The games will come thick and fast over the coming weeks and teams across England’s top four divisions will be desperate for points as they look to achieve their seasonal aims.
We’re looking to take advantage of this situation by backing these six clubs to all find the target in our 5/1 treble at BetVictor.
Alternatively, add an extra two selections to qualify for BetVictor’s ‘Back of the Net’promotion.
West Bromwich Albion V Aston Villa
The Midlands derby is always a heated affair but this edition could be even more passionate due to the current insecurities surrounding each club. That should hopefully lead to a cracking spectacle at the Hawthorns.
Both teams are in danger of being dragged into a relegation battle, meaning that bragging rights aren’t the only thing up for grabs in the derby. This is a winnable fixture for either side and could be a vital three points heading into the hectic festive schedule.
That should ignite an attack-minded affair and recent meetings certainly point towards a dramatic affair. Each of the past four head-to-head encounters have ended with both teams on the scoresheet, including 2-2 draws in each of the last two matches here.
With Saido Berahino leading the line, the Baggies have always got a chance of goals. However, Villa are on five-game unbeaten run right now and will be extremely confident too. Back both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ Evens with BetVictor
Brentford V Blackburn Rovers
Both Brentford and Blackburn have become favourites for punters on this coupon in 2014/15 so Saturday’s clash at Griffin Park is a definite inclusion for our BTTS treble.
Goals have been a common feature for both of these Championship rivals with a combined total of 62 scored and 54 conceded after 20 matches a piece. Additionally, four of Brentford’s last five have ended in BTTS winners whilst all five of Blackburn’s have also achieved this feat.
Gary Bowyer’s men boast 18 league goals between their strike duo alone as Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede continue to find the net. The Bees, however, also possess a couple of deadly finishes and Andre Gray will certainly hope to increase his personal tally as the hosts bid to remain in the play-off places.
It’s extremely tight at the Championship summit and both of these rivals have a great chance of gaining promotion to the Premier League. This one has all the makings of an explosive contest.
BTTS Yes @ 3/5 with BetVictor
Cambridge United V Shrewsbury Town
Our final pick comes from League Two and we’re predicting plenty of action as high-flying Shrewsbury head to the Abbey Stadium.
The Shrews haven’t been fantastic on the road this term, but Cambridge can be beaten at home and the visitors will be desperate to grab the three points as they attempt to remain in the automatic promotion places. For that away win to happen, though, Micky Mellon’s men will probably need to score more than once against a U’s side that has already posted 18 home goals this term.
In fact, Richard Money has overseen four straight BTTS winners at the Abbey Stadium so fans will be forgiven for anticipating another dramatic contest against an away side that could even go top with three points.
It’s a very difficult game to predict the outcome of, but the one thing we can be confident of is goals. Let’s hope for an action-packed affair.
BTTS Yes @ 20/23 with BetVictor
A £10 treble pays £59.83 with BetVictor