With the football season starting to take shape punters can start to gain a clearer understanding as they make their weekend selections and we’re hoping that this week’s BTTS treble will provide us with a timely boom.
This week’s picks come from action in the Championship, League One and Conference. With a potential payout of over 4/1 it’s well worth a stake.
Alternatively, you could add an extra two selections to qualify for BetVictor’s acca insurance. Either way, let’s hope to be celebrating on Saturday night.
Wolverhampton Wanderers V Cardiff City
This week’s first selection comes from the Championship as the high-flying Bluebirds take on an equally impressive Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
Cardiff have emerged as early pacesetters by starting the season with seven points from a possible nine. Confidence is sky high in Wales and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will fancy their chances at Moloneux.
However, the Bluebirds have conceded in three of four competitive matches so far, including both away fixtures, and they may struggle to keep a clean sheet against Wolves. The hosts have already beaten the other two recently relegated teams and Kenny Jackett’s men won’t be frightened of the Welshmen.
Wolves have scored in three of four competitive matches this season and have adapted quickly to life back in the Championship. They are dark horses for back-to-back promotions but their ambitions will rest largely on their home form – a positive result against the pre-season title favourites would send a huge warning shot to their Championship rivals.
Both teams enter this one in great form and that confidence should ensure that this contest lives up to its billing. We wouldn’t like to pick the outcome, but we’d like to think they’ll be goals.
MK Dons V Coventry City
League One rivals MK Dons and Coventry City have both been long standing favourites when it comes to the BTTS coupon and Saturday’s showdown should be another hotbed for goals.
After just three matches Coventry have both scored and conceded five, picking up from where they left off in 2013/14 where they hit 74 but shipped 77. Meanwhile, the Dons have found the net seven times already this term, whilst also letting in five.
Goals are generally a common feature for these sides. Additionally, their head-to-head meetings also points towards goals. Both of last year’s encounters ended with each team on the scoreboard and a minimum of three match goals. In fact, all four league matches between the rivals have seen goals at either end of the pitch and that sequence should be extended to five here.
Both sides boast a number of players capable of finding the target and it should be another high-scoring clash between these rivals. This is the standout inclusion from this weekend’s action.
Southport V Altrincham
Our final match comes from the Conference and early season strugglers Southport and Altrincham will be equally determined to secure some much needed points, along with the momentum that would come with a win.
Altrincham claimed a noteworthy win over Bristol Rovers last weekend and that lift should drive them on against Southport. Nevertheless, they need to be wary of the home team’s threat throughout – especially after conceding three to Aldershot in their only other away match so far.
The hosts haven’t performed well in the early stages of the campaign and it could be another long relegation battle for the team that finished 18th last term. However, Martin Foyle’s men will be optimistic against the Robins at Haig Avenue.
This could be a rare day where the strikers of both teams get the better of the opposing defence. At a glance it might not look like a great game for goals, but we’re predicting plenty of chances at either end. If attackers can take advantage of vulnerable defences then we should be on to a winner.
A £10 treble returns £51.25 with BetVictor