ACCRINGTON STANLEY - BURY
Only 16 miles between these two clubs and Bury fans will be travelling in huge numbers and will probably make up the bulk of the crowd. After a very encouraging start to their season, the visitors went off the rails somewhat, with the goals drying up, however, an impressive 4-0 defeat of in form Gillingham last week, signalled a return to form for the team and also for strikers Glynn Hurst and Andy Bishop , who scored two each. Bishop is very prolific at this level, scoring 25 goals last season, including two in this fixture, in a 2-0 win. That match was subject to some "unusual betting patterns" apparently, but my views on that, do not tally with the bookmakers, so best to leave that for another day ! Bishop scored 7 in his first 10 starts this season and now that he has refound his touch, we can back him today, to again hit the back of the net.
A win for Bury will take them level on points with the 4th placed team in the table and to within a point of the automatic promotion places. As discussed recently, Stanley play a very open style at home and are pretty much gung-ho from start to finish. Hosts will sorely miss Terry Gornell who has returned to his parent club, he had starred in eleven games for Stanley, scoring four goals, over 36% of their haul, in that sequence and will not be easily replaced. Away win for me.
5 points Bury -1/2 ball 2.625 general quote.
3 points Andy Bishop to score anytime 2.40 Bet 365.