The BTTS Coupon – 1st March
We kick-off Match with a BTTS treble courtesy of Paddy Power.
With most teams in action this weekend, there’s a huge selection of games to choose from and we’ve put together this selection – which returns odds of just over 9/2 – to hopefully get the month off to a flyer.
Good luck if you follow.
Sheffield Wednesday V Middlesbrough
In the Championship, Sheffield Wednesday host goal shy Middlesbrough but something tells me this one will have goals.
Middlesbrough’s last five games have seen just a single goal and that run surely has to end soon. Despite the recent goal drought at both ends of the pitch, Boro’s overall record still stands at over 2 goals a game being quite equally shared.
As well as Boro’s lack of goals, Sheffield Wednesday have gone five games since the last time that goals were scored in both nets. They’ve won three without conceding and lost two without scoring but, like Middlesbrough’s run, that sequence has to come to an end soon.
These two are quite evenly matched with the Owls sitting four points behind Boro with a game in hand. Wednesday’s 31 matches have seen 76 (2.45 per game) goals, which have been split straight down the middle with 38 scored at either end.
The reverse fixture ended 1-1 and that might not be a bad shout for this encounter at Hillsborough.
BTTS Yes at Evens with Paddy Power
Crawley Town V Peterborough United
Since the appointment of John Gregory as manager, Crawley Town have steadily improved and are looking to extend their unbeaten run to six with the visit of Peterborough United.
Posh have been inconsistent as of late in terms of results but have recovered from that run of straight defeats throughout December and January to keep themselves in the hunt for a play-off place. In Britt Assombalonga, they boast League One’s deadliest striker and will always fancy their chances of a goal.
In sixteen matches away from London Road, Darren Ferguson’s side have registered 31 strikes and should have no trouble getting on the scoreboard at the Broadfield Stadium. Crawley have conceded 15 goals in 13 home matches this season and are unlikely to keep a clean sheet in this one.
As for the Red Devils attack, they have scored in each of the past five League One encounters. they’ve only got 32 goals overall this season but that rate has drastically increased since the arrival of Gregory. Meanwhile, Peterborough’s leaky defence has conceded 26 on the road this term.
It probably won’t be one of those dramatic thrillers that Peterborough seem to find themselves in on a regular basis but there is no doubt that this one has the potential for at least one goal at either end.
BTTS Yes at 4/5 with Paddy Power
Newport County V Scunthorpe United
In Wales, Justin Edinburgh’s Newport welcome promotion-chasing Scunthorpe knowing that a win would keep their play-off dreams alive. However, last year’s Conference winners know that they’ll most likely need more than one goal to secure the three points.
In Sam Winnall, the Iron possess League Two’s most prolific striker. The forward has 18 league goals to his name and has been a major influence for Scunthorpe’s success this term. As a team, their 28 away goals is the best return of any side in the division.
However, with 20 goals conceded on their travels, Scunthorpe to afford chances to their opposition and Newport are likely to take advantage of any slack defending by the visitors. At home, the Welshmen have scored at a rate of exactly 2 goals per game whilst also conceding more than once on average.
This could be the most important League Two game of the weekend as both teams are still in the hunt to achieve their respective ambitions. It should be a tough fought battle, hopefully it will bring lots of action.
BTTS Yes at 8/11 with Paddy Power
A £10 treble returns £57.58 at Paddy Power