Dover Athletic vs Ebbsfleet United
England – National League
Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: The Perrys Crabble Stadium (Dover).
In the ninth round of the English National League, Dover Athletic are going to host Ebbsfleet United on Tuesday evening.
The hosts are one of the biggest underachievers so far as they managed to win only four points from eight matches.
They are in a really bad run of four straight defeats and although Jamie Allen and the lads haven’t been bad in the front, their defensive work is just awful.
Dover Athletic have already suffered three defeats when playing in front of the home crowd and they managed to book just one victory at their ground.
Last time, home side was one of the contenders for the promotion and they stayed just below the promotion playoffs line due to goal difference.
On the other hand, Ebbsfleet United finished as 6th in the regular stage last season and they participated in the promotion playoffs.
The visitors reached the semi-finals, but then they’ve been stopped by Tranmere who eventually got promoted.
Away side is again one of the contenders for the place in the League Two and they are currently two points below the 7th spot.
Daryl McMahon’s side has been playing pretty fine in the back, while their forwards are producing enough goals.
However, after their three victories in a row, the visitors lost their match in the latest round.
Dover Athletic vs Ebbsfleet United: Head-to-head
Dover Athletic have been more successful in their recent head to head clashes, however the visitors celebrated a victory in their latest encounter.
When these two sides are facing each other, the crowd is usually able to see goals in both nets.
Dover Athletic vs Ebbsfleet United: Prediction
The hosts need to get back on winning track as soon as possible if they don’t want to get into an early trouble. Although they won’t have an easy task at all, we believe that Dover Athletic are capable of winning three points in this one.
Dover Athletic are more than capable of scoring, but their poor defending costed them too many points so far. We doubt they are going to keep the clean sheet in this clash as well, so at least a goal in each net should be reality in this match.
Dover Athletic vs Ebbsfleet United: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.50 (3/2)
BTTS Yes @ 1.80 (4/5).