This weekend’s BTTS treble comes from action in Sweden’s second tier as well as Arsenal’s pre-season match against Benfica.
The Football League season may still be a week away but that shouldn’t stop us from seeing plenty of goals this Saturday and we’re backing these six teams to all find the target.
Angelholms FF V Jonkopings Sodra. 3PM
The Swedish Superettan is known for being a hotbed of goal action and that shouldn’t be any different in Saturday’s showdown between Angelholms and Jonkopings.
Angelholms may be struggling towards the foot of the table but that hasn’t stopped them from scoring goals this term. The hosts boast 20 goals from their previous 17 matches, although they have shipped 31 at the other end. After two consecutive blanks, Joakim Persson’s men will be desperate to find the net against Jonkopings.
The visitors may be flying high in fourth, but their leaky defence will afford Angelholms with a lot of confidence. Jonkopings have conceded 24 goals already this season and have kept just two clean sheets in eight away matches to date. After edging a five-goal thriller in April’s reverse fixture, the hosts will certainly fancy their chances.
However, Jonkopings are fantastic going forward and have already hit 32 league goals. It would be a huge shock if they don’t at least score once.
The past five meetings have seen both teams score at least twice – that trend should continue at the Anglavallen on Saturday.
Ljungskile V Landskrona. 3PM
Staying in the Superettan, another potential goal-fest comes from the Sakrsjovallen as high-flying Ljungskile host lowly Lanskrona.
The fact that Ljungskile should win with ease may put punters off this selection but there is enough reason to believe that the visitors will score – even if they don’t pick up any points.
For all of Ljungskile’s attacking promise (35 goals in 17 games) they do tend to concede, particularly at home and that will give Landskrona reason to believe. The visitors may be sitting fourth from bottom in the current standings but goalscoring hasn’t been their problem.
Lanskrona have returned 24 goals this term, including 12 from eight away matches. Unfortunately, that potent attack is let down by a vulnerable defence that has already shipped 32. Five of their matches on the road have ended in BTTS winners and we think this will be their sixth.
It seems almost certain that Ljungskile will find the net. If Landskrona score then this selection should be assured.
Arsenal V Benfica. 4PM
Arsenal start their Emirates Cup campaign against Portuguese champions Benfica and we’re expecting a fast-paced affair between these two fantastic attacking sides.
Last year’s annual event didn’t go particularly well for the Gunners, who failed to win either of their two games, and Arsene Wenger will demand better from his side this weekend. Meanwhile, the Portuguese treble winners proved themselves to be a fantastic side also and will be equally confident of winning the pre-season tournament in London.
It might be a hard game to predict, but we can expect goals.
Both of Arsenal’s games in 2013 were BTTS winners and there is nothing to suggest that the hosts won’t find the net again here. This year’s Emirates Cup is the perfect opportunity for the Gunners to celebrate last season’s FA Cup triumph and a positive showing against Benfica would be the perfect way to do it.
However, Benfica are just as lethal in attack. With it being a non-competitive fixture we can expect both teams to play with freedom. Each club deploy an attacking style anyway and this should be a recipe for a gripping contest.
Fans are anticipating an entertaining show in London, they won’t be disappointed.
A £10 treble returns £43.18 with Bet365