Eastleigh and Boreham Wood will meet at Silverlake on Tuesday for their first of two head-to-head encounters in just five days.
Eastleigh will host Boreham Wood on Tuesday on the back of three consecutive league losses, hoping they can finally bag three points in front of the home crowd and jump as high as 8th in the National League table with a win we’ll back at 5/6 with Ladbrokes
The Spitfires have been in a fine spell of form at home throughout the season but they have now earned just one win in their last four matches there. Two of their three league losses at Silverlake this term thus came since October, which will surely worry manager Martin Allen.
Boreham, on the other hand, have had a similarly poor spell of form since late November and managed just one points in their last four league matches (1-1 draw against Barrow at home). The Wood thus seem a perfect chance for the home side to regain consistency and confidence in front of the home crowd, as the visitors have especially struggled on the road.
Luke Garrard’s side have struggled to find their best form looking uninspired in the final third with just one goal on their last four away days, and we don’t see them doing much on their totals on the day. They’ve netted just two goals in their last five away days at Eastleigh, suffering three losses and earning one win (0-1 in 2014) and a draw (1-1 back in 2013).
We’ve seen two goals or fewer in four of their last five head-to-head encounters and with out-of-form attacking lines (although Eastleigh have been somewhat better for that matter), we’ll back Under 2.5 goals here too at a good-looking 4/5 with William Hill
Eastleigh to keep a clean sheet also seems a solid bet to get behind at 6/4 with bet365
, as they’ve done just that in four of their last five wins. We’ll also go for an adventurous bet predicting just one goal to untangle this one and Spitfires to win 1-0 at 6/1 with BetVictor
, which does look more than just a lively longshot.