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National League tips: Home sides could dominate midweek games

| 30.10.2018

It might be Halloween season, but there’s no rest for the wicked in the National League, with a full list of midweek fixtures taking place tonight.

We’re already into gameweek 18 of the campaign, as we rapidly approach half-distance. And as usual, it’s been a thrilling campaign with just four points separating the top seven sides.

Ahead of this evening’s match ups, we’ve picked out five games worth keeping an eye on…

Aldershot v Boreham Wood

Aldershot might be five places and five points below tonight’s visitors Boreham Wood, but at home the Shots are a match for anyone.

They’ve collected 16 of their 20 points on home soil this term – winning four of their last five – while the Wood have already lost five times on the road.

There’s 6/4 about an Aldershot win tonight, with the visitors at 7/4.

But with Boreham Wood being behind at half-time in four of their eight away games, there’s 12/5 about the Shots to win the first half, while they’re 7/2 on the Half-Time/Full-Time.

Harrogate Town v Barrow

Yorkshire outfit Harrogate are proving to be one of the surprise packages of the season.

The Town have lost only twice, and will be out to bounce back after a surprise loss to Dagenham & Redbridge at the weekend.

Beaten just once at home, they’re 7/10 to beat a Barrow side whose only away win came at bottom side Dover.

Harrogate have bagged twice or more in six of their eight home games too, and they’re 2/1 to win on the -1 handicap tonight.

Solihull Moors v Halifax Town

Solihull will be another side fancying a home win this evening, when they host Halifax Town.

Tim Flowers’ men are an impressive fourth, and have collected 19 points from a possible 24 at home.

Their Yorkshire visitors are mired in mid-table, and have collected only one away win this season.

It’s 8/13 for another Moors home win tonight, while 15/8 on the -1 handicap. Halifax have conceded two or more in five of their last seven away games in the league.

Sutton United v Chesterfield

Promotion-chasing Sutton United host struggling Chesterfield, but this might be closer than the table suggests.

The Spireites have bagged a draw in their last three away games, and might fancy their chances with United failing to win four of their last five at Gander Green Lane.

Paul Doswell’s men are 21/20 favourites, but there’s 21/10 about the draw.

Wrexham v Hartlepool

One of the standout games tonight could come at the Racecourse Ground where Wrexham, unbeaten at home, host a Hartlepool side with just one away defeat.

The Welsh side have been in and around the top three all season, and are 20/23 favourites.

There’s 11/5 about a draw, with Hartlepool out at 16/5.

Wrexham’s home success has been built on a resolute defence which has kept six clean sheets in eight games.

That could be the difference, especially as the Monkey Hangers haven’t scored an away goal in over 200 minutes.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.