This Saturday’s BTTS treble is a European special that returns odds of just over 7/2. Let’s hope it will get us in the winning mentality as we edge closer to the new English league season.
We’re backing these six teams to all find the target at some stage and there’s plenty of reason to be optimistic about these selections.
Viking V Aaelsund. 2:30PM
Our first selection comes from Norway’s Tippeligaen. Goals have been a common feature for both Viking and Aaelsund during the opening half of the campaign and we can’t see them drying up as the sides collide at the Viking Stadion.
Between them, the two sides have scored 48 goals from 30 matches and conceded 53 in the process too. Their last meeting was a 4-0 win for Viking, and Kjell Jonevret’s men will be extremely confident heading into this reverse encounter.
Viking have scored 14 goals in just seven home games, although it is worth noting they’ve also shipped 12. Six of those seven matches have ended in BTTS winners, as have six of Aaelsund’s away games.
As long as Aaelsund find the target for a seventh straight away game, this selection should be pretty safe.
BTTS Yes @ 8/15
Atvidaberg V Gefle. 3PM
In Sweden’s Allsvenskan, struggling Atvidaberg are in desperate need of points at the Kopparvallen. The rock-bottom hosts have registered just six point from a possible 42, but they must be optimistic as they face a poorly travelled Gefle.
Atvidaberg aren’t in good form but they have notched 10 goals in seven home games this season and must fancy their chances against an away side that has lost five of seven matches on the road. The visitors have shipped 19 away goals already, which will also afford a degree of confidence to Roar Hanson’s strugglers.
However, Gefle have still netted eight away goals despite their poor form. Roger Sandberg’s men should be equally confident of finding the target against the league’s worst side, especially as Atvidaberg have also conceded 11 home goals.
It feels like attack is the best form of defence for both sides. Let’s hope that leads to a game of goals.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11
Istra 1961 V Slaven Belupo. 8PM
It’s the opening weekend of the new Croatian 1.HNL season and we’re hoping to see plenty of action as Istra meet Slaven Belupo at the Stadion Aldo Drosina.
The two sides have already met in 2015, with both encounters ending in BTTS winners. There may have been a few changes since then, but we’d still expect to see plenty of action at both ends. The hosts will be particularly eager to start with a bang after staying up by the skin of their teeth in 2014/15 and manager Eljko Kopic will be hoping to see striker Jo and Stefan Nikolic get their names on the scoresheet.
Slaven Belupo were a mid-table side last term and will probably enjoy a similar season in 2015/16. The only real worry is that both teams lost their top scorers over the summer. Nevertheless, we think the opening day excitement can lead to goals at both ends.
Both teams will be hoping to start the new term with goals. We’re backing both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5
A £10 treble returns £47.60