Aldershot Town vs Boreham Wood Match Analysis & Prediction
31/01/2023 10:45 pm
Aldershot Town welcome Boreham Wood to the Electrical Services Stadium on Tuesday, with the two sides separated by just two points in the National League table.
This fixture is a mid-table contest with 14th-placed Aldershot Town on 34 points and their 11th-placed visitors Boreham Wood on 36 points.
Both sides are within striking distance of the playoffs, but they will need to put their own respective runs together if they are to realise their shared ambition of climbing up to the Football League.
Newly-appointed Aldershot manager Ross McNeilly has had a wildly inconsistent start to his tenure at the Hampshire side. Since his appointment on December 5, a victory in his first game was followed by a run of four defeats in a row across all competitions.
McNeilly and his Aldershot side have steadied the ship in recent occasions, and are currently on a five-game unbeaten run heading into Tuesday, with three of those five matches being wins.
Aldershot’s sixth-highest tally of goals conceded in the National League of 48 will have to be dramatically reduced from Tuesday onwards if they are to make any ground on the several teams above them in the playoff race.
Luke Garrard and his Boreham Wood side have gained national plaudits for their FA Cup runs in recent years and are on course for a third successive mid-table finish in the National League.
Despite occupying 11th place, they are just three points adrift of Dagenham & Redbridge in the final playoff spot of seventh and they will feel confident of usurping the traffic ahead of them in the table between now and May.
Boreham Wood’s rigidity has kept the promotion bid fading slightly and Garrard’s side will know that they need to start turning this solidity into consistent maximum-point hauls, so the trip to Aldershot represents a good kick-starting point for this aim.
Aldershot Town vs. Boreham Wood Head to head
In the 15 previous meetings between these two sides, Aldershot have claimed seven victories while Boreham have won four, and they have drawn in four. Boreham have scored 17 goals and conceded 23 in the process.
12/12/2020Boreham Wood3Aldershot Town2National League
20/03/2021Aldershot Town3Boreham Wood3National League
28/08/2021Boreham Wood1Aldershot Town0National League
09/04/2022Aldershot Town2Boreham Wood1National League
16/08/2022Boreham Wood1Aldershot Town2National League
Aldershot Town Team News
Aldershot’s Inih Effiong will be flanked by Justin Amaluzor and Jake Hutchinson in the forward line, while Giles Phillips, Tyler Cordner and Corey Jordan will hold the defensive line, shielding Luca Ashby-Hammong in goal.
McNeilly’s formation will also allow Joe Partington and Oliver Pendlebury to resume their usual roles as a central midfield pair.
Aldershot Town's Last 5 Matches
14/01/2023Aldershot Town4Leiston1FA Trophy
17/01/2023Solihull Moors1Aldershot Town2National League
21/01/2023Bromley2Aldershot Town2National League
24/01/2023Maidstone United0Aldershot Town3National League
28/01/2023Aldershot Town1Oldham Athletic1National League
Boreham Wood Team News
Boreham Wood will be without Portuguese forward Bruno Andrade, who will be servinga three-game suspension due to a straight red card.
Erico Sousa will partner Lee Ndlovu up front in a 3-5-2 formation, while George Broadbent, Jack Payne and Josh Rees will provide the support in central midfield.
Boreham Wood's Last 5 Matches
02/01/2023Boreham Wood1Barnet1National League
07/01/2023Boreham Wood1Accrington Stanley1FA Cup
10/01/2023Notts County1Boreham Wood1National League
24/01/2023Accrington Stanley(E)1Boreham Wood0FA Cup
28/01/2023Altrincham0Boreham Wood2National League
Aldershot Town vs. Boreham Wood: Odds and Predictions
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