The busy Easter period gets underway with a packed schedule on Good Friday, and we’ll be looking to turn £10 into £57 by backing six teams to score.
We’ve picked games from the Championship, League One, and National League. Let’s hope that all three games can provide the goals we’re after for a perfect start to the long weekend.
Here are our selections.
Bristol City v QPR
Lee Johnson’s Robins aren’t quite free from the threat of relegation, but a big result against QPR could be enough to virtually seal their survival. Having said that, they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against the R’s.
The hosts are more than capable of scoring at Ashton Gate, bagging 28 in 20 matches so far. Moreover, they boast one of the division’s most lethal strikers in on-loan star Tammy Abraham. Given that they’ve only lost one in seven here, confidence should be at a high.
Bristol City have conceded 22 home goals. Even though QPR have only scored 20 in 20, their attacking qualities should bring a first goal in four away games. Whether that’ll be enough to secure the points is another question altogether.
The visitors registered a 1-0 win in the reverse win and should find the target once more. With home advantage on their side, though, City should score this time too.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11
Port Vale v Sheffield United
League One leaders Sheffield United could seal the title with a positive result at Vale Park and that should give Chris Wilder’s men the impetus to go and get goals against their relegation-threatened opponents. Despite that quality, though, they aren’t invincible and could well concede in the process.
Billy Sharp and co. have registered 44 away goals this season and enter the Easter period having scored in 10 consecutive games overall. Their attacking prowess, coupled with Vale’s defensive vulnerabilities should ensure that they grab at least one goal here.
The visitors have shipped 31 on their travels, however, which could leave the door open for Vale to increase their tally of 32 home goals. Given that the hosts are currently in the bottom four, they will be forced to adopt an attacking approach. Hopefully, that should benefit the chances at both ends.
The Blades hit four past Vale in the reverse clash and should have more than enough to secure the three points. Nevertheless, the hosts should get themselves on the scoreboard.
BTTS Yes @ 19/20
Woking v Macclesfield Town
Garry Hill’s Cardinals have been a regular feature on the BTTS coupon throughout 2016-17, and we have every reason to think they’ll be in for another entertaining afternoon as they take on Macclesfield.
The hosts currently sit just outside the relegation zone, but still face plenty of work if they’re going to beat the drop. Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem for Woking this term, though, as is underlined by their return of 30 goals in 21 home matches. Given that the visitors have shipped 23 on the road, there should be more goals here.
However, they might need more than one goal to secure the win. That’s because they’ve conceded 29 home goals while the Silkmen boast 31 on their travels. John Askey’s men have additionally scored in five consecutive matches, which is another reason to think they’ll increase their tally on Good Friday.
With Woking’s last five ending in BTTS winners too, there should be goals at both ends.
BTTS Yes @ 7/10
A £10 treble returns £57.30