It’s another big night of Champions League football on Tuesday night, but our attentions are focused on domestic action as we look to start the week with a winning 11/2 treble on the BTTS market.
There’s hardly a full schedule to sink our teeth into, but there’s more than enough to keep us entertained. Hopefully, these six can do that by finding the target.
Fleetwood Town v Walsall
In League One, high-flying Walsall are still in with a shout of automatic promotion, but they cannot afford to make to many more slips during the final weeks of a fascinating season. Quite frankly, the visitors head to Highbury in need of three points.
Confidence should be restored after Saturday’s 4-1 win at Chesterfield, and Jonathan Whitney will expect a performance from Tom Bradshaw and Milan Lalkovic. In truth, they should increase their tally of 32 away goals, even if Fleetwood’s home record is pretty solid.
The hosts haven’t conceded many, but they do score a fair few on home soil. Steven Pressley’s men have notched a total of 28 in 17 so far. And they could well need those attacking qualities once more, particularly against such strong opposition.
Fleetwood’s last four outings have ended in BTTS winner. We expect that run to continue against the Saddlers.
Newport County v Hartlepool United
At the foot of League Two, back-to-back wins have seen Hartlepool United climb away from the bottom two to give their hopes of survival a real boost under new boss Craig Hignett. Those 3-1 wins over Barnet and Dagenham will give them every reason for optimism on Tuesday, but they shouldn’t expect things all their own way at Rodney Parade.
After all, the Pool haven’t kept a shutout on the road since mid October, conceding 29 times over the course of 15 matches. However, they have at least hit the target in each of their last five and should fancy themselves against a defence that has leaked 26 on home turf.
Warren Feeney’s men aren’t the division’s most frequent scorers, but a run of three wins in five should give them confidence against a side sitting third bottom. If they can get the ball to 13-goal striker Scott Boden, they’ll have every chance of registering a positive result here.
It’s hard to predict the outcome between two surprisingly in-form sides. The one thing we will hope for, however, is goals. Back both teams to score.
Eastleigh v Bromley
Goals were uncharacteristically at a premium on Saturday, but both Eastleigh and Bromley managed to find the target in their respective matches. We have every reason to believe they’ll repeat the feat in this midweek clash at the Silverlake Stadium.
Chris Todd’s hosts have scored in nine consecutive competitive home matches while the quality of Matt Tubbs and James Constable should give them huge optimism ahead of this encounter. With 24 goals and 10 wins from 19 home games this season, the crowd will certainly expect a team that sits five points behind them in the league.
Bromley won’t be pushovers, though, and have shown huge progress since Neil Smith’s arrival. They enter this match on the back of 16 points from the last possible 18 and have found the net in each of those six matches.
Given that the sides have already shared a 2-2 this season, there’s every reason to fancy more drama here. Let’s hope it lives up to expectations.