We’ve gone from the ridiculous to the sublime, or something like that. Last week’s win indoors agains the Gills came as a surprise to us, we won’t lie to you. After we’d been put to the sword by one of the in-form sides in the division, we didn’t exactly think much of our chances when up against a team tearing it up in the league above.
Football’s like that, though.
This week, it’s back to our mundane existence at the wrong end of the League Two stick. But here’s a rare treat to entice us back in the league saddle – opposition that actually look UP to us in the table. Yep, Yeovil are on what looks like an ambitious adventure up a coffee-coloured creek and the rumours are they’re going to do it without paddles.
Two successive relegations flushed the Glovers down into League Two and – but for the combined wits of Dagenham, Redbridge and the rest of east London – they’d be rock bottom of the Football League. Their position is as false as ours, in that it isn’t. We’re into November and the table stopped lying a month or so ago. We both need this.
So, what do we have? In the green corner is a team with five points from eight home outings this season; in the red corner is a team with four points from eight on the road. And we’re kindred spirits in a sense – we’ve let in a poor 16 on the road, while they’ve conceded 16 indoors. If this doesn’t end at least 2-2, stats count for nothing.
The bookies are leaning towards us, but it’s probably by default. We’re 6/4 in places, while our hosts are as far out as 2s. It’s no surprise to see the Both Teams To Score market offering limited returns; 8/11 as good as you could probably hope for. Even when we put six past them at Huish Park a few years back, they still scored…
In fact, it’s over 10 years since we kept a clean sheet at their gaff.
Now, we know that you simply can’t enjoy the end of another working week without finding out how we got on when we put this game through the FIFA 16 predictatron. Well, we failed to get it done… despite having two weeks in which to do it. We know we’ve let you all down and we’re very sorry. But, look, perhaps you’ll just have to use your imagination?
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