Sadly, just one of three BTTS Yes picks was correct last week as Swansea unexpectedly defeated Manchester United 2-1. A little displeased with my results from picking one game in each of England’s top three divisions each week based on stats, I’m going to give the format one more try and then revert to whichever three I think are best in any division from next week onwards if it fails. Anyway, here we go:
Burnley v Swansea
There isn’t a great deal to choose from in the 15:00 Saturday list of Premier League games, but both teams have scored in Burnley’s last three home games, with they and their opponents scoring at least twice in two of them. Over the course of the 2014/15 season, eight of Burnley’s thirteen home games have seen both teams score, making up an overall BTTS Yes strike rate of 61.5%.
Both teams didn’t score in Swansea’s shock 1-0 away defeat of Southampton, or their 2-0 loss at West Brom, but prior to those two road fixtures, both teams had scored in seven of Swansea’s ten Premier League away games. All in all, both teams have scored in seven of Swansea’s twelve away games to make up a BTTS Yes strike rate of 58.3%.
BTTS Yes @ 17/20 with BetVictor
Bournemouth v Blackburn
Blackburn have the more attractive BTTS Yes stats in this game but, home and away, both teams have scored in each of Bournemouth’s last five Championship games, along with three of their last four home contests. Overall this season, both teams have scored in 10/16 Bournemouth home games to make up a 62.5% BTTS Yes strike rate.
Blackburn are one of the best BTTS Yes teams in the Championship, home and away, but their away stats are more impressive as twelve of their sixteen road games have seen both teams score, making up a 75% BTTS Yes strike rate. These stats include their last road game, a 1-1 draw away to Cardiff.
BTTS Yes @ 7/10 with BetVictor
Bristol City v Rochdale
Indeed, a very difficult day to find a strong home vs away BTTS Yes match in League one on Saturday, but this one looks like our best shot. Bristol City, for their part, only have a BTTS Yes strike rate of 43.8%, with seven home games from sixteen seeing both teams score, but then both teams have scored in two of their last three home games, so we have current form on our side.
Rochdale, on the other hand, offer much stronger BTTS stats from their fifteen road games played in League one, with a staggering ten seeing both teams score to make up a BTTS Yes strike rate of 73.3%. This percentage includes six straight BTTS Yes games, so let’s hope for seven in a row on Saturday.
BTTS Yes @ 5/6 with BetVictor
A £10 treble potentially returns £57.66 with BetVictor