Unibet's Vanarama National League Matchday 26 Preview

By Sam Elliott

The hottest promotion race around has a full programme on offer on Tuesday night.

With the second half of the season well underway, any one of a number of sides have their eye on the top prize - with many still fancying their play-off chances.

They stay titles are often won on the cold winter nights, so what will this midweek’s fixture card tell us?

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FC Halifax Town vs Boreham Wood

Few would have had this down as a meeting of two big title contenders back in August.

Especially as both clubs fell short of the top seven last season - but BT Sport have booked themselves a big one.

Halifax may have lost unexpectedly to Maidenhead United on Saturday, but they have won nine from 11 at the Shay so far. They sit joint top and rarely let in goals at home, either.

Boreham Wood themselves didn’t quite get it right on Saturday, held at home by struggling Weymouth, but Luke Garrard simply said his side are a point closer to their goal. With games in hand, they’re a title threat.

One to watch: Tyrone Marsh (Boreham Wood)
Unibet boosted odds: Game to end as a draw

Wrexham vs Grimsby Town

Can we truly count Wrexham in to this titanic title tussle? Well, we’re about to find out.

Their name may not be right at the summit, but their form is seriously starting to pick up - six wins from eight games may not be enough to get this into the top five spots yet, but they are lurking with intent.

The Dragons have two home games back-to-back and it’s a chance to leap up into people’s thinking.

Grimsby, meanwhile, can’t allow the gap between themselves at the top seven to widen.

It’s seven defeats from ten now after Saturday’s slip up against Bromley. Paul Hurst’s one time leaders are looking to avoid a sixth straight away defeat.

One to watch: Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town)
Unibet boosted odds: Over 2.5 goals to be scored

Wealdstone vs Notts County

While we of course encourage you to soak up the tight-as-you-like Vanarama National League table, maybe it doesn’t quite tell the full story.

Notts County sit in seventh - but haven’t exactly been having much luck getting games on these last five or six weeks.

A number of late call off have left them lagging behind in the games-played column.

Win them all and they’ll be lodged between the clubs right at the summit.

They have won six in a row, with two FA Trophy victories thrown into the mix. But in seasons gone by it’s game like this where the Magpies have come unstuck.

Wealdstone need to pick things up again if they will keep the bottom three at arm’s length.

The loss at Woking at the weekend made it five defeats in six.
The win they did secure was by a fine margin at home to winless Dover Athletic and manager Stuart Maynard says results in front of their own fans could be what keep their heads above water.

It should be a fascinating evening ahead!

One to watch: Callum Roberts
Unibet boosted odds: Notts to be ahead at half-time - and full-time

Click here for all Saturday’s National League fixtures.

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