It’s the weekend again, which means it’s time to get my BTTS thoughts to paper and let readers know what I’ll be putting in my coupon over the next couple of days.
With a full fixture list and goals flying in everywhere recently I’m pretty confident that we can muster up a winner this week, I’ve certinly been researching hard enough!
Here are my both teams to score selections for the next couple of days.
Queen of South v Dumbarton – 3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 4/6
This was a game that stood out like a sore thumb because of Dumbarton’s stats for BTTS when on the road. 83% of their away games this season has seen both teams hit the back of the net, and with their latest 5 games producing no less than 20 goals I feel there is plenty of room to manoeuvre with this selection.
Queen of South tend to be rather tight at home and have only conceded 12 in their 12 home games to date, but Dumbarton are in great goalscoring form at present and will be looking to continue the trend (they’ve scored at least 1 goal in their last 8 consecutive games).
The reverse fixture ended in a 1-0 victory for Queen of South, but Dumbarton are on an 8 game unbeaten streak and in great form just now. I expect a few goals in this one and more importantly, they should be spread between the two teams.
Zwolle v NEC Nijmegen – 5.45pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 4/7
Zwolle are on an 8 game BTTS streak since the winter break and I’m taking it to continue when NEC Nijmegen visit.
The home side’s BTTS stats are creeping up week on week and they currently have a 77% record of both teams scoring when at home. Combined with the fact that NEC Nijmegen have scored and conceded in 10 of their 12 away games this season (84%) this bet looks a very attractive proposition.
Even more encouraging is the result from their last meeting earlier in the season; a 5-1 victory for Zwolle. It perhaps won’t be such a mauling this time around as the home side are suffering a lengthy injury list, but nevertheless it looks to have plenty of potential for goals galore.
Bristol City v Gillingham – 3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 8/11
Bristol City just can’t help getting amongst the goals. Despite occupying 21st position in the league table, they’ve failed to score in just 1 of their last 16 games at home in all competitions; a sign that despite being effective up front their defensive ability leaves a lot to be desired. This will be music to Gillingham’s ears.
Gillingham have been inconsistent at best this season, but a trip to Ashton Gate should at least allow the goals to flow. With just 2 clean sheets at home this term, Bristol City are definitely there for the taking and their current form (lack of) was highlighted last weekend in their 3-0 loss to Sheffield United.
Bristol City managed to pull off a 1-1 draw at Priestfield in the reverse fixture, and the Gills will be looking to atone for that disappointment. This game definitely has goals in it.