LV Bet Big Preview: Eliminators Are About To Begin!

By Sam Elliott

The Vanarama National League eliminators begin on Friday night and LV Bet have all the facts and stats you need!

Boreham Wood v FC Halifax – Friday July 17

Super striker Kabongo Tshimanga will be looking to add to his 19 goals for Boreham Wood this season and fire them into the play-off semi-finals.

The Wood will have to improve on their home record this season to do this with only 7 wins coming from their 18 matches. In the meeting between the two sides during the season Boreham Wood ran out 2-0 winners in Yorkshire.

The Shaymen will look reverse this defeat and cause an upset when they head to Hertfordshire on Friday night.

Boreham Wood will be looking to go one better than they did in 2018 after losing to Tranmere Rovers in the Vanarama Promotion Final. While for Halifax, this is their first taste of play-off football after a 16th place finish the last two years.

Key Stats

* League Meeting 12 October 2019 Halifax 0 v 2 Boreham W
* Boreham W last 5 results - 2 wins, 2 draws, 1 defeat
* Boreham W Top Scorer: Kabongo Tshimanga with 19 goals
* Boreham W home form: 7 wins from 18 league matches
* FC Halifax last 5 results – 3 wins, 2 defeats
* FC Halifax Top Scorer: Devante Rodney with 8 goals
* FC Halifax away form: 7 wins from 17 league matches

Yeovil v Barnet – Saturday July 18

Yeovil will be looking to bounce back to the Football League at the first attempt but will have to do it the hard way by coming through the elimination play-off, then an away match, before heading to Wembley.

Before they can think of the final, they will look to make home advantage count against Barnet.

The first league meeting between the two teams happened on the opening day of the season as Barnet came out 1-0 winners at The Hive. Yeovil has two good wins before the season was halted beating Dover and Wrexham and scoring 4 in the process.

Barnet had only played 35 games of the regular season and enter the play-offs courtesy of points per game, but will take confidence of having the 5th best away record in the National League as they head to Yeovil on Saturday.

Key Stats

* League Meeting: August 3 2019 Barnet 1-0 Yeovil
* Yeovil last 5 results – 2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats
* Yeovil Top Scorer: Rhys Murphy with 17 goals
* Yeovil home form – 9 wins from 18 league matches
* Barnet last 5 results – 2 wins, 2 draws, 1 defeat
* Barnet Top Scorer: Simeon Akinola with 15 goals
* Barnet away form – 7 wins from 19 league matches

View the match odds here for the Vanarama Elimination play-offs.

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