It’s another crucial weekend of fixtures across England’s football pyramid and all teams will be out for goals as they bid to kickstart a run heading into the final stretch.
With that in mind, we’ve put together this Saturday treble on the BTTS market. At odds of just under 4/1 with Ladbrokes , we think it’s a very solid bet indeed.
Leeds United V Nottingham Forest
Championship rivals Leeds and Nottingham Forest have both enjoyed improved fortunes in recent weeks and we’re hopeful that will precipitate into an end-to-end thriller when the sides meet at Elland Road.
The hosts have seen their season hampered by issues off the field but Neil Redfearn will be satisfied with his side’s recent efforts on the pitch and will hope to see them claim another pleasing victory against the Reds. However, they could be in for a tough test against the vastly improved visitors.
A change of manager has worked wonders at the City Ground and Forest now have an outside chance of reaching the play-offs. Dougie Freedman’s men have scored goals for fun in recent weeks, netting 22 in eight games. They have also shipped eight in the four away matches, though, which will give Leeds a real boost.
It was a 1-1 draw in December’s reverse clash. A similar scoreline would suit us just fine.
BTTS Yes @ ¾ with Ladbrokes
Fleetwood Town V Rochdale
Keith Hill’s Rochdale have been involved in plenty of entertaining away games in League One this term and we’re expecting another fascinating battle as they head to Fleetwood Town.
Only leaders Bristol City can boast more away goals than Rochdale’s 33, but the visitors have also shipped 24 on the road. They’ll also be concerned by the fact Fleetwood registered a 2-0 win when the sides met at Spotland.
Graham Alexander’s men aren’t the most frequent scorers but they have hit 20 from 18 games at Highbury and should be confident about getting on the target . However, without a clean sheet in eight matches, it seems they are unlikely to keep Rochdale at bay.
Just one point separates these rivals heading into this clash and that could be a good barometer for how tight it might be. A score draw wouldn’t surprise us at all.
BTTS Yes @ ¾ with Ladbrokes
Halifax Town V Bristol Rovers
Bristol Rovers have done remarkably well to bounce back from a poor start to climb up to the Conference summit. However, Saturday’s trip to the Shay provides one of the most difficult tests of the entire season and the Pirates won’t expect to have things all their own way.
Darrell Clarke’s men will be hurting after their shock home defeat to Eastleigh but the Pirates will be hopeful of adding yet more pressure to a Halifax side that has failed to win any of its last four. That dip in form has put Neil Aspin’s men in real danger of missing out on the play-offs but they have scored 31 times at home and will be optimistic heading into this crucial encounter.
Rovers are a quality side, though, as they showed in the 2-1 win over Halfiax at the Memorial Ground. Clarke’s will be hoping to see Matt Taylor add to his 12 league goals and the 23-year-old could be key during the title run-in.
Halifax should score on home soil, especially after Rovers lost last weekend. Nonetheless, the Pirates should find their treasure by picking up a positive result.
BTTS Yes @ 19/20 with Ladbrokes
A £10 treble pays £59.72 with Ladbrokes