Lawrie Sanchez has made an immediate impact at Barnet guiding the unfancied Bees to back-to-back away wins in the opening week of the campaign and as the latter of those victories came at Championship Portsmouth, the north London outfit will be in buoyant mood as Port Vale visit Underhill.
Bookies are struggling to separate the sides but a combination of home advantage and the Sanchez-effect gives the Bees the edge and they catch the eye at a chunky 8/5 with William Hill to grab another maximum haul in League Two.
Bristol Rovers’ new boss Paul Buckle comes up against his former employers Torquay at the Memorial Stadium and well rested following the cancellation of their midweek Carling Cup tie, the Pirates look worth a punt at even money with Skybet, especially as the Gulls look unlikely to maintain the standards that saw them sneak into the play-offs last term.
Also decent value are Southend, a 2/1 shot via to acquire all three points at Accrington. Admittedly Stanley started with a reasonable draw at Northampton before giving League Two Scunthorpe a run for their money in a 2-0 defeat on Tuesday but John Coleman’s men look short of firepower and the Shrimpers can capitalise at a big price.