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Bitesize Prediction: Dover vs Taunton – 10/01/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 9 Jan 2023

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Competition: National League South

Market: Taunton double chance

Odds: 4/7 @ 888sport

Hoping to extend on their recent purple patch on Tuesday night, Taunton will make the trip to Kent in midweek when they meet Dover.

Starting with the hosts, losing their National League status last season after a nightmare campaign in Kent, Dover once again find themselves at the heart of another public struggle. Opening 2023 with back-to-back defeats against Hungerford and Dulwich Hamlet, some around the Crabble Athletic Ground could be looking over their shoulder at another potential relegation scrap. Although the Whites might have impressed with their October flurry, there is no doubt that the midweek hosts have really come crashing back down to earth. Picking up just a pair of points from any of their last five sixth-tier matchups, it should also be highlighted that Dover have claimed just a sole victory from any of their previous 10 appearances across all formats. With that run stemming all the way back to October 29th, the Kent-based outfit could face a tough test here.

As for the visitors, while Taunton might also find themselves battling it out in the bottom-half of the National League South table, Rob Dray’s side are enjoying a real purple patch. Last seen signing off 2022 with a thumping 3-1 victory away at Weymouth, the Peacocks should be smelling the chance to lay down another marker here. Likewise, extending on their EFL Trophy adventure last month thanks to a 1-0 win away at Slough, the Somerset-based outfit are unbeaten in each of their last six appearances across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to November 5th. Knowing that another victory in midweek would see them Tuesday’s struggling hosts and clinching back-to-back wins away from Wordsworth Drive, an away double chance can be found at appealing odds.

Bet: Taunton double chance against Dover 4/7 for Tuesday’s National League South matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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