The final weekend of October promises to be packed with goals, and we’re hoping that will be the case in our three chosen matches on the BTTS coupon. If all six teams do find the target, we’ll be celebrating a weekend win to the tune of 4/1.
Our selections come from the Premier League, League Two, and the National League. There’s plenty of reason to think all six teams can do the business. With a chance to turn £10 into £49, it’s gotta be worth a punt.
Crystal Palace v West Ham United
Saturday’s London derby at Selhurst Park is a massive game at the bottom of the Premier League and both Crystal Palace and West Ham will be desperate to clinch a crucial three points.
For Slaven Bilic’s men, a midweek Carabao Cup win over Spurs will have worked wonders for the confidence. With Andy Carroll back in action, hey might enjoy a little more success with crosses than they did against Brighton, especially as Palace have shipped 19 in nine league games.
However, the Eagles did register a massive result in their last home game, another derby against champions Chelsea, and Roy Hodgson will hope that his side can get on the scoresheet once more. Even if they do, a first clean sheet of the league season looks unlikely.
Both defences are pretty poor, and that should show on Saturday in spite of the attacking problems that each club has endured. We’re backing a BTTS winner.
Notts County v Newport County
A run of just one win in five has seen Kevin Nolan’s Magpies drop to second in the League Two standings, but they still continue to find the net on a regular basis. But while they should fancy their chances of getting back to winning ways, they shouldn’t expect to have things easy against an impressive Newport County.
Mike Flynn has worked wonders since taking over at Rodney Parade while only Accrington and Wycombe boast more away goals in the division this term. Padraig Ryan and Frank Nouble have proved to be a great source of goals, and the visitors will be expecting to score against a side that hasn’t registered a shutout in five league games.
The hosts are unbeaten at Meadow Lane, though, scoring in all seven matches and registering a total of 14 in the process. Given that Newport have conceded 11 eight away games, it would be a surprise to see Jon Stead and co. fire a blank.
It’s a clash that could go either way. Whatever happens, though, there should be chances for both sides.
Solihull Moors v AFC Fylde
Despite sitting rock bottom of the National League, Solihull Moors are scoring at a rapid rate and enter this weekend’s action on the back of six straight BTTS winners in all competitions. Frankly, there’s no reason to think that trend will end as they welcome Fylde to Damson Park.
The hosts have scored nine times in eight home games, and can look to Oladapo Afolayan and the experienced Darren Carter for goals against an away side that’s leaked 13 on its travels. With Richard Money in need of inspiring his new side to victory, that attacking approach should see them score.
Fylde might be leaking goals at a rapid rate, but they’ve also scored 13 on the road. Confidence should be high on the back of Tuesday’s home win over Wrexham too, which is why Danny Rowe and co. should get Dave Challinor’s side on the scoreboard.
The odds aren’t great, but it should be a game of goals and is well worth it’s inclusion.