As the football season draws to its close, the excitement keeps growing by the week. We’ll be concentrating on the BTTS coupon with hopes of landing this 4/1 treble.
We were unlucky last Saturday as five of our six selected teams found the target. With a little bit of luck here, we’ll be going one better to win some beer tokens ahead of the big night of boxing.
Crystal Palace v Norwich City
Alan Pardew’s men were luckier than the bloke that’s dating Margot Robbie by sneaking a draw against West Ham last week, but the Eagles remain in awful form and are still searching for their first league win of 2016. They may well get it against relegation threatened Norwich, but they certainly shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way.
Despite their poor form, the hosts have at least found the target in eight of their last nine outings, meaning that all of those matches ended in BTTS winners. Goals haven’t come easily for the strikers, but the whole team is chipping in with the odd goal and they should fancy their chances against a defence that’s shipped 32 on the road.
Alex Neil’s Canaries won’t be heading to Selhurst Park with any fear, though. A return of 13 away goals doesn’t make for great reading but the visitors are in great confidence after picking up seven points from the last possible nine. Another win here could virtually seal their safety. At the very least, they should score against a team that hasn’t kept a shutout since December 28th.
Back both teams to score.
Fulham v Cardiff City
Fulham have been a firm favourite on the BTTS coupon all season, and goals have certainly been a common feature for the Cottagers in recent weeks. There’s nothing that stops us thinking that this trend will end as Slavia Jokanovic’s men take on Cardiff this weekend.
Back-to-back 2-1 wins over MK Dons and Preston have virtually secured Fulham’s Championship place for another season, and the firepower of Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele should give them a fantastic chance of goals.
This won’t be an easy game for the hosts, though, especially as Cardiff are still very much in the hunt for a play-off spot. However, Russell Slade’s men can hardly afford to drop points here and will be pinpointing Fulham’s poor defence as their greatest hope of success.
The two sides shared a 1-1 draw at the start of the campaign. Two goals is the least we’d expect in this one.
Altrincham v Bromley
Our final selection comes from the Conference as Altrincham fight desperately to avoid relegation by picking up a home win against Bromley.
Results haven’t been great for the Robins since sacking Lee Sinnott last month, but they are at least scoring goals. They’ve found the target in six of their last seven matches and boast a total of 29 in 21 at Moss Lane overall. However, their real problems have been at the back, as is evidenced by the 30 home goals they’ve conceded.
Visiting Bromley have little to play for as a mid-table position looks assured, which could afford a few more chances to the hosts. The fact they’ve conceded 43 on the road tells a story too. However, they have at least bagged 28 away goals in their first year since promotion and should have no issues increasing that tally here.
It’s not the best price in the world. But if it helps us land a winning treble, we won’t be complaining at all.