A full schedule of domestic matches returns following the international break and we’re hoping for goals, goals, goals with this Saturday afternoon BTTS treble.
We’ve picked three games in which we don’t want to see a single clean sheet. At odds just shy of 9/2, it’s got to be worth a punt. Good luck!
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
They might have suffered a disappointing defeat at Chelsea before the international break, but Ronald Koeman will still be happy with the way his side has performed during the early weeks of the season. A win over Spurs would confirm a very positive start, but they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way at Goodison Park.
The Toffees picked up a 1-0 win in their only previous home game while they’ve also picked up two Europa League qualifying wins without conceding. However, the attacking qualities of Harry Kane, Dele and co. could see them concede their first home goal of 2017-18.
Nevertheless, they will fancy their chances of scoring too. Wayne Rooney has had issues off of the pitch but has started the campaign in good form. Meanwhile, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Aaron Lennon would both love to score against their former club.
Recent meetings have often been pretty close while the last three have ended in BTTS winners. Back that trend to continue on Saturday.
Scunthorpe United v Blackpool
League One side Blackpool are yet to register an away win, and could be left to wait a little longer as they make the difficult trip to Glanford Park. Still, they should at least give their fans something to cheer in the form of an away goal.
The visitors have scored four goals in their two away games while teenager Sean Longstaff is already on four league goals for the season too. Despite the fact that Scunthorpe’s defence is fairly solid, Gary Bowyer’s men can find the target at some stage.
However, Graham Alexander’s men are just as likely to make the net ripple. Paddy Madden already has a couple for the season while Kevin van Veen and Tom Hopper certainly have the quality to punish a Blackpool defence that has shipped five on the road.
We’d edge towards a home win, but think the smart money is with both teams to score.
Chester v Ebbsfleet United
A difficult start to the campaign sees Chester enter this weekend’s action sitting in the National League relegation zone. However, a home game against newly promoted Ebbsfleet should give them a chance to seal a positive result on the weekend. Even if they are unlikely to keep a shutout.
Chester have managed three goals in four home games so far while we’ve seen BTTS winners five of their eight matches overall. The hosts do boast a number of potential scorers, and will be eager to put the visitors under pressure from the off in this one. A home goal looks more than likely against a team that is conceding 1.5 goals per game.
The Kent side are scoring goals too, though, with six of their matches ending in BTTS winners. Incredibly Ebbsfleet already have seven draws under their belt, which underlines their ability to score as well as their defensive weaknesses.
We expect both of those things to shine through here. While it’s difficult to predict the winner, a BTTS winner looks likely.