April signals the start of the business end, and it’s all getting very exciting across the English league pyramid. We’re looking to capitalise on that on Saturday by landing this huge treble on the BTTS & Win market.
All we need is three teams to win without keeping a clean sheet. It might not be easy, but it’s a lot less difficult than stringing together eight or nine team accas. Let’s pray to the betting gods for a perfect start to the month.
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West Ham United v Crystal Palace
At one stage in the season, talk of Alan Pardew as the next England boss were nearly as big as ego. But after three months without a single league win, the Eagles are flying worryingly low just two points above the drop. Admittedly, their seven point gap should see them to safety, but they could be in for another disappointment at the Boleyn.
After all, Slaven Bilic’s men are exceeding all expectations and remain in the hunt for a top four finish with eight games to go. That record has been built largely on a solid home form, with the Hammers losing just twice in their final season at their iconic stadium. We can’t see that record suffering a third blemish here.
The Hammers aren’t the most frequent scorers, but the likes of Andy Carroll, Mikhail Antonio and Dimitri Payet are sure to give them a great chance against the division’s out-of-form strugglers. However, West Ham do concede goals at home, and the excitement of a derby should help Pardew’s men score against the manager’s former team.
We just don’t think it’ll be enough to prevent a home win.
BTTS & West Ham Win @ 16/5 with Betfred
Peterborough United v Crewe Alexandra
Goals at London Road have been as common as fake tan in an Essex nightclub this season with Posh netting 33 and conceded 32 from 19 matches so far. There’s every reason to think they’ll be involved in another high-scoring contest on Saturday, but the home fans will be fully expecting to win.
Graham Westley’s side has lost more than it has won at home, but it enters this clash on the back of two wins. That confidence should give them optimism against rock-bottom Crewe, and the firepower of Marcus Maddison and co should fire the hosts to victory.
The visitors have scored 21 times on the road, though, and should be eager against a side that has been involved in seven consecutive BTTS winners. Sadly for Steven Davis’ men, defensive shortcomings are likely to bring a fifth straight defeat.
Peterborough have already beaten Crewe 5-1 this term. A similar scoreline on Saturday would be just fine.
BTTS & Peterborough Win @ 23/10 with Betfred
Portsmouth v Carlisle United
Keith Curle’s Cumbrians registered an incredible 3-2 victory over Bristol Rovers on Monday, and that result personifies the entertainment that has followed them this season. You always get a feeling that there will be goals when Carlisle are playing. On Saturday, though, it’s likely that they’ll be on the receiving end.
Home side Pompey have done well to drag themselves back into the play-off spots but still have work to do, starting with three points at Fratton Park here. Paul Cook’s men should be confident following the 4-0 mauling of Notts County, and a similar attacking display should bring another vital victory.
Carlisle aren’t used to firing blanks, though, and still hold small hopes of reaching the play-offs themselves. The visitors can increase their tally of 23 away goals, especially if they get the ball to Jabo Ibehre. However, they have leaked 26 on the road, and that could be a problem against Pompey.
We’re predicting a home win, but the visitors should score too.
BTTS & Portsmouth Win @ 13/5 with Betfred
A £10 treble returns £499 with Betfred