A pretty hectic Tuesday night schedule promises to deliver plenty of action up and down the county. Let’s capitalise with a tasty 9/2 treble on the both teams to score coupon.
We’ve picked three matches that we think have the potential for goals at either end. Hopefully we can bounce back from Saturday’s poor showing to get our week up and running in style.
Brentford v Cardiff City
Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bristol City was Brentford’s third successive BTTS winner in the Championship, and we have no reason to believe that the goals will dry up as they welcome Cardiff to Griffin Park.
The Bees have hit 28 home goals this season, and will be hoping to see Alan Judge and Lasse Vibe inspire another positive result against the Bluebirds, who have leaked 26 on the road. The hosts have only failed to find the target once in their last seven home games, so they certainly won’t be shy in the attacking third.
Dean Smith’s side have conceded 29 at Griffin Park, though. Perhaps more importantly, though, it’s the visitors that hold the incentive as they bid to reach the play-offs. Russell Slade’s Cardiff haven’t been great on the road, but Anthony Pilkington and co will be eager to provide a big result here. If they do, hopes of promotion might be back on the menu.
It should be a tasty encounter either way, and we’re backing both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ ¾ with Coral
Carlisle United v Luton Town
Only Accrington Stanley have scored more home goals in League Two than Carlisle United this season, and Keith Curle’s men will certainly be expected to find the target in their penultimate match at Brunton Park this term. However, they should expect to have things all their own way against the Hatters.
After all, the visitors have returned 34 away goals so far, including three at Oxford on Saturday. Meanwhile, the firepower of Jack Mattiot should give Luton a fantastic chance of scoring. Nonetheless, Nathan Jones men have also shipped 29 on the road, so a clean sheet looks unlikely.
The Cumbrians will be looking to Jabo Ibehre for more inspiration as they look to increase their tally of 37 home goals. However, conceding 31 is a cause for concern.
Curle’s men edged a seven-goal thriller in the reverse clash. If we see anything like that level of drama under the floodlights, this selection should sail in with ease.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11 with Coral
Woking v Grimsby Town
Before Saturday, Woking’s form had been about as good as Joleon Lescott’s pr skills. However, the Cardinals were fantastic in their late fight back at Forest Green Rovers and will be looking to follow that weekend victory with another big result against Grimsby.
Whilst results have often eluded Garry Hill’s men in recent weeks, the hosts have continued to find the target on a regular basis. Woking’s last five have ended in BTTS winners while the most recent two matches at Kingfield were 1-1 draws. Joe Quigley and John Goddard certainly boast enough talent to give them a chance, but a poor defence could be their Achilles heel.
Grimsby can virtually guarantee their play-off spot with a win, and Paul Hurst will be looking for Omar Bogle and Padraig Almond to perform. The Mariners aren’t in the best form, though, which could afford a better chance for Woking.
We wouldn’t be too confident about picking a winner, but we can envisage goals at both ends.
BTTS Yes @ 5/6 with Coral
A £10 treble pays £55.40 with Coral