Salford backed for National League North title

Salford backed for National League North title

The Ammies are on a four-game winning streak

Salford City have hit the headlines on numerous occasions over the last few seasons and Oddschecker punters are backing them to do so again this season by winning the National League North.

The club are owned by the ‘Class of 1992’ and have featured in two series of a BBC documentary charting their progress through the lower leagues.

Last season saw them finish fourth in the National League North but both bookmakers and punters appear to believe the season will end in success for the Ammies. Since their opening day defeat to Darlington on August 5th, just shy of 25% of all bets on the National League winner market have been on City, well clear of main promotion rivals Harrogate Town with just 11%.

 

 

Bookmakers have reacted to Salford’s 11 game unbeaten run by slashing their odds from as big as 5/1 into even money favourites with one firm to finish the season as champions.

Current leaders Harrogate Town have also seen their odds reduce dramatically during the course of the season. Simon Weaver’s men are averaging just under three goals a game and lead the way on goal difference having only lost once themselves so far this season. 20/1 before a ball was kicked, they are now clear second favourites behind Salford at 5/2.

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: 'Given the high profile of Salford City it would be no surprise to see Manchester United fans regularly backing them to succeed, but their recent form has seen a spike in bets on them to win the league. The ambitious club certainly have the revenue for success, and punters are hoping to cash in on it too'