Our Saturday BTTS coupon pays out at odds of well over 4/1 this weekend, and we’re hopeful that these six teams will leave us celebrating come 5PM.
We’ve picked one game from each of the top three divisions, so let’s hope for an afternoon of drama and goals.
Leicester City v Crystal Palace
Leicester’s title defence is already all but over, but Claudio Ranieri’s men will be confident about getting back to winning ways following their midweek heroics in the Champions League. A home game against Crystal Palace is the perfect opportunity to do just that, but they shouldn’t expect everything their own way against the Eagles.
The hosts have been pretty solid at home, winning two and drawing two while scoring five times over the course of those five games. Against an away side that has shipped five on the road, Jamie Vardy and co. should be capable of scoring.
Leicester have looked vulnerable at the back at several stages this season, albeit usually on the road. Alan Pardew’s men will be eager to extend their tally of six from four on their travels. Despite not scoring last weekend, they would’ve scored two or three on another day. We’re backing them to put that right here.
Whether that’ll be enough to secure the points is a different matter altogether. As long as both teams score, we’re not overly concerned either way.
BTTS Yes @ 3/4 with Coral
Brentford v Barnsley
The Bees have been buzzing at Griffin Park this term, picking up 14 points from a possible 18 while scoring 13 times in the process. That form currently leaves them just outside of the play-off places, and Dean Smith’s men will be determined to seal another crucial win here.
Scoring goals shouldn’t be a problem for the hosts, who will be looking to the likes of Scott Hogan and Lasse Vibe for attacking inspiration once more. After drawing 0-0 with Wigan in their last home game, it should be a big response from the Bees – especially as Barnsley have leaked 11 on the road.
The Tykes have hit 10 of their own away from Oakwell, and are more than capable of scoring here in spite of Brentford’s defensive record of conceding just twice at Griffin Park. Even if results have eluded the visitors in recent weeks, they do usually score.
This is the first meeting between the sides for a while, but the last three head-to-heads ended in BTTS winners. Let’s hope they resume that trend of goals on Saturday.
BTTS Yes @ 4/6 with Coral
MK Dons v Southend United
In League One, Phil Brown’s Southend United are slowly turning a corner and will be quietly confident about sealing another positive result at the Stadium: MK. If they can, it could see them pull away from the bottom four.
Having said that, they’ll need to attack well to get anything from this one. The away side’s defence has shipped 15 in just seven away games, which should give confidence to Karl Robinson’s men, who will be eager to keep up their scoring form after hitting three in Tuesday’s draw against Bristol Rovers.
The Dons still seek their first home win of the season, however, and the visitors will be eager to capitalise on the home side’s own defensive vulnerabilities. Even though they’ve only scored five on the road, Southend have now scored in five of their last six competitive matches.
Neither team has the best attack, but the respective defences are a far greater cause for concern. Back both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 5/6 with Coral
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