There’s nothing better than backing goals on your Saturday afternoon betslip and that’s what I’m hoping for here. I’ve got a selection from The Championship, League One and League Two making a combined 5/1 treble at BetVictor that should help to boost those bank balances for you.
Brighton vs Bolton
Brighton may well be reigniting their push for promotion with 3 wins on the bounce, but I think it’s foolish to write off a struggling Bolton side at The AMEX Stadium this weekend. Bolton normally enjoy their visits to the South coast and the very least I expect them to do is score on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors are 23rd in the Championship and lie 4 points adrift of safety, but only 1 loss in their last 5 games has closed that gap significantly and they have finally found their shooting boots, scoring in 6 of their last 7 games in all competitions. The main problem for Bolton however has been their defence, and that problem is still apparent. They’ve failed to keep a clean sheet in 9 of their last 10 games and 4 of their last 5 league games have resulted in both teams finding the net. It’s hard to say I fancy them to win at Brighton this weekend given that they haven’t won away from home all season, but in their recent goalscoring form they are capable of scoring.
Brighton’s revival has moved them to 4th in the league following 3 wins in a row, but with only 2 clean sheets in their last 10 at home, it’s easy to back Bolton to find the net today. And the hosts scoring should be all but a formality if we’re honest.
The two sides shared a 2-2 draw earlier this season but an interesting little stat is that Bolton have scored in each of their 4 previous visits to Brighton, dating back to 1979.
BTTS – 19/20 with BetVictor
Stevenage vs Cambridge
Stevenage have been an absolute delight to back for Both Teams to Score this season with 71% of their 31 games resulting in both teams finding the net, and I’m backing that to continue this weekend.
The hosts may well have parted ways with former England forward Teddy Sheringham at the beginning of this month and though they may have won 1-2 away from home at Hartlepool in the week, their defensive woes remain. They’ve failed to keep a clean sheet since Sheringham’s departure and have managed only 3 all season, so I really can’t see them turning that around at this point. They’ve conceded more goals this season than any other side in League Two, but on the other hand have scored more goals than all but 1 side in the bottom 8.
This weekend they welcome Cambridge who come into this game after back to back wins against Leyton Orient and Dagenham and a win this weekend could move them as high as 6th in the league. However, away from home, although they have been beaten only 3 times in their last 10 games, they have conceded in 8 of those 10.
What really swings this for me though is the previous meetings here at Stevenage which have been packed full of goals. Last season their meeting here finished 3-2, and if you go back further to when both of these sides were in the Conference their last 6 meetings at Stevenage (excluding the aforementioned 3-2) read 4-1, 3-1, 2-1, 1-2, 4-1, 3-1. Every previous meeting between the two here has resulted in goals goals goals, and I’m confident that will be the case again on Saturday.
BTTS – 3/4 with BetVictor
Rochdale vs Millwall
I’m heading into League One for my last selection as Rochdale take on Millwall at Spotlands and though I expect an in form Millwall side to come away with at least a draw here, I don’t think they’ll do so with a clean sheet under their belts.
The visitors have been in fine form as of late and are undefeated in 5 in all competitions, propelling them to 6th in the league. And whilst they have kept a clean sheet in their last 2 games away from home against Walsall and League Two side Oxford in the FA Cup, in the league they’ve managed only 2 clean sheets in their last 10 home and away. Their goalscoring record on their travels however can’t be sniffed at, scoring in 14 of their 15 away and against a mid-table Rochdale side, they should extend that.
The hosts sit 14th in the league and look destined for mid-table obscurity this season. Here at home it’s 8 games without a clean sheet now in all competitions and they’ve conceded more goals in their last 8 games than any other side in League One. They have however scored in 8 of their last 10 in the league which is a promising stat for us.
The previous meeting between the two finished 3-1 to Millwall, and a similar result this weekend wouldn’t surprise me given the current form of both teams.
BTTS – 3/4 with BetVictor