Quite a few selections available tonight for midweek football as the English leagues look to catch up on suspended fixtures and the Champions League finally returns. And so with a semi-full coupon, here are the best picks for a Goals Galore coupon this evening.
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Middlesbrough vs Leeds
When it comes to form, neither of these teams seem worth a bet at the moment. Middlesbrough’s 2-3 defeat at home to Barnsley at the weekend was their 5th consecutive loss and though Leeds may be reliable at times for a home win, away from home they’ve won just 1 of their last 10. But luckily we’re looking for goals in this fixture and that’s exactly what could be on offer.
Although the results may have gone against them, fans at the Riverside have been treated to a glut of goals as of late with 14 goals in their last 3 home games. But even when Boro managed to put 4 past Blackpool in the earliest of these 3 fixtures, they still managed to concede 2 at the other end. They seem incapable of keeping a clean sheet at the moment and are yet to stop their opposition from scoring in 2013. In 15 home games this season they have managed just 5 clean sheets but impressively they haven’t failed to score at The Riverside this season.
Leeds on the other hand were involved in a 2-2 draw away from home at Wolves at the weekend. They’re yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season and have failed to score in 4 of their 15 away games. The last time Leeds travelled to The Riverside and failed to score was in a Premier League fixture 13 years ago.
So we have a home team who have scored in every home game this season and an away team who are perfectly capable of goals and have scored on their last 6 visits to the north east. That points to only one thing!
Crewe Alexandra vs Bournemouth
Crewe Alex have impressed many this season since their promotion from League Two but their progress often goes un-noticed. But with 7 wins from their last 10 games they have proven that they are perfectly capable of mixing it with the big boys. And as they welcome promotion chasing Bournemouth to Gresty Road this evening, they once again have to step up to the mark.
Crewe have failed to score in only 3 of their 14 league games at home this season. And though they may not be a banker for Goals Galore on paper, when we look at their recent fixtures we can understand why. Crewe have only conceded 2 goals in their last 5 home games, but the average league position of the opposition was 17th in the league.
Bournemouth on the other hand are a regular for many Goals Galore punters out there. They’ve scored in 4 of their last 5 away from home and have only failed to score on 3 occasions on the road this season. In their 15 away league games they have kept 4 clean sheets.
The previous meeting between the two clubs resulted in a 3-1 victory for The Cherries and they may have too much class for their opponents today, but both should find the net with ease.
Valencia vs PSG
We turn our attention to the Champions League for the last bet of our trio and we couldn’t ignore what seems to be a certainty for both teams finding the net.
Valencia come into this fixture having hosted Real Madrid and Barcelona in their last 2 home fixtures and managed to hold both to a 1-1 draw. And today there’s no shortage of class on show again as they host French league leaders PSG who sit 6 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
But while both of these sides have been relatively impressive this season, they ability to leak goals can at times be astounding, especially PSG. They managed to concede 3 goals against Arras a few weeks ago in the cup, a team who sit 4 leagues below them. They have however managed clean sheets in their last 4 league games, but none of those have been against the likes of Valencia, and none have been on the global stage.
Valencia have failed to score only twice at home in the last 12 months and in the Champions League they’re certainly able to step up to the plate. They picked up 2 wins and 1 draw in their 3 home fixtures in the group stages scoring 7 goals and conceding 3.
The knockout stages of this competition always produce some great games. But for those fans watching the Celtic game hoping for an upset, you could be missing a goal fest over at the Estadio de Mestalla.
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