It’s been a while since I did my last Goals Galore tip but with the first sign of English action upon us in the form of the League Cup on Saturday, now seems the perfect opportunity to get the 2012/13 season both teams to score ball rolling.
There are some flashy odds being offered on some teams in the match odds markets, but in these very early stages, even the not so fashionable teams play weakened teams as they finish their pre season preparations, and this quite often attracts plenty of goals- from both teams!
Without further ado here is my first Goals Galore bet of the season, and Saturday’s comes in the form of a treble:
Bury v Middlesbrough 3.00pm
Middlesbrough were an impressive team on the road last season, and plenty of goals have been scored in their pre season friendlies, a nice sign that there could be plenty of action in this 1st round League Cup tie.
Bury will have to be on the ball if they are to win the game, but Boro do have a habit of giving their opponents plenty of chances, and just 1 clean sheet in their last 18 away games really does tell a story (this includes pre season friendlies).
The Shakers had the 5th worse defensive record in League 1 last season, and I’m taking the above facts as a sign that both teams should get on the scoresheet here, although Middlesbrough are rightly favourites to win the match.
Cheltenham v Milton Keynes Dons 3.00pm
Cheltenham came out of the shadows last season, and although they failed in their bid for promotion to League 1, they are still a team worth looking out for.
Milton Keynes Dons ply their trade in League 1 and have a better quality team, but they are an attack minded team and often get caught out because of this.
The Dons finished 5th in the league last season, and although they are likely to change their team around a bit for this, Cheltenham lost just 5 of their 23 home games last season, and I’m taking this to be quite an open affair.
Leeds United v Shrewsbury 3.00pm
Leeds have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 15 home games in all competitions, and it’s easy to see the goals flowing when League 1 Shrewsbury visit Elland Road.
The Shrews have lined up against Wolves and Birmingham during pre season, not winning either, but managing to score goals against both of them.
It’s been 12 competitive games since Shrewsbury failed to score, and Leeds will once again be vulnerable to conceding the odd goal here, although they should win the match.