Just two points separate Matlock and Ashton going into Saturday’s mid-table clash at Causeway Lane, and whilst a tight affair is expected.
A home victory is generously priced at 7/4, and it is in front of their own fans where Matlock have played some great football this season.
The Gladiators have lost just two of six games on home soil, defeating the likes of Ilkeston and Whitby Town along the way.
Ashton, too, are a side that prefer to play with the majority of support, and they may miss their home comforts on Saturday, as the Robins have won just one of five league games on their travels.
Whilst it is clear that the Causeway Lane crowd will play a big part in Saturday’s contest, Mark Hume will be looking for home debutant Sam Smith to get on the score sheet for the Gladiators.
This is a difficult game to call from a betting perspective, just like the fruit machine games at fruityreels.co.uk, where long odds jackpots are available from low stakes.
Matlock Town win – 7/4
Matlock Town clean sheet – 5/2
Matlock Town win to nil – 9/2