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Marathonbet’s weekend preview of the National League action

Weston-Super-Mare might offer a decent day out at the seaside but the sun hasn’t been shining on the town’s football team of late.

The Somerset outfit have shipped 12 goals in their opening three league games this season – the most out of any National League side – and could be in further trouble when Eastbourne visit on Saturday.

After a slow start, Eastbourne have won their last two matches and will be hoping for an easy day out. As for The Seagulls, three defeats on the bounce mean a result tomorrow could define how the rest of their National League South season pans out.

So despite the odds being stacked against them, we reckon the hosts can stop the rot and notch their first points of the season. Weston-Super-Mare to win or draw v Eastbourne Borough is 103/100. 

At the summit of the National League, Forest Green Rovers have sprung to life with four wins in four games without conceding a goal in the process. They’re up against unbeaten Lincoln City at the New Lawn stadium on Saturday and will be hopeful of bagging a result.

That they might do, but it could be time for Rovers to finally concede a league goal. It’s a safe bet, but Lincoln are 41/100 to score at any point in the game. If you prefer more bang for your buck, Lincoln City to win the first half and Forest Green to win at full time is 25/1.

In the National League North, Nuneaton have picked up maximum points from four games and now sit pretty at the top of the table – but their last three victories have been slender 1-0 wins. They face Stockport on Saturday – a side that’s also unbeaten – and you might expect this early clash of the titans to be a tight affair. A 1-1 draw is priced up at 7/1 or, if you fancy both teams to stay watertight, 0-0 is 17/2.

Further down National League North, Telford meet Gainsborough Trinity at the New bucks Head. The latter have lost one, won one and drawn two and sit in mid-table. But they’ve conceded as many as they’ve scored, seven, and it could be time for bottom-of-the-table Telford to kick-start their campaign with a win.

Telford will be boosted by the return of Dave Hibbert and Johnny Gorman to the squad so a draw first half, Telford to win at full time is the selection at 5/1.

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