AFC Fylde vs Harrogate Town predictions and betting tips for the National League play-off eliminator taking place tonight at Mill Farm Stadium. This match decides another of the semi-finalists as the sides attempt to get into the Football League.
Kick-off time: 7pm
Date: Wednesday 1st May 2019
Venue: Mill Farm Stadium
The season boils down this this for these two teams, finishing 4th-8th in the National League now means you have to play an ‘eliminator’ to get into the traditional play-off semi-finals and that is exactly where AFC Fylde and Harrogate Town find themselves. The hosts have had the better end to the season and finished seven points ahead of tonight’s opponents, meaning they have home advantage. They did lose their last game of the season but players were rested knowing a play-off place was assured. Prior to that, Fylde had won four and lost one of their previous five matches and have been strong at home all season. Manager Dave Challinor will call on star striker Danny Rowe to score the goals tonight. They’ve only lost four time at home all season.
Harrogate Town stumbled towards the end of the season, winning just twice in their last nine fixtures, and that is not the type of form to be bringing into a National League play-off run. With that form in mind, the first of our AFC Fylde vs Harrogate Town predictions is for Fylde to win this match and make it into the semi-final where they’ll play Solihull Moors on Saturday. The best odds for AFC Fylde to win against Harrogate are 11/10 with Betfred.
AFC Fylde are always reliant on striker Danny Rowe to fire in the goals, and he does it on a consistent basis. He’s got 27 goals this season and when you consider their second top goalscorer is Andrew Bond with six, you realise just how important the former Manchester United trainee is to Dave Challinor’s side. The best odds for Rowe to score tonight are 6/5 with Betfred and that’s an easy choice for our anytime goalscorer tip.
We’re already predicting a win for the home side in this one and given their form at home throughout the season, it is surprising the odds are not odds on. Granted, this is the play-offs and anything can happen but Harrogate’s form is poor and they’ve only won two of their last nine recent matches. Harrogate manager Simon Weaver needs to decide whether to go out and play the patient game or try and attack Flyde tonight, and if the home side get an early goal, that decision will be taken out of his hands.
Harrogate have lost their last two away from home and only won one of their last five, so we’re predicting the end of the play-offs for them tonight, with a 2-0 Fylde win the last of our betting tips. The best odds are 9/1 at Betfred.