currently although they hold many games in hand.  Nevertheless, no win in three isn’t promotion form and Ian Allinson’s side will want a repeat of the last time the sides met - a 3-2 victory.  Slough are also without a win in their last three.

Match odds: Home 11/10, Draw 12/5, Away 15/8 

Tonbridge Angels vs Dartford 

Angels are unbeaten in four and Steve McKimm’s side are maintaining the distance between themselves and the relegation zone.  Dartford have no win in six and the promotion favourites find themselves ten points off the pace.

Match odds: Home 10/3, Draw 12/5, Away 4/6 


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