Three games. Six teams to score. £55 profit. Let’s hope Saturday’s BTTS treble is as simple as it sounds.
We’ve picked two games from the Premier League and one from League Two. Here are our selections.
Leicester City v Middlesbrough
The Premier League champions have been marvellous in Europe but their domestic form has been far from great. The one thing we have come to expect from the Foxes, however, is goals. And after four straight BTTS winners, we’re forecasting yet another as they take on Boro.
Claudio Ranieri’s men have scored nine times in their six home games while the firepower of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, and Islam Silmani will always give them a chance of finding the target. After the euphoria of booking their place in the Champions League knockout phase, the hosts will be expected to score.
Middlesbrough are far from terrible, though, and can take advantage of any potential tiredness in the Leicester legs. After a couple of very difficult games, Aitor Karanka’s men will see this as a winnable fixture. If Christian Stuani and Alvaro Negredo are presented with the chances, the visitors can get on the scoresheet.
It’s unlikely to be the highest scoring game of the afternoon. But we do expect both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 39/40 with Unibet
Swansea City v Crystal Palace
Despite picking up a solid point at Everton last weekend, Swansea City are now bottom of the Premier League. The Swans can be a little more optimistic of gaining their first home win of the season this weekend, however, as they are playing a team with the worst record in 2016.
Bob Bradley has found life difficult in Wales since taking over, but the Swans have only fired one blank in his five games as manager. The quality of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Leroy Fer, and co. should give them a good chance against an away side that has shipped 11 in six on the road. On the other hand, they may need more than one goal to secure the points.
After all, Alan Pardew’s men have scored 17 in 12 league games. They may have lost five on the spin, but six of their last seven have ended in BTTS winners. Given Swansea’s poor record, an attacking force fronted by Christian Benteke should be quietly confident.
A lot has changed since last season’s corresponding 1-1 contest. Having said that, a similar outcome might not be the worst shout here.
BTTS Yes @ 13/18 with Unibet
Colchester United v Crewe Alexandra
A much-needed midweek away win at Cheltenham has seen John McGreal’s climb to 17th, and the League Two side will be hoping to continue their ascent with another positive result on Saturday. However, they shouldn’t expect things all their own way against a very capable Crewe Alexandra.
While results have been far from impressive, goals have been a regular occurrence for the Eagles. The hosts have returned 13 goals in eight home games this term, and the likes of Chris Porter should give them a great chance of finding the target at the Weston Homes Community Stadium once more – especially as the visitors have shipped 11 on the road.
Steven Davis’s men have scored 10 on the road, however, and should have no issues scoring against a team that has already leaked 14 at home. The firepower of Ryan Lowe and Andrew Kiwomya will be fancied to score, even if they don’t get the win.
Both teams will be confident after their respective Tuesday night wins. Let’s hope that leads to a game of goals.
BTTS Yes @ 10/11 with Unibet
A £10 treble returns £65.00 with Unibet