Second placed Port Vale haven’t won in October, a run stretching across five games in all competitions and they simply can’t be relied upon to get the better of stubborn Crewe at Vale Park. The Alex crept into the play-off places with a victory against Aldershot and their only two losses this season came in their opening couple of fixtures so they arrive in the Potteries for this derby on the back of an eleven-match unbeaten run stretching back to August.
Given just those statistics, Crewe seem a cracking bet at 3/1 with bet365 but caution is advised as the Alex have drawn four out of six on the road. Subsequently, a bet on Dario Gradi’s side at 2/1 in Stan James’ ‘Draw No Bet’ market is worth considering or alternatively Paddy Power quote the visitors at 5/6 to avoid defeat.
A run of four wins in five has sent Wycombe into League Two’s upper echelons and they look poised to extend their good run this weekend at Adams Park, where Betfred quote them at 4/7 to see off Lincoln. The visitors are just two points above the drop zone and have won just once in seven so the formbook is clearly with the hosts but perhaps the most eye catching statistic surrounds the Imps’ lack of goals. They’ve failed to score in five of their last six and consequently, as the Chairboys are a bit short to win the game, combining that victory with a clean sheet is the way forward at odds of 6/4 with bet365.
Also set for a home win are Shrewsbury. Graham Turner’s men are unbeaten at the New Meadow while visitors Barnet have taken just one point from their six matches on the road. The Bees also have the division’s worst defensive record away from home and accordingly punters might fancy looking beyond Betdaq’s 8/13 chalked against a Shrews success and opting instead for the hosts in the handicaps, where they kick-off a goal in arrears at 9/5 courtesy of Paddy Power.
Finally, those looking for a straightforward League Two single could do worse than consider Accrington Stanley, who are solid on their own patch and a tempting 11/10 (Totesport) to overcome poor travellers Cheltenham.