This weekend’s BTTS treble comes courtesy of the Saturday afternoon Premier League games as we’re backing the most exciting league in the world to live up to its name.
We’ve picked three games in which we think all teams will score. With a chance of turning £10 into £68, there’s plenty of reason to get excited about this one. Here are our selections!
Huddersfield Town v Leicester City
Despite Monday’s loss at West Ham, Huddersfield have enjoyed a fantastic start to life in the Premier League and a home clash against Leicester will be a good opportunity for David Wagner’s men to register some more vital points. Then again, the former champions will see this as a winnable fixture too.
The visiting Foxes have endured a tough time in recent weeks, but Jamie Vardy and co. do know where the goal is. Moreover, it’s worth noting that they’ve played Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the opening four games. Craig Shakespeare’s men will be eager to score some goals here.
Huddersfield won’t be pushovers, though. While they don’t boast the same level of firepower as some teams, the home crowd should spur them on at the John Smith’s stadium. Given Leicester’s poor defensive record thus far, that is an area that the hosts will surely look to punish.
Both teams can afford to take a positive approach to this one, which is why we’re backing both teams to score.
Newcastle United v Stoke City
Back-to-back wins have certainly restored a sense of optimism at St James’ Park and a third on the spin against Stoke would signal a very productive opening to the campaign. Rafa Benitez is likely to instruct them to play on the front foot, and that will hopefully lead to goals at both ends.
The Magpies can be confident in the attacking third with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dwight Gayle and – former Potter – Joselu, not least after Stoke conceded twice at home last week. The visitors are also yet to keep a shutout on the road after two away fixtures.
Mark Hughes has turned Stoke into a more competent attacking force. The additions of Jese and Eric Choupo-Moting already look decent while Peter Crouch and Xerdan Shaqiri offer good quality too. With Newcastle’s defence looking void of real quality, an away goal looks likely.
Either side could win this one, don’t be surprised to see a score draw.
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United
After a dreadful start to the campaign, Slaven Bilic’s birthday resulted in a first league win of West Ham’s season, which will give them a boost in confidence heading into this weekend’s trip to the Hawthorns. Still, they shouldn’t expect an easy afternoon against a very decent West Brom.
The return of Andy Carroll has instantly enhanced the away side’s attacking arsenal, so a lack of goals in previous matches shouldn’t worry them too much. With Manuel Lanzini potentially back in action and the end of Marko Arnautovic’s suspension should give them a good chance of goals, especially if Javier Hernandez is on form.
West Brom might be considered a little pragmatic under Tony Pulis, but they do boast good attacking options in the form of Jay Rodriguez, Salomon Rondon, and Hal Robson Kanu. Meanwhile, they hosts are always competitive on their own turf.
It’s unlikely to be the weekend’s highest scoring fixture, but there should be room for goals.