Teams up and down the country are getting into the swing of things, which will hopefully lead to a free flow of goals over the coming weeks, starting with our three selected fixtures from Saturday’s BTTS coupon.
We’ve picked games from the Championship, League Two, and National League. With odds of just under 5/1 on all six teams to score, it’s well worth an early season punt.
Here are our selections.
QPR V Hull City
The goals have been flowing at both ends of the pitch during the start of Leonid Slutsky’s reign at the KCOM, and the Hull Tigers head to Loftus Road on the back of three straight BTTS winners in the Championship. We have every reason to believe the entertainment will continue in the capital.
Hull’s squad certainly boasts goals in the form of Abel Hernandez, Kamil Grosicki, and Sebastian Larsson. Having hit seven in their opening three games of the season, it would be surprising to see them draw a blank against a QPR team that has a reputation for conceding.
Ian Holloway’s men do boast clean sheets in their two league and cup home games this term, but this is their hardest challenge so far. Still, given that Hull conceded three at home on Tuesday night, the hosts will have high hopes of continuing their 100% winning record here. At the very least, they should be confident of finding the target.
It’s a hard game to predict the outcome of, but both teams have more than enough quality to score. At odds of just under Evens, it’s well worth an inclusion.
Southend United V Plymouth Argyle
Phil Brown’s Southend were torn apart at Rotherham last weekend and will be desperate to bounce back in style as they return to Roots Hall and prepare to welcome newly promoted Plymouth.
It might be a little early for Nile Ranger to return, although he could be in contention following release from prison. Even so, Simon Cox, Theo Robinson, and co. should give the hosts a decent chance of finding the target against a team that lost its only away league game of the campaign to date.
The Pilgrims did score in that defeat to Peterborough, however, while they beat Charlton at home too. Jake Jervis already has two goals for the campaign while Derek Adams additionally has a number of potential scorers in his side. With the hosts lacking confidence, it should be a good chance for them to score.
It probably won’t be the highest scoring game in the division, but there should be chances for both sides. Let’s just hope the respective strikers can take them.
Woking V Leyton Orient
Results have may have been a little indifferent for Leyton Orient during the early moments of their life in the National League, but goals have been a regular feature. Four games have produced six goals for and nine goals against. There should be more to come on Saturday.
Steven Davis’ men shipped six at Bromley on Tuesday night as well as two at Sutton on the opening day. So, given that Woking have won both of their home games this season, scoring twice in each, it looks likely that the Cards will score.
Anthony Limbrick’s men have enjoyed a positive start at Kingfield, but even the change of management hasn’t stopped them conceding. In fact, the hosts are still searching their first clean sheet of the season. Against the likes of Dave Mooney, it’s difficult to it coming here.
The odds could arguably be better, but both sides will be fancied to make the net ripple. As long as the other games come in too, it’ll be a great weekend winner.