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The Pure DFC Punter – 17/12/2011

Current bank: +6.69 units.

A tough match for the Darts on Tuesday night saw them taste defeat for the first time since October, but they return to Princes Park, buoyed by the second half performance against Woking. Dorchester Town, though, are on a good run of their own.

Bets of the match:

Following the second half performance, the 1.75 (3/4) on offer for the Darts to win will be the selection.

3 point: DARTFORD @ 1.75 (Sportingbet)

 

The Pure DFC Punter – 13/12/11

Current bank: +7.69 units.

Tuesday night sees the league leaders, Woking, travel to Princes Park in what must be the match of the evening. The Darts have gone eight matches without tasting defeat, and will be up for causing the Cards a shock, whereas Woking have gone a considerable amount of league games without defeat (thirteen, in fact).

Bets of the match:

This is beginning to sound boring, but a draw at 3.6 is the bet we’ll be advising. However, if you fancy the Darts to exert home advantage, then 2.88 is available.

1 point: DRAW @ 3.6 (Blue Square)

 

The Pure DFC Punter – 10th December 2011

Current bank: +8.69 units.

The Darts travel to Brackley Town on Saturday in FA Carlsberg Trophy action. Since the last Pure DFC Punter (Bookies, unsurprisingly, don’t offer odds on the Kent Senior Cup), the Darts have defeated both Dover Athletic and Folkestone Invicta. Dartford are currently seven matches unbeaten, and they go into a match against the Evo-Stick South Premier League leaders.

Scoring doesn’t seem to be a problem at home for Brackley Town as they have racked up 28 goals in 11 games, and in the process pnly dropping four points at home all season. However, Dartford’s recent form and belief is positive news for the visitors.

Bets of the match:

Cup football is a tricky one to call on most occasions, and I wouldn’t like to make too much of a prediction here… if anything, the draw is favourable at 3.6 with our league sponsors.

1 point: DRAW @ 3.6 (Blue Square)

 

The Pure DFC Punter – 3rd December 2011

Following Dartford’s draw at Eastbourne Borough, this column now has a profit of +9.69 units. Due to time constraints, there was no column on Tuesday night’s victory.

Next up for the Darts is the local derby match between Dartford and Dover Athletic. Both sides have been lacking a bit of quality lately, and both sides will be desperate to get points from this match. Dover will be hurting after last year’s 4-0 drubbing at Princes Park, but their form is patchy at the moment.

Bets of the match:

The safest bet of the day is probably the draw, available at 3.6 with Blue Square. You can get the Darts at 2.25, or Dover at 3.2 but I would be more inclined to stick with the stalemate. Dover will be hoping for a better result than last time out, and the Darts will be hoping to extend their five match unbeaten run.

1 point: DRAW @ 3.6 (Blue Square)

 

The Pure DFC Punter – 26th November 2011

Current state of play

+7.19 units

The Darts failed to pick up three points last week against Eastleigh, and had to settle for just one point. This week, the Darts begin FA Carlsberg Trophy action with a trip to Eastbourne Borough. Borough are going through a lean spell, with no wins in the last six matches and three consecutive defeats at their Priory Lane stadium. The Darts, however, have had a difficult time themselves lately, drawing against Eastleigh and Weston-super-Mare. Darts are also missing their influential captain Elliot Bradbrook through suspension.

Bets of the match:

There are very few markets available on this match, but the one I will be backing is the DRAW. At 5/2, I think it’s a good price to see both teams in Monday lunchtime’s draw.

1 point: DRAW @ 3.5 (Various)

 

The Pure DFC Punter – 19th November 2011

Current state of play

+8.19 units

Dartford travel to Hampshire on Saturday to take on a resurgent Eastleigh side. Eastleigh, who have won their last three matches at home in the league, and their last three league matches anywhere, will be hoping to continue a run against Dartford at the Silverlake which sees Dartford yet to score at Eastleigh in three games. Dartford, on the other hand, are going through a lean spell lately, and a draw last weekend at home to Weston-super-Mare is the latest misfire from the Darts.

Bets of the match:

I am hoping to be wrong again, but with Dartford failing to score in three matches at Eastleigh, and the comparative form of the two sides, 2.6 with Victor Chandler is a good price for the home side.

1 point: Eastleigh @ 2.6 (VC Bet)

 

The Pure DFC Punter – 12th November 2011

I’m sure there’s never been a more pleasing losing bet than last weekend. The Darts travelled down to Salisbury City and took all three points. As a correction, Salisbury City had only lost once all season (they won in the FA Cup, contrary to what was previously written) so the bet could have potentially been bigger. None-the-less, we move on to Saturday.

Current state of play

+8.19 units

Dartford kicked off their season with a 4-0 away victory to Weston-Super-Mare back in August (seems a long time ago, doesn’t it?), but since that point, WSM have improved (bar a blip in the last few weeks). One thing is for sure though – there’ll be no bet on this match from us.

Bets of the match:

Dartford will want to get back into their stride at home, and unfortunately, at 2/5, there just simply isn’t any value in it.

No bet.

The Pure DFC Punter – 5th November 2011

We were one goal away from picking up on the over 3.5 goals bet last weekend, in what was a disappointing Saturday at the Park.

Current state of play

+10.19 units

Back to Blue Square Bet South action on Saturday as the Darts travel down to Salisbury City – another team who, statistically speaking, have the hex over the Darts. Dartford have lost the last five matches against Salisbury City, and have not won at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium since Salisbury moved their.

If this wasn’t enough, Salisbury have a decent home record – they’ve only lost twice all season, once in the FA Cup against Swindon Supermarine, and once in the league against Chelmsford City, who nicked all three points with a last gasp winner.

Bets of the match:

As much as I’m not a fan of backing against the Darts, there’s some decent value in Salisbury City who are available at 2.8 with Bwin. At nearly 2/1, this has got to represent value for the home side.

2 points: Salisbury City 2.8 (9/5) (Bwin)

 

The Pure DFC Punter – 29/10/11

A comfortable 3 points were gained at Thurrock on Tuesday with a 3-0 victory over our former landlords at Ship Lane.

Current state of play

+11.19 units

We’re back in FA Cup action against our old friends from Bromley, and there’s not a whole lot of value around in the betting. However, we’re going to have a tiny play on over 3 and a half goals because of this:

– Out of the last 9 competitive matches against Bromley (home and away), there have been over 3.5 goals in 8 of the matches (a 3-0 defeat to Bromley was the other match).

Bets of the match:

There’s not a lot of value in it, but we’re not afraid to put one point on over 3.5 goals at 2.25 (widely available)

1 point: Over 3.5 goals @ 2.25 (Boylesports)

 

The Pure DFC Punter – 25th October 2011

The Darts lost their 100% record at Princes Park with a defeat against Truro City. Fortunately, we didn’t spend any of our profit on this match.

Current state of play

+7.44 units

It’s midweek action for the Darts as they travel to their former home over at Thurrock FC. In the two matches last season, Darts drew in the league and won in the FA Trophy. Dartford are going to want a reaction following the manner of the defeat to Truro City on Saturday, and Thurrock are in their own slump currently. Thurrock were defeated 3-1 at Dover on Saturday, and are yet to score a victory at home.

Bets of the match:

This is the first five point bet of the season, with Dartford available at 3/4 (1.75) to win. This is excellent value, if you weigh up the facts that Thurrock have yet to win at home, and the Darts will want to make amends for Saturday’s defeat.

5 points: Dartford to win @ 1.75 (Victor Chandler)