Punters have many different ways of choosing their both teams to score selections, whether it be league positions, 5 match form, head to head history, or a whole heap of other statistical references. But some teams just seem to provide the goods no matter who they play, which can make it very hard to gauge how a match is going to pan out.
Here I’m going to look at the best teams in the UK for Goals Galore, or BTTS, or whatever you happen to call it. It may be handy when it comes to making your weekend selections!
HOME BTTS stats: 84.6% (11/13)
Coventry City are a team to put on your both teams to score coupon when they are playing at HOME. They aren’t the highest scoring team at the Ricoh Arena, but they have only failed to score on one occasion at home this season, and in reply have kept just 1 clean sheet.
Looking at the teams that have scored against them, quality doesn’t seem to be a factor. Bury (22nd) scored 2 past them in a 2-2 draw, and the likes of Portsmouth (23rd) and Scunthorpe (20th) have managed to find the back of the net at Coventry.
This trend must be due to Coventry’s attacking nature on home turf, so keep your eyes open when they are playing at home against any opposition in the league.
AWAY BTTS stats: 100% (14/14)
I haven’t made an error her I can assure you of that. Rochdale have scored and conceded in EVERY away league game of this season.
Dale are the highest scoring team away from home with 28 goals; a stat that sticks out like a sore thumb considering their mediocre position of 14th in the league.
To add even further to this, Rochdale have gained 20 points so far this term away from home, 4 more than they have in their own ground.
Many teams at this level will shut up shop on their travels, but that appears to the contrary with Rochdale, who have already played, and scored against 5 of the current top 6 away from home.
If Rochdale are playing away from home make sure you put them in your coupon. You won’t be disappointed!
OVERALL BTTS: 81.8% (18/22)
For an allrounder, you can’t beat Everton. The Toffees shocked football fans with their unfamiliar fast start to the season, but their ability to score and concede is now known to all.
Everton have quality attacking options in th elike of Nikika Jelavic, and with Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar playing out of their skins, it’s not hard to see why they’ve made such an impression this term.
The Toffees failed for the first time in 18 games in all competitions to score and concede last weekend when they drew 0-0 with Swansea, and it may be worth sticking to games where their opponents are in good scoring form.
For now though, Everton have the best overall BTTS record in the country.