International week may mean no Match of the Day on Saturday night, but you can at least enjoy a few free drinks after our Goals Galore treble comes in. This weekend we scout the lower leagues for our selections and we have some meaty choices for you.
Bradford City v Brentford – 3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 3/4 Ladbrokes
Promoted via the play offs last season Bradford have started well in the new campaign where they currently lie 7th but are likely to face their toughest test yet at the weekend when they take on Brentford who narrowly missed out on promotion last season. Fortunately for us, a stat we love to hear is that Bradford have scored in every league game so far without fail and being at home we expect the same again. Brentford will be coming for all three points though as they look for another promotion challenge and I fully expect them to mount a serious bid. Brentford come off the back of a 0-0 home draw to Carlisle which doesn’t look great, but having had their defender Tony Craig sent off after 68 minutes, they still managed to hang on to their point. Brentford have scored in both away league games and Saturday they should make that a treble. I’M Predicting a 2-1 away win but the goals galore is all we need.
Burton Albion v Oxford United – 3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 4/6 Ladbrokes
Looking like tie of the weekend in League 2 as second placed Burton Albion take on the team in third, Oxford United. Nothing separates these two apart from goal difference as neither have lost a game so far. Both sides hold that stat we love to see; scoring in every game this season, so this was an obvious candidate for our selection. Burton at home can be tough to beat as they showed against Premier League opposition when they took Fulham to penalties late in August scoring two goals along the way. On their travels Oxford have had just the two games but have managed to score a mammoth seven goals including four past a strong Portsmouth outfit. Really looking forward to seeing how this pans out and could be a 3-3 cracker.
Cheltenham v Portsmouth – 3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 7/10 Ladbrokes
Our final selection are two teams who will be will not be happy with how they have started their new campaigns.
Cheltenham Town are in similar trouble at the bottom and will need to keep David Connolly quiet when they take on Portsmouth, with the 36-year-old having struck four times so far this season.
Cheltenham were looking to push on this season for at least the play offs but have yet to match that target after a disappointing start collecting just the 4 points from a possible 15.
Despite not picking up many points they have found the net frequently in all but one match and both time they have been at home. Portsmouth were hoping this was the season they would stop free falling and give the fans something to cheer about, but it hasn’t been the case yet as they sit a little higher in the table than Cheltenham, in 18th with an extra point.
Despite the start they will still be looking to make the play off and start Saturday with a win. Away from home they have scored twice in both games and don’t be surprised if its a goal from danger man David Connolly who has already found the back of the net four times this season.