The international break is over and it’s back to domestic BTTS Yes bets this weekend. With one from the Premier League, one from the Championship and one from Italy’s Serie A, find my selections beneath.
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Arsenal v Liverpool
Six points currently separate Arsene Wenger’s third-placed Arsenal and Brendan Rodgers’ fifth-placed Liverpool in the Premier League standings, and as such, you’d think that while the Gunners need to try and defeat Liverpool because they’re at home, Arsenal would also be happy to keep the gap between themselves and Liverpool at six points.
Of course, Liverpool, whilst they won’t want to see that six point gap grow to nine, really need to reduce the margin by three points to increase their chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season.
All in all, I’m not expecting an action packed game full of goals, more likely a cautious start, but I can envisage a 1-1 draw and think that the game will open up at some point, particularly as a 0-0 isn’t much use to Liverpool.
Stats wise, looking at the last six games of each team, it’s far from a perfect BTTS Yes match, admittedly, but four of Arsenal’s last six games have seen both teams score (66.7%), four of their last six head-to-head games with Liverpool have seen both teams score (66.7%) and 3/6 H2H specifically at the Emirates (50%) have been the same.
BTTS Yes @ 13/20 with BetVictor
Reading v Cardiff
Steve Clarke’s Reading lost their last two Championship games and are now only nine points off the drop-zone. However, we’re only interested in BTTS Yes bets and the Royals’ last four games have resulted in both teams scoring. While it’s true to say that three of them were away games, on current form Reading matches are a decent bet for both teams scoring, making up a 66.7% strike rate in their last six overall, home and away combined.
Cardiff, meanwhile, have an overall BTTS Yes strike rate of 66.7% from their last six matches, with the same percentage just in their last six road contests (4/6). Overall, four of the Bluebirds last five matches have seen both teams score and I’m hoping that becomes five out of six.
BTTS Yes @ 10/11 with BetVictor
Fiorentina v Sampdoria
Vincenzo Montella’s Viola have been in superb form recently, beating rivals Juventus in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final and keeping themselves in contention for a Champions League berth through their Serie A form. Most crucially for our purposes, all six of Fiorentina’s last six league home games have seen both teams score (100%), with four of their last six overall being the same (66.7%).
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Sampdoria, on the other hand, have also been in terrific domestic form and have risen to fourth place in the Serie A standings as a consequence. Admittedly, only three of Samp’s last six Serie A away games have seen both teams score (50%), but they themselves have scored in five of those six games, and i’d certainly expect Fiorentina to get one on home soil this weekend.
BTTS Yes @ 17/20 with BetVictor
A £10 treble potentially returns £58.28 with BetVictor