This weekend’s BTTS & Win treble is a huge 55/1 shot, and we’re hopeful that our three selected teams can provide a fantastic early Christmas present by landing us over £550 in profit.
As usual, we need our three teams to win without registering a clean sheet. With every game carrying immense importance at this time of year, let’s hope they can deliver.
Fulham v Birmingham City
Championship side Birmingham are currently in the relegation zone thanks largely to a winless away record, and will head to Craven Cottage knowing that they’re in for another big challenge as they take on Fulham. It seems likely that they’ll come up short once more.
The change of manager has done little to improve Blues’ form, and they enter this one having shipped 20 goals just 10 away matches. Should they concede another two on Saturday, it would be difficult to see them grabbing anything from this one.
Fulham’s scoring record hasn’t been as good as in previous years, but Slavia Jokanovic’s men will be expected to score in this one. After registering six draws in 10 home matches, picking up a third home triumph of the season would offer a timely boost.
The hosts are more than capable of getting the goals to grab the victory. Let’s just hope they concede in the process too.
Wigan Athletic v Fleetwood Town
Paul Cook’s Latics look as though they are racing towards promotion back to the Championship, and will look to make it eight wins in 11 league matches at the DW on Saturday. However, they should expect a tough test against Fleetwood.
Wigan boast 19 goals in 10 home games so far, and will expect Will Grigg and co. to get among the goals once again. Given that the visitors have shipped 17 on their travels, the in-form hosts should be capable of a couple.
Fleetwood have scored 13 in their 10 away games, though, so can be quietly optimistic in spite of Wigan’s defensive record. Uwe Rosler has a number of attacking options at his disposal. With four of their last five competitive away games ending in BTTS winners, it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see another on the cards here.
Still, Wigan should have enough to claim the victory.
Maidenhead United v Maidstone United
A terrible run of form has seen Maidenhead fall into the bottom half of the National League table but Alan Devonshire, the club’s longest-serving manager, has seen his side score more often than not. A home game against an average Maidstone should give them a great chance of bouncing back to winning ways.
The Magpies are winless in seven overall, but their record at York Road is far from terrible with just one loss in eight. Adrian Clifton and Harr Prtichard have shown that they know where the goal is, and the hosts can look to punish an away side that’s leaked 13 in 10 on its travels.
Maidstone have scored 13 at the right end, though, which should give Jay Saunders’ men confidence. In Zavon Hines and Joe Pigott, they certainly have goals to their name. However, after shipping four times in three consecutive matches, those defensive weaknesses could prove to be vital.
It’s hard to see the hosts keeping a clean sheet on current form. But with Maidstone conceding for fun, the Magpies can end their poor run.