The Championship has a reputation of providing bags of entertainment and excitement for the neutrals, and this season has been no different. Let’s hope Saturday’s drama will result in goals galore, not least in our three selections from the BTTS coupon.
A goal for each of our six teams would result in a winning treble that pays out at just under 5/1. Good luck.
Bolton Wanderers V Ipswich Town
After six league games without a BTTS winner, Bolton are certainly due one. A home game against Mick McCarthy’s Tractor Boys is quite likely to provide it.
Bolton were terrible at the start of the campaign but have performed far better in the past two or three months. Phil Parkinson’s men now boast 16 goals in 13 games at the Macron and can look to Gary Madine and Adam Le Fondre for inspiration in the final third against Ipswich, who have shipped a colossal 25 on the road.
The visitors have hit 16 in those 13 matches, though, and should fancy their chances against a side that sits just above the drop zone and has shipped 19 home goals. Martyn Waghorn, Joe Garner, and Bersant Celina are more than capable of getting Ipswich on the scoresheet.
A score draw could be on the cards.
BTTS Yes @ 5/6 with Sun Bets
QPR V Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough have already shown signs of improvement under Tony Pulis, but the former West Brom still has plenty of work to do if he is going to lead Boro into the play-offs. A win at Loftus Road would fire a signal of their intentions, but they shouldn’t expect an easy game against the R’s.
Ian Holloway’s men enter this clash having won back-to-back league matches while they boast six wins, four draws, and 19 goals from their 13 home games. Jamie Mackie, Matt Smith and co. have shared the goalscoring responsibilities well, and should fancy more against an away side that has shipped 15 on the road.
Boro do boast 20 away goals of their own, though, and have a number of good options in attack. Britt Assombalonga has been the main man, but Rudy Gestede and Martin Braithwaite are more than capable too.
It feels like a game that could go either way. Whatever happens, there should be chances for both sides.
BTTS Yes @ 10/11 with Sun Bets
Reading V Brentford
A good atmosphere is expected at the Madejski as Reading welcome neighbours Brentford. With a little luck, that will inspire a game of goals between two sides that are more than capable of finding the net.
Reading had struggled for goals in recent weeks, but Jon Bodhvarsson’s cup hat-trick against Stevenage will hopefully inspire confidence for a side that has scored 14 times in 13 home league games. The Royals did score in the reverse clash too, registering a 1-1 draw at Griffin Park, and can take further confidence from the fact that the Bees have shipped 20 on their travels.
Brentford have been the better team this term, though, and can look to increase their tally of 17 away goals. Losses to high-flying Wolves and Cardiff are the only times they’ve not scored in the last 10 matches on the road, and Dean Smith can look to the likes Lasse Vibe and Ollie Watkins for further inspiration.
It probably won’t be the highest scoring game of the day, but there’s every chance that there will be chances for both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 7/10 with Sun Bets