So, were you on our huge 79/1 Boxing Day winner? Even if you wasn’t, it’s not too late to join the post-Christmas fun as we’re looking to bag another BTTS & Win treble with this 50/1 acca for NYE.
As always, we just want our three chosen teams to win their respective matches without keeping a clean sheet.
Here are the selections that we hope will land our second massive winner of the week. Good luck!
Barnsley v Birmingham City
Birmingham’s decision to replace Gary Rowett with Gianfranco Zola has been one of the year’s strangest football stories, and it’s a gamble that simply hasn’t paid off so far. The Blues will be hoping to turn things around at Oakwell, but there’s a very strong chance that they will lose even further ground on the Championship’s top six.
It’s two defeats from two so far, but the Blues do have enough quality to fancy their chances of a goal. Lukas Jutkiewicz boasts six league goals this term so, even though the visitors have hit just nine in 11 away games, they should expect goals against a home side that’s leaked 19 in 12 games at Oakwell.
The Tykes might concede goals. However, they score at an ever faster rate. A return of 21 home goals has seen Paul Heckingbottom’s men register five wins and three draws from those 12 matches. Given that they enter their final clash of the year having won four of their last five, it would be hard to see past a home win here.
Birmingham can score, but Barnsley should have enough about them to end a highly productive calendar year in style.
BTTS & Barnsley Win @ 10/3 with BetVictor
Bradford City v Bury
A 0-0 draw at Fleetwood saw Bury finally end their losing streak in League One, which will give Chriss Brass’s men a huge boost of confidence heading into their final game of 2016. Unfortunately, they might need more than that to avoid defeat against a Bradford side that currently sits in the play-off zone.
Bradford have failed to win any of their last four league games, though, so those vulnerabilities should give the visitors every chance of ending the year with at least one goal. After all, the Shakers have hit 15 goals on the road in spite of their inability to convert goals to valuable wins. Nevertheless, Stuart McCall’s hosts will be firm favourites.
The hosts have hit 18 goals in 12 games at Valley Parade. Moreover, the visitors have shipped 25 in 12 away games. Even with Billy Clarke likely to remain on the sidelines, the Bantams will see this as a must win game if they are going to challenge for promotion this term. Ending the year with a victory would certainly go a long way to boosting their hopes heading into 2017.
At 11/5, this selection is hardly the best price. Then again, a 2-1 or 3-1 home win does look more than feasible.
BTTS & Bradford Win @ 11/5 with BetVictor
Luton Town v Barnet
In League Two, Luton Town will enter 2017 with high hopes of gaining promotion to League One. The Hatters currently sit fifth in the table and are well on course to secure a play-off spot. Nonetheless, they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against Barnet.
Nathan Jones’s side are going strong at Kenilworth Road despite Monday’s loss to Colchester and will be eager to increase their tally of 16 in 11 home games. If they can produce the ammunition for Danny Hylton and Cameron McGeehan, it could be a very long day at the office for an away side that has already shipped 15 on the road.
Barnet will always pose a threat, though, not least because they have the division’s top scorer in John Akinde. The Bees could actually leapfrog their opponents with a win too, so will have just as much incentive to end the year on a high.
Attack is probably the best form of defence for both outfits, which is why we expect both teams to score. With home advantage on their side, however, we have to back Luton to grab the three points.
BTTS & Luton Win @ 27/10 with BetVictor
A £10 treble returns £512.70 with BetVictor