Saturday’s BTTS treble is an EFL special with one game selected from each of the three divisions. If all six teams find the net, it’ll be a return of just under 5/1 to give our monthly winnings a tidy boost.
All clubs are eager for goals at this time of the season. Let’s hope that will lead to plenty of drama and action.
Fulham V Aston Villa
Fulham formed part of our winning treble last Saturday, and we’re hopeful that Slavisa Jokanovic’s men can repeat the feat as they take on Aston Villa. Given that both Championship sides are in good form, there’s every reason to believe that there will be goals.
The Cottagers have scored 25 goals in 15 home games this term while the hosts also boast a five game unbeaten streak overall. In spite of losing, they also scored in the reverse clash at Villa Park, so the likes of Aboubakar Kamara and Ryan Sessegnon should be confident about finding the net.
While Fulham have only conceded 13 home goals, that shouldn’t stop Steve Bruce’s title contenders from scoring either. The Villans boast 18 goals and seven wins on the road, Moreover, they’ve scored in their last nine league games, winning each of the last seven on the spin. Meanwhile, their midfielders are chipping in with a lot of goals too.
It could be a close affair, but both sides should fancy their chances of scoring.
Oxford United V Plymouth Argyle
Despite struggling for results, goals have remained a common feature for League One outfit Oxford United regardless of the managerial issues. With home advantage on their side, there’s a good chance that this will continue as they welcome Pymouth to the Kassam.
Eight of Oxford’s last nine league games, including each of the past five, have been BTTS winners while the likes of Wesley Thomas, Josh Ruffles, and James Henry have all shown that they know where the target is this term. Despite that scoring form, though, defensive weaknesses could be a problem.
The visiting Pilgrims are in good form having won four on the spin, but Derek Adams’ men have conceded in three of those matches while they also lost 4-0 in the reverse clash. Nonetheless, their attacking talents combined with the fact they are pushing for the play-offs should spur them on for goals.
Oxford have scored 27 and also conceded 27 from their 16 home games so far while their record reads six wins, four draws, and six defeats.A score draw could well be on the cards. Even if it isn’t, we would back both to find the net at some stage.
Crawley Town V Lincoln City
Harry Kewell’s Crawley may have suffered their first defeat in five on Tuesday night at Luton, but the Red Devils are still very much one of League Two’s form sides and will be eager to bounce back in style on Saturday. Nonetheless, they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against the Imps.
Lincoln are unbeaten in six themselves, losing just one of the last 13, and are on target for the play-offs. Danny Cowley can look to a host of potential scorers including Harry Anderson and Matt Green as they aim to pick up another important result. After scoring 16 times in 15 away games, they should be quietly confident.
The Imps have conceded 16 on the road too, however, which should give Crawley’s strikers plenty of hope. Enzio Boldewijn lead the way so far, and the hosts will be fancied to extend their good scoring form here.
October’s reverse clash was a 0-0 draw, but a lot has changed since then. On this occasion, we think both teams will score at Brighton Road.