Here at Goals Galore we have provided you with a treble nice and early in time for New Years Day to save you having to think too much as you nurse those deadly hangovers from the night before.
Have a look at where we think the goals will go in on New Years Day.
West Brom v Newcastle United – 4.00pm New Years Day –
The Premier League is our first stop off as West Brom host high flying Newcastle United. Alan Pardew and his side really have proved those doubters wrong and there have even been rumblings within the club of an outside shot for one of those much sought after Champions League places. A victory away a West Brom certainly isn’t out of the question but they also ship plenty of goals in at the back which is definitely the reason behind having such confidence in this one.
West Brom may be sitting in 15th place but a defeat here could see them drop into the relegation zone if results go against them. The whole of the bottom half will all be looking over their shoulder with any three potentially finding themselves relegated at the end of the season.
The Baggies will know that home results are imperative and three points here will grant a much needed cushion of points between them and 18th place. No win in nine does not make good reading but after strong back to back away displays taking a point off both West Ham and Spurs, three points look like they’re due. Albion have scored in each of their last nine ties and both teams have scored in six of their last seven home fixtures.
Newcastle will be disappointed after narrowly losing 1-0 against Arsenal to a Olivier Giroud goal at St James’ Park at the weekend and will be looking to bounce back as they were previous unbeaten in four games. The Toon have had no problems in finding the net this season with Remy and Gouffran scoring with ease, and along with Ben Arfa and Cabaye the Magpies have plenty of goal scoring fire power. I expect one of them to find the net here.
Millwall v Leicester City – 3.00pm New Years Day –
A Christmas present for most Millwall fans was the sacking of unpopular manager Steve Lomas, now that the celebrations have died down the London side need to get down to business by picking up important points. It will certainly be a tough task as they come up against the league leaders, Leicester City who are only going from strength to strength.
Millwall are just three points off the relegation zone and despite looking unlikely to win here, they need to give it a good go. The Lions have only lost four times at home from 11 ties and have seen 32 goals go in at either net. The Den have welcomed some of the better sides from the Championship including Wigan where Millwall won 2-1, Nottingham Forest which ended in a 2-2 draw as did the games against Burnley and QPR. All fulfilling our BTTS market!
Leicester are on top form, leading the league by four points, and are on track to a return to the Premier League where a club of their size belongs. Just over a month ago the Foxes won the reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium, 3-0 and will fancy a few more goals today. Leicester have scored in all but one of their 11 away games this season and against a leaky Millwall defence it looks like their winning run will continue.
Rotherham v Coventry City – 3.00pm New Years Day –
A cracking tie in League One with two sides where it’s hard to know what to expect in terms of results but the one thing we can expect is goals. Both Rotherham and Coventry will be delighted with a Play Off place come the end of the season and will view each other very much as rivals for one of those spots. Three points would go a long way to securing one of those heralded places.
Rotherham find themselves as high as 6th in the table but certainly not due to their home record where they have won just three times in 11 ties. 35 goals have been scored by either side in those games though, and goals is something the Millers can guarantee. In just their last three games at the New York City Stadium, the fans have seen a 4-1 victory, a 3-3 draw and a 2-1 loss. All crackers, and it looks Steve Evans’ side have another one lined up for us on New Years day.
Coventry City are the visitors and bring plenty to the ‘Goals Galore’ table having found the net in every single away tie this season. Almost three quarters of their games also see over 2.5 goals scored which is another reason why everything in this game points to both sides scoring. Do not look past League One’s top scorer Leon Clarke with 15 goals to find the net again or even Calum Wilson who has 14 to his name.