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Old Trafford prepares for a huge final this Saturday

| 28.05.2011

Despite finishing higher up the League Two table, Stevenage are up against it when they take on Torquay United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The game may be being played in the shadow of the Champions League final but this is a massive game for both sides looking to move up a division and you can guarantee a tense and tight affair.

Match Odds

Stevenage just edge favouritism at 8/5 but considering they failed to beat Torquay in either of their two league games this season, Paul Buckle’s side offer all of the value at 13/8.

Last season’s League Two play-off winners Dagenham & Redbridge finished seventh, just like Torquay, and the omen’s look good for the Devon side.

Graham Westley’s Stevenage side have failed to score in any of their last four encounters with the Gulls, but they are on a strong run of form which has seen them lose just twice in their last 14 games.

There have been two 0-0 draws in the last three games between these two sides and the draw may be the best bet at 23/10, with 0-0 available at 7/1.

It’s 10/1 that Torquay win in extra-time or on penalties and you’re getting the same odds for Stevenage.

Considering Torquay edged Blackpool out on penalties in the 1991 Division Three play-off, we’re siding with the Gulls should it get that far.

Total Goals

Incredibly Torquay have kept clean sheets in seven of their last nine games and at 15/8 to keep a clean sheet on Saturday, the Gulls look great value.

Chris Zebroski is Torquay’s dangerman and is 7/1 to get the first goal, and while we think the draw in 90 minutes is the strongest bet, Torquay look the side most likely to emerge victorious.

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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.