Everyone loves a big winner, but trying to land an eight or nine team acca can feel almost impossible. However, the prospect of perming three BTTS & Win selections is one that sounds far more realistic. And that’s exactly what we’re looking to do on Tuesday night.
We’re going for a mixed treble of Football League, non-league and FA Cup action to hopefully get our week off to the perfect start with a nearly 77/1 winner.
Hull City v Arsenal
Our first selection comes courtesy of the FA Cup replay as Hull City welcome Arsenal to the KC Stadium. The Championship side will be eager to roar their way to the quarter-finals, but the wounded Gunners could be a very dangerous animal indeed.
Recent results have left Arsene Wenger’s men facing the prospect of another Premier League failure. Meanwhile, their Champions League hopes are looking about as positive as Steve Bruce’s nose given that they’ll head to Barcelona next week chasing a two goal disadvantage. A third cup win is probably their only chance of silverware and it could show.
Hull’s impressive home form will give the Championship side hope, as will Petr Cech’s absence. But if Arenal respond by firing on all cylinders, the gulf in quality should see them through. Danny Welbeck and co are more than capable of putting the hosts to bed.
Arsenal should seal keep their incredible run in this competition going strong. However, we don’t expect them to tame the Tigers completely and think the hosts will get on the scoresheet too.
Cardiff City v Leeds United
Cardiff v Leeds is always a hotly anticipated contest, especially for the fans, and we hope the excitement will lend itself to a cracking clash in Wales. On this occasion, though, it’s hard to see past a home win.
With just one defeat at the Cardiff City Stadium, Russell Slade’s hosts are one of the Championship’s strongest home sides. Quite frankly, their goal hungry midfield should put a sorry Leeds to the sword and could be the difference in this encounter. After all, they have scored 27 goals here while the visitors have leaked 22 on the road.
Steve Evans did see his side claim a win on the weekend, though, so they can make this trip with optimism. The goals of Chris Wood and Mirko Antenucci are sure to give them a fighting chance too, and we hope to see them make the net bulge at least once.
Sadly for the travelling supporters, Cardiff are incredible at home. Moreover, the opportunity to jump back into the play-offs should give the hosts an extra incentive. Expect them to deliver.
Bromley v Halifax Town
After a difficult couple of months, Neil Smith’s Bromley are back to performing extremely well in the Conference and they’ll be eager to make it 13 points from a possible 15 as they take on Halifax. The hosts are capable of winning, but shouldn’t expect things all their own way against the Shaymen.
After all, Halifax have done well to climb out of the relegation zone and will be looking to the goals of Jordan Burrows for further inspiration here. The visitors have every chance of increasing their tally of 18 from 16 away league games. However, defensive weakness have seen them leak 30 too, and that could be their downfall here.
The hosts boast 30 goals at the Courage Stadium, including two in each of their past two. A repeat should be enough for them to complete a hat-trick of home wins. Nevertheless, their defence can be punished by the visitors and we’d be surprised to see a shutout at either end.
Back in August, the sides shared four goals at the Shay. We think it’ll be another BTTS winner here. On this occasion, though, home advantage should give Bromley the edge.