Dagenham & Redbridge vs Eastleigh Match Analysis & Prediction
17/01/2023 10:45 pm
Having suffered contrasting fortunes in the FA Trophy over the weekend, Dagenham & Redbridge and Eastleigh return to National League action at Victoria Road on Tuesday.
While the hosts were eliminated from the FA Trophy following a 2-0 defeat to Maidenhead United, the visitors progressed to the last 16 after claiming a 1-0 victory over Braintree Town.
The exit from the EFL Trophy means that Dagenham only have their promotion charge to think about for the remainder of the season, and a 2-0 victory over Aldershot Town last week means that their playoff destiny is still in their own hands.
Having spent seven years outside of the Football League, the Daggers are itching for a return but are still looking over their shoulder, as Bromley, Wealdstone and Eastleigh are all within touchig distance.
Six out of Dagenham’s last eight National League matches have ended in victory, but the two exceptions in the period were home defeats in front of their own supporters, and Eastleigh have all the motivation they need to inflict another Victoria Road loss upon their seventh-tier hosts.
Eastleigh’s dreams of FA Trophy glory are still alive following a 1-0 victory over Braintree Town at home on Saturday, with Danny Whitehall’s effort striking the underside of the crossbar before going in eventually.
Victory in the cup was the perfect comeback from a 3-1 defeat to Wealdstone in league action two weekends ago, which derailed Eastleigh’s playoff bid that little bit more as they sit 10th in the standings, but only three points separate them from their upcoming opponents.
Lee Bradbury’s side can only boast two wins from their last eight National League matches, while their poor away form has seen them fail to win any of their last 11 fifth-tier games away from home, losing five of their last six.
Dagenham & Redbridge vs. Eastleigh Head to head
In the previous 12 meetings between these two sides, Dagenham have claimed five victories while Eastleigh have won four, and they have drawn in three. Eastleigh have scored 11 goals and conceded 15 in the process.
26/01/2021Eastleigh3Dagenham & Redbridge0National League
13/04/2021Dagenham & Redbridge2Eastleigh0National League
23/11/2021Dagenham & Redbridge0Eastleigh1National League
22/03/2022Eastleigh0Dagenham & Redbridge1National League
16/08/2022Eastleigh1Dagenham & Redbridge1National League
Dagenham & Redbridge Team News
Dagenham welcomed right-back Sam Ling into the first XI for the defeat to Maidenhead, three months after he suffered a broken foot, But Elliot Johnson will be suspended for this game.
With Johnson suspended, Josh Taylor should be given the nod on the left-hand side of the backline, while Josh Walker can expect a recall to the first XI here.
Dagenham & Redbridge's Last 5 Matches
26/12/2022Dagenham & Redbridge1Maidstone United0Nationa League
02/01/2023Maidstone United0Dagenham & Redbridge1National League
07/01/2023Dagenham & Redbridge1Woking2National League
10/01/2023Aldershot Town0Dagenham & Redbridge2National League
14/01/2023Dagenham & Redbridge0Maidenhead United2FA Trophy
Eastleigh Team News
Eastleigh striker Danny Whitehall is suspended for this game after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season against Wealdstone.
Brannan Camp and Michael Kelly are each fcing at least two months out with hamstring injuries, while Ryan Hill is facing a similar period of recovery with a knee injury.
Eastleigh's Last 5 Matches
26/12/2022Dorking Wanderers1Eastleigh1National League
01/01/2023Eastleigh4Dorking Wanderers0National League
14/01/2023Eastleigh1Braintree Town0FA Trophy
Dagenham & Redbridge vs. Eastleigh: Odds and Predictions
Double Chance: Dagenham & Redbridge or X
200% bonus up to Ksh 26,280
Register at Melbet and get a 200% first deposit bonus of up to 26,280 KESCLAIM BONUS