The bank holiday weekend is here and we’re hoping to start it with a bang courtesy of a 4/1 treble on the BTTS market.
We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for goals galore up and down the country. With good reason to fancy all three selections, it has to be worth a punt!
Crystal Palace v Swansea City
Last season’s reverse clash was arguably the most exciting game of the entire Premier League season, and the two struggling sides will each be eager for goals at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Quite frankly, the vulnerabilities of their respective defences should ensure that there will be plenty of action.
After two rounds of league matches, both sides have shipped four goals while they still seeking their first goals of the campaign. Both sides opened their accounts with midweek wins in the League Cup, however, although they each conceded to teams from the lower divisions.
With the likes of Christian Benteke and Tammy Abraham on the pitch, both sides can fancy their chances of goals in this one. Given that both Frank De Boer and Paul Clemenet will view this as a winnable fixture, there could be an emphasis on attack too.
Things have changed since the back-to-back BTTS winners in 2016-17, but we still feel both sides are stronger in attack than defence. Expect that to shine through here.
BTTS Yes @ 19/20
Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Championship side Brentford have struggled for form in the early weeks of the 2017-18 campaign, but Dean Smith’s men are scoring goals at Griffin Park, which is why we expect them to give high-flying Wolves a run for their money on Saturday.
Despite failing to win, the Bees boast five goals in two home games. Furthermore, they scored four cup goals during their midweek trip to QPR. Ollie Watkins and co. certainly know where the goal is, and can look to punish the visitors who were left disappointed against Cardiff last weekend.
Nuno Santo’s men are in good form, though, which was underlined by a midweek cup win over Premier League side Southampton. After scoring seven goals in four league games, the visitors should be fancied against the division’s worst defence so far. It would be a shock to see them fire a blank.
Still, we don’t envisage Wolves having everything their own way, which is why we’re taking the BTTS winner.
BTTS Yes @ 4/7
Cambridge Untied v Morecambe
Shaun Derry’s Cambridge have endured an indifferent start to their campaign, but last weekend’s win at Crawley should instil some confidence and they’ll be eager to follow it up with a first home victory against Morecambe. Unfortunately, given that the visitors are one of the stronger outfits in League Two, it certainly won’t be easy.
The hosts have now scored in three straight competitive matches, though, and will be looking to the experienced Jabo Ibehre for inspiration in the final third against the Shrimps, who drew 1-1 in their only other away game of the league campaign.
Jim Bentley’s men haven’t enjoyed the best of starts to the season, but a win here would shoot them up the table. Garry Thompson has chipped in with two from midfield already and if the strikers can find their shooting boots too, the away fans will almost certainly have something to cheer.
Let’s just hope our other two selections can come good too.
BTTS Yes @ 4/6
A £10 treble returns £51.10