The new season has arrived and there couldn’t be a better way to celebrate than landing a huge 194/1 treble. That’s exactly what we’re looking to do on the BTTS & Win market. Care to join us?
We had a couple of big winners to turn a huge profit in 2016-17, and a winner here would see us in profit for the rest of 2017-18 too. Let’s hope that our selections can deliver. Good luck!
Ipswich Town v Birmingham City
Championship rivals Ipswich and Birmingham were both pretty poor in 2016-17, but the visitors will be looking for a much easier ride this time round. Following Harry’s Houdini act after arriving for the final stretch last season, we’re backing the Blues to kickstart their campaign with a precious win at Portman Road.
Mick McCarthy is still at Ipswich despite continued criticism from some sections of the crowd. While David McGoldrick, Freddie Sears, and Joe Garner are all capable of goals, it’s hard to see them hitting many against Birmingham. In truth, we think they could be restricted to one.
That would give Birmingham a great chance of sealing a positive result in their opening game. Clayton Donaldson and co. should be ready to convert any chances that come their way, and that could lead to a very important win for the Blues.
Birmingham might not reach the heights that some people have predicted, but they can have a better campaign than the Tractor Boys. Expect that to show here.
BTTS & Birmingham win @ 11/2
Guiseley v Ebbsfleet United
Ebbsfleet United are back in the National League following last season’s promotion, and a trip to Guiseley gives them a fighting chance of opening their campaign in style. At the very least, they should be expecting to score.
Daryl McMahon’s men have momentum behind them while the likes of Bradley Bubb and Danny Kedwell will be confident about scoring, especially given that the hosts 67 goals last season as they narrowly avoided relegation.
Guiseley did enjoy a better end to the campaign, though, and do know how to find the net at Nethermoor Park. With the fresh optimism of a new season, Adam Lockwood’s Yorkshiremen can be quietly confident about winning this one.
It could be a close one, and we expect both teams to have their fair share of chances. With home advantage on their side, though, we’re backing Guiseley to prevail.
Woking v Gateshead
Staying in the National League, Gateshead will be one of the teams setting out with ambitions of the play-offs in mind. They could set out their stool on the opening weekend with victory from their trip to Kingfield, and there’s a good chance that they will.
The visitors flopped towards the end of last season, but they are one of the stronger teams in the division. Neil Aspin’s men did score 34 times on their travels last term too, and Jordan Burrow and co. will be eager to open their account in this opener.
Woking have kept on just a handful of last season’s squad so enter this season as somewhat of an unknown entity. However, that lack of playing time together could leave the door open for Gateshead, even if new boss Anthony Limbrick has added some decent attacking options.
The hosts should find the target, but we’re backing Gateshead to leave Surrey with the points.