With games running out, the need for goals has never been greater. Let’s hope our six chosen teams can provide the goods with this Saturday afternoon treble.
Our three selected games offer a payout of just over 4/1, which would be a great way to end April in style. We’re not bothered about the results. As long as all six teams find the target, we’ll be celebrating come 5PM.
West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City
The new manager bounce seems to have died down for Craig Shakespeare in recent weeks. While the Foxes are still on course to avoid the drop with relative comfort, a rare win at the Hawthorns would do them a world of good. They can be quietly optimistic, but shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against a decent West Brom.
Leicester have picked up just one victory on the road all season, registering just 15 goals in 17 matches. Nonetheless, the quality of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez will always give them a chance of finding the target, particularly against a team that has conceded 20 times on home turf.
Tony Pulis’ side have scored 27 at the right end, though, winning nine home games in total. Without having any real attacking stars, they do spread the goals around too. After losing three games on the spin, there’s a good chance that they will concede once more. Still, they’d be very disappointed if they fail to pick up at least a draw.
The reverse clash ended in a 2-1 win for the Baggies, and we expect to see another BTTS winner here.
BTTS Yes @ 13/17 with Unibet
QPR v Nottingham Forest
Championship side QPR have hit an awful run of form and enter this weekend’s action having lost six matches on the spin. Having said that, the R’s have scored in the last four themselves, which is why we think it could be goals galore as they take on Nottingham Forest.
Loftus Road has been a hotbed of goals this term, with the hosts scoring 28 and conceding 32 from 22 matches. Given that the visitors have registered just one clean sheet in nine, the home side should fancy their chances of finding the net.
Ian Holloway’s men might need more than one goal to win this one, though, as Forest do boast a wealth of attacking options. While their away record isn’t great, Mark Warburton’s men will be eager to punish QPR’s poor defence, which is why we’re backing them to score too.
We certainly wouldn’t want to predict a winner, but the BTTS selection looks very attractive. At 7/10, it’s well worth its inclusion.
BTTS Yes @ 7/10 with Unibet
Carlisle United v Newport County
The wins have died down a little for Keith Curle’s Cumbrians, which has seen them fall away from the play-off spots. However, they do still have a very slim chance of getting into the top seven, and will be looking to finish their home campaign in style on Saturday.
Carlisle have scored 32 home goals in total and should fancy themselves to score against an away side that sits just above the drop zone and has leaked 36 on the road. Jabo Ibehre and co. should give the home fans something to cheer.
The visitors are in their best form of the season, however, winning four of their last five. Despite conceding six in their last away game, Michael Flynn’s side can increase their tally of 24 away goals and may yet secure the points needed to secure their survival.
Despite their poor form Carlisle’s last five matches have ended in BTTS winners. There’s no reason to think that trend will end at Brunton Park.
BTTS Yes @ 14/19 with Unibet
A £10 treble returns £52.11 with Unibet