The Easter weekend is always a crucial stage of the football season and all teams involved will be desperate to pick up vital points.
Due to the Friday fixtures, it’s a limited schedule this Saturday, but that won’t stop us from attempting to bash the bookie with this 13/2 treble on the BTTS market at William Hill.
Let’s hope these six will make the four-day weekend even sweeter.
West Bromwich Albion V QPR
Time is rapidly running out for Chris Ramsey’s QPR to produce a miraculous recovery in their bid for Premier League survival and a sixth straight defeat against West Brom could essentially end their dreams of beating the drop.
Despite losing five on the spin, though, the Hoops are at least finding the target on a regular basis, scoring in six consecutive outings. With Charlie Austin back to full strength, they will fancy their chances of causing an upset against the Baggies.
Tony Pulis has worked wonders during his brief spell at the Hawthorns, seemingly securing Premier League football for next term with eight games to spare. However, they could do with another win or two just to be certain and the likes of Saido Berahino will be eager to punish the division’s worst defence.
Realistically, the chances of this being a seven-goal thriller are slim to say the least. However, we do think there will be chances and are subsequently backing both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 21/20 with William Hill
Reading V Cardiff City
Steve Clarke has done tremendously well to lead Championship side Reading to Wembley, but the Royals still have plenty to do in terms of league form. On a brighter note, they will view a home match against a poorly travelled Cardiff as a perfect chance to secure three points.
One more win would pretty much cement Reading’s place in the division next year and the hosts will be determined to grab that on Saturday at the Madejski, However, having failed to keep a clean sheet in five league outings, the Royals might need several goals to make that a reality.
The Bluebirds will fancy their chances of goals, especially against a home side that has leaked 61 goals this term, but Russell Slade’s men need to improve at the back if they don’t want to see their tally of 25 conceded increase.
Neither team has been particularly impressive this term but both will believe this is a real chance for three points. We think they might have to settle for one apiece. Score draw.
BTTS Yes @ 10/11 with William Hill
Grimsby Town V Gateshead
Our final selection comes from a fascinating clash at Blundell Park as home side Grimsby look to turn up the heat on title rivals Barnet and Bristol Rovers by beating an out-of-form Gateshead.
The Mariners have played exceptionally well in recent weeks, picking up 22 points from the last available 24 to give themselves a genuine shot at the title. However, the visit of Gateshead won’t be easy – particularly as the visitors are fighting to get their play-off bid back on track.
Gary Mills’ men have dropped out of the top five thanks to an awful run of form, but they continue to find the net with three of their last four ending in BTTS winners. They will need to get amongst the goals if they’re to have any chance of climbing back into the play-off zone and that should force them into adopting an attack-minded approach, which will certainly benefit this selection.
Grimsby will be fancied to win, but Gateshead are capable of pushing them all the way. We think the smart money is on goals.
BTTS Yes @ 19/20 with William Hill
A £10 treble pays £76.31 with William Hill