It’s Saturday, there’s a full schedule of football, and we’re looking to win big on the BTTS & Win coupon courtesy of a huge 71/1 treble.
We’ve picked three teams to win their respective matches without registering a clean sheet between them. Let’s hope they can provide the goods to leave us celebrating in style by 5PM.
Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion
Tony Pulis became the latest managerial casualty after a run of 10 league games without victory, and things are unlikely to get any easier for the Baggies as they take on Spurs at Wembley. However, the visitors should have something about them going forward, and can at least give their fans a goal to cheer at the home of football.
Despite their poor form, West Brom do boast some decent attacking options up front with Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez just two stars capable of finding the net. Given that Spurs haven’t been overly confident at Wembley and faced a difficult midweek trip to Germany, Gary Megson can hope to take advantage as interim manager.
Nonetheless, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be firm favourites to pick up the win in this one, not least because they’ll be desperate to bounce back from last weekend’s derby defeat. If Harry Kane and co. perform to their potential, the hosts should be capable of two or three goals in this one.
Most people will have Spurs down as a banker, and we think they’ll win too. On this occasion, though, the Baggies are capable of grabbing a consolation.
Burton Albion v Sunderland
After losing at Villa Park in midweek, Chris Coleman will be under no illusion about the enormity of the task he faces at the Stadium of Light this season. Having said that, his Sunderland side can be quietly optimistic about getting a positive result on Saturday as they head to fellow strugglers Burton Albion.
The Black Cats have been terrible, but they do at least know where the target is. Lewis Grabban is one of the division’s leading marksmen while the team boasts 13 in nine away games. That firepower should see them grab a couple of goals against the leaky Brewers, who have shipped 21 at the Pirelli.
A return of nine goals in nine home games is OK without being great, but it’s worth noting that Nigel Clough’s men have scored in each of their last five. Given that Sunderland never look like keeping a clean sheet, a goal for the hosts seems likely.
The BTTS selection seems inevitable, and we’re backing Coleman to inspire a big win for the visitors.
Barrow v Bromley
In the National League, Barrow have finally started to pick up after a difficult start both on and off the pitch, which has included several managerial changes. Adrian Pennock’s men now enter this weekend’s clash on the back of three wins in four, however, and will be eager to continue their best form of the campaign with another three points against Bromley.
The hosts have actually been pretty solid at Wilkie Road, losing just two of their 10 home matches so far. With Bromley conceding 15 in their 10 away games, there is certainly an opportunity for Byron Harrison and co. to capitalise.
Barrow won’t expect to have things all their own way, though, as Neil smith’s men are capable of scoring too. Still, the fact that the visitors boast just two goals in their last three matches would suggest that Barrow can keep the scoring down.
It’s set to be a close fought battle, and we expect both teams to score. With home advantage on their side, though, we’re backing Barrow to grab the vital victory.