Havant & Waterlooville vs Aldershot Town
England – National League
Date: Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: West Leigh Park, Havant.
The Hawks started to feel the strength of a higher division football right at the start of the new campaign. They won just one of eight games so far which is only enough for the place in the drop zone ahead of the mid-week round clash with fellow strugglers Aldershot Town.
Whilst seeing the recently-promoted Havant & Waterlooville close to the very foot of the National League standings is no surprise, Aldershot Town’s poor kick off to the new campaign certainly is. The visitors, who featured the promotional play-offs last term, scored just five goals in eight outings so far and are only a single point above Wednesday counterparts in the league ladder.
In Gary Waddock’s defense, the Shots did have a very challenging schedule so far in the season as three defeats in last four games came to top half likes of Harrogate Town (second place), Ebbsfleet Town (ninth place) and Wrexham (leaders). Can the clash with the league newcomers mark a turning point for the visitors?
Havant & Waterlooville vs Aldershot Town: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head clash between the two teams, their maiden in a league competition.
The FA Trophy draw has put them together in the fourth round of the competition for years ago when Havant & Waterlooville clinched a surprising 4-1 victory on the home patch.
Havant & Waterlooville vs Aldershot Town: Prediction
It seems the bookies have seriously underestimated the Shots here, pricing them at 3.75 to beat the struggling Havant & Waterlooville side. Aldershot should finally have space to boost up their spirits with a strong attacking display against the second weakest defensive line of the competition after eight rounds.
The Hawks shipped as many as 18 goals so far and they’ll come into this off the back of consecutive losses to Bromley and Hartlepool United. Their lone victory came three weeks ago against the 23-rd placed Braintree Town (3-4 on the road).
The value is massive with the visitors who are well worth backing to win at 3.75. You can alternatively go with Aldershot to score two or more goals at the 3.25 odds.
Havant & Waterlooville vs Aldershot Town: Bet Tips
Aldershot Town to win @ 3.75
Aldershot Town Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.25.