It’s Halloween weekend and the objective is to scare the bookies into submission this Saturday. After taking a long and studious look at the form book and statistics I’ve produced the following over 2.5 goals tips games which should all contain at least 3 goals.
Use these predictions as you please. It’s what they’re here for. Happy betting!
Manchester City Vs Norwich
I see this game as a banker builder of the treble and the bookies rate this at 1/2 that we will see goals. Manchester City have enjoyed this fixture in the past netting a whopping two dozen goals in the last six meetings, including fourteen in the last three home meetings.
The sides are at opposite ends of the table, with the hosts City on top with Norwich lurking at the other end of the table with just two wins, and on the back of three straight defeats.
City appear to be heading on the right track now since their two game back to back defeats with Manuel Pellegrini’s men thirsty for success especially after roaring into the quarter finals of the League Cup in midweek.
Looking at the respective home and away form, starting with City, they have tasted just one defeat in five, with an impressive twenty-one goals in total via the five games. Norwich however on the road have clocked up one win, one draw and three losses, but have also seen twenty one goals in the five games.
Manchester City will win this game and at 2/7 to win the game will be a popular accumulator addition. The ten games in total home and away respectively have bought an average of 4.2 goals per match between the two. You feel that Alex Neil’s Norwich will need to keep things tight, but the class of City and their reputation at home will be considerably difficult.
I see no reason why this will not be a goal feast. The stats for the first ten demonstrate this and will be a good filler for the treble.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at 9/20 with BetVictor
Doncaster Vs Colchester
Tony Humes Colchester make the trip north to the Keepmoat Stadium, where Colchester look to build on their away record thus far, which they would be a little disappointed in. With an attacking Colchester side visiting Doncaster has the hosts that have played some very tight football at home with an average of just two goals a game at the Keepmoat.
Donny will be looking to overt a two game losing blip with a result at home. However, Colchester have a high volume of goals, which they demonstrated in a 4-4 thriller to Walsall in their last outing.
The U’s are looking to make it three games unbeaten and are in a good position with their scoring power to achieve this. Colchester lost the lead twice, led, and then was held to a 4-4 against Walsall last weekend. Colchester are resilient overall especially on the road where they have netted at least once in five of their seven on the road and have conceded in every game. Doncaster have conceded in five from seven.
I sense that Doncaster will be put on the back foot with their opponent’s style of play, who are very attacking, but vulnerable on interception in the middle. It would not surprise me if the trend of Colchester on a perfect record on the road on three or more to continue.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 with BetVictor
Middlesbrough Vs Charlton
Charlton make the trip to riverside, where Middlesbrough will be in high spirits after knocking Manchester United out the League Cup in midweek. The Addicks have parted company with Guy Luzon after a run of seven defeats in nine games left them in the relegation zone in the Championship. Charlton have since appointed Karel Fraeye as caretaker boss and favourite to land the gig on a full time basis.
Boro are heading back in the right direction looking to close the gap on leaders Brighton can beat Charlton based on the footage I have seen leading to their managers departure. Aitor Karanka’s men have conceded just twice at home, but after seeing Charlton at Reading recently, the Addicks never looked like scoring and have since lost both games 3-0.
The Charlton players will be under pressure to perform and could surprise us with a goal, something they have lacked in the last three.
If Boro want promotion they will need to look at winning every home game, and feel this will proceed. I do see this game go 2-1, 3-0 or 3-1 in the game to the hosts, especially if Charlton were to fly out the blocks causing a reaction from the home side to claw it back.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 with BetVictor
Over 2.5 goals at Manchester City
Over 2.5 goals at Colchester
Over 2.5 goals at Middlesbrough
The treble pays 4.84 at BetVictor