The Football League season might be over but that won’t stop us trying to bash the bookies with another winning BTTS treble.
Last weekend saw us celebrate with back-to-back winners at 11/2 and 9/2 and we’re looking to continue our incredible start to May with these selections from across Europe’s top leagues.
Eintracht Frankfurt V Hoffenheim. 2:30PM
Our first selection comes from a Bundesliga clash between Frankfurt and Hoffenheim, where goals at both ends appear to be an inevitability.
Goals have been a regular occurrence at the Commerzbank Arena, where Frankfurt have posted 31 but conceded 24 from their previous 15 matches. Thomas Schaf’s men have admittedly struggled on the road, but their home record speaks for itself and we’d expect them to score against an away side that has leaked 24 on the road.
Hoffenheim’s away form is particularly poor and the visitors boast just three wins on the road. However, a return of 17 goals in 15 matches is a little more promising from Markus Grisdol’s side, as is the fact their past three competitive game have seen the net bulge at both ends.
The likes of Kevin Volland, Anthony Modeste, Alex Meier and Haris Seferovic will provide plenty of firepower. We’re expecting lots of drama in Germany.
[alert style=”warning”]BTTS Yes @ 4/11[/alert]
Leicester City V Southampton. 3PM
Nigel Pearson’s Foxes are one of the Premier League’s form sides right now with five wins in six and could give their survival bid another huge boost with a positive result on Saturday. However, they should anticipate an immensely difficult battle against Ronald Koeman’s Saints.
Southampton might have lost to Sunderland last weekend but their overall play deserved so much more and shouldn’t detract from their otherwise brilliant campaign. Moreover, that defeat will serve as an incentive for the visitors to bounce back in style.
Leicester are dangerous right now, though, and the form of Leonardo Ulloa could fire the Foxes to another huge result here. Meanwhile, the vastly experienced Esteban Cambiasso has been inspired in recent games and could have another huge say.
Confidence is high amongst both sets of players and we’re hoping that mentality will materialise into a game of goals at the King Power. We wouldn’t like to pick the outcome, but we fancy both teams to score.
[alert style=”warning”]BTTS Yes @ 4/5[/alert]
Metz V Lorient. 7PM
Even a win might not be enough for Albert Cartier’s Metz to avoid relegation back to Ligue 2 but the hosts will be eager to put in a strong performance as they take on Lorient at home.
Unsurprisingly, given their position, Metz have struggled for form in recent weeks and haven’t kept a clean sheet for six matches at the Stade Saint-Symphorien. On a brighter note, high-flying Marseille are the only away side to stop the hosts from scoring in 2015. In total, they’ve scored 25 and conceded 24 from their previous 17 matches and we’d expect the theme of goals to continue here.
Lorient’s away record isn’t good, underlined by 11 defeats and 32 goals conceded. However, they should be confident against one of Ligue 1’s worst sides and could add to their ratio of 22 in 17 on the road.
Home advantage should give Metz a good chance of scoring, particularly as Modibo Maiga is looking for his 50th career goal in Ligue 1. However, the gulf in quality should give the visitors an equally strong probability of finding the net.
[alert style=”warning”]BTTS Yes @1.8 [/alert]