This weekend we are treated to a huge FA Cup 1st round fixture list which is sure to include shocks, strange results, and giant killings. Luckily enough, with both teams to score we just don’t care about where the goals come from, as long as they are scored!
As it’s just the 1st round proper, we are fortunate enough to have both the Premiership and Championship fixture lists in tact, and it’s the Championship which interests me most this weekend.
Here are my best Goals Galore tips for Saturday:
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Derby v Blackpool 3.00pm
Odds: 8/13 Sky Bet
Blackpool have been having a tough time of things lately, but goals are generally always on the menu when the Tangerines are in town.
Derby County have scored and conceded in 8 of their last 10 home games, and with Blackpool’s defence looking pretty loose lately, you’ve got to fancy The Rams to bag at least a goal or two.
As previously mentioned, Blackpool have found the last few weeks pretty hard going, but they have at least managed to avoid defeat in their last two games. I’m predicting a score draw here. Get on BTTS.
Forest Green v Port Vale 3.00pm
Odds: 8/15 Sky Bet
Conference side Forest Green will have their work cut out against League 2 promotion contenders Port Vale, but I’ve got a hunch that Forest Green will be ready to go to war in this FA Cup clash.
Port Vale had to give up a 7 game unbeaten streak when losing 2-0 to Northampton last weekend, and scoring as they do, they have conceded plenty along the way.
Forest Green are loitering in the top 6 of the Conference, and have scored in 20 consecutive home games. Port Vale are likely to rest a few of their first team player for this clash in order to maintain freshness, but the home side shouldn’t be under estimated here.
I’m taking Port Vale to squeeze through 2-1, but BTTS looks a great option.
Chesterfield v Hartlepool 3.00pm
Odds: 4/6 Sky Bet
League 2 Chesterfield have scored and conceded in 11 of their last 12 home games, and while they take on League 1 opponents in the form of Hartlepool, they won’t be fearing the visit from a team that haven’t won a game since the first day of September.
That said, Chesterfield aren’t in the best of form, but the FA Cup can generate motivation for the smaller league teams, and with Hartlepool scoring and conceding in 8 of their last 12 away games, this looks a great match up for both teams to score action.