The Saturday football schedule isn’t as packed as usual, but there’s still plenty of games to provide goals, goals, goals.
We’ve picked three games in which we expect both teams to find the net at some stage. Assuming they do, we’ll be looking at a 5/1 winner to keep the summer profits rolling. Let’s just hope they can all do the business.
SJK v VPS. 1PM
Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho have provided plenty of excitement for the neutral in Finland’s Veikkausliiga as their seven home matches have provided 10 goals at both ends. We have no reason to believe the goals will dry up as they take on VPS.
Jose Roca will be looking to Englishman Billy Ions, who has six in 13, as his main source of inspiration. The hosts should be in buoyant mood after winning 2-0 at HIFK on Wednesday while the fact that the visitors have conceded 11 in eight away games is another source of optimism.
The visitors haven’t defended brilliantly on the road, but they are scoring goals for fun. A return of 13 has helped them win four and draw three on their travels, which is why they are currently sitting pretty in second. After three successive draws, Petri Vuorinen will demand a win. Whether his team provides it or not, we would expect them to score.
April’s reverse clash ended in a 3-1 win the SJK. VPS will be eager for revenge, but we think the hosts will score too.
Arsenal De Sarandi v Godoy Cruz. 6PM
Argentina’s Primera season is coming towards its climax and struggling Arsenal will be eager to get a win as they welcome Godoy Cruz to the Estadio Viaducto. However, given their own poor form, they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way.
Arsenal have won just three home games this term, but do boast 13 goals in 13 games, which should give them confidence against an away side that’s leaked 17 on the road. Humberto Grondona’s men have won each of their last two matches too, so they should at least find the target.
Godoy’s away form is no better than Arsenal’s home record as Lucas Bernardi’s men have won just three times on the road, scoring only nine in 13. Nevertheless, the goals of Javier Correa and Santiago Garcia show that the visitors are more than capable. Not least because the hosts have conceded 21 on home soil.
Neither team is particularly blessed at the back, and we think that’ll show. Back both teams to score.
New York City v Seattle Sounders. 6:15PM
Two of the MLS’s most popular sides meet at the Yankee Stadium, and fans will be hoping to see plenty of goals in this Saturday showdown. We have every reason to think the two clubs will deliver.
Patrick Vieira’s men have been involved in six straight BTTS winners on home soil, and the quality of David Villa and Jack Harrison should give them a great chance of goals against the defending MLS Cup holders. After all, the visitors have a huge journey to contend with while they also shipped three in their last game on the road.
The Sounders have won four of their last five MLS fixtures, however, and will always carry a threat through the attacking stars of Clint Dempsey and Will Bruin. Brian Scmetzer’s men need a result to keep their hopes of play-off qualification looking strong too. Even if they don’t grab the win, we’d expect them to score.
Seattle picked up a 3-1 win in the only previous head-to-head clash. Don’t be surprised if we see four goals on this occasion also. If we do, the BTTS winner will look almost certain.