As if a Monday without work wasn’t already good enough, we have a packed football schedule to sink our teeth into, and will be looking to gain the perfect start to the week by landing this 40/1 treble on the BTTS & Win market.
Three teams. Three wins. No clean sheets. that’s the recipe of success that we’re looking to find for a third time since Christmas. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a winner.
Preston North End v Norwich City
Championship rivals Preston and Norwich are both destined to remain in the division, but that shouldn’t stop this game from being an entertaining encounter. After all, goals have been a common feature at Deepdale while the Canaries have provided plenty for the neutrals to get excited about on the road.
Simon Grayson’s Lilywhites have netted 38 goals en route to 11 wins from 21 home matches this term. Given that they last lost a league game here on Boxing Day, the home fans will be expecting to see their side pick up points in this one, especially as Norwich have conceded 43 times on their travels.
Preston might need more than one goal to secure the points, however. The Canaries have hit 24 in 21 away games while the hosts have conceded 22 here. Cameron Jerome, Nelson Oliveira, and co. are more than capable of finding the target in this one.
Still, it’s hard to see them stopping the hosts, especially as they’ve failed to win any of their last six on the road. It should be a BTTS winner, but we’re backing Preston to prevail.
BTTS & Preston NE Win @ 7/2
Rochdale v Coventry City
They might be relegated, but Coventry are suddenly playing with a far greater sense of freedom, which has seen the troubled Sky Blues pick up 10 points from a possible 15 – as well as the EFT – in recent weeks. That could give them the momentum to find the target once more against Rochdale, although it might not be enough to avoid defeat.
Coventry’s recent success has largely arrived at the Ricoh. Away from home, they’ve registered just two points and four goals from the last eight. While the likes of Marcus Tudgay are capable of finding the net on Easter Monday, it’s hard to see them scoring more than once.
Unfortunately for the visitors, Dale are likely to grab more than one goal here. Keith Hill’s men have scored 45 times in 21 home games, racking up 12 wins and six draws in the process. It should be another win against the division’s worst side, with at least two or three goals being scored.
The hosts have shipped 24 home goals, though. Let’s hope the pressure-free visitors can increase that tally with a consolation.
BTTS & Rochdale Win @ 11/5
Southport v Forest Green Rovers
Relegation has already been confirmed for National League outfit Southport, but the Sandgrounders do tend to score at Haig Avenue even when they lose. We’re hoping the trend will continue as they welcome Forest Green Rovers for their penultimate home game in the division.
The hosts have scored 29 home goals this term, and should fancy their chances of increasing that tally against an away side that has conceded 27 on the road. After all, they can afford to play without any fear, which could make them a more dangerous prospect in the attacking third. Then again, it could make them even more vulnerable at the back.
That could be a major problem given that Forest Green are one of the strongest sides in the league, who have also picked up 13 wins and 40 goals on their travels. While automatic promotion is gone, they’ll want to enter the play-offs in good form. A big win here with plenty of goals would go a long way to helping.
Southport were hammered in the reverse game, conceding five times, and will probably suffer another loss here. They did at least score at the New Lawn, and we expect them to repeat that feat on home soul. Nonetheless, it should be a win for the visitors.
BTTS & Forest GR Win @ 15/8
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