It’s that time of season where teams at both ends of the tables are in desperate need of points as they look to achieve their objectives and, from a punter’s perspective, we’re hopeful that this will lead to an afternoon of intense drama.
With this in mind. we’re backing these three matches to each have a minimum of three goals. It doesn’t matter what teams score them. As long as each game clears the 2.5 line, we’ll be scooping nearly £50 profit from a £10 treble.
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Just when you think Manchester United are on the ropes, they come up with a result. And after sealing their place at Wembley following their cup win at West Ham on Wednesday, Louis van Gaal’s men will be eager to complete the perfect week with a big win over sorry Aston Villa.
Champions League qualification looks unlikely, but the Red Devils should at least keep their hopes alive with three points at Old Trafford. The return of Wayne Rooney will be a boost, and if he can link up with the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford over the coming weeks, then we might yet see a big finish to the campaign. Either way, a home clash against struggling Villa is the perfect chance for the skipper to get back amongst the goals.
A return of 20 goals in 15 home matches is notably low for the Red Devils, but the visitors have shipped 33 on the road, so we can see the hosts enjoying a rare rout here. The fact that anything other than a win relegates Villa means that their heads could drop at 1-0 down. On the other hand, they’ve got to come out and attack, so they might even bag a goal.
Whatever happens, we’ll be expecting to see at least three goals at the Theatre of Dreams.
Brentford v Bristol City
Both Brentford and Bristol City will be playing Championship football again next season, but they’ll each be wanting to end the current campaign in style, starting with a big performance in this clash at Griffin Park. We’re just hoping that both attacking units give a good account of themselves.
Lee Johnson’s men have done extremely well to battle their way to safety. Despite a lack of goals on the road, last week’s 4-1 triumph at home to Sheffield Wednesday will fill the Robins with confidence. With Jonathan Kodija in the team, they’ve always got a chance of finding the target.
The Bees, meanwhile, are on a fine run of form and enter this clash having scored three times in each of the last three matches. Dean Smith’s men boast a total of 27 goals at home and should extend that here. However, a defence that has leaked 28 might struggle to keep a clean sheet.
We’re not entirely sure which way this one will go, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it ends 2-1 to either side.
Wimbledon v Crawley Town
Goals have been a pretty regular feature at Kingston Road this term, and Dons fans will be hoping to see another flurry of activity on Saturday as Neal Ardley’s men look to close in on confirmation of a League Two play-off spot.
The hosts will certainly fancy their chances in the attacking third. The firepower of Lyle Taylor, Adebayo Akinfenwa and co has served them very well this term. Quite frankly, it’s hard to see them firing a blank against a side that’s already leaked 42 on the road.
Crawley additionally enter this one having shipped five at home to Oxford last week. Having said that Matt Harrold and Lee Barnard can give the visitors a good chance of finding the target too. We just don’t think it’ll be enough to seal any points.
Wimbledon might need more than one goal to win this one. Thankfully our bet, we think they’re more than capable of doing it. An early goal could kick this one into life. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.