A schedule of international fixtures means that there are no games in the top two divisions of English football this weekend, but that doesn’t prevent punters from winning big.
We’re on this BTTS treble, which comes from games in Leagues One, Two and the Conference.
Crewe Alexandra V Coventry City
Crewe Alexandra’s struggle for goals has been a major downfall so far this season, but the League One side have a great chance of getting back to scoring ways against Coventry on Saturday. Unfortunately, though, that may not be enough to secure any points.
The last three head-to-head meetings have been BTTS winners with a minimum of three goals, which is a very promising statistic. Quite worryingly, though, the hosts have only amassed eight goals in 11 league outings this term. However, they will fancy their chicness against a Sky Blues defence that has shipped seven in just five away matches.
In truth, Alexandra will more than likely need to score if they want to end their four game winless streak. Steven Davis’ defence has already shipped 29 goals this term and Coventry will almost certainly increase that to at least 30.
Coventry haven’t kept a clean sheet in five matches, though, so the hosts can be optimistic. The Sky Blues, who picked up a 2-2 draw against Crawley last week, were a favourite on this coupon in 2013/14 and we think there is a great chance they could be involved in another BTTS winner here.
BTTS Yes @ 13/20 with Ladbrokes
AFC Wimbledon V Bury
League Two side AFC Wimbledon will be on a huge high after defeating bitter rivals MK Dons on Tuesday but they could be in for another truly difficult encounter as they prepare to face the leaders Bury.
An extraordinary 3-2 turnaround at the Stadium: MK will have given everyone at Kingsmeadow a major lift ahead of this weekend’s fixture and they will be aiming to follow that heroic result up with a first league win in three. However, Neal Ardley’s men know they may need more than one goal against a Shakers side that has scored for six consecutive matches.
However, Wimbledon themselves have found the net for five straight matches and are no strangers to scoring either. Bury’s defence might have conceded only eight league goals all term but the Dons do boast nine in just five home matches and should be confident of getting on the scoreboard.
Nevertheless, Bury will pose a real danger throughout and David Flitcrft’s men will be expected to score as they search for a sixth win in seven.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5 with Ladbrokes
Eastleigh V Halifax Town
The Vanarama Conference has already provided fans with plenty of goals this season and we expect Saturday’s showdown at the Silverlake Stadium.
Both Eastleigh and Halifax have enjoyed fruitful seasons in front of goal this term. The hosts boast a return of 21 from 14 matches whilst the visitors record stands at 27 from 15. This in itself gives us confidence in choosing this match as a potential BTTS winner, but that isn’t the only source of optimism.
Neither side has the greatest defence in the division. Despite sitting second in the league, Halifax have shipped 14 goals this season. Perhaps more tellingly, though, five of those have come in the past two outings alone.
However, that defensive record is still a lot better than Eastleigh’s. Richard Hill’s men have let 20 goals in this campaign, keeping just one clean sheet in their last 12 encounters. This really is a case of strong attacks against weak backlines and, especially with Halifax playing away, we’re backing both teams to find the target.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5 with Ladbrokes
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