It’s a new month and punters up and down the country will be looking to get October off to a flyer. We’re trying to win big on Saturday with this 6/1 BTTS treble.
We’ve picked six teams to all find the target during 90 minutes, but you may also want to add an extra two matches to qualify for Betvictor’s ‘back of the net’ acca insurance promo.
Here are our weekend selections:
Hull City V Crystal Palace
Premier League side Crystal Palace have enjoyed a huge upturn in fortunes since manager Neil Warnock returned to the club and the high-flying Eagles will be hopeful of taming the Tigers on Saturday.
Palace remain unbeaten in four league outings under Warnock, making them one of the division’s in-form sides. Conversely, Steve Bruce’s side are suffering from the much feared ‘second season syndrome’ after picking up just one win in their opening half a dozen Premiership matches. This will give the visitors plenty of reason to be positive ahead of the trip to Humberside, but the hosts certainly shouldn’t be ruled out.
The Tigers might not be picking up many points but a return of nine goals will please Bruce and he’ll be looking to the likes of Abel Hernandez for inspiration at the KC Stadium.
Both sets of supporters have seen 20 goals in six games involving their respective teams and that statistic gives us huge confidence with this selection. Let’s hope for another high-scoring contest here.
Scunthorpe United V Doncaster
Russell Wilcox’s Iron have really struggled to get to grips with life in League One and already facing the prospect of an instant return to League Two. Points might not be a regular occurrence for Scunthorpe, but goals at both ends of the pitch certainly are.
The last four matches involving Scunthorpe have ended in BTTS winners, as have each of their past three league clashes at Glanford Park. A total of five goals in five home matches is acceptable and Wilcox will be hopeful of extending that tally against a vulnerable Donny defence.
Doncaster’s defensive record of 14 conceded is alarming for Paul Dickov’s men but the visitors will be equally worried by their lack of goals in recent matches. Fortunately, for Rovers, they should at least find a way past a home rearguard that has already shipped 10 times at home. Finding a return to the scoreboard will be a priority for the away side and they will want to make the most of this opportunity.
Neither team boast a particularly prolific frontline but the defensive shortcomings should afford the attacking units a huge chance for success at Glanford Park.
Southend United v Morecambe
Our final selection comes from League Two and we’re predicting an exciting affair at Roots Hall between the Shrimpers and the Shrimps.
With the two teams conceding a combined total of just 16 league goals this term, some punters may be cautious of backing this match. However, we’re concentrating on the attacking talents of both clubs and think that will be enough to provide a winner here.
Southend enter the contest on the back of four straight victories and Phil Brown’s side will be ultimately confident against a Morecambe side that has lost three on the spin. However, the home side are due to concede a goal and we think it will come during Saturday’s showdown. The visitors won both league meetings in 2013/14, including a memorable 3-1 victory in Essex.
Jim Bentley’s side have failed to score in three but they still boast the likes of Kevin Ellison and Paul Mullin who are more than capable of finding the target. We think they will end their goal drought, but whether that will be enough to claim a share of the points is another story altogether.
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