Last Saturday saw us land a winning treble on the both teams to score market, and we’ll be looking for more of the same with another treble this weekend.
All we need is these six teams to score a goal at some stage in the 90 minutes to seal a cool 5/1 winner. Sounds easy enough, let’s hope it turns out that way too.
Everton v West Ham Untied
Slaven Bilic’s Hammers have enjoyed a phenomenal week after sealing back-to-back home wins over Sunderland and Tottenham. With Manchester City winning the Capital One Cup too, Europa League football is almost assured. But they should expect a difficult test as they make the trip to Goodison Park this Saturday.
West Ham have performed well on the road this term, registering a number of notable victories and scoring 20 goals in 14 matches. With Andy Carroll back in action to provide another option, the visitors will expect to score against a home side that has shipped 23 times on their own patch.
Roberto Martinez’s men have netted 27 in those 14 home contests, though, and will be confident against a Hammers defence that has leaked 17 and failed to keep a clean sheet in five Premier League away games.
With the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley, Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio on the pitch, there has to be a chance of goals. Back both teams to score.
Walsall v Barnsley
Barnsley have been one of League One’s form sides since Paul Heckingbottom took charge, and the Tykes are now with in a real shout of reaching the play-offs. However, they won’t be relishing the trip to Walsall this weekend; and that’s not just because it means spending time in Walsall.
Sean O’Driscoll’s men are a wounded animal following a five-game winless streak and the hosts will be desperate to reignite their automatic promotion charge with three points on Saturday. Goals haven’t been a regular feature in recent weeks, but Tom Bradshaw and Milan Lalkovic can certainly cause problems for the visitors.
The visitors do boast a serial goalscorer of their own, however. Sam Winnall has registered 17 league goals this term and will be eager to fire his side to another crucial victory at the Bescot. Barnsley did suffer a 2-0 loss back at Oakwell earlier in the season, but they have improved and it should show here.
We wouldn’t like to call the outcome, but we do think the attackers on each side can make the net ripple. Besides, Walsall have been involved in two 0-0s on the spin. That surely has to end.
Altrincham v Macclesfield Town
Our final selection comes from the Conference, where Lee Sinnott’s Altrincham have flirted a lot with score draws in recent weeks. Another one against Macclesfield would suit us just fine as we’re backing both teams to score at Moss Lane.
Four of the home side’s last five have ended in score draws while five of the last six have ended in BTTS winners. With Michael Rankine leading the line, the relegation threatened hosts will at least be expected to find the net against a Silkmen defence that’s leaked 25 on the road.
John Askey’s men have notched 27 in those 18 matches, though, while top striker Kristian Dennis sits second in the division’s individual scoring charts with 22 overall. With the hosts leaking 1.5 goals per game, the visitors certainly won’t be frightened in the attacking third.
This might well turn out to be a scrappy contest, but there should be plenty of chances at both ends. Don’t be surprised if another score draw is on the cards.