It’s been a little while since I’ve written my own BTTS article, and while Liam swats up for the international football over the weekend I thought I’d put my thoughts down and share them with our readers. Hopefully this treble up fires home and gives us a nice early midweek boost.
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Crewe v Rochdale – 7.45pm
Two teams struggling to find their feet after a very slow start to the new season meet here in the JPT and it’s my first selection for the Tuesday night both teams to score coupon.
The Railwaymen have made a shocking start this term, still pointless after 5 league games and eliminated from the Capital One Cup in the sceond round. Their solitary taste of victory was a 2-0 success over Barnsley in the aforementioned competition.
Nevertheless, Crewe have scored 8 goals in their 7 games played to date, are holders of the JPT and Rochdale shouldn’t strike too much fear into the home side even though we have the added advantage of these two already clashing this season. It all looks great for BTTS… Rochdale won that meeting 5-2.
In fact, these two have met five times since 2006 and all but one has seen both teams hit the back of the net. Both teams will be hopeful of kickstarting their season with a convincing win here, and although both are likely to make a few changes for this encounter, the 4/6 with Ladbrokes for BTTS looks amazing.
Stevenage v Gillingham – 7.45pm
League Two Stevenage welcome League One Gillingham to the Lamex Stadium and I think there is an outstanding chance of BTTS in this match.
Although relegated from the visitors division last season, Stevenage have struggled for points thus far and picked up their first win since opening day of the season when they beat AFC Wimbledon 3-2 at Kingsmeadow last weekend. That at least has got them on the right track, and looking at history the home side like a goal or two when it comes to this competition.
Stevenage have scored and conceded in seven of their last 8 JPT games stretching back to 2004 and the total amount of goals scored in these games is 26 (an average of 3.25 goals per game).
Gillingham were of course knocked out by Newcastle in the Capital One Cup last week but followed up with a 2-0 win over Crewe at the weekend. That loss in the League Cup was the only time they’ve failed to score so far this season, so we can be very confident that the Gills will breach the goal of Stevenage at some point.
Top price for BTTS in this game is an attractive 4/6 at SkyBet and it’s another game well worth adding to your coupon.
Just for a little extra confidence – These two have met 4 times since 2011 – both teams scoring on 3 occasions and 14 goals being scored in the process.
Cheltenham v Oxford – 7.45pm
Top meets bottom in this all League Two clash and a few people may be questioning why I’d pick this game for BTTS when current form between the two couldn’t be further from each other.
Firstly, while their position doesn’t look great, 23rd placed Oxford hit 3 past Dagenham at the weekend (drew 3-3) and prior to that held West Brom to a 1-1 draw in the League Cup before losing on penalties. Just 1 point gained after 5 league games but things look like they are improving.
Hosts Cheltenham sit 2nd in the table and are undefeated in League Two this term. Their only loss to date came at the hands of Brighton (0-2) in the League Cup. It’s highly likely that boss Mark Yates will rest a few in this game to preserve fitness and avoid risk of injury.
Another big positive is that these two have met five times since 2012 – 4 of them being BTTS results, including in this competition in 2012 (a 4-2 victory for Oxford). BTTS at a best price of 10/11 with Coral is the answer here.
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