The international break limits the number of fixtures but we still think there will be goals, goals, goals on Saturday afternoon courtesy of teams from the third tier and down. We’ve got a tasty 21/5 treble on the BTTS market that will hopefully prove it.
We’re not interested in who wins. As long as all six of our selected teams find the net at some stage, we’ll be picking up a healthy amount of profit in spite of the reduced fixture list. Quite frankly, there couldn’t be a better way to banish the international blues.
Here are our selections.
MK Dons v Fleetwood Town
Following a successful week in the cup competitions, Uwe Rosler’s Cod Army head to the Stadium:MK with high hopes of climbing back into the play-off spots with an important away win. While they are more than capable, they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against a home side that is in good scoring form too.
Fleetwood have hit 11 goals in eight away matches so far while they can look to the deadly duo of Devante Cole and Jordie Hiwula-Mayifuila for inspiration in the attacking third here. Given that the hosts have shipped 13 on home turf, the visitors are likely to score.
The Dons do boast 11 at the right end in that time, however, while they hit four in both of their recent cup matches as well as their most recent home league game. Osman Sow and co. are more than capable of getting the hosts on the scoresheet once more, we’re just not sure it’ll be enough to secure a win.
Each of the last three league games at the Stadium:MK have ended in BTTS winners. Back that trend to continue here.
Cheltenham Town v Luton Town
League Two side Cheltenham might be sitting in the bottom half, but a return of 15 goals in eight home games should give them confidence about finding the target at Whaddon Road on Saturday. Nonetheless, they could be in for a difficult encounter as they prepare to take on promotion-chasing Luton.
The Robins have now scored in 12 straight matches, which should fill Gary Johnson with optimism here. Mo Eisa, Danny Wright, and Brian Graham have all scored on a fairly frequent basis too. After winning five of their eight home league matches, they will at least be expected to score. Even if it doesn’t lead to a victory.
Luton have lost just once on the road, scoring 10 in eight. Given that a win could take them top, the incentive for Nathan Jones’ men is huge. The firepower of James Collins and Danny Hylton has proven to be very effective so far. There should be goals for the visitors.
Despite only conceding five time on their travels, though, we’re predicting that Luton will concede too.
Halifax Town v Woking
Neither Halifax nor Woking have been in the best run of form recently but the National League rivals have still been scoring goal. The combination of attacking confidence and defensive frailties should result in a game of goals at the Shay.
Halifax have found the net in seven of 10 home games, including the cup clash with Tranmere, while Tom Denton and co. will be eager to punish the leaky Woking backline. Considering the visitors have shipped 17 in nine away games, Billy Heath’s men should score.
Anthony Limbrick’s men do boast 10 goals on the road, though. More importantly, five of their last six competitive games have ended in BTTS winners. The Cards have often been a solid bet on the BTTS coupon for a couple of seasons now, and there’s every reason to think they will have us celebrating once more.
If the other two games come in too, a £52 return from £10 would be lovely.