Wood's recent strong home record contrasts with a recent slump in away form. Three defeats in a row at Lincoln, Bromley and Guiseley mark a surprising downturn after a previously fine run had seen Luke Garrard's team unbeaten on their travels since April.
Braintree Town have had a tough season so far, following the departure in the summer of manager Danny Cowley. The former Concord Rangers boss left the club for Lincoln City, having guided the Iron to the play-offs in what turned out to be his one and only season in charge.
Hakan Hayrettin, who played for Boreham Wood in the 1999/00 season, was appointed to replace Cowley in the close season. One of the challenges he has faced is compensating for the loss of key players such as Matt Paine and Kenny Davis, both of whom opted to join Boreham Wood shortly after the end of last season.
The Iron currently occupy 20th place in the table, above the relegation zone only on goal difference. However, they did pick up three points away from home last Saturday, winning an amazing game at Southport 5-4, having been 3-1 down at one stage before coming back to lead 4-3 by half-time.
With Wood currently sitting 7th in the table, another home win tonight is needed to keep Luke Garrard's team on the fringes of the National League play-off places.
Boreham Wood v Braintree Town
Vanarama National League
Meadow Park, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 5AL
Tuesday 29th November 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT