The Beast from the East has caused many of us to miss our regular football fix over the last few weeks, but thankfully National League action returns to some level of normality this weekend with plenty of tasty-looking encounters to savour.
A fierce local derby is the pick of the bunch this week as Wrexham take on Chester in that rarest of things – a rivalry spanning two countries – even if the two teams are only 12 miles apart.
The Cross-Border derby has been a tightly contested affair in recent matchups, and both sets of fans may have to settle for a point that will probably satisfy neither in terms of their relative ambitions this campaign.
Wrexham and Chester to draw – 59/20 with Marathonbet
Table toppers Macclesfield’s recent form is looking ominous for the chasing pack, and they will be looking to pull further clear this weekend against relegation strugglers Barrow.
With Barrow offering one of the meaner defences at the bottom of the table (only 45 goals conceded), it could be tighter for John Askey’s men than anticipated. Back Macc to secure a narrow victory as they continue their push for National League glory.
Macclesfield Town v Barrow – under 2.5 total goals scored – 39/50 with Marathonbet
National League North
One team looking on the up in National League North are Leamington, who have pulled clear of the relegation zone after back-to-back 1-0 victories away to Boston Utd and home to Blyth Spartans.
They will be hoping to make it three in a row against a Chorley side who remain in the play-off shake-up despite stuttering form in recent weeks, with Matt Jansen’s side winning only one of their last five. Paul Holleran’s side will be optimistic of edging clearer of danger here.
Leamington to win or draw vs Chorley – 14/25 with Marathonbet
National League South
February was a frustrating month for Truro who have slipped out of play-off contention after four defeats in five, and that run may not end any time soon as they travel to a St Albans side looking to cement their place in the promotion shake-up.
The Saints have racked up some impressive victories at Clarence Park in recent weeks, including 7-2 and 4-0 wins against East Thurrock and league leaders Dartford respectively, whilst Truro have shipped three goals or more in all of their last three games. Expect goals a plenty in this one.
St Albans City v Truro City – over 2.5 total goals scored, 71/100 with MarathonBet
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