Altrincham vs Blyth Spartans predictions and betting tips for the National League North play-off match taking place tonight. The winners of this eliminator will go into the semi-finals to play Chorley on Saturday afternoon.
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Kick-off time: 7pm
Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2019
Venue: The J. Davidson Stadium
It has been a great first season back at this level for Altrincham and they now take their place in the play-offs after finishing fifth in the National League North table. The visitors put together a brilliant end to their own season to get into the play-offs, winning their last seven matches in a row. They got into the play-offs because of this run and now manager Alun Armstrong will hope his side can pick up their fourth away win in a row, and get into the play-off semi-finals this weekend.
The home side rested a lot of players for the 1-1 draw on the last day of the season, and in their final home game of the campaign, they lost due to a calamitous own goal in the last minute. That was against Brackley Town and effectively ended their hopes of going straight into the last four.
For the first of tonight’s Altrincham vs Blyth Spartans predictions, we’re betting on the match being a draw after 90 minutes.
The nerves of the play-offs could mean a tight game here but Altrincham have been involved in some brilliant matches this season, including a recent 5-2 win over Chorley and 7-0 away win at Alfreton Town. They are certainly capable of scoring goals and have one of the best marksmen in the division in Jordan Hulme. He’s scored 16 goals this season but Josh Hancock is currently their top scorer with 17. Blyth have a goalscorer in their ranks to in Daniel Maguire, who has 20 for the season.
Despite all these goalscorers, the nerves of the play-offs could mean a low scoring match here so under 2.5 goals might be a good bet, and that also backs up the correct score prediction below.
The last of our Altrincham vs Blyth Spartans predictions for tonight is a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes. Blyth have been in brilliant form of late but Altrincham are very strong at home, so a tight game is expected and the fans at the JD Stadium could be in for the long haul of extra-time and penalties.