Harrogate vs Salford predictions and betting tips for this Wednesday’s televised National League fixture on March 27th with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
BT Sport are televising a fascinating National League tie on Wednesday night as Salford City make the shortish midweek trip to face Harrogate. Salford have gone back to basics recently, and they’ve started to climb the table again. They start the day three points behind today’s opponents, and will be hoping to push towards the automatic promotion positions with a victory in North Yorkshire. See our Harrogate vs Salford predictions below.
Harrogate looked dead and buried at the weekend, as they went 2-0 down at Barrow. Very few sides leave Cumbria with anything to show for it, but they fought back valiantly, and managed to leave with a share of the points. It is testament to the team spirit that Simon Weaver has instilled in his side, and the boss believes that will help them keep up their push for the play-offs. After two tough away games in the space of five days, Harrogate will be pleased to get back to the CNG Stadium, and their home form is absolutely excellent this season. They’ve been defeated just four times here all campaign with high-flying duo Fylde and Leyton Orient amongst the teams leaving with all of the points. Salford had a nightmare of a February, not winning a single game until the beginning of March, but they’ve gone back to basics, and the Ammies have suddenly become very difficult to beat once again. Graham Alexander’s men have put themselves in a decent position for promotion, but they need to start winning away from home again. They have beaten Aldershot and Ebbsfleet on the road recently, but both by just a single goal, and their run of clean sheets could potentially come to end on Wednesday evening. Harrogate are extremely hard to beat at home, Salford are very difficult to score against, this has all the makings of a draw. The visitors have won just three times away from home since the end of October, and despite their recent upturn in form, they may have to settle for a single point here. Draw is the first of our National League betting tips for Wednesday night.
Harrogate have kept back-to-back clean sheets at home, and Simon Weaver will be keen to eliminate the mistakes which led to his side going two behind at the weekend. They managed to keep Wrexham off the score-sheet earlier in the season, and I think they can keep things tight here. Salford have really tightened up lately, and will be suitably well organised in this game once again. Just 26 of their 64 goals have come away from the North West this season, and they aren’t as forward thinking on the road. Under 2.5 Goals is a very attractive price, and it is the second of our Harrogate vs Salford predictions for Wednesday.
For this market, it was a straight shoot-out between Mark Beck and Jack Muldoon, and there are only a couple of goals between them. The former has netted a fair few in 2019, but it’s Muldoon who looks slightly more tempting. He has a penchant for home goals, and he’s scored in three of Harrogate’s last five matches here. He also netted a rare-ish away goal at the weekend, and will be aiming to fire in his 15th of the campaign in front of the BT Sport cameras on Wednesday night. He was also on the score-sheet in the reverse fixture, with Harrogate twice taking the lead, before succumbing to a 3-2 defeat. Jack Muldoon is the third of our Harrogate vs Salford predictions for this evening’s game.
Harrogate’s excellent home form has led to them being chalked up as the favourites for this midweek fixture and they can be backed at 6/5. Salford are priced at 11/5 to continue their excellent recent form whilst it’s a slightly bigger price of 12/5 for the game to end all-square.
The bookies are expecting a few goals in this tie. We had five when they met earlier in the campaign, and it’s 4/5 for the Over 2.5 Goals in the second meeting between the pair. Under 2.5 Goals is Evens, and tallies with the recent form for each of these sides.
Adam Rooney has adapted to life at this level, and he is always a threat. He’s 4/1 to grab the opening goal in this tie. It’s 11/2 for Harrogate duo Mark Beck and Jack Muldoon. They are followed by Rory Gaffney, who netted twice in the reverse fixture, and proved to be a thorn in the side of the Harrogate defence all afternoon.