Chester and Halifax to lift poor TV week out of the goal-drums

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If you were bored to the point of shedding tears by Cardiff and Aston Villa drawing blanks or Arsenal and Manchester United’s 0-0 ‘mega clash’ on the box this week, have no fear, the Conference Premier is coming to the rescue.

With the Premier League throwing in a couple of televised stinkers, the stats surrounding Chester’s Conference match against Halifax on BT Sport 1, suggest goals will be back with a bang.

Backing over 3.5 goals at 7/4 looks a great place to start in this battle between promotion-chasing Halifax and their hosts Chester, who are looking to pull clear of the relegation place for the time being at least if they can achieve a positive result.

This bet would have landed Halifax’s last three conference matches, which have witnessed a total of eight goals scored against six conceded.

The fact that five of those goals in the ‘for’ column arrived against 5th-place Salisbury in a crushing 5-1 win on their last appearance also suggests that it may be wise to take the Yorkshire club’s 8/5 to prevail over that of Chester’s.

Chester have put their fans through the mill in the same period, shipping exactly three-goals per game over the same number of matches against opposition currently no better off than 11th in the table.

Armed with this information, punters tuning in for this one may wish to consider an all-encompassing bet on Halifax to win in a game which breaches the 2.5 total goals mark at attractive odds of 14/5.

Meanwhile, Halifax’s hat–trick hero against Salisbury, Lee Gregory, looks the man best equipped to open the floodgates at 9/2 with Ladbrokes.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.