Woking vs Bromley Match Analysis & Prediction
03/05/2023 9:45 pm
Woking will host Bromley at the Laithwaite Community Stadium on Wednesday night in the first eliminator round of National League playoffs.
The winners of this contest will travel to the Technique Stadium to take on Chesterfield in the semi-final this Sunday.
Woking may be a little disappointed they were unable to secure a top-three finish, having been in a very strong position to do so prior to a 1-0 defeat to Halifax Town in their last home game.
Darren Sarll’s side secured a 1-0 victory away at Solihull Moors last time out, but it was not enough to leapfrog Chesterfield in the table, as the Spireites recorded a comfortable 4-0 win against Maidstone United at home.
The Cards finished two points behind Chesterfield, meaning it will now be a lot tougher to reach the final at Wembley on May 13th, but they have home advantage on Wednesday night, which could work in their favour.
Woking actually recorded the majority of their 82 points on their travels during the regular season, and they have won just one of their last five games at home, which does not bode well heading into the contest.
However, Woking beat Bromley in both league matches this season, most recently claiming a 2-1 victory near the end of February, and that record should give them confidence heading into the midweek game.
Bromley struggled against Woking during the regular season, but they head into Wednesday’s contest in better form than their opponents, having been on a nine-game unbeaten run.
Andy Woodman’s side secured their spot in the playoffs with a 2-0 victory against Chesterfield in late April, which should be a morale-boosting result heading into Wednesday’s contest, while most recently they drew 1-1 away at Oldham Athletic.
The Ravens have been very solid on their travels recently, winning three and drawing three of their last six matches, going unbeaten since their last visit to the Laithwaite Community Stadium, and they will be earger to set the record straight.
Although Woodman’s side finished on 11 fewer points than their opponents, they have improved considerably in the second half of the season, and have actually picked up more points than Woking over the last 20 matches, so it is likely to be a very closely-fought affair.
Woking vs. Bromley Head to head
In the 21 previous meetings between these two teams, Woking have claimed 10 victories while Bromley have won nine, and they have drawn in two. Bromley have scored 32 goals and conceded 31 in the process.
Woking Team News
Rhys Browne has been Woking’s main attacking threat this season, scoring 20 league goals, – the fourth-highest tally in the division – and is set to lead the line alongside Padraig Amond.
Ricky Korboa scored his first league goal of the season after being brought on as a substitute against Solihull Moors last time out, and the forward may be utilised off the bench again.
Woking's Last 5 Matches
10/04/2023Woking1Southend United1National League
15/04/2023Notts County3Woking0National League
25/04/2023Woking0Halifax Town1National League
29/04/2023Solihull Moors0Woking1National League
Bromley Team News
Woodman made a few changes to his Bromley side at the weekend, so Corey Whitely, Louis Dennis and Michael Cheek should all return to the starting lineup.
Cheek is in a rich vein of form at the moment, scoring five goals in his last six matches, and the Englishman is set to lead the line once again.
Bromley's Last 5 Matches
10/04/2023Bromley1Boreham Wood1National League
18/04/2023Halifax Town1Bromley1National League
29/04/2023Oldham Athletic1Bromley1National League
Woking vs. Bromley: Odds and Predictions
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