Goals, goals and more goals is what we are hoping for on Saturday as we return to domestic action.
The last week has consisted of League Cup and FA Cup exploits and now we are back to normal service, we are dipping in to the lower echelons of the pyramid for our BTTS treble with two fixtures from League One and one from League Two. Check them out….
Colchester United v Gillingham – 3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 4/6 SkyBet
League One is our first stop off with two sides who were amongst many pundits favourites to be relegated, recently though they have show good enough form to show they can survive this season. Either outfit could be dragged into a relegation battle later on in the campaign and will look to this fixture as one they can and must win.
Just one place separates the two teams with Colchester United finding themselves lower in 15th spot having won just six games this season, but have been hard to beat having drawn ten matches which along with Bristol City and Bradford City is the highest tally in the division. In the U’s last ten ties, seven have seen both teams score.
With a leaky defence and against a Gillingham side on form I expect them concede at least once, but with the game being of such importance, I can see Colchester going all out to snatch another score draw.
The Gills are a far more dangerous prospect than they were at the start of the season under Martin Allen where they found themselves deep in the relegation mire. Gillingham have turned things round since and are now mid table which is far better reading as is the fact they’ve scored at least one goal in each of their last 8 matches and have also found the back of the net in their last five away ties.
But will they concede? Well Gillingham have conceded in all but one of their away matches and I cannot see that changing this weekend.
Swindon Town v Peterborough United -3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 8/13 SkyBet
This fixture has goals written all over it. Swindon and Peterborough have been involved in our BTTS trebles on numerous occasions this season, and have delivered. Once I saw this fixture amongst the weekend’s coupon it was the first tie I short-listed and researched, and now I am even more confident. Check out the stats…
Swindon share that stat we just cant ignore here at Goals Galore and that is the fact they have scored in every single home game this season and five of their last six games have also seen both teams score. Here is where we really get excited, each of their last seven home games have seen that BTTS market fulfilled. Nothing else needs to be said about why the Robins look great for us this week.
Peterborough bring plenty to the party too, having scored at least one goal in each of their last seven ties with their previous five games also seeing BTTS land. The Posh are not playing great lately which has seen them drop down to fifth place in the league and eight points away from Preston in fourth. A further defeat will see them cut adrift from the automatic promotion candidates and I can see them rising to the challenge with at least a draw and couple of goals along the way.
Northampton Town v York City 3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 5/6 SkyBet
A huge relegation battle at the bottom of League Two as Northampton Town meet York City and a massive opportunity for the potential winner to pull clear of the relegation zone. Both sides here have had an improvement in form recently and will be confident of three points here.
Home advantage is with Northampton Town who are sitting rock bottom of the division; however a win here could move them up to 21st if results go their way. Talk amongst the fans in pre season was about another attempt at promotion but a dreadful start has found them at the wrong end of the table. Recent form has improved having lost just twice in their last seven and they now have the ideal opportunity to get out of the bottom two Having scored 12 in their last 13 I cannot see them failing here in such a big game.
York too have seen a recent revival and have just lost once in eight games. A relegation scrap is usual procedure at Bootham Crescent and their current run may well be vital come end of the season. The Minstermen are sitting pretty in 17th place but regular points need to picked up or they’ll be sucked back into the mix.
York will be full of confidence at the prospect of facing the team bottom of the league, they will fancy three points. York have scored in seven of their last eight away games and going on current form they may snatch a win here.
£10 stake on today’s treble will return a terrific £49.50 with SkyBet