Live on Skysports 1: Sun 18.30: In the League Two playoffs, Accrington have a very good chance of making the Manchester final.
There’s no doubting that the momentum ahead of the play-off semi-final between Stevenage and Accrington is with the latter, who haven’t lost in 13 matches. For their part, Borough managed to win just one of their final six matches to edge into the top seven by the skin of their teeth and on the basis of form, you’d therefore have to fancy Stanley at 10/11 with Skybet to get to Old Trafford.
John Coleman’s side, arguably League Two’s surprise package, are nevertheless 14/5 outsiders at to rack up a lead at Broadhall Way, where Totesport price the hosts at 23/20, but given how strong Accrington are on home soil, it’s hard not to feel that Stevenage need to justify that first leg favouritism this weekend to stand any chance of reaching the final.
Unfortunately for Graham Westley’s troops, Stanley drew a remarkable 14 of their 23 away matches over the course of the campaign while only Stockport shared the spoils on their own patch on more occasions than Borough so the statistics certainly point to an inconclusive match, rated by bet365 at 12/5.
In addition, stubborn Stanley are on a five-game stalemate streak on the road and they’re subsequently also attractive at 8/11 (Betfred) to avoid defeat.