This Saturday’s BTTS treble is a huge 47/1 shot that comes from matches from both sides of the border.
In a slightly different approach, we’ve picked three selections spread out across the day. Can our three teams win their respective matches without keeping a clean sheet? If they do, we’ll be counting out almost £500 of profit.
That has to be worth a punt!
Rangers v Hearts
As their first season back in the Scottish Prem approaches its climax, Rangers are destined for a respectable third-place finish. And while the Gers have had their ups and downs, a return of 10 wins at Ibrox is fairly pleasing. They’ll be out for another on Saturday, but can expect a difficult test against a solid Hearts.
Rangers registered a 2-0 win when the sides met here earlier in the season, but could be a little vulnerable after conceding five against Celtic in their last home game. Moreover, leaking four in February’s away game at Tynecastle is another reason to think that the hosts could concede.
Pedro Caiixinha has had a positive impact, however, and the likes of Kenny Miller and Martyn Waghorn can cause problems for a poorly travelled away side. Do not be surprised if they score two or three in this one.
The home side should prevail, but this game isn’t a foregone conclusion. Back Hearts to score at some stage during the afternoon before falling to defeat.
BTTS & Rangers win @ 11/4
Middlesbrough v Southampton
Monday’s loss at Chelsea confirmed Middlesbrough’s relegation, which could allow the Smoggies to play with a little more freedom. While they’ll be desperate to score in their final home game of the campaign, they could be in for another difficult afternoon against a decent Saints side.
Boro have scored just 16 times at the Riverside, but have found the net in each of their last three here. Steve Agnew will be looking to Alvaro Negredo to give the home fans something to cheer and, given that Southampton have conceded 26 on their travels, the hosts should have a fantastic chance.
This is a game that Claude Puel will have down as a potential win, though, particularly after a five-game winless streak. The fact that Boro seem to have forgotten how to defend too should give the Saints a huge source of inspiration.
The reverse clash ended in a 1-0 win for Saints, and we expect them to pick up three points. On this occasion, though, Boro should be scoring too.
BTTS & Southampton win @ 3/1
Fulham v Reading
While Reading may have finished third in the table, it’s Fulham who enter the play-offs as the Championship’s in-form side. Frankly, that should make for a thrilling battle at Craven Cottage.
Slavia Jokanovic’s men have been a firm favourite on the BTTS coupon this term, scoring 45 and conceding 32 in their 23 home games alone. Meanwhile, Chris Martin and co. can take huge inspiration from their 5-0 win over the Royals back in December.
Reading should fancy their chances of grabbing an important away goal on this occasion, especially as they scored 33 in the regular season. However, the fact that they’ve leaked 48 on their travels is another cause for concern. If they do ship two or three here, it’ll be hard to see them leaving the capital with anything other than a first leg deficit.
Each of Fulham’s last seven have ended in BTTS winners, and the Cottagers have won five of those encounters. We’re backing that trend to continue.
BTTS & Fulham win @ 9/4
A £10 treble pays £487.50