Blighted by financial problems, Bury bowed out of League One last season and with plenty of changes at Gigg Lane over the summer, they could take a while to acclimatise to life in League Two. Shakers fans should steel themselves for another difficult campaign then, starting this weekend as they take on Chesterfield.
The Spireites have serious title ambitions and they can underline those by collecting a maximum haul in this contest; an outcome BetVictor chalk up at an enticing 13/8.
Fleetwood also fancy their chances of topping League Two pile and the excellent signings they have made over the summer should mean they’re there or thereabouts.
By contrast, Dagenham and Redbridge are likely to find the going tough and relegation for the Daggers is a distinct possibility so it’s hard to see them returning from Highbury with anything.
Rochdale meanwhile, are a touch overpriced at 13/10 (bet365) as they entertain a relegated Hartlepool side set for a season of consolidation.
Treble on Chesterfield, Fleetwood and Rochdale – 17/2 (Coral)