This Saturday’s BTTS treble comes from action in the English and Scottish leagues and we’re backing these six teams to all find the net at some stage during the afternoon.
After last weekend’s narrow disappointment, in which only one game let us down, we are hoping to bounce back in style by bagging this 9/2 winner. All these sides have been in good scoring form and hopefully the goals will continue to rain in these three encounters.
Huddersfield Town V Middlesbrough
Our first selection comes from the Championship clash at the John Smith’s Stadium as Huddersfield Town host Middlesbrough.
Since suffering that humiliating 4-0 opening day loss to Bournemouth, the Terriers have been involved in four straight BTTS winners taking their season tally to six scored and 13 conceded. Meanwhile, Boro have hit six goals too whilst shipping half a dozen too.
If that wasn’t enough reason to fancy this game as a potentially profitable selection then two score draws in 2013/14. In addition to that, Huddersfield won the corresponding 2012/13 fixture 2-1 so goals have been a recurring theme over recent years.
The likes of Grant Leadbitter, Harry Bunn and Murray Wallace will provide plenty of firepower and that could be too much for the respective vulnerable defences. Neither side has started 2014/15 in particularly strong form and will view this as a winnable fixture. That should hopefully ignite a flurry of goals.
BTTS Yes @ ¾ with Ladbrokes
Oldham Athletic V Gillingham
League One side Oldham claimed an impressive victory with last week’s 1-0 triumph over Fleetwood but the Latics can expect another difficult fixture as they welcome Gillingham to Boundary Park.
Last week’s shutout was a second successive clean sheet for Lee Johnson’s men but they’ve still shipped seven goals and the visitors will be confident of scoring. Peter Taylor’s men have already notched nine league goals and attacking duo Danny Kedwell and Charlie McDonald will each be eager to continue their decent starts to the season.
Meanwhile, Oldham boast a hotshot striker of their own in Jonathan Forte. The Barbados-born 28-year-old hit the winner against Fleetwood to reach six goals for the season and he will be confident of scoring for a third game on the bounce against a defence that has already conceded nine times in just three away outings.
This one probably doesn’t stand out as a potential thriller, especially as goals have been rather sparse in recent meetings, but we think there will be chances and are confident that the in-form strikers can bury them.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5 with Ladbrokes
Dundee United V Hamilton Academical
This week’s treble includes one selection from Scotland and we’ve pinpointed the SPL clash between Dundee United and Hamilton Academical as a potential hotbed for goals.
The visitors have been fantastic since gaining promotion last season and sit second in the SPL table having picked up 12 points from a possible 15. That tally is matched by United, though, and this should be a close fought battle from start to finish at Tannadice.
Jackie McNamara’s side have already hit the target 10 times this season, scoring in all five SPL encounters. Their defensive record of conceding seven is admittedly an unfair reflection as six of those goals came in the defeat to Celtic but we still have reason to believe that Hamilton will get on the scoresheet thanks to their return of nine goals.
Like Dundee United, though, Hamilton have normally been pretty tight defensively. Nonetheless, it will be difficult for Alex Neil’s newly-promoted side to keep out a prolific home frontline.
This one really is a case of strong attacks against equally formidable defences. On this occasion, though, we hand it to the strikers and are backing goals at both ends.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5 with Ladbrokes
A £10 treble returns £56.70 with Ladbrokes