After ending February with a fantastic BTTS winning treble on Saturday, we’re looking to begin March with a bang courtesy of Tuesday night’s coupon.
We’ve picked out six teams to all make the net ripple at some stage during the night. With a chance to double our delight from the weekend in the process, it has to be worth a punt.
Besides, we all need something to cheer us up while the other half forces us to watch Holby City. Landing another £45 profit would suit us just fine. The bet is with Betfred who are giving a £30 free bet to all new players if you’re interested in following.
Sunderland V Crystal Palace
Anyone that watched Sunderland’s match at West Ham will struggle to fathom how they fired a blank, but Sam Allardyce’s men are now in desperate need for points in their bid for Premier League survival. Whilst they should find the net on Tuesday night at the Stadium of Light, it’s their defensive issues that are a real cause for concern.
The Black Cats are less likely to go down than Adam Johnson, but they do face a huge task as they look to escape the bottom three. The hosts have hit 15 goals in 13 home games, though, which can give them confidence against a Palace backline that have failed to keep a shutout for eight consecutive league games.
Alan Pardew’s men have scored in each of the last five, though, and there’s no reason to doubt their part of making it six BTTS winners on the spin. Emmanuel Adebayor gives them an added presence in the attacking third while their speedy wingers are likely to cause huge problems for the ageing home defence.
Both teams will see this as a winnable contest. As such, we think there will be goals at both ends.
BTTS Yes @ 10/11 with Betfred
Carlisle United V Leyton Orient
In League Two, Kevin Nolan has enjoyed a positive start to life at Leyton Orient and his men will be eager to clinch another three points as they make the long trip up north to Brunton Park. However, the visitors shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against Keith Curle’s Cumbrians,
Orient have notched 22 goals on the road, but have also allowed home sides to score with the same level of frequency over the course of 16 matches. Nevertheless, with the division’s top scorer among their ranks, they’ll certainly fancy their chances.
Carlisle aren’t exactly goal shy, though, and boast 28 goals from 15 home games. That record is made all the more impressive given that they spent a few weeks away from Brunton Park due to those devastating floods. The hosts will fancy their chances, especially after registering a 2-1 away win in the reverse clash.
We do think the hosts will score again here, but the promotion-chasing Os have to be considered equally likely to get themselves on the scoreboard.
BTTS Yes @ 4/6 with Betfred
Luton Town v Morecambe
Goals have been a common season whenever Jim Bentley’s men are on the road, and there’s no reason to think that trend will end as they make the trip to Kenilworth Road. After all, the hosts have scored 20 yet conceded 23 from 15 home matches too.
More importantly, though, Morecambe have scored 28 and leaked 29 from 16 away games. Meanwhile, their past 10 competitive contests have ended in BTTS winners. With four players boasting at least seven goals, the Shrimps shouldn’t fear this trip to Luton.
Nevertheless, the away side’s poor form will hand the impetus to Nathan Jones’s Hatters as they look to mount an unlikely charge towards the play-offs. They’ve already beaten the visitors 3-1 on a Tuesday night this season, although that was at the Globe Arena, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a similar scoreline here.
Back both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11 with Betfred
A £10 treble returns £55.20 with Betfred