Our final BTTS treble of the calendar year is a 9/2 shot, and we’re optimistic that our six chosen teams can all find the net to land us a weekend winner.
We’ve picked games from the Premier League, Championship, and National League. There’s no emphasis on which teams win. As long as all six clubs find the net, we’ll be in for a great end to the year.
Watford v Swansea City
Having finally ended the rot with a 2-1 win over Leicester on Boxing Day, Marco Silva’s Hornets can be confident about seeing off rock bottom Swansea at Vicarage Road. Nonetheless, they may need to score several goals to win this one as Leon Britton’s men will be desperate to show more than they did at Anfield.
Despite that humiliation, the Swans have scored in four of their last six. Given that the hosts are seven games without a clean sheet, the likes of Wilfried Bony and Jordan Ayew can hope to score against a team that’s leaked 21 home goal. Unfortunately for them, one goal might not be enough.
Watford aren’t the most frequent scorers, but have found the net in eight of their last 10 and will be ready for action against the bottom team. Richarlison and co. should find a way through at some stage, especially on home turf.
Both sides will see this as a game where they can get a positive result. Hopefully that’ll lead to chances at both ends.
Nottingham Forest v Sunderland
Goals have been a common feature at the City Gound this term, with 12 goals bringing 17 goals for Forest while the visiting teams boast 16. Those stats, combined with the fact four of their last five games have ended in BTTS winners, suggest another exciting game could be on the cards.
Mark Warburton’s men drew a blank on Boxing Day but have more than enough attacking quality to cause problems. Daryl Murphy and Barry McKay are certainly capable of getting goals, particularly against a defence that has leaked 22 on its travels.
Sunderland are improving under new boss Chris Coleman, though, and can be optimistic of scoring too. The Black Cats have scored 15 away goals in spite of their poor form while they enter this clash having lost just one of the last four. Given the home side’s poor defensive record, there should be a chance of goals for the visitors.
There’s not a lot between these two sides at the moment, and each will be going for the win. Back both teams to score.
Maidenhead United v AFC Fylde
Since gaining promotion to the National League, Fylde have provided bags of entertainment. This has been especially true on their travels, with 13 games bringing a total of 40 goals split right down the middle. There should be plenty more action as they head to York Road.
Dave Challinor’s men have failed to win any of their last six competitive games but did score in five of those matches. With Danny Rowe in attack, they’ll always have a fair chance of scoring, and we’re backing them to do that here.
Maidenhead’s defensive record has been good in recent games but Alan Devonshire’s men have conceded 35 league goals this term. The hosts picked up a 4-1 win in the reverse clash. The margin of victory is unlikely to be so wide this time around but that shouldn’t stop them scoring through the likes of Adrian Clifton and Harry Pritchard.
With Fylde looking likely to find the net too, this seems a great shout for BTTS action.