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League leader’s evens to beat a side battling relegation

| 25.03.2011

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been huge advocates of backing League Two dominators Chesterfield at huge prices, and while we opposed them for their one loss against Crewe a fortnight ago, now’s the time to get back on the wagon.

Chesterfield are an incredible 1/1 to beat second from bottom Barnet (11/4) at Barnet’s Underhill Stadium on Saturday, and if you are to compare this price to Premier League leaders Manchester United who are 4/6 to beat West Ham in nine days time, Chesterfield are ridiculously good value.

Barnet may have won this fixture 3-1 last season, but there’s no stopping Chesterfield as they power their way to the Championship and having won two of the last three ties at Underhill, they should be odds-on to do so again.

Port Vale vs Bury

This is arguably the biggest clash of the weekend and neither team can be separated in the betting with both sides available at 13/8 to win.

Bury come into this game on the back of two home defeats while Port Vale have picked up two points from a possible 12, and with both sides struggling, the draw looks the best option at 23/10.

Port Vale’s poor form has seen them fall out of the play-off zone while Bury, who despite a winless three games remain in second and it could be that Bury just have the edge.

However four of the last eight games between the two have finished 1-1 and backing the same result on Saturday at 11/2 would return £130 from a £20 stake.

Friday night fixtures

Friday night’s League Two betting action sees Lincoln host Rotherham in a game both sides are 13/8 to win, and Torquay, League Two’s form side, are 17/10 to beat Northampton and apply the pressure to the teams in the automatic promotion spots.

A £20 double on Chesterfield and Torquay winning would return £108. New customers can sign up here to get up to £60 in free bets.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.