It’s everything to play for this weekend as the Football League hits it’s penultimate set of fixtures whilst the Premier League also edges towards a thrilling climax.
We’re hoping to capitalise on that end of season excitement by backing these three games to all end with goals at both ends in a tempting 5/1 BTTS treble at Betfred.
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Burnley V Leicester City
It’s a relegation scrap at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon as two of the Premier League new boys do battle for three extremely crucial points.
Nigel Pearson’s Foxes looked dead and buried before stringing together a marvellous three-game winning sequence, which has put them within a great shout of survival. That has largely been down to the brilliance of attacking stars like David Nugent and Leonardo Ulloa; if those players can keep their momentum going by firing Leicester to another victory then we could be on the verge of seeing something special from a side that had spent such long periods at the bottom of the table.
Burnley are equally desperate for the points, though, and Sean Dyche’s Clarets certainly won’t make things easy for the Foxes on home soil. Goals have been a real problem for the league’s bottom club, but they will fancy their chances against an away side that has leaked 33 on the road.
Tensions will be running high and both teams need three points rather than the one. For that reason, we’re backing both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5 with Betfred
Millwall V Derby County
Millwall legend Neil Harris has done well since taking over from Ian Holloway on a temporary basis but the Lions still have plenty of work to do if they’re going to avoid relegation to League One. Only a win will do in the final home game of the season – and even then it might not be enough.
To make matters worse, the Lions face an in-form Rams side that needs a win to cement a play-off position. Steve McLaren’s men enter this clash unbeaten in five and will be eager to keep that momentum going ahead of those crucial extra matches.
Derby boast some fantastic attacking talent in the form of Darren Bent and Chris Martin, with the former looking inspired since arriving at the iPro. However, the visitors have shipped 16 in their past eight on the road so Millwall can look to capitalise on those defensive frailties.
Both teams have motivation, although Millwall’s is much greater. Expect a lively affair at the Den.
BTTS Yes @ 10/11 with Betfred
Hartlepool United V Exeter City
League Two side Hartlepool United have done incredibly well to drag themselves off the foot of the table and towards survival. Three points in Saturday’s final home game of the season could seal their Football League status for another year, but Roonie Moore’s men should expect a difficult encounter against Exeter.
The Grecians are one of the division’s best travelled sides with nine wins and 30 goals on the road. However, Paul Tisdale’s men have shipped 34 away from St James Park and additionally enter this clash on the back of three straight defeats. Hartlepool certainly have a chance.
Hartlepool will take confidence from a rare 2-1 away win against Exeter back in October and will additionally look to utilise the momentum gained from winning seven of their last 10 at Victoria Park. Despite that promising record, two of the past three meetings here have ended in BTTS winners and the hosts might require several goals to seal the victory in this one.
Exeter themselves have been involved in four BTTS from their past five away games alone. Back that sequence of high-scoring drama to continue at Victoria Park.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11 with Betfred
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