Tuesday’s football schedule might not be hectic, but we think there’s plenty of room for goals galore and we’re hoping to capitalise on those feelings with this early week BTTS treble.
Most eyes will be on the night’s Champions League action, but our attentions will be cast to the domestic features with these three selections. At odds just shy of 5/1, it could even put a smile on Louis van Gaal’s face.
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Gillingham v Walsall
Justin Edinburgh’s Gillingham have been a very strange side since the turn of the year, but they are still very much in the hunt for promotion to the Championship. If the League One side are going to achieve that goal, then it will be largely down to the amount of goals they score at home; they’ll be absolutely desperate to keep them flowing as they welcome Walsall to Priestfield.
The hosts have hit 37 goals in 18 home matches, and have the likes of Bradley Dack and Rory Donnelly to spur them on against the Saddlers. However, they’ll be all too aware that the visitors have hit 33 on the road.
Jonathan Whitney does face a test as he looks to resurrect Walsall’s promotion charge, but a crucial away win here would put them in the driving seat for a play-off spot. The firepower of Tom Bradshaw should give them a chance of goals, but we just don’t think a side that’s lost two on the spin will keep out the hosts.
Gillingham’s last two matches have ended in rare 0-0s and that sequence has to end sooner or later. We think this clash will see a return to goals at both ends for the Kent club.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5 with BetVictor
Notts County v Hartlepool
Saturday’s 5-2 win at Morecambe was the perfect indication of how things are going for Hartlepool under new boss Craig Hignett and the League Two club will be eager to continue their fine run of form as they head to Meadow Lane on Tuesday. However, they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against the Magpies.
After all, like Hartlepool, the hosts have battled back against a difficult campaign to seal survival with plenty of time to spare. Mark Cooper’s men are now unbeaten in three matches too while the experience of Jon Stead and Izale McLeod should inspire confidence against an a way side that’s leaked 32 on the road.
Hartlepool have won four of their last five, though, and will be particularly buoyant following that huge weekend win. If Nathan Thomas and co can pick up from where they left off, we’d expect the visitors to sore one goal at the very least.
Notts County edged a five-goal thriller at Victoria Park on a Tuesday night just two months ago. If this reverse clash has the same level of entertainment, we’ll be on for an easy winner.
BTTS Yes @ 5/6 with BetVictor
Torquay United v Altrincham
Struggling Altrincham are hanging on to their Conference status by a thread, but an away trip to Torquay could offer a chance of rare joy as they look to drag themselves out of the bottom four. For Neil Tolson’s men, though, attack will need to be the aim of the day.
A lack of away goals has harmed their chances all season, but Torquay have conceded 31 at Plainmoor, which could give the visitors an extra source of motivation here. Attacking duo Michael Rankine and Damien Reeves certainly have enough talent to cause the home side problems.
Unfortunately, Altrincham have shipped 36 in just 20 away games. With Torquay knowing that a third win in four games would virtually confirm their place in the division next term, we can expect Kevin Nicholson’s men to be well up for it.
At this stage of the season, some teams have nothing to play for. But these rivals are both in desperate need of points. Let’s hope that those energies lead to goals.
BTTS Yes @ 31/40 with BetVictor
A £10 treble returns £58.60 with BetVictor