A lack of football at the top level means this weekend’s BTTS treble is a League One and Two special. Let’s hope our six chosen teams can do the business.
We’ve picked two games from League One along with one from League Two. With a potential payout of just under 4/1, it’s gotta be worth a punt. Here are our selections.
Millwall v Bristol Rovers
After a bit of a slump, Millwall seem to be back on track after winning four competitive matches on the spin, and the Lions will be eager to make that five with a vital win at the Den on Saturday. If they do, Neil Harris’s men might be able to resurrect their hopes of reaching the play-offs.
The hosts certainly have goals among their arsenal with the likes of Steve Morison, Aiden O’Brien and Lee Gregory all capable of goals. The hosts have already scored 11 in seven home games, and should be confident of more, even if Bristol Rovers defensive record is very good.
Millwall’s biggest danger, however, will be keeping the Bantams at bay. Stuart McCall’s men have scored nine away goals and will be in great spirits as they enter the weekend sitting third in the table. Given that the hosts have shipped nine at the Den too, Bristol Rovers will at least be expected to score.
Bristol Rovers last five matches have ended in BTTS winners. Expect it to become six on the spin here.
Shrewsbury Town v Oxford United
Rock bottom Shrewsbury are already in a pretty desperate situation, but they can at least hope for a little joy as they take on fellow strugglers Oxford.
The Shrews have only won once at home, but they have scored eight goals in eight home games. Paul Hurst’s men can be confident of extending that tally against an away side that has shipped 12 in eight on the road, but that doesn’t mean they’ll win.
After all, the hosts have conceded 15 times at the New Meadow, conceding in each of those league encounters. While the visitors aren’t the strongest attacking unit, they will be expected to score for a ninth consecutive league game.
It’s hard to see either side keeping a clean sheet, which is why we’re backing both teams to score.
Blackpool v Notts County
In League Two, Notts County are looking a great bet for a play-off spot and currently sit sixth in the table with 22 points. Another three points this weekend could be massive for the Magpies, but they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way at Bloomfield Road.
The visitors have won five of seven league matches on the road, scoring 13 times in the process. However, 10 goals conceded is a cause for slight concern for John Sheridan’s men. The like os Jonathan Forte and Jonathan Stead are more than capable of scoring for the visitors, though, and they should be confident against the Tangerines.
Blackpool may sit 15th in the table, but Gary Bowyer’s men side have scored 12 times in seven home games. It’s unlikely that they’ll keep a clean sheet against the high-flying Magpies, but they have every reason to fancy their chances of at least a draw.
Both teams were involved in midweek BTTS winners in the EFL trophy. We have no reason to think the goals will keep flowing this weekend.