FA Cup weekend is upon us once more and that’s the focus of our Saturday BTTS treble, as we look to churn out a cracking 13/2 winner.
We’re backing these six teams to all find the target at some stage during the afternoon and are hopeful of a weekend triumph.
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Birmingham City V West Bromwich Albion
Our first selection comes from the Midlands derby ad Birmingham and West Brom collide at St Andrew’s. Fans will anticipate a cracking cup contest and we’re confident that this will lead to plenty of goalscoring opportunities.
The Baggies have kept three consecutive shutouts since the arrival of Tony Pulis as manager but Championship side Birmingham will be confident on home soil. The Blues have enjoyed a huge upturn in fortunes since appointing Gary Rowett as their new boss and have netted 10 goals in their past four games alone.
However, the Premier League visitors will be equally optimistic as they bid to make their superiority count. Star man Saido Berahino scored four times in the previous round and the visitors will be looking to the England international to fire them into round four.
Neither set of supporters will settle for anything less than 100% from their heroes and we’d expect a ferocious fight until the end. Let’s hope for goals.
BTTS Yes @ 19/20 with BetVictor
Southampton V Crystal Palace
Ronald Koeman has worked wonders at St Mary’s this season and winning this season’s FA Cup could be a real possibility for the Saints. However, they should expect a tough test against Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.
Alan Pardew has enjoyed a brilliant start to life at Selhurst Park, which was underlined by his side’s memorable turnaround against Burnley last weekend. With Dwight Gayle finding the net on a regular basis, the Eagles will fancy their chances of causing an upset here, but will be all too familiar with Southampton’s incredible performances this term.
The Saints claimed a comfortable 3-1 away victory over the Eagles on Boxing Day and Koeman’s men will be eager to keep their fine form going here. Southampton have netted 24 home goals in the league and if they bring that form into this cup clash then we could be in for another thriller here.
Both teams will want to avoid the replay and that should ensure an attack-minded affair. Back both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ Evens with BetVictor
Sunderland V Fulham
The Black Cats have endured a difficult start to 2015, but manager Gus Poyet will be looking to use this cup clash against Championship side Fulham as a way to rebuild the confidence around the Stadium of Light.
Unfortunately for Sunderland, though, Fulham are in great scoring form and will be in buoyant mood following their midweek win over Nottingham Forest. In particular, Ross McCormack will be feeling extra motivated following that Wednesday hat-trick and could cause some real problems for the faltering Black Cats backline.
However, Fulham also possess the worst defensive record in the Championship and the Sunderland strikers will be itching to increase their tallies on Saturday. Should Jermain Defoe be given a first start since making his return to English football, we wouldn’t want to be against the former Spurs frontman getting amongst the goals.
It’s a hard game to predict the outcome of but we think there is a great chance for the two teams to take advantage of the equally poor defensive units.
BTTS Yes @ 9/10 with BetVictor
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