We are at that point in the season where every division is really starting to hot up, and as we enter the Christmas period we expect that net to ripple more and more here at GGT. We have a treble of mouth watering ties for you to get your hands on.
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Brighton v Leicester City – 3.00pm Saturday – Betfred 8/11
I kept a close eye on both sides during midweek as I would have included them in our treble, if it wasn’t for some other stand out selections. Interestingly they both were on the end of shock defeats to opposition sitting in the bottom three of The Championship and will be looking to immediately bounce back here. Both teams scored in those ties and I expect the same to happen here.
Brighton have one of the larger wage bills in the division and are expected to challenge for promotion this season with the Play Offs being a minimum target. Currently they lie in 11th and will want to push on and reverse the horrible 2-1 defeat they suffered at home to Barnsley on Tuesday night. Win, lose or draw The Seagulls always manage a goal at The Amex, they have found the back of net in every home game this season and I see this continuing on Saturday.
Leicester also suffered a defeat in midweek, 2-1 away to strugglers Sheffield Wednesday. Prior to the upset at Hillsborough, The Foxes were sitting pretty, three points clear at the top of The Championship, however QPR’s home victory over Bournemouth has now reduced the lead to goal difference alone. If Leicester are to make a serious bid for promotion they will need to be winning games like this and after dropping valuable points to Wednesday, victory is even more important here. Expect goals and expect a thriller!
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest -3.00pm Saturday – Betfred 8/13
Next up is a fixture that should be full of action between two sides that have produced plenty of goals at both ends over recent weeks. Sheffield Wednesday are in for a long season at the bottom with every point being vital as they sit in 23rd courtesy of goal different otherwise they would be rock bottom. 8th in the league, Nottingham Forest are the visitors who are also under pressure to perform as manager Billy Davies require nothing less than a Play Off place.
Wednesday will be looking to follow up on the midweek victory with another three points at Hillsborough. One of the many shocks of Tuesday night saw The Owls pull off a 2-1 victory over table toppers Leicester City and confidence will be at a season high. That was their first points in five games and may be a turning point in a season which has had a dreadful start. At home, Wednesday have seen the both teams to score bet land seven times in their last eight matches, which makes great reading.
We included Nottingham Forest in our mid week treble which saw them register a 2-2 away at Millwall and we are confident they can replicate a similar feat here. The stat which is incredibly hard to argue with is that The Tricky Trees have found the back of the net at least once in every single game on the road this season across all competitions. Against the side joint bottom of the league i cannot see that changing.
Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur – 5.30pm Saturday – Betfred 5/6
Squeezing in a Premier League tie has been more difficult than ever before during this campaign as clean sheets have been unusually high, however Sunderland are becoming a bit of a favourite of ours here at Goals Galore as they continue to deliver goals. Goals at both ends of the pitch seem even more likely when the bigger teams are in town and here they welcome one of those sides in Tottenham Hotspur.
Sunderland and Chelsea both found the net mid week when the Black Cats suffered a 4-2 defeat and the scenario of this game is very similar. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all visited the Stadium of Light too and despite coming away victories they have not left with a clean sheet. Bottom of the league and six points from safety is not happy reading for Sunderland fans, with points needing to come from somewhere soon, expect an all out attack once more.
Manager Andre Villas Boas eased the pressure somewhat with an unconvincing victory on Wednesday night when they came away 2-1 winners over struggling Fulham at Craven Cottage. Goals are starting to come for this Spurs side and having been at the game I can tell you first hand that Spurs have goals in them but are also unconvincing enough at the back to see them concede once more here. Predicting another 2-1 victory for AVB.