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National League Promotion Race Set to Go Down to the Wire

By Stuartnoel @theballisround

The race to win promotion to League Two is hotting up, with just five points covering the top five teams in the National League table.

Macclesfield Town are three points clear of Aldershot Town and Sutton United, with Wrexham a further point adrift in fourth place. Tranmere Rovers round off the top five a point behind the North Wales club.

Wrexham’s clash with Tranmere on Saturday is the highlight of the upcoming weekend in the National League with the Racecourse Ground heading for a sell-out crowd.

The home side are marginal favourites to win the game, with the draw a more likely result if Rovers play to their potential. If you’re inclined towards betting, you can use this Mobilebet bonus code to wager on the match.

Both sides head into the game in decent form. Wrexham have lost just two of their last 12 outings, while Tranmere have been beaten twice in their previous 13 matches.

Wrexham won 1-0 at Prenton Park earlier in the season and if the defence holds up they look likely to match that scoreline this weekend.

However, Tranmere won all three league and cup meetings with Wrexham without conceding a goal last season and they will be eager to avoid defeat at the Racecourse.

A 1-1 draw seems the most likely outcome.

Elsewhere, leaders Macclesfield Town will hope to return to form as they welcome Torquay United to Moss Rose on Saturday.

Macc are without a win in three games, but they are facing a team who haven’t won in the league since November. John Askey’s side look banker material to pick up three points at home.

Aldershot travel to Leyton Orient having lost just one of their last 12 matches. The home side haven’t scored in their last three games and the visitors look a decent bet to pick up their 15th victory of the season and keep up the pressure on Macclesfield Town.

Sutton United make the long trip north to face Barrow hoping to take advantage of any slip ups by the top two.

The home side desperately need points in their battle against relegation which makes a the more likely result.

The likes of Dover Athletic, AFC Fylde, Bromley and Boreham Wood are all currently hovering just outside the play-off places.

Fylde appeal as the team most likely to force their way into the top five over the coming weeks and they are strongly fancied to win at Woking on Saturday.

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