Easter Monday provides a packed schedule from the Championship downwards, and fans up and down the country will be hoping to see their teams score.
We’ve picked six teams to do just that in a BTTS treble that offers a potential payout of 21/5. Let’s just hope they can deliver. Good luck!
Barnsley v Brentford
Goals have been a common feature for Championship rivals Barnsley and Brentford this term, with the sides producing a total 129 goals for and 118 against. We have absolutely no reason to think the trend of entertainment will end in this clash at Oakwell.
Brentford have been keeping clean sheets at Griffin Park. On their travels, however, all nine of their league matches in 2017 have ended in BTTS winners. Dean Smith’s Bees certainly have plenty of goals in them, and should be confident against a Barnsley side that has leaked 31 in 21 home games.
The Tykes have scored 30 at Oakwell, though, and enter this clash having scored two goals in each of their last two games in spite of the fact they’ve been the away side. Given Brentford’s poor defensive record on the road, the hosts should be expected to find the target too.
Just three points separate these sides before kick-off, and a score draw wouldn’t surprise anyone. Even if one side does grab all three points, we’d expect to see the losing side grab a goal also.
BTTS Yes @ 4/6
Cambridge United v Exeter City
Despite sitting in 11th, Shaun Derry’s U’s still have a small chance of sneaking into the League Two play-offs. With just four games to play, though, they cannot afford to make any mistakes. Unfortunately, they could be in for a very difficult afternoon against the division’s second best away side.
Exeter boast an impressive 12 wins on the road this term, netting an impressive 36 goals in 21 matches. With Reuben Reid and Ollie Watkins in attack, they’ll always have a chance of finding the net, especially as the hosts have conceded 26 in 21 home games.
Having said that, Paul Tisdale’s visitors have shipped 25 on their travels while each of their last five away games have ended in BTTS winners. Cambridge, meanwhile, do boast 27 goals at the Cambs Glass Stadium.
It’s hard not to edge towards a win for the visitors, who are in need of points too as they look to cement their play-off berth. On this occasion, though, we think the smart money is with goals.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11
Torquay United v Braintree Town
With just three games to go, National League side Torquay United head into Easter Monday knowing that only three points will resurrect their hopes of survival. A home clash against another team currently sitting in the relegation zone may be the perfect opportunity to do it, although they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way.
Kevin Nicholson’s men have struggled for points, but they have at least scored in five of their last six, and can expect to do so once more against a Braintree side that has conceded 35 on the road. Brett Williams and co. have scored 29 times at Plainmoor too, which is another reason for optimism for the hosts.
Braintree are just one place above the hosts, but know that three points here would probably drag them out of the dreaded bottom four. Hakan Hayrettin’s men picked up a 2-0 win in the reverse clash and will be looking to Torquay’s defensive frailties as an area that can be attacked.
A point wouldn’t be overly useful for either side, so both of them will need to attack from the off. With this in mind, we’re backing both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5
A £10 treble returns £52.00