Two out of three for our first Goals Galore tip of the season wasn’t bad for starters at the weekend, and with plenty of UK action on Tuesday night from both the Capital One Cup and the Scottish Challenge Cup, I’ve managed to scour the fixtures and come up with what I think are the best selections for both teams to score.
It’s so early in the season that we have no immediate form to go on, but after careful analysis of last season and pre-season friendly results, here are my best selections for Tuesday night.
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Peterborough v Southend 7.45pm (BTTS odds 8/13)
Both teams to score fans will know that when it comes to goals, Peterborough are never far away. Although they weren’t as much of a money spinner last season due to tightening up their defence a tiny bit, they are still sure to score and concede in the majority of their games.
For many sides the very early stages of the League Cup are all about fitness and experimenting, with the vague hope that they will get lucky and make it to the latter stages, and Peterborough fit that description perfectly.
They are likely to field some youngsters for the visit of League 2 Southend, who are quite capable on their day, and this should help the goals to flow.
Southend beat Championship club Ipswich in a friendly a couple of weeks ago and I’m confident this game will see both sides score.
Swindon v Brighton 7.45pm Sky Sports 1 (BTTS odds 8/11)
This game just leapt out at me for Goals Galore. Swindon topped League 2 last season with 93 points and a great home record of P23 W19 D3 L1 and banged in 49 goals in the process. Paulo Di Canio remains in the hotseat as they embark on a League 1 campaign this season, but Gus Poyet’s Brighton should pose a stern test here.
Gus Poyet has done a fantastic job with Brighton, and the side were in contention for the Championship for a long time before fading last season. They have high hopes for this term, and should be able to bag at least one goal in this League Cup tie.
Swindon only failed to score twice at home last season, and while this could be a tough tie, both must be fancied to score.
Torquay v Leicester 7.45pm (BTTS odds 8/13)
A bit of a mismatch on paper, with Leicester being the pre-season favourites for the Championship last season before having a somewhat torrid time.
Torquay’s home record is very solid in League 2. They scored in all but two of their home games and kept 6 consecutive clean sheets at one stage.
Leicester are always likely to score goals though, which should make for a pretty entertaining match. The Foxes should win the game in the end, but Torquay should continue their solid form by at least score here.