Three teams to win. Six teams to score. And a 53/1 winner. That’s our plan for Saturday with this treble on the BTTS & Win coupon, let’s hope our selections can provide a perfect end to January.
Our selections come from the Championship, League Two, and the Championship. There’s reason to be optimistic about all three choices, it’s got to be worth a punt.
Bristol City V QPR
After seeing their heroic Carabao Cup run come to an end, Lee Johnson’s Bristol City can now concentrate fully on their bid for promotion to the Premier League. A home win against QPR would provide a huge boost for a team currently sitting in the play-offs, but they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against the R’s.
Ian Holloway’s men have scored just 12 times on the road all season, but three of those goals did come in their last away outing at Burton. Matt Smith, Conor Washington, and Idrissa Sylla are all capable of scoring, and the visitors can fancy their chances given that the hosts are on a seven game winless streak in all competitions.
Three of those have been cup games against Premier League sides, though, while another was against Wolves. The Robins did hit two past Manchester City on Tuesday night, which will give Jamie Peterson and co. high hopes of extending the tally of 20 league goals at Ashton Gate.
In truth, the hosts are more than capable of doing just that against an average QPR. Let’s just hope their lack of momentum allows the visitors to get on the scoresheet too.
BTTS & Bristol C win @ 14/5 with Coral
Cheltenham Town V Barnet
In League Two, Cheltenham Town are hardly having a great season. However, things are looking far brighter at Whaddon Road than they are the Hive. The hosts will be hoping to underline those sentiments as they welcome Barnet on Saturday.
The hosts do enter this one having suffered back-to-back defeats, but did at least score twice at Mansfield last weekend. Gary Johnson’s men should be capable of boosting their tally of 19 home goals against the EFL’s bottom team, especially with Mo Eisa in attack.
Barnet will always fancy their hopes of scoring, particularly against another struggling team that has shopped 17 home goals. Shaquille Coulthirst and co. have scored 15 on the road, but it’s only helped them register two wins from 14 games. An 11th loss on their travels could be on the cards.
Still, with Cheltenham in poor form too, the Bees can at least give their supporters something to cheer.
BTTS & Cheltenham T win @ 29/10 with Coral
Eastleigh V Hartlepool United
Away from the pitch, uncertainty surrounds National League side Hartlepool United. Those problems have been coupled with a 10 match winless run in all competitions, which has seen Craig Harrison’s men dragged far nearer to the relegation zone than they’d like. Unfortunately, things could get even worse as thy make the trip to the Silverlake Stadium.
The visiting Pool have at least scored 15 times in their 15 away games, and can be quietly optimistic in the final third against a side that has shipped 24 in its 15 home matches. Having scored in each of their last three away games, we’re backing them to continue that trend with a goal here.
Eastleigh might not be too concerned at conceding once, however, as they boast 26 goals on home soil. Andy Hessenthaler can look to Ben Williams, Paul McCallum and co. to cause further damage in this one.
Given that the hosts are unbeaten in seven matches, which have all ended in BTTS winners, this selection looks great value. As long as the visitors can find the net at some stage, it should be a winning pick.
BTTS & Eastleigh win @ 27/10 with Coral
A £10 treble pays £548.30 with Coral