Preview - Dover Athletic (h)


Notts go into this Vanarama National League game odds on favourites having won 4 and drawn 2 of the last 6 National League games.


Dover have won just 2 of their last 6 league games with their overall form becoming a little disjointed after a very good start to the season.


Dover currently sit 13th in the last 6 form table P6 | W2 | D2 | L2 | GF 6 | GA 7 | Pts 8.


This means they have a PPG ratio for this period of 1.33, a goals scored average of 1.0 goals per game and a goals conceded average of 1.17.


Dover currently occupy 13th position in the league with 40 points and a -2 goal difference.


Notts by comparison are 3rd in the form table P6 | W4 | D2 | L0 | GF 11 | GA 4 | Pts 14.


This equates to a PPG ratio of 2.33, a goals scored average of 1.83 and a goals conceded average of 0.67.


How the teams compare:

Games for both clubs average over 2.5 goals so easy to assume both will score. Dover's recent form has them scoring a goal a game and Notts just under 2 goals a game.


This would suggest the likely outcome is a Notts win by the odd goal so I will stick my neck on the block and predict Notts 2-1 Dover.


Assuming they are in the starting 11 both Wes Thomas and Kyle Wootton are due another goal this game based on their current minutes per goal average for the season to date.


Keep an eye on Inih Effiong who is the current leading scorer for Dover and is also due a goal having not scored since their 3-0 win over Bromley on Boxing Day.


A win won't see Notts move up the table but with Bromley in 4th away at Barrow and 6th placed Solihull at home to 7th place Boreham Wood todays results could have quite an impact on league standings by the end of the day and a defeat could easily see Notts drop back out of the play off places.


Bookies have Notts clear favourites and if you are lucky you might still get evens on a Notts win with Dover out at 14/5, slightly longer odds than the draw at 13/5.


Note:

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