This weekend’s BTTS treble comes courtesy of matchday two action in Germany’s third tier, and we’re backing six teams to find the target in a 47/10 treble.
Assuming all three games end in BTTS winners, we’ll be celebrating a return of £57 from a £10 stake, and that would set us up perfectly heading into August.
Here are our selections.
Carl Zeiss Jena v Fortuna Koln
Fortuna Koln may have started their season with a 1-0 home win against Aalen, but they conceded a massive 43 goals on their travels last term. While they will fancy their hopes of a win against a newly promoted opponent, we’d be surprised to see them keep a clean sheet.
The visitors do boast some good attacking options, though, and should find the target in this trip to the Ernst Abbe Sportfeld. A return of six points from six would signal a great start after finishing dangerously close to the drop zone in 2016-17, and that will be their aim here, especially as the hosts did lost their opening game 1-0.
Mark Zimmermann’s men carry over a fantastic scoring record on home soil, though. When combined with Koln’s defensive vulnerabilities, it should make for a very entertaining affair at both ends.
It’s likely to be quite close in the scoring. Whatever the outcome, we expect both teams to score.
Paderborn v Chemnitz
Steffen Baumgart’s Paderborn opened their campaign with an enthralling 4-4 draw at Hallescher, and already have four players that have opened their scoring acconts for 2017-18. They will be expected to score again in their opening home game of the season, but they might not have things all their own way against Chemnitz.
The hosts scored and conceded 23 goals in 19 matches at the Benteler Arena, winning the corresponding fixture against Chemnitz via a 4-2 scoreline. Still, while they will be expected to score, the visitors will fancy their chances too.
Chemnitz opened their campaign with a 1-0 away win, and did score twice in each of the two games against Paderborn last term. They finished far above their opponents last term too, and have kept the key players from their squad.
All in all, it has all the ingredients to be a thrilling encounter. At 4/5, the BTTS selection is well worth its inclusion.
Unterhaching v Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe were involved in an entertaining 2-2 draw on the opening day, and will make the trip tp Unterhaching with high hopes of making it four points from a possible six. Given that their opponents lost their opening game 3-0, there’s a good chance that they will.
Despite suffering relegation last term, the visitors did score a lot of goals. While they did lose some players, the attacking duo of Anton Fink and Dominic Stroh-Engel should give them a great chance of scoring at Alpenbauer Sportpark.
The hosts will be eager to bounce back from last week’s hammering, and that starts with scoring their first goal of the campaign. Claus Schromm’s men certainly have the quality to do that. Having said that, their weak defence could be up against it too.
Karlsruhe should return home with at least a share of the spoils, but the home side are more than capable of scoring. Let’s just hope the other two games end with both teams on the target also.