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Gateshead vs Macclesfield Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
4 April 2024, 10:19

In the semifinals of the FA Trophy Gateshead will meet with Macclesfield to determine the first finalist of the cup. The teams participate in different divisions - while Gateshead is chasing the playoffs to promote to the League Two, the fourth division of English football, while Macclesfield seeks promotion to the National League, currently being in the Northern Premier League. With this difference in class, Macclesfield comes to Tyne and Wear to show that their place in the semi finals was not due to luck. The teams have quite a history if looking at head to head statistics, with Gateshead was victorious 3 times, Macclesfield won 1 time, and the draw was recorded 3 times.

Gateshead vs Macclesfield Preview 

Gateshead Preview

Gateshead still has the chance to reach the promotion-playoffs - the team is in 6th place with 69 points and the gap to the third Bromley is 5 points. However, these chances are slowly vanishing given that the only four matches left to play, the last one of which will be with Bromley. At the same time, opponents in the face of Solihull Moors and Altrincham are too close, both having a one point advantage over Gateshead. Thus, the team places high hopes on the FA Trophy and recent results - three wins in a row, with the most important win against Altrincham (3-2), give players enough confidence. The team is in a very good shape in both physical and moral sense and the main concern of the fans is the potential underestimation of the upcoming semifinal’s opponent, since Macclesfield comes from a lower division. 

Macclesfield Preview 

Macclesfield maintains a five-match winning streak, but given that the team plays in lower division and the opponents were from the bottom part of the standings, this streak should be taken into consideration with a pinch of salt. Moreover, last two wins were attained after the opponents’ had red card. However, Macclesfield has almost solved all the league tasks, given that the leader, Radcliffe has a 12-point advantage, while falling from the promotion playoff is almost impossible, given that Macclesfield has the advantage of 7 points over the 6th place. This gives the team a chance to concentrate all the available resources on the upcoming semi finals.

Betting Tips for Gateshead vs Macclesfield

Total Goals Over 3.5

Both teams play attacking football and the latest results confirm this - in the last 3 out of 5 matches, both Gateshead and Macclesfield saw more than 3 goals. With both teams do not prefer to build on the defensive play, it is likely that the match will be rich in goals scored. Mr Play gives 1.96 for this Gateshead vs Macclesfield prediction.

Gateshead to Win

Despite that Gateshead has unfinished business in the National League, while Macclesfield can fully concentrate on the upcoming match, the difference in class will still play a major role in this match. After being eliminated from the National League due to debts, Macclesfield was stuck in the seventh division of England and only now has potential chances to promote. Gateshead vs Macclesfield odds for this outcome, as defined by Mr Play, are 1.61.

First to Score - Macclesfield 

Macclesfield approaches this match with a frisky condition, since the team has already achieved a lot, getting to this semifinals. As an underdog among the remaining teams, the key tactic that can bring success for the team is taking initiative into their own hands. Moreover, Macclesfield has been scoring first for the last 5 consecutive matches. WilliamHill gives 2.75 for this Gateshead vs Macclesfield tip.

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