After last weekend’s reduced schedule there’s a full programme in the National League South this Saturday.
Read on for previews of the key games and match odds courtesy of Betfred.
Dartford vs Oxford City
Leaders Dartford find themselves in a poor run of form with no league win in four games. They had looked to break this run last weekend, but conceded a late equaliser in a 3-3 draw with Chippenham Town.
While they are struggling to find a win, they remain two points clear of second place St Albans City, who don’t play this weekend. Dartford won the corresponding fixture 3-0 the last time the two teams met in the abandoned 2019/20 season.
Visitors Oxford City are in much better form, with only one defeat in ten games while winning four of the last six. A win in this game would leave them just one point behind Dartford.
Joe Iaciofano has scored five times in as many games for David Oldfield’s visiting side.
Dartford haven’t lost at home this season, and Oxford haven’t lost away. If you think these runs will continue a 2-2 draw is on offer for 11/1 with Betfred.
Match odds: Dartford 4/6, Draw 11/4, Oxford City 3/1
Hungerford Town vs Ebbsfleet United
It’s fifth vs sixth as Hungerford Town take on playoff rivals Ebbsfleet United at Bulpit Lane.
The home side will look to recover from a surprise midweek 1-0 defeat to Hemel Hempstead Town.
This was Hungerford’s first defeat in six games, and Danny Robinson’s side will need to respond quickly against an in-form Ebbsfleet side.
The Fleet are on a run of four straight wins, scoring 11 goals in that time.
If results go their way, a win for either team could see them climb as high as second place and cement their position as promotion contenders.
Hungerford have performed better on their travels so far, and if you fancy Ebbsfleet to continue their winning streak, a 3-1 away win is priced at 10/1.
Match odds: Hungerford Town 19/5, Draw 11/4, Ebbsfleet United 8/15
Chippenham Town vs Billericay Town
Billericay will look to climb off the bottom of the NLS table and end a run of four straight defeats at Chippenham.
Jody Brown’s side have fallen to the foot of the table after Braintree Town picked up four points from their last two games.
Chippenham have drawn four of their last five games, but will be buoyed by their last minute equaliser at leaders Dartford last Saturday. While they are proving hard to beat, The Bluebirds need to convert these points to wins if they are to progress beyond midtable.
They haven’t won since September, and surely will not have a better chance of winning than facing the bottom side at home.
A 2-0 home win is available via Betfred.
Match odds: Chippenham Town 17/20, Draw 13/5, Billericay Town 9/4