The Blue Square Premier division provides a betting tip on Tuesday night, when Hyde host Southport. The two teams enjoyed contrasting fortunes on opening day, and both were ultimately struggling at the foot of the table at the end of last season. Can anyone claim an important early win?

Match: Hyde v Southport
Betting tip: Back Southport
Best Odds: 2.75 with BetVictor
Kick off: 19:45 13/08/2013

Southport Betting tip

Southport down the Hatters

It is not always wise to read too much into opening day results, but coupled with performances last season, the early indications are that Southport are fractionally too big for their trip to Hyde on Tuesday evening. On the opening day, things could not have been more different for these two sides. Hyde got an absolute pasting at Forest Green. They will not be the only side to lose there this term, and losing a man after just 20 minutes did not help – but an 8-0 scoreline is worrying, despite those factors. It may highlight shortcomings in the Conference side’s fitness. Often teams arrive for the start of the campaign at different levels in terms of conditioning, and that scoreline suggests Hyde have not got to where they need to be – and three days is not enough to put it right. Southport meanwhile, were taking down Luton Town at home (1-0) – a great boost to morale. Again, a red card for the visitors made their job easier, but it is a result that will do wonders for confidence. Last season, Hyde were beaten nine times on their own patch, and Southport actually won more points away than at home (They had the tenth best record in the division), so the price on the Sandgrounders getting the verdict looks enticing – though it is contracting.

Football Betting Tip

Back Southport at 2.75 with BetVictor.