Gateshead vs Solihull Moors Prediction: Visitors to overcome Wembley heartache

 | Friday 10th May 2024, 12:02pm

Friday 10th May 2024, 12:02pm

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Solihull Moors return to Wembley Stadium on Saturday, less than a week after their National League play-off final defeat to Bromley. The West Midlands side take on Gateshead, a team that were excluded from the play-offs due a stadium dispute with the local council, for the FA Trophy final (TNT Sports, 16:15).

The two teams have got a point to prove inside the national stadium and we could be in for a cracking final. Below I have detailed my Gateshead vs Solihull Moors predictions, which also include match odds and team news.

Gateshead vs Solihull Moors Betting Tips

  • Draw/Solihull Moors - Half-time/full-time @ 6/1
  • Both teams to score @ 8/15

Gateshead vs Solihull Moors Odds

Gateshead are 5/4 to win this final in 90 minutes, which gives them an implied probability of 44.4%. Solihull Moors are on offer at 7/4, giving them a 36.4% chance of victory. The draw can be backed at 23/10 (30.3%) if you fancy this game to go to extra time and maybe penalties.

Both teams to score has landed in the two meetings between these teams in the National League this year and is valued at 8/15 to deliver on this occasion. Over 2.5 goals is marketed at 8/13.

Team News

Gateshead have been boosted by the fact that Cambridge United loanee Brandon Haunstrup is able to feature in the FA Trophy final, having arrived at the club for the final weeks of the National League campaign. Rob Elliot's team have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to the capital, and the extra rest they have had over their opponents could be a factor in Saturday's spectacle.

Full-back Jay Benn, on loan from Lincoln City, was absent for Solihull Moors in last week's play-off final loss to Bromley and he is unlikely to be available for their second trip to Wembley.

Draw/Solihull Moors - Half-time/full-time @ 6/1

Many may expect another Wembley hangover for Andy Whing's men after last weeks penalty heartbreak but I think Moors can bounce back here. Yes, they may be scarred having lost the last two play-off finals they have contested but this match offers them a chance to instil some belief and confidence into the squad moving forward.

Tyrese Shade was reduced to tears after the game last weekend as he missed Moors' first penalty. It would be really good for his sake to help his side have some Wembley joy at the second attempt.

To add better value to a Moors victory here, I've gone for a draw at half-time and Solihull full-time. They almost went into the break level with Bromley last week, but Michael Cheek was able to notch the opener in the 41st minute.

It doesn't necessarily mean I don't think there will be any goals in the opening 45 under the arch, but I can easily see the two teams level at the break, especially given the attacking talent among both squads. However, I do think Moors will find it in themselves to emerge as the winners on this occasion, and it will serve them well in the future if they were to reach the play-off final again.

In players like Joe Sbarra, Shade, Tahvon Campbell and Jamey Osbourne, they have more than enough quality to hurt Gateshead. It is this core group that I'm expecting the goods to come from for Whing's men.

Draw/Solihull at 6/1 Both teams to score @ 8/15

I do think both teams to score is a good bet for this match-up as BTTS has been a winning selection in both fixtures between these two teams this season already. Gateshead were 2-1 winners in Solihull back in November and Moors won the second contest 3-2 in March.

Over the course of the National League season, they both showed that they were clinical in front of goal. Gateshead ended the term with 88 goals scored, while Solihull Moors netted 71 themselves.

We won't be short of attacking presence on the pitch for this one and if the two teams can put on a similar showing to the clash in March, then we could be in for a treat.

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