Harrogate Town v Ebbsfleet United, live on BT Sport @ 5.20pm, Saturday 5th October
BT Sport get their first look at Harrogate and Ebbsfleet this weekend and both sides are in need of the points for very different reasons.
Simon Weaver’s side have gone from an early-season struggle to within sight of the play-offs thanks to a run of four games unbeaten.
Ebbsfleet haven’t been able to turn their slow start into something more productive.
Garry Hill’s team are second from bottom and haven’t been out of the relegation-zone all season – though their recent 3-0 win over Barnet suggests there’s more to come.
That was their only victory in their last seven outings, however, and last Saturday the team went down 1-0 to Wrexham, a side also down at the wrong end.
But one thing bodes well for the Kent club this weekend.
Both of last season’s fixtures were won by the away side – Fleet enjoying a 2-1 success in Yorkshire back in February, but Harrogate did leave Stonebridge Road 2-0 winners nearly a year to the day.
Both of the meetings between these sides last season saw goals in both halves.
Six of their last seven combined matches have seen only one side score. That trend could well continue here.
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