WREXHAM - KIDDERMINSTER
The Dean Saunders era has hit the buffers at Wrexham and his inexperience, especially with regard to his man- management skills, is starting to show. His team are low on confidence, they have won just once in ten starts, that came against Northwich, who will be relegated and six of the other fixtures, were verses teams currently in the bottom half of the table. They lost 2-0 at home to Crawley on Saturday, this was Saunders first defeat on home soil, his team were never "at the races" and made a series of defensive howlers. Rather than protect his players, with a game just 48 hours later, he choose to berate them in the local press, that is hardly going to help and could have a very negative effect on some of the younger squad members. Several of the senior players have not really stood up to be counted and Ashley Westwood, John Curtis and Matt Jansen, all of whom have performed at the highest level, did not train yesterday and are doubts for tonight.
The visitors arrive in very different form, a point would take them into the playoff zone, but with the mood at Wrexham so low, they surely have to look for all three. Kidderminster have won their last three without conceding and have not allowed a goal against in 484 minutes, Woking whom they beat 3-0 at the weekend, described the striking partnership of Richards and Barnes-Homer, as the best they had faced this season. Harriers actually have competition for these front places and with the defence in such miserly form, they look to be timing their charge towards the post season perfectly.
Saunders has a better quality of player at his disposal,than most bosses at this level and his team could suddenly click, which is why I will not go overboard with my bet, but it is clear that all is not well at the Racecourse Ground at present and the visitors are a value price. This match will be carried live by BBC Radio Wales and you can listen to the action on the internet.
4 points Kidderminster to win 2.90 + ....... 3.0 Blue Square.