Live on Skysports 1: Fri 19.45: Accrington have it all to do in League Two but a win is certainly on the cards, at 6/5 ().
Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, Accrington will have to hope that they can continue in their rich vein of home form as they seek to qualify for the League Two play-off final at Stevenage’s expense.
John Coleman’s men have taken 31 points from a possible 33 in their last eleven matches at the Crown Ground and so they’ll fancy their chances of overturning the two-goal deficit but bookies aren’t quite so confident, Stan James making Stanley as high as 15/4 to get to the Old Trafford final.
Nevertheless, the hosts definitely have to be fancied at 6/5 with to secure a victory, their record at home is superb while Borough went off the boil a touch on the road towards the end of the campaign, drawing at bottom club Stockport before losing without scoring at Southend and Northampton. It just remains to be seen whether Stanley can register an emphatic enough triumph to qualify.
Given their impressive scoring rate on their own patch in the final months of the season, Accrington should boost their chances by finding the net at least twice (6/5, bet365) and bold punters might want to risk a few quid, at 11/2 with 888Sport, on Coleman’s charges taking the to extra-time with a victory by exactly two goals.
That takes quite a leap of faith and the shrewd will stick with a Stanley triumph as well as a goal tally of more than one for the home side.
Accrington to beat Stevenage – 6/5 ()
Accrington to score over 1.5 goals – 6/5 (bet365)