This weekend’s action kicks-off on Friday night with two teams seemingly heading in different directions as Aberystwyth host Llanelli. Aberystwyth picked up their first win of the season, last Saturday, at in-form Connah’s Quay and are 2/1 to beat troubled Llanelli. Manager Andy Legg cited the club’s off-field financial woes as a major factor in their 3-0 collapse to Newtown last week, with Llanelli priced as Evens for the away win.
The big game of the weekend however is Saturday’s televised fixture (Sgorio 3:45pm) between champions TNS and title chasing Bangor City, as two of the Welsh Premier League’s heavyweights clash for the first time this season. TNS (Evens) will be concerned with their uncharacteristic loss of form in front of goal, having failed to hit the back of the net in their last three games. Bangor City meanwhile are 2/1 to take all three points, with the knowledge that a win would open up an early five-point lead over last season’s champions.
Joining Bangor City, level on points, at the top of the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League table are the season’s surprise package so far, Prestatyn Town (8/11), who’re searching for their fourth successive win against Port Talbot (3/1). Port themselves are on an four-match unbeaten stretch but are yet to record a league victory at Bastion Gardens in their four attempts. 5/2 is the price for both teams to take a share of the points.
If Prestatyn are the surprise package at the top of the table, Bala Town are undoubtedly the surprise package at the wrong end of the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League and remain the only side without a win ahead of the visit of Carmarthen. Bala’s well-assembled squad are yet to get out of first gear and are 10/11 to pick up their first three points of the campaign, with Carmarthen – winless in four – 12/5.
Both Newtown (6/4) and Airbus (7/5) have struggled for consistency coming into this weekend’s encounter at Latham Park. Newtown eased to a 3-0 win last weekend, whilst Airbus were held 4-4 in Port Talbot. Over 2.5 goals in this fixture is 2/5, but if you fancy both teams to continue their goalscoring form, the 3-3 draw could well be worth a shilling or two at 66/1.
On the back of an away defeat to Bangor City, Afan Lido (3/1) face another difficult road trip – this time to Connah’s Quay (8/11), who’ve settled well since promotion. With survival the main objective for both sides this season, the draw is a reasonable 5/2.
Aberystwyth 2/1 Draw 12/5 Llanelli EVS
Bala Town 10/11 Draw 12/5 Carmarthen 12/5
Connah’s Quay 8/11 Draw 5/2 Afan Lido 3/1
Newtown 6/4 Draw 12/5 Airbus UK 7/5
Prestatyn 8/11 Draw 5/2 Port Talbot 3/1
TNS EVS Draw 12/5 Bangor City 2/1