There’s no greater sensation than scoring goal, and us fans absolutely love them. And it’s even better when we’ve got money it.
With the football season approaching the business end, we should see plenty of drama over the coming weeks, starting with Saturday’s schedule. We’re predicting a minimum of three goals in each of the following matches in an 11/2 treble.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a winner.
Colchester United v Millwall
Back to back wins over Doncaster and Coventry have given League One strugglers Colchester a chance of beating the drop, and they certainly score enough to drag themselves out of the mire. Sadly for them, Tuesday’s clean sheet is a far too irregular occurrence and there’s a good chance that they’ll need at least two goals to beat Millwall.
Kevin Keen’s men have shipped 34 in 19 games at the Colchester Community Stadium while the visiting Lions boast 33 on the road. With Neil Harris’s men gunning for promotion too, there’s every chance that they will at least find the target through Steve Morrison or Lee Gregory.
Colchester shouldn’t be ruled out completely, though, especially as they have the confidence gained from recent results. The hosts boast 30 goals of their own on home soil and can get themselves on the scoreboard against an away defence that’s leaked 23 despite registering decent results.
On their day, Millwall could hit three by themselves. If they don’t, there’s every chance that the hosts will chip in too.
Accrington Stanley v Cambridge United
John Coleman’s Accrington Stanley have enjoyed an incredible run to the League Two play-offs and are now in with a genuine shout of gaining automatic promotion. The hosts will be eager to continue their incredible run with another three points at the Store First on Saturday, but they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against a spirited Cambridge.
Stanley are enjoying a particularly productive time in the attacking third at home, netting 37 goals in 19 matches. Those attacking talents of Billy Kee and co have seen the hosts register 10 wins and six draws, but a defensive record of 27 conceded is a real cause for concern.
Cambridge have been consistently inconsistent on the road in terms of results, but goals have been a regular feature for Shaun Derry’s men. It’s 25 goals for and 25 against from 19 so far, with three of the last five away matches ending with a minimum of three goals.
Accrington edged a five-goal thriller when the sides met back at the Abbey Stadium. We’ve every reason to think that this one won’t be equally excitement.
Southport v Woking
Results have seriously eluded Garry Hill’s Woking in recent weeks, but the Cardinals are still scoring goals on a relatively regular basis. The visitors will also see an away trip at Southport as the perfect chance to end their winless run, which is why we think they’ll be involved in another high-scoring contest.
Woking have missed Dan Holman since the striker joined Cheltenham, but the visitors have still scored in six of eight away games in 2016. Perhaps more importantly, though, the Conference side have conceded at least twice in each of their last seven competitive away games, with six bringing a total of over 2.5.
Southport, meanwhile, have scored five in their last two home games alone. The club has undergone quite a few changes behind the scenes in the early parts of 2016, but Andy Bishop’s men should be confident of ending the season in style before rebuilding next season. If they can create the chances for Louis Almond, then they should have no problem finding the target.
The reverse clash ended in a 2-1 win for Southport. More of the same would suit us just fine.