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Barnet v Coventry kicks off trio of live lower league crackers

| 06.10.2017

With clubs in the top two tiers of English football on a break during the international period, the focus turns to Leagues One and Two, as well as the National League.

There’s a trio of crackers live on TV from those divisions, and we’re taking a look at them below, beginning with Coventry City’s trip to The Hive. Grab a cuppa and read on…

Barnet v Coventry (Saturday, 12:30)

The Sky Blues’ revival looks to be well and truly on. Mark Robins’ men are just one point off the automatic spots. That’s thanks to three successive league wins, while they’ve also knocked League One Walsall out of the Checkatrade Trophy during that period.

As for Barnet, they’ve struggled for results of late, but aren’t short of a goal. Despite sitting 14 places below Coventry, they’ve actually scored more than the visitors this term (15 to Cov’s 14).

A solid defence has been the foundation of the Sky Blues’ success so far this term, with three 2-0 victories already in this league term. However, Barnet are always a threat with the likes of Shaq Coulthirst up front.

Our tip for this one? Coventry to win 2-1 at odds of 8/1.

Wrexham v Eastleigh (Saturday, 17:30)

For the neutrals, the National League could hardly be more exciting and unpredictable at present. Top spot has already changed hands ten times, and just seven points separate Wrexham in sixth place from the Spitfires in 18th.

The Dragons’ season has certainly had its fair share of drama already. In the past month, they’ve rescued a point against Guiseley with a 96th-minute equaliser and thrown away a lead against Sutton United in injury-time.

With Wrexham having drawn five of their last six games, and Eastleigh drawing 2-2 with Fylde in their last home game, the Score Draw looks well worth a flutter at 7/2.

Gillingham v Portsmouth (Sunday, 14:30)

The question is – which Pompey will be turning up in Kent on Sunday?

In the last six games, they’ve lost at home to lowly Oldham Athletic and away to a poor Northampton Town side. On the flipside, they’ve beaten Fleetwood Town 4-1 and put three without reply past Bristol Rovers.

The Gills have struggled for goals of late, but can take heart from a midweek victory away to Colchester United in the Checkatrade Trophy.

However, when Pompey hit form, they do it in some style. With the Gills taking just one point from their past three league games, Portsmouth -1 looks a good bet at 5/2.


All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.