TORQUAY UNITED - WREXHAM
Big BSP game, between two teams with ambition of returning to the Football league asap. Hosts are in the final playoff spot, with the visitors four points off the pace, but with two games in hand.The goals have dried up a little for United with just three in their last four starts , but they will be helped in that respect, by the return of top scorer Tom Sills from suspension. However, they will surely have one eye on their FA Cup 4th round home tie with Coventry next week, a huge, high profile game for the non league side.
Wrexham are wildly ambitious, certainly at this level, as denoted by the appointment of Dean Saunders as boss, who, since taking charge, has guided them to a 8-2-1 record in the league, the two draws came in their last two starts, but they created 35 attempts on goal in those two, with an incredible 21 on target, so it could very easily have been ten wins from eleven. The players are excited and motivated by being on television and the board have once again shown their faith in the coach, by allowing the whole squad to remain in the South, after the FA Trophy win at Basingstoke on Tuesday, which helped blow away the New Year cobwebs. This has meant four nights away from home, a massive commitment for a team outside the FL and one that almost no other club at this level would have made. They rested a couple of key players for the Trophy game and they have been training at the Plymouth Argyle ground in recent days, approaching this crunch game, in as professional a manner as possible.
Wrexham have played as well as any BSP outfit since October and are confident of a result. Despite trailing leaders Burton by a massive 20 points, they have still to face the now, managerless, Albion and have four games in hand over them, so have not yet given up on a run at the sole automatic promotion spot, but can afford few slip ups.
6 points Wrexham +1/4 ball 2.02 + asian line.