The Easter weekend kicks off with a packed schedule across the Football League and teams will be determined to start a busy few days in positive fashion.
Goals will be the aim of the day for many of those teams in action and hopefully these six can ensure that Good Friday will be a great one for our wallets.
Nottingham Forest V Birmingham City
(Kick Off – Saturday 15:00) – At the City Ground, Nottingham Forest will try to restore some normality by putting the last few weeks behind them with a much needed win.
The previous month or so has been crazy for Forest, but there is light at the end of the tunnel with the announcement of Stuart Pearce’s appointment. The former club captain won’t take over until the summer but at least the Reds are now aware of what is happening.
Nevertheless, the 5-2 defeat at QPR did highlight their defensive frailties – although it did also provide optimism for their attacking unit.
Birmingham City don’t do clean sheets, simple as. They’ve kept only a single shutout in 2014 and Lee Clark’s men are unlikely to claim one at the City Ground. However, they have scored in each of the last seven matches and have become a favourite for the BTTS coupon in recent weeks.
Both clubs are scoring and conceding at a rate of well over once per game, nothing would suggest that will be changing here.
Bradford City V Peterborough United
(Kick Off – Friday 19:45) – League One side Peterborough have not played a BTTS winner in four matches, but that doesn’t detract from the fact their games are full of action. A trip to Valley Parade should result in goals at both ends.
Posh’s defensive home record has been strong in recent weeks. However, on the road they have kept just two clean sheets in 13 outings. The hosts have struck 32 times in 21 home matches this term and will be confident of breaking through the Peterborough defence.
Even so, Peterborough will be confident of securing the points. Victory could confirm the visitors place in the play-offs.
Peterborough have scored 64 times this season and beat Bradford 2-1 at London Road in December. A BTTS winner should be on the cards here.
Gillingham V Tranmere Rovers
(Kick Off – Friday 15:00) – Elsewhere in League One, the match between Gillingham and Tranmere could be a thriller.
Between them, these two have scored 106 this term, whilst conceding 147. Goals at both ends has been a regular feature for both clubs this season and that provides a lot of optimism for this selection – as does the 2-1 away win in December’s reverse encounter.
Gillingham’s last three matches at Priestfield have been BTTS winners, as have two of Tranmere’s previous three on the road. Neither defence has kept a clean sheet in April and we wouldn’t expect that to change here.
The result could go either way, but we’d expect a busy afternoon for both goalkeepers. This selection is a relatively short price, but that is for a reason. Both teams to score.
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