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Marathonbet’s betting preview: can Orient end slump against Dover?

Fixtures are coming thick and fast for Non-League clubs with Christmas on the horizon – Marathonbet have highlighted a few key clashes in this weekend’s football.

We start in the National League, where the unpredictable Ebbsfleet United, who have lost only three games this season but drawn 10 in the process, head to third placed Wrexham. The Fleet, who won promotion from the National League South last season, sit comfortably in mid-table, while the Dragons are only three points off leaders Dover Athletic and possess the best defence in the division.

A draw between the two solid sides looks likely to us, with Marathonbet offering a 1-1 score line at 49/10. Alternatively, for a more adventurous shot, it’s 31/2 for Ebbsfleet to win the first half with the match ending as draw.

Managerless Leyton Orient will hope to be galvanised after the departure of Steven Davis but games don’t come much tougher than welcoming table toppers Dover! Orient are winless in their last 11 games while Chris Kinnear’s men are unbeaten in their last nine league matches.

Everything points to a Dover win but you can expect a reaction from the O’s at Brisbane Road on Saturday. Marathonbet are offering 39/5 on the home team to beat the league leaders 1-0 or alternatively 46/25 for Dover to continue their undefeated run.

National League North outfits Salford City and Brackley Town are in unstoppable form at the moment, with both clubs winning their last five games. League leaders Salford will look to maintain their grip at the top and six-point buffer on second place Brackley.

Can Salford extend their lead at the top?

The Ammies host basement boys North Ferriby United, who have amassed one win and just seven points so far, surely there can only be one winner? Marathonbet have priced the Villagers at a 20/1 to win the match – all but pointing to a home win. The bookmaker are tipping Salford to win the first half and at full time at odds of 11/25.

Brackley face a much trickier test as they head to Bradford Park Avenue. Mark Bower’s side are five places and 12 points off Brackley in seventh position after winning back-to-back league games. Marathonbet are tipping the Saints to win or draw at 7/25.

Fifth host fourth in the National League South as Welling United travel to Hemel Hempstead Town in what should be a mouth-watering encounter. Jamie Coyle’s Wings will be hoping to keep league leaders Braintree in their sights with victory.

Four of Welling’s six draws this season have been on the road, hence Marathonbet tipping a 1-1 stalemate at Vauxhall Road on Saturday at 28/5.

Elsewhere in the division, East Thurrock United welcome Havant & Waterlooville to Rookery Hill. This game is a tale of contrasting recent form – the hosts are winless in five and have lost their last three matches in the league while the Wings haven’t lost in the division since late September.

Marathonbet are tipping Havant & Waterlooville to win or draw at 1/2.

If you fancy backing any of these tips and hundreds more markets across Non-League football and many other sports head to Marathonbet: www.marathonbet.co.uk/en/

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