The conclusion to a phenomenal 2014/15 is drawing ever closer but there’s still plenty of time to beat the bookies and we’re aiming to do just that on Saturday with this 7/2 treble on the BTTS market at Paddy Power.
Yes, we’ve had plenty of winners at much bigger odds over the course of the season but these three selections all look pretty solid and we’re hopeful of increasing our bankroll to the tune of £35 profit.
Leicester City V Swansea City
A fortnight can be a long time in football as Nigel Pearson’s Foxes have shown with back-to-back wins over West Ham and West Brom to reignite their hopes of Premier League survival. Incredibly, a third straight triumph over Swansea could drag them off the bottom and possibly even out of the dreaded relegation zone.
Leicester’s renewed confidence, combined with the attacking talents of David Nugent, Leonardo Ulloa and Jamie vardy should give them a fantastic chance of finding the target. However, it is worth noting they conceded in both of their recent wins, which were also preceded by conceding four in the loss Tottenham so there is strong possibility they’ll need more than one goal to win this one.
Like Leicester, Garry Monk’s Swans enter this clash at the King Power in good spirits following two wins and a draw from their past three. A rejuvenated Bafetimbi Gomis will certainly fancy his chances against the vulnerable Foxes backline whilst the likes of Jonjo Shelvey Gylfi Sigurdsson could cause further damage in the attacking third.
However, one shutout in five hardly inspires confidences and the visitors can expect to come under immense pressure themselves. It’s a difficult contest to predict, but there should be chances at both ends.
BTTS Yes @ ¾ with Paddy Power
Colchester United V Scunthorpe United
League One strugglers Colchester are in desperate need of a home win as they look to claw themselves out of the dreaded bottom four and one would expect that Tony Humes’ men will want to play on the front foot from the off. However, they shouldn’t expect an easy afternoon against a very capable Scunthorpe.
The Eagles have really struggled since losing Freddie Sears to Ipswich in January but they have still scored seven goals in their past three matches at the Colchester Community Stadium, claiming six points in the process. Unfortunately, a defence that has leaked 72 times this season has been a major problem throughout the campaign and will inevitably be put through their paces by the Irons attack.
It wasn’t that long ago that Scunthorpe were struggling at the foot of the table but Mark Robins has performed minor miracles since taking charge and survival looks assured. The manager will be extremely pleased with his attacking firepower and a return of 31 goals on the road is impressive; however, conceding 40 is a cause for concern.
Scunthorpe are in pretty decent form, losing just one in five, and could really pile the misery on Colchester here. However, the incentive is with the hosts and that might be enough to spur them on to victory. Whatever the result, we think goals is the likely outcome.
BTTS Yes @ 4/6 with Paddy Power
Aldershot Town V Chester
Whilst many teams are fighting for promotion or survival, Saturday’s Conference clash between Aldershot and Chester is a dead rubber as both teams are guaranteed a place in the division next year. We’re hoping that the lack of pressure will lead to an expansive encounter packed with goals.
Chester claimed a 1-0 home win over the Shots back in October and will be confident about registering another positive result here. However, the Blues know that the hosts will provide a much stiffer competition on home soil and might require more than one goal to secure the points.
Chris Barker’s men have faced another turbulent campaign behind the scenes but they’ll be extremely relieved to have secured their Conference status for next term and will be eager to finish the season with a flourish. They’re currently unbeaten in three and the goals Brett Williams may enable them to keep that going until the campaign’s climax.
On the other hand, they have shipped 26 in 21 home games and seem unlikely to keep out a Chester side that has scored 28 on the road. Similarly, though, Aldershot have scored 26 at home whilst the visitors have conceded 40 away goals this term. With those stats in mind, we’re backing both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 13/20 with Paddy Power
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