The return of a full fixture list should provide many reasons for fans up and down the country to look ahead to this weekend’s action with huge excitement. Hopefully that will translate to an afternoon of goals, particularly in our three selected matches on the BTTS coupon.
Should all six teams find the net, our £10 treble will return just under £50 to make our Saturday evening all the more brighter. Here are our selections.
Peterborough United V Charlton Athletic
League One outfit Peterborough have been a regular feature on the goals galore coupon for a long time now, and the fact that they enter Saturday’s home clash on the back of five successive BTTS winners would suggest that they could be in for another against the Addicks.
The sides shared a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture at the Valley. Moreover, Posh’s 18 home games have delivered 28 goals scored and 23 goals against while Charlton’s 15 matches on the road have seen 18 goals at the right end at 19 goals against. With both sides sitting just outside the play-off zone, it has the makings of a fascinating battle.
Home manager Steve Evans can look to the league’s top scorer for inspiration in the form of Jack Marriott while the supporting cast of Marcus Maddison, Joe Ward, and Junior Morais are all capable of goals too.
With Charlton also scoring in nine of their last 10, the likes of Josh Magennis should have every chance of getting the visitors on the scoreboard. Both sides will fancy their chances. Whatever happens, it should be a fascinating encounter.
Swindon Town V Cheltenham Town
League Two club Swindon are still aiming for promotion via the play-offs, and a home win over local rivals Cheltenham would give them a serious boost this weekend. With passions running high, it should be a game of goals.
Interim boss Matty Taylor will be looking to continue the club’s good scoring form at the County Ground. The hosts have hit 23 goals in 18 home matches this term, with Luke Norris and Marc Richards scoring on a fairly frequent basis. Given that the opposition has shipped 31 on the road, a home goal is more than likely.
Swindon’s defence has conceded 29 in that time, though, which is likely to leave the door open for Mo Eisa and co. to give the visitors at least one goal to cheer. Even with their poor results, the visitors have registered seven BTTS winners in their last 10 matches too.
Cheltenham registered a 2-1 victory in the reverse clash but the role reversal could lead to a reverse scoreline. In truth, 2-1 to either side would suit us just fine.
Eastleigh V Dover Athletic
Goals have been a regular occurrence at the Silverlake Stadium this term, with 18 goals producing 30 goals for Eastleigh and 29 for their respective opponents. There’s no reason to think that trend will end as they take on Dover Athletic.
Andy Hessenthaler’s men have struggled for points in recent weeks but Ben Williamson, Chris Zebroski, and Ayo Obileye have more than enough quality to cause problems for a visiting team that has leaked 19 goals in 18 matches on the road.
Dover are in far better form than the hosts, however, winning three of their last four matches. Ryan Bird and Mitchell Pinnock have been regular sources of goals for Chris Kinnear’s men this term. The visitors will be fancied to increase their tally of 24 away goals.
Had the game been at Dover, the BTTS winner might not look so likely. In Hampshire, though, there should be opportunities for both teams to score.