All the odds as Town’s strikers battle it out for golden boot

A good ‘come from behind’ win at Hyde last Friday evening saw Conference favourites Luton pick up a useful three points in their quest to finally return to the Football League, by Charlie McCann, BetVictor’s director of online public relations.

Stuart Fleetwood continued his rich vein of form by taking his seasonal tally to four and cement his place at the top of the Top Conference scorer market at 5/1.

This should be an intriguing event with strike partner Jon Shaw sure to be involved and currently available at 10/1.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Ex-Hatter Aaron O’Connor is leading the way on five goals after his Newport County side have made an electric start to their campaign; he can be backed at 12/1 with each way terms of a quarter the first four places.

We have been impressed at BetVictor with the way manager Paul Buckle has recruited a strong squad and took the opinion that the Hatters would take some stopping this season.

We are 7/4 from 5/2 for Luton to lift the title, 4/5 to gain promotion by any means and 1/10 to finish in a top five position. Punters can still back Luton at 14/1 on our season handicap market off scratch which involves Town giving various starts to all the remaining teams.

This weekend the men in Orange are hot favourites to beat one of the relegation favourites AFC Telford United. They are 4/11 and we expect them to be well supported in many multiple bets. The draw is 18/5 and a win for Andy Sinton’s men is 9/1.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

With Luton having been slow starters on a couple of occasions this season, perhaps the draw at half-time and Luton to be winning at full-time appeals at 3/1 and for those expecting a rout its 13/2 Luton to win by four goals or more.

We have a number of markets on the game so check out for all your sporting odds.

Elsewhere in the Conference, leaders Newport look to maintain an impressive start on the road at Braintree and can be supported at 7/5 to bag another three points.

Mansfield, who are likely to be challenging by the end of the season, are 8/15 to see off Hyde but if last years Conference North winners can match their performance against Luton last week they are more than capable of springing a surprise at Field Mill.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Arguably the game of the day is the tea-time kickoff at The Racecourse where Wrexham entertain Grimsby. The Welshmen looked all set for promotion last year until a late dip in form saw them lose in the play-offs.

They have lost key personnel during the summer but Grimsby themselves, who have made an indifferent start, are reeling from the loss to injury of star striker Liam Hearn and this is a must not lose game for both these big clubs.

Watch all the action unfold live on Premier Sports with perhaps the stalemate at 12/5 looking a value bet.

The big game in the Premier League sees Champions Manchester City (11/8) visit Anfield on Sunday and a Liverpool side who will still be smarting after their opening day loss at the Hawthorns; anything over 2/1 is too big for the Reds who knocked out City in the Carling Cup last season; BetVictor are 85/40 and I suggest that is too big against a side who didn’t impress against Southampton on Sunday.