With only a handful of games taking place in the top leagues due to the FA Cup, we’re turning our attentions to the National League for our weekend BTTS treble, picking six teams to find the net in a generous 9/2 treble.
Anyone is capable of scoring against anyone in the top division of the non-league pyramid. Let’s hope that will be the case as we look to celebrate the first weekend of January in style. Good luck!
Bromley V AFC Fylde
Dave Challinor’s Fylde have been providers of great entertainment in recent weeks as each of their last six competitive fixtures have ended in BTTS winners. Frankly, it seems very likely that the run will continue as they make the trip to Hayes Lane.
Fylde’s 14 away games in the league have produced 22 goals and 21 against, which is more than enough reason to fancy more here. With Danny Rowe and Jack Muldoon up top, they certainly have the talent to score, especially as Bromley’s backline have leaked 15 in their 14 home games, failing to keep a clean sheet in six.
The hosts are above the visitors in the league, though, and do boast 24 goals on home turf. That has been enough to see them win six and draw four. While it certainly won’t be an easy victory on the card, Neil Smith will be optimistic. If they can create the chances for Louis Dennis, the visitors are unlikely to keep a clean sheet.
We’d probably edge towards the home win. On current form, though, the money has to be with goals.
BTTS Yes @ 4/6 with Sun Bets
Gateshead V Sutton United
A quick glance at the table may suggest an easy win for Sutton as they make the trip north to Gateshead. In truth, though, Paul Doswell’s men may be in for a tougher contest than many people are expecting.
The visitors aren’t in great form, winning just one of their last five National League matches and that could be an issue against a Gateshead side that have registered 16 goals in 12 home games as well as gaining a score draw in September’s reverse clash at Gander Green Lane. Furthermore, it’s worth noting that the hosts have lost just one of their last nine league outings.
More tellingly, Steve Watson has overseen five straight BTTS winners. The hosts have a number of players capable of scoring, but they do show defensive weaknesses in spite of their pretty solid home form. Given that Sutton have still been scoring in spite of their poor run, another game of goals looks likely.
Tommy Wright and Craig Dundas should inspire the visitors to get on the scoresheet. Whether that’ll be enough for the win is another question altogether. As long as both teams score, though, the answer won’t bother us one bit.
BTTS Yes @ 10/11 with Sun Bets
Woking V Maidstone United
Anthony Limbrick’s Cardinals were involved in five straight BTTW winners at the end of 2017 but were only able to pick up one point from a possible 15. They’ll be eager to pick up their first win of 2018 as they take on Maidstone. Judging by their recent form, however, they’ll need more than one goal to get it.
The hosts have delivered 20 goals in 13 matches at Kingsfield and do boast some decent attacking players in the form of Charlie Carter, Joe Ward and Inih Effiong. They did score in the reverse match too, even though that game was lost via a 3-1 scoreline.
That result, along with the fact that Woking have shipped 15 home goals will give confidence to Jay Saunders’ men. Meanwhile, Joe Pigott and Zavon Hines are more than capable of increasing the team’s actually of 16 on the road. Then again, that is the number they’ve conceded from 13 matches too.
With Maidstone’s last three matches ending in BTTS winners also, everything points to goals. Let’s hope the game lives up to expectations.
BTTS Yes @ ¾ with Sun Bets