A quiet weekend
October 9th, 2015 | Ian Carnaby's Sports News
It was a pity we couldn’t follow up an excellent weekend a fortnight ago, all three home selections last week ending in draws. As you will know, I do not search around for things on international weekends and, generally speaking, am prepared merely to watch and makes notes when the two lower divisions get underway. Having tipped and backed Sheffield United in League One I hope they can account for Rochdale and the 11/10 in places is tempting but the Blades have not convinced me so far and I shall hold back.
Burton are doing well in this section and the game at Walsall should tell us plenty. The Saddlers have started extremely well and I wish I’d negotiated a price about their being in the top two after 11 games because it would have meant a handsome profit. I just feel they have levelled out a bit now, however, and this is a very stiff task.
If there is one bet at reasonably attractive odds it’s EXETER to beat Stevenage in League Two. Paul Tisdale does wonderfully well with limited resources and must surely be the longest-serving manager outside the Premier League. The Grecians did well at Portsmouth and it was no disgrace to lose to high-flying neighbours Plymouth recently. Stevenage do not give much away but are finding it very hard indeed to hit the target and, down through the years, Exeter have always been pretty reliable at St James’s Park, most notably in the Terry Cooper era, a time fondly recalled by those of a certain age.
I think Grimsby will win the National League but they have not hit top form yet. Forest Green started tremendously well but will find it very hard to hold on to top spot now that one or two results have gone against them. They should account for Guiseley and were the next closest I came to a bet but 10/21 is too skinny.
EXETER 25 units at 11/10 (Betfred, Coral) to beat Stevenage.