From a neutrals perspective, a game of goals is always better than one without them. This Saturday, however, we’ll have even more incentive to want an afternoon of high drama. That’s because we’re backing three games to all have over 2.5 goals in this 5/1 treble.
We’ve picked one game from each of the Championship, League One, and Conference. There’s plenty of reason to think that all three will serve up plenty of action, let’s hope that they live up to the expectations.
Here we go.
Birmingham City v Fulham
Fulham supporters might not enjoy seeing their team struggle just outside the Championship relegation zone, but the Cottagers certainly provide a lot of entertainment. Slavia Jokanovic’s men have had 119 goals in 37 league matches, and there’s a good chance that they’ll continue to flow at St Andrew’s.
Unfortunately for the visitors, it’s Birmingham City who are more likely to grab the victory. Gary Rowett’s men certainly aren’t the most frequent scorers in the division, but they will be confident about making it three home wins on the spin. In order to do that, though, there’s a good chance that they will need to score at least twice.
After all, Fulham’s attacking quality of Moussa Dembele, Ross McCormack and co will be expected to at least grab one goal between them. If they do, there’s every chance that this will be their four match with a minimum of three goals.
Birmingham claimed an incredible 5-2 victory at Craven Cottage earlier in the campaign. If it’s anything like that in this reverse clash, this selection will sail in long before the final whistle.
Doncaster Rovers v Peterborough United
Peterborough United have become a firm favourite for BTTS and match goal punters over the past few seasons, with their combination of lethal attack and poor defence often leading to plenty of drama at both ends. We have every reason to think the action will continue ass they visit the Keepmoat on Saturday.
Graham Westley’s side have struggled for results in recent weeks, but six of their last seven have ended with at least three goals. Ironically, the only time that hasn’t come in was when they drew 1-1 with Wigan. Nevertheless, a side that has scored 30 and 28 in 18 away games should attract excitement.
Goals haven’t been quite so frequent when Doncaster are involved, but Rovers have still scored and conceded at a rate of over once per game. If both of those stats continue, then only a 1-1 draw could prevent this bet from coming in.
Darren Ferguson will certainly want a positive result against his former club. Let’s hope those passions lead to goals.
Lincoln City v Kidderminster Harriers
After temporarily building a glimmer of hope for their survival bid, rock bottom Kidderminster have now lost four Conference games on the spin and are looking nailed on for relegation once more. And things might not get any easier as they make this trip to Sincil Bank.
The Harriers have now shipped 36 goals in just 19 away matches, including five in their last two alone. With Chris Moyses’s hosts boasting 31 on home soil, the home crowd will be expecting to see at least a couple of goals here, especially if they can provide 19-goal striker Matthew Rhead with the service.
Lincoln’s defence can be vulnerable, though, as was underlined by their 4-1 loss at Dover on Tuesday night. With Kidderminster scoring three times in their last two away outings, Colin Gordon’s men can at least make this a BTTS winner.
Nevertheless, we think it’ll be a fifth defeat on the bounce for the visitors, which is why we’re backing over 2.5 here.