By Jacob Greenwood
Following five wins in their last six games in all competitions, Woking go into Saturday’s local derby against Aldershot Town as slight favorites.
The Cards took all three points last time they travelled to The Recreation Ground thanks to a Giuseppe Sole free-kick and have been priced up at 27-17 to win again.
The home side broke a run of poor results when Tom Richards scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory over Guiseley last Saturday. The Shots have a good record against Woking and are 9-5 to take all three points.
In the 50 games played so far this season, the two local rivals have only recorded eight draws between them. For this reason, the draw is the outside bet at 28-11.
A brace from Dan Holman on Saturday made him Woking’s top goalscorer for the season so far with 14 league goals. The Colchester loanee, who limped off but is expected to start against The Shots,is 6-1 to opening the scoring. Sole, who scored a late free-kick to help The Cards progress past Boreham Wood in the FA Trophy, is also 6-1 to score first, as is John Goddard.
Ex-Luton Town forward Charlie Walker has 10 league goals for Aldershot this season and is the favorite to opening the scoring at 11-2. Non-league journeyman Richard Brodie signed for the Hampshire side in the summer and is 6-1 to open the scoring.
Despite the draw being the least favourite match result with the bookies, they have priced up the 1-1 draw as the most likely result at 6-1.
Could we see a repeat of last season’s results? The last time the teams met, Aldershot ran out 2-1 winners thanks to two first half goals and that result is currently 10-1. For The Cards to repeat last season’s 1-0 victory at The Rec, you can get 19/2.
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All odds correct at the time of publishing and can be found at http://www.oddschecker.com