With a limited coupon with Uefa Champions League and domestic games to a few in England, there is just about enough on offer to produce three winning selections on the 2.5 goals coupon this Wednesday evening.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Vs Brentford
The Bees of West London travel to Molineux where Brentford attempt to improve on their current away form against a Wolves side that have been defeated just once at home all season. Brentford travel up with just four points from a possible fifteen available this term.
Kenny Jackett’s men have kept two clean sheets in five at home, but thirteen goals have occurred overall. Brentford have leaked more than they have netted averaging exactly three goals a game in five.
The form in the last six is positive with five of the last six Wolves home games with over two goals compared to four from six for Brentford, although all six had at least two goals. Both sides have goals in them, although Wolves often take some time to get going with 73.4% of their goals netted after the break. Brentford hold a similar stat with 71.4% of goals netted in the same period.
From watching both sides play I tend to see some reactive style of play. The danger is that if Wolves were to go 2-0 ahead, they could park the bus, although if Brentford were to net first, which they have only done on two occasions this will see a reaction from the home side. Some confidence is that 73% of Brentford games have had both sides net.
Bettors may be interested that the combined percentage of respective home and away form averages at 50%, thus the over two goal price being even money in betting terms. All major firms are evens
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at 1.75
Fulham Vs Leeds
Fulham host Leeds under the lights at Craven Cottage and there is a shade of value in taking pro goals bet in this tie.
Both sides are not in great form with Fulham having won just twice at home. Leeds away form in contrast is better having been defeated just once this season, with two wins and two draws. The goal tendencies for both home and away respectively are pleasing . Fulham have a 80% strike rate of three or more at Craven Cottage. Leeds on the road has an identical stat.
This tie last season ended with Leeds winning at the cottage netting three in the process. Fulham have arguably one of the best forwards in the League with Ross McCormack who has netted six this season. Uwe Rösler’s men have their own hotshot in Australian Chris Wood with a tally of five.
With the fluid style of play from Fulham, goals have been in both ends of the net and with Leeds unlucky in taking their first point at home to Brighton on Saturday, there will be hope for them yet, and their away form is propping their tally up. I can vision both sides netting, with both seeking a winner and at even money for three or more is a fair price to take on.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at 1.95
Blackburn Vs Derby
Derby travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn where both sides have sound form coming into this. Derby are without defeat this season on the road. Both sides on respective home and away form coming into this have seen 40% of their games with fewer than three goals in the tie.
Both sides are slow starters with both sides netting two-thirds of their goals after the break. This assists our potential play here of a low scoring affair.
Blackburn has one of the hotshot strikers Jordan Rhodes in their line-up. Paul Clements Rams side will adopt their typical away strategy in holding possession and frustrating the Blackburn attack. Well aware of Rhodes capability will have Derby posing a defensive strategy coming into the game.
Gary Bowyer’s men will adopt their attacking style in front of the Rovers fans although will concentrate on adding to their three home clean sheets. Derby have conceded no more than one goal in three of their five away at the time of writing keeping two clean sheets in the process.
A low scorer is the play here.
Bet: Under 2.5 goals at 1.95
Over 2.5 goals at Wolves
Over 2.5 goals at Fulham
Under 2.5 goals at Blackburn
A £10 treble on the above selected bets pays £66.54 for a £10 stake