Reading v Watford 3.00pm
By Peter Te Rakau
Both teams to score odds – 4/7 BetVictor
Recently relegated Reading face an uphill battle this weekend as they take on a Watford team who look to be on a war path to the premiership already. This should be a highly entertaining match with Goals Galore to boot.
Reading have scored and conceded in both their 2 league games so far and will be pushing hard at home to score a couple here. Having held onto top striker from their Premier League campaign, Adam Le Fondre, and also players like Robson-Kanu and Pogbrebnyak, they look almost certain to score in most home games this year. Most of the team have stayed together from last year and will be absolutely itching to score some goals and get back to the EPL next year.
Watford on the other hand, who lost star striker Matěj Vydra in the off season, appear to have lost nothing in front of goal. They too have scored and conceded in both their opening games including a 6-1 hammering of Bournemouth at home in which Troy Deeney bagged a hat-trick. Having lost out in last years promotion play offs in extra time, they look to be setting their sights on avoiding them this year with a top 2 finish. They scored 44 away goals in 23 matches last year and I’m very confident of them breaking down a Reading defence that will be pushing up.
Bristol City v Wolves
By Sam Butchers
Both teams to score odds -7/10 BetVictor
League One hosts a fixture which would have been competed in the Championship this time last season and both teams would have liked to have picked up maximum points after two games however that isn’t the case.
Wolves do go into the game though on the back of a 4-0 victory seven days ago and will be favourites to pick up the spoils here, and will provide us with at least a goal. Bristol City have scored a massive six goals already in their two fixtures as well as conceding seven! I expect both teams to score early.
Norwich vs Everton
By Chris Gregory
Both teams to score odds -4/5 BetVictor
A fixture that many people will have on their both teams to score bet slips this weekend, as Norwich host newly managed Everton with many players from each team looking to impress.
Norwich have spent wisely this summer with the acquisition of some potentially impressive strikers in Gary Hooper and Ricky Van Wolfswinkel. Goals will come a plenty from an ever improving midfield of Snodgrass, Pilkington and Hoolahan with Norwich ending last season with a fantastic 3-2 win at Manchester City.
Everton also have added a striker to their ranks in Kone, but with Jelavic looking more like the player Moyes first signed in this summers pre season, he knows his time to impress is now under Roberto Martinez. Although Everton boost a healthy defensive record a lot of fans are wary of Martinez philosophy of too much passing in defence and building slowly from defence. With that said errors will undoubtedly creep in being the first game of the new season.
To me this match screams goals and id even go as far to say a score draw as the result. Last season Norwich left it late and won 2-1 at Carrow Road and at Goodison earlier last season it was also a 1-1 draw. Don’t forget Norwich haven’t won their opening league fixture since 2002, a stat Chris Hughton’s men will want to change.
The above both teams to score treble pays best at BetVictor where a £10 stake returns £48.00