Altrincham might know their fate already with a lower mid-table finish nailed on; in fact, if they don't finish 17th it would be a huge surprise given the standings. Eastleigh, however, will finish in the playoff spots if they win their last two matches. Will they handle the pressure to grab three points here? Find out with our Altrincham vs Eastleigh match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Altrincham vs Eastleigh: Our best betting picks
- Prediction one: Match result – Eastleigh @ Odds not yet available
- Prediction two: Over/under goals – Over 2.5 @ Odds not yet available
- Prediction three: Anytime scorer – Joe Tomlinson @ Odds not yet available
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.
Eastleigh to jump into playoff spots
Our introduction has already touched on it but to reiterate the point; Eastleigh have two games left to play. If they win them both then they will finish in the playoffs. With their hosts, Altrincham, having nothing to play for they should be able to win this game. The form book suggests the same too. Altrincham won last time out but they'd taken just one point from their seven games before that. Eastleigh have won six of their last seven including their last three.
Far from a boring watch
If Altrincham have lacked form of late then at least you cannot accuse them of serving up boring football. Their last 10 matches have served up 32 goals giving them a game average of 3.2. They've contributed to that total in both directions too having averaged 1.2 ‘goals scored'. Eastleigh's average only comes in at 1.9 total goals per game but that's largely because they don't concede too many. Altrincham have shipped nine goals in their last three games; the same period has seen Eastleigh score seven. Combine the two things and we should see goals aplenty.
Joe Tomlinson to find the net again?
Making predictions for defenders to score is far from being a ‘banker' of a bet; that's what we're going for here though and it is for good reason. Joe Tomlinson has bagged 12 goals this season with four of them coming in the last five games. He is Eastleigh's go to penalty taker but two of those four goals recent goals haven't come from the spot.
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Eastleigh getting ready for a playoff party
With playoff fate in their own hands Eastleigh will arrive in high spirits after an impressive run of form in recent matches. Altrincham now stand in their way as they look to move into the top seven ahead of the final day but their players won't be throwing their bodies on the line knowing their season is what it is. It all boils down to whether Eastleigh can handle the pressure. If they can, they'll arrive in the playoffs as the form team and that means they'll have a good chance of going all the way.
Altrincham vs Eastleigh: FAQ
- What was the score last time Altrincham vs Eastleigh met? – 1-1
- Who is favourite to win this match? – Eastleigh are favourites
- What time does the game start? – 7 PM GMT