Macclesfield vs York by Shibby

None League action for me in a Vanarama Conference league game. This game will be played on Tuesday 28th March 2017 and will kick off at 19:45 UK time. The game will be played at Moss Rose Ground, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

I've been watching a lot of the Vanarama Conference game this season as they've been aired on BT Sport. One of the teams that have surprised me this season is the visitors for the game, York City! They seem to have crumbled in recent years, they dropped from League Two to the Conference last season, now they are slipping even further down the table and find themselves in a real relegation battle now! They are currently 5 points from safety with 2 games in hand over Woking.

The home side have also been a Football league side in the past few years, they find themselves in with a chance of the play off places. They are 11 points behind 6th placed Aldershot, however, they have 4 games in hand over them, so if they win all these then they could get into a play off place. This will be a game that they will see as a "winnable" game and will set up to secure the 3 points against a low on confidence York City.

Macclesfield lost on the weekend 2-0 at home to Aldershot, prior to this defeat they went 5 games unbeaten (3 wins and 2 draws). One of the wins came against 3rd placed Tranmere, so a massive result. Macclesfield have a solid defence this season and have conceded just 39 goals in 36 league games, this is the 5th best in the league. They have managed to score a decent 49 goals too.

As I mentioned earlier in my post, York City are really struggling this season, they are in serious danger of being relegated again! They are currently 5 points adrift, so the pressure will be really on them to get some points sooner rather than later.

York City have struggled this season in-front of goal, they have managed to score just 41 goals from 38 league games, so only just as a team averaging a goal per game, this isn't good enough for a team the size of York.

I do expect this to be a tough game for the home side, however, I do expect them to secure all 3 points here against a low on confidence York City. I think the odds of 1.85 with Marathonbet for a Macclesfield Town win is very fair, therefore, I'll be backing this. Good luck all.

Bet: Macclesfield Win @1.85 with Marathonbet
Result: 1-3 (lost)
 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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  1. mirce says:

    York is playing great football lately. In the last 14 games they lost only 3 matches. They will play in FA trophy final. They just beat in FA trophy Lincoln City who are leaders in this league. So I doubt they have low confidence

  2. Shibby says:

    Mirce – Thanks for your comments, you make a good point, I did see them overcome Lincoln City, however, I put this don to a number of things; Lincoln had played a lot of tough games (recently vs Arsenal) which would have taken a log of energy from the squad. Also, the priority for any football club in Lincoln’s position would surely be to gain promotion to the Football League opposed to a one off cup win, no?

    Also, their opponents for the game will be tonight’s opponents, Macclesfield, who also won a tough two round game vs Tranmere. I believe the league will take priority for Macclesfield and I expect them to win tonight. Don’t get me wrong it won’t be an easy game as I’ve no doubt York Coty will be up for this to remain in the league, however, I think the price for a Macclesfield win is worth the risk of a surprise York City result (draw or away win).

    Good luck whatever you back though mate.

  3. Chocoluvgal *-* says:

    Quess,per your judgement…g.g,would have been the wise choize….combined with Shibbys!

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