As November comes to an end, teams will be vying for crucial points across England’s football pyramid and that should hopefully lead to another entertaining afternoon of action.
We’re backing these six teams to all find the net in a 5/1 treble and are hopeful that they’ll provide a fantastic weekend boom.
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Liverpool V Stoke City
Last season’s Premier League runners-up could really do with three points against Stoke at Anfield but Brendan Rodgers will know that the Potters could push his Reds side all the way.
Liverpool are in terrible form and also have to contend with the physical exhaustion from Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Bulgaria. Confidence is particularly low after three league defeats and Mark Hughes’ visitors will be ready to pounce on any vulnerability shown here.
However, despite not winning in four matches, Liverpool are at least finding the target quite regularly. Rickie Lambert has stepped up well to take his chance and must be dreaming of netting a winner in front of the Kop. Stoke have already shipped eight goals on the road, so there is no reason that the Reds can’t create chances during this showdown.
Expectations will be high at Anfield and Rodgers will demand a big response from his side. However, the Potters are a decent side on the road this term and should also find a way past an out of sorts Reds backline.
BTTS Yes @ 4/5 with BetVictor
Bradford City V Leyton Orient
Our second selection comes from the League One clash at Valley Parade and we’re predicting an explosive encounter as the Bantams host Leyton Orient.
The O’s are really struggling in comparison to last season but they’ve finally come to terms with the departure of Russell Slade and enter Saturday’s encounter having scored eight goals in their past three games alone. Unfortunately, though, their defensive wobbles have continued and that has restricted them to just four points in that period. A record of 23 scored and 26 conceded after 18 games is a very honest reflection of how the Londoners have performed this term.
Bradford are only four points ahead, however, so Orient can hope to grab something from this game. The Bantams have shipped 14 at home this term, posting 10 in reply. Additionally, their past six competitive fixtures have all ended in BTTS winners and we can see that trend continuing here.
Last season’s meeting ended in a 1-1 draw, a repeat scoreline would suit us perfectly.
BTTS Yes @ 31/40 with BetVictor
Barnet V Macclesfield Town
Martin Allen’s Bees hit the 50-goal milestone on Tuesday night but were unable to avoid defeat against Bristol Rovers. The Conference leaders are in for another tough test as they welcome third-placed Macclesfield to the Hive and we’re expecting both teams to score at some stage.
Barnet boast a pretty strong defensive record but have recently started to leak goals on a fairly frequent basis, conceding in each of their past five matches. Meanwhile, Macclesfield have narrowed the gap thanks to a fantastic run of form and will certainly believe that they’re capable of inflicting more misery on the hosts.
Macclesfield have won the last three head-to-head meetings, including last month’s 2-1 win at the Moss Rose, so John Askey’s men have plenty to be optimistic about. However, you cannot overlook Barnet’s return of 50 goals and have to think the hosts will get on the scoresheet.
This is a crucial fixture and one that is particularly difficult to predict. The one thing we can be confident of, though, is goals. Back both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 19/20 with BetVictor
A £10 treble returns £62.30 with BetVictor