It’s a new month, and with Christmas fast approaching we’d love to start December with a big win. We’ll be looking to the BTTS & Win coupon to hopefully do this on Saturday, backing three teams to win without keeping a clean sheet in a huge 39/1 treble.
Our three selections come from the Premier League, Championship, and National League. There’s every reason to fancy each of our picks, let’s hope they can do the business.
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have endured a difficult few weeks in the league, and Spurs now face a genuine battle for the top four. After losing to Leicester, the short trip to Watford has become a must win. While they are more than capable of grabbing thee points, they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way at Vicarage Road.
Results haven’t been great for the visitors, but they do continue to score goals. Star man Harry Kane is already on double figures while Tottenham have actually picked up more wins on the road at Wembley. Given that Watford enter on the back of a 4-2 home loss too, there’s every chance that Spurs can let their quality shine through.
Watford didn’t give up against Manchester United on Tuesday, even when the game was dead, and will be expected to battle again here. Marco Silva’s men are performing above expectations, but they have conceded 15 times at home. Tellingly, Arsenal aside, they seem to beat the teams below them and struggle against the stronger sides.
Let’s hope that will be the case again here. Both teams are likely to score, and we’re backing Spurs to claim the points.
Sheffield Wednesday v Hull City
If reports are to be believed, Hull manager Leonid Slutsky is hanging onto his job by a thread. Unfortunately for the Russian, it doesn’t get any easier as the tame Tigers head to Hillsborough, where they’ll face a Sheffield Wednesday side that’s unbeaten in six. Another loss could well be on the cards.
The Championship strugglers are scoring goals and are actually the division’s leading scorers, although those stats are influenced heavily by a couple of standout victories. Still, with Kamil Grossicki and Jarrod Bowen in their ranks, the visitors are more than capable of scoring against a home side that’s conceded 10 in nine on their own patch.
Nonetheless, the Owls have scored 15 home goals while the firepower of Gary Hooper and co. should be too much the visitors. Despite a disappointing league position overall, their home form is pretty solid with four wins and four draws from their nine games. It seems unlikely that their single loss will turn into two, and we’re fairly confident that their attacking qualities will bring two or more goals.
A home win seems the most probable outcome, but the visitors can at least grab a consolation.
Sutton United v Eastleigh
National League Sutton United may have conceded 15 goals in just 11 games at Gander Green Lane, but Paul Doswell’s men remain in the hunt for the title and promotion to the EFL. A home win against Eastleigh will certainly give their bid another boost.
Since dropping out of the FA Cup, the U’s have won three out of four. Meanwhile, the attacking trio of Tommy Wright, Craig Dundas, and Ross Lafayette have all scored goals this term. Given that the visitors are on a five game winless streak, there’s every chance that the hosts will give their fans something to cheer.
Eastleigh are scoring goals, though, scoring in eight of their last 10 competitive fixtures. After notching five in their last two alone, Richard Hill’s men should be fancied to make the net ripple again here. We’re just not sure it will save them from defeat against one of the division’s frontrunners.