This weekend’s BTTS coupon will hopefully turn £10 into £57, and we’re looking to Scandinavia and Ireland for goals, goals, goals.
Three games, six teams to score, and hopefully a mid-month winner. That’s our plan, and here are the teams that we’re trusting to land us a profit. Good luck.
Sogndal v Rosenborg. 2:30PM
Despite sitting 11th in the table, Norwegian side Sogndal are in fantastic scoring form at the Fosshaugane, scoring an impressive 15 times in eight matches. While that attacking quality should give them a fighting chance on Saturday, the fact they face table-topping Rosenborg suggests they’ll have to be at their best to secure any points. Let’s just hope it’ll be a game of goals.
Eirik Bakke’s men have plenty of attacking quality, with Martin Ramsland and Gilbert Koomson scoring 11 goals between them already. While the visitors have shipped just six in seven away games, the hosts can at least be confident about finding the target.
Their hopes of success in the defensive third are a lot slimmer, however, thanks to Rosenborg’s extra quality. A return of 10 goals in seven away games is promising while Nicklas Bendtner continues to look like a constant threat in the attacking third.
Rosenborg did register a comfortable 3-0 win in the reverse clash just last month, and we’d edge towards an away win here. With the game being played in Sogndal, though, we’re backing the hosts to find the target too.
BTTS Yes @ 3/4
Malmo v Sirius. 3PM
In Sweden, it already looks certain that Malmo will be winning the title. Having said that, Magnus Pehrsson’s men have conceded goals, and they could be in for another big test as they welcome Sirius to the Swedbank.
Despite winning five of their six home games, Malmo have leaked eight goals, failing to keep a clean sheet in any of their last five. Given that Sirius have scored nine in seven away matches and are considered one of the division’s strongest sides, veteran goalkeeper Johan Wiland may have to pick the ball out of his net at some stage.
Nonetheless, Malmo will be expected to win this game, increasing their tally of 13 home goals. Markus Rosenberg and co. should have more than enough quality to cause problems for the visitors, which is why a shutout for the visitors looks unlikely.
Both teams have been impressive in the attacking third this term. Expect that to show here.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5
Cobh Ramblers v UCD. 7:15PM
While Waterford are firm favourites for the title, both Cobh Ramblers and UCD still boast hope of pipping them to promotion from Ireland’s second tier. However, neither of them can afford to lose further ground, which is why we expect both teams to go for it in this Saturday evening showdown.
The hosts have scored 16 times in their 10 home games while the visitors boast 10 from nine on the road. Both of those scoring feats give us a good foundation for optimism in spite of the fact that both previous meetings in 2017 have ended in BTTS losers.
With George Kelly and Jason McClelland both scoring for fun, UCD will certainly fancy their chances even if the hosts have only leaked five at St Coleman’s Park, not least because the hosts have lost three of their last four overall.
Nonetheless, another home game should bring another goal for Stephen Henderson’s Ramblers. Hopefully the other two selections will have already won.
BTTS Yes @ 5/6
A £10 treble returns £57.60