Our big price treble for predicting BTTS and Match Result are always popular, and for good reason, even when we miss out on all three coming in, we tend to hit one or two resulting in profit if you take a single or squeeze it into a personal acca. Look what we have gone for this week…
Brentford v Wolves – 3.00pm Saturday
Brentford to win and BTTS – 19/4 – Coral
Tie of the weekend in League One is Brentford v Wolves as first meets joint second in what has been a great division for goals this season. I have Brentford down to win this and why not? The Bees lead the league and with home advantage and are currently undefeated in an 19 games and they have won an incredible ten games in a row at home. Brentford boast the best form in all of England and will go in to the tie confident that they are the team to beat. The two sides are my favourites to clinch the automatic spots and I am predicting the London side to reach the Championship first, starting with a win here.
Wolves are also on a very enviable run of form having won their last five ties and I cannot see them travelling back up the M1 at 6pm without having picked up a goal for their efforts. This will be by far their toughest game of the season having put together a consistent run of results which has left them in joint second place with Leyton Orient and the Midland side have plans to win the league which will mean leapfrogging their opposition today. Despite me opting for a Brentford home win to add to their brilliant record I am expecting a strong Wolves side to get a goal.
Carlisle United v Rotherham – 3.00pm Saturday
Rotherham to win and BTTS – 14/5 – Coral
Carlisle have shuttled up the league in the previous few weeks from a worrying relegation situation to a far more relaxing area of mid table mediocrity and they wouldn’t want it any other way right now. The Cumbrians pulled out a huge 2-1 victory away to Coventry in midweek and seven days ago they beat Bradford City at home 1-0. A vital six points for their season. A tough tie awaits them this weekend as high flying Rotherham visit, who I expect to have too much for Carlisle. Three out of Carlisle’s last four ties have seen BTTS land and I can see that side of the bet coming in comfortably.
Rotherham have settled into life in League One well, so well that they hold a Play Off place and look very good for it after strong results throughout the season and are currently unbeaten in six games. Rotherham have won 64% of their away games this season which is a fantastic record and if the table was based on playing away alone, the Millers would find themselves in third place. In their last three games, Rotherham have beaten Leyton Orient, Tranmere and Stevenage all with the scoreline 2-1 and therefore I am predicting a fourth 2-1 win here away at Carlisle.
Newcastle United v Aston Villa – 1.30pm Sunday
Newcastle to win and BTTS – 7/2 – Coral
Newcastle are on their worst form of the season which has coincided with Loic Remy being suspended and Yohann Cabaye returning to France with Champions, Paris Saint Germain. This run cannot go on forever and being at home, I can see them turning it around here. The Magpies have not scored a goal in their last four matches, as well as their last four home games and the fans are clearly not happy with what they are seeing despite a favourable league position compared to their fierce local rivals Sunderland. Alan Pardew needs to turn things around and no better opportunity will arrive than Aston Villa at home. Expect three points for the Toon
Aston Villa have a good time away from Villa Park, where they have won often than not and pose any side a threat on their travels. The Villains will score in my opinion as Newcastle have conceded in each of their last eight home games and Villa have the players to find the back of the net. Christian Benteke is beginning to recapture some of the form that made him one of the most dangerous strikers in the division last season and with Gabriel Agbonlahor frequently scoring- goals are becoming less of a problem for Paul Lambert’s outfit. I am expecting a close one. Going for 2-1 to the Geordies.