Fancy turning a tenner into a huge £580 on Saturday? Then our BTTS & Win treble is just for you.
We’ve picked three games to all end as BTTS winners, but have also selected the outcome in each of them with hopes of winning a huge payout to celebrate the first weekend of January in style. Here are our selections.
Newcastle United V Luton Town
Newcastle United have a terrible record in the FA Cup over the past decade or so, but they did progress to round four last year and can expect to do the same as they welcome Luton Town to St James’ Park. While quality should shine through, the confident League Two side can at least give the Magpies something to think about.
Rafa Benitez’s men have picked up four points from their last two Premier League games, and will look to bring that confidence to the cup even if changes are expected to the line-up. Those fringe players that get the nod should see this as a chance to stake a claim for next week’s clash against Swansea, and could inspire a big performance.
Luton are doing amazing things in their league, and can be optimistic following a run of just one defeat in 19. Nathan Jones can certainly have belief in their ability to score, especially with Jamie Collins and Danny Hylton scoring for fun. Still, the occasion and step up in quality could be telling.
We;re backing a home win, but do think Luton will score.
BTTS & Newcastle Win @ 2/1 with Coral
Colchester United V Cheltenham Town
In League Two, a run of six games unbeaten has restored John McGreal’s hopes of leading Colchester to the play-offs and the Eagles will be eager to keep that run going against Cheltenham. If they play like they have recently, three points could be on the cards at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
After all, the 17th-placed visitors have won just one of their last five while their overall record includes just two wins from 13 on the road. Mo Eisa and co. have notched 14 goals in that time, but a return of 23 conceded will be a concern for manager Gary Johnson.
Colchester’s defensive record has been strong, but they are far from impregnable. They’re due to concede after three clean sheets on the spin and the visiting Robins can be the team to break that run. Still, with confidence on their side, the hosts are more than capable of overcoming this issue to grab the points.
The reverse clash was a BTTS winner and home win. With the roles reversed, back Colchester to claim the points in another BTTS result.
BTTS & Colchester Win @ 17/5 with Coral
Forest Green Rovers V Port Vale
Staying in League Two, Forest Green Rovers look destined for relegation back to the non-league and can be particularly worried by their run of five defeats on the spin. A home game against Port Vale gives them an opportunity to be competitive. Sadly, the pressure may stop them from performing.
Rovers have scored in 10 of their last 14 league outings, and Mark Cooper also has one of the league’s best strikers at his disposal in Chris Doidge. Given that the visitors have leaked 16 in 13 away games, the hosts can increase their tally of 14 at the New Lawn.
Nonetheless, Vale will be considered favourites after picking up 10 points from the last five matches. Tom Pope and co. are more than capable of firing Neil Aspin’s side to victory, especially as the hosts have shipped 24 on home turf. If the visitors do grab a fifth win on the road, any thoughts of relegation will be almost dead.
It was a 1-1 draw when the sides met back in September and another BTTS winner looks likely here. On this occasion, though, we’re backing the visitors to prevail.
BTTS & Vale Win @ 17/5 with Coral
A £10 treble pays £580.80 with Coral