With Christmas on our door steps, and the final round before the Christmas fixture pile up of fixtures, there are plenty of goals out there. It is just finding them!
Our treble pays around 9/2 with SkyBet. Enjoy!
Bolton Vs Fulham
The cottagers head to the reebok stadium where Bolton are in all sorts of Financial trouble. Bolton’s reported debt compared to the value owed to the tax man is miniscule and comparable to two-three weeks of Wayne Rooney’s wages at Manchester United!
Bolton are in jeopardy of players walking out and could do before Saturday’s game, which could leave the door wide open. However, Bolton showed some spirit in generating a score draw against fellow struggler Charlton in midweek drawing two-apiece.
The hosts are struggling in the Championship and are the fourth worse side for home form in the league taking just ten points from ten games in this campaign. Fulham’s away record is only marginally better; although with the potential strike force do command some respect for not being a total write off for the away win.
The Londoners will be aware that Bolton are without a win now in fifteen games. Both sides have been netting goals, with Fulham having a favourable tally of games landing three or more in just over seven of every ten games in percentage terms. This feature has mentioned the strike force of Fulham, with Ross McCormack and Dembele as hotshots. Fulham have the highest average goals per game, but also concede.
The view on this match will either see that the Neil Lennon’s men keep their spirit together to grind out a result, or players protest, not play. This will allow Fulham to open the door to a potential cricket score. Nevertheless, I cannot afford to overlook this fixture with the real possibilities on goals pre-kick off!
Over 2.5 goals – 5/6 at SkyBet
Shrewsbury Vs Swindon
Mickey Mellon’s men host Swindon in a game where the visitors have picked up on form after hanging over relegation just a handful of games ago. The visitors come into this after three wins on the spin, with all of the last five seeing the goal line head over.
Shrewsbury has just one win in six, but will want to seek out a result to upset Martin Ling’s Swindon’s momentum. Looking at this fixture, both sides have netted plenty with both sides generating around a goal and a half per game average. This coincides that both have conceded a shade more on the average weighing this up on balance as a fixture to consider on the over line.
The visitors have racked up three or more in all games played in the last five, whereas the hosts in comparison yield just half of their last six. Overall though is favourable for taking goals with Swindon bagging three or more total goals in seven from every ten, and just a shade over half their games for the hosts.
With the balance of this game, Shrewsbury will need to curtail the visitors from their recent form. Defending their already poor home record can only suggest they need goals. Swindon have demonstrated the ability to net, but also in leaking goals, so making a case for a low-scoring game on the balance of probability is no easy task. I will take the over line on the basis that one side is in form, and the other are due a win, but either side will be reactive on the first team to score.
Over 2.5 goals – 13/20 at BetVictor
Rochdale Vs Colchester
The hosts led by Keith Hill will welcome caretaker Wayne Brown and his Colchester men in dire need to turn their season around. Sitting within relegation are winless in all of the last six, whereas the hosts form has to say the least been patchy with three defeats in the last six.
Colchester’s strength in netting goals is also their biggest weakness in leaking goals having conceded in all of the last eleven posting back to last season. In addition Colchester has conceded in all away games this term. The visitors will look at turning the tables on five back to back defeats on the road, but it will not be easy at Rochdale.
Looking at goals in this game, the hosts have netted and conceded over a goal a game, with the visitors stats already credited in this feature. The danger with goals in this fixture is the stat that the hosts have kept a clean sheet in forty percent of home games. However the scoring ability of the visitors and the need for results support the chances of games seeing goals galore.
All but one of Colchester’s away games has resulted in three or more with sixty-percentage of Rochdale home games. Wayne Brown’s men would be delighted with a result on Saturday, but feel that their defensive issues will become a problem yet again, although full credit to Colchester for maintaining a degree of passion with their fluid style of football.
Over 2.5 goals – 17/20