Maidstone v Stevenage: Upset on the cards at the Gallagher Stadium

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There are only two FA Cup first-round ties yet to be decided, but only one of that duo will fill the BT Sport airwaves on Thursday night.

After holding League Two Stevenage to a goalless draw at Broadhall Way, the Ryman Premier League’s Maidstone United get to host the replay back at their gaff in front of the nation.

Here’s the best three bets for the encounter:

Maidstone to win @ 14/5

Sitting second in the Ryman Prem, Maidstone have compiled an unbeaten home record during the course of their league campaign, winning all bar one of their nine games at the Gallagher Stadium.

Stevenage, on the other hand, have the fifth worst away record in League Two and have gone winless in their last five road trips.

Frannie Collin to score at anytime @ 11/4

The Stones’ leading scorer in all competitions is a ripe price to find the net at anytime of this FA Cup replay, considering he’s been in fine form all season.

His nine league goals have been supplemented with four more in this competition and the prolific striker, who has played for Gillingham and Dover Athletic, should be backed to fire Maidstone into the second round.

Both teams to score @ 2/3

This bet has landed in five of Maidstone’s last eight outings in the Ryman League, while Stevenage have obliged BTTS backers in five of their last seven league assignments.

The pair rank in the top three of their respective league’s for goals scored, while both hold a clean sheet ratio of less than 50 per cent this term.

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

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