The title race in the National League is looking like it may develop to be the most interesting title race in England, with Macclesfield Town, Tranmere, Aldershot, Sutton United and Wrexham all in the running. Boreham Wood may also fancy themselves as outsiders.
The game of the day will again be a 2nd vs 1st encounter as Tranmere host Macclesfield. As we’ve looked at in this article here, Tranmere are aiming to record a tenth successive home win, and in terms of the title race, you feel it’s a must-win. Macclesfield will likely be happy with a point, so it won’t be a surprise if they aim to sit back and soak up pressure while relying on their attacking qualities for the rare foray forward.
Elsewhere tonight, Aldershot are in action at home again as well, entertaining Bromley who we now know all about. Aldershot will be without Will Evans who was red carded against Macclesfield, and with Bromley pretty decent in possession and capable of asking questions going forward, it could be a fascinating game.
The Shots will be desperate to win following their defeat at home to Macclesfield on Saturday, and they too will know that defeat again and victory for Macc at Tranmere may put the Silkmen in an unassailable position.
Wrexham and Sutton are both on the road. Wrexham go to Solihull Moors in a game they will be expected to win. Wrexham have one of the lowest goals per games scoring averages in the league, with only five sides worse off. One of those with a worse record is their opponents tonight, Solihull, who also have a pretty ropey defence, so it should be three points for Dean Keates’ side.
Sutton are making the trip down to bottom side Torquay, again, they will also be expected to come away with three points. Torquay lost 3-0 against crisis-hit Dagenham at the weekend.
Boreham Wood are currently sixth in the league, six points behind Macclesfield having played the same number of games. They could close-in further tonight with victory at home to Maidstone.