So for the second week in a row we were down to just two of our five selections successfully landing, and at these kinds of prices we simply have to do better than that to turn a profit.
Reflecting on our picks it’s hard to know where we went wrong: all of the stats ad data suggests that BTTS should have comfortably landed in each fixture picked, but as we know football has a habit of confounding expectations.
We will, however, stick to the same principles that brought us so much success earlier in the season. So, who forms this week’s both teams to score betting tips?
- West Brom vs Manchester City: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Leicester City vs Everton: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Preston vs Brentford: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Peterborough vs Shrewsbury: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Wycombe vs Cheltenham: Both Teams to Score – Yes
West Brom vs Manchester City – Yes (Evens)
A slightly unusual pick this one, but if there is any weakness in Manchester City’s game at present – and that’s stretching it a bit – they do lack height at the back.
Neither Nicolas Otamendi or John Stones are the best in the air, and they can expect to face a trial by Pulis fire here; set pieces being flighted in at them from all angles.
The Baggies have Craig Dawson, Gareth McAuley and Ahmed Hegazi to come forward for free kicks and corners, and this is probably their most likely route to goal.
Leicester City vs Everton – Yes (4/5)
Two manager-less sides go head to head on Saturday, and both will be freed of the shackles of their former regime.
Leicester already look unburdened by the dismissal of Craig Shakespeare, and under caretaker boss Michael Appleton they looked like a team reborn with Riyad Mahrez, Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy linking up well in attack.
Quite how David Unsworth reshapes Everton remains to be seen, but given they were in Carabao Cup action on Wednesday presumably he hasn’t had chance to reinvent the wheel with the Toffees. BTTS has netted in three of their last four, and we expect that trend to continue here.
Preston vs Brentford – Yes (4/7)
Preston’s fine start to the campaign has been curtailed lately with just one win in four, but the results – 2-1, 2-2, 2-2, 2-3 – suggest they haven’t lost their attacking spark.
Brentford always come to party. BTTS has landed in five of their last seven, and they have notched six times in their last three away games. The return of last season’s top goalscorer, Lasse Vibe, from injury will help.
Peterborough vs Shrewsbury – Yes (4/6)
Not even Mystic Meg herself could predict the next move of Peterborough, but one thing we do know is that goals tend to follow them around.
After losing just one of their opening nine League 1 matches, Posh have since lost four of their last five, with BTTS following like a faithful hound with six of their last seven witnessing both teams scoring.
Shrewsbury top the League 1 table, and while many will be surprised by that the point is that they have scored in all 15 of their league outings to date – including all seven on the road – and good things generally follow that kind of record!
Wycombe vs Cheltenham – Yes (8/11)
Wycombe’s bizarre campaign continues at pace: they are the second highest scoring side in League 2, and yet only four teams in the division have conceded more than them!
BTTS has reliably followed the Chairboys then, with six of their last eight delivering the goods.
Cheltenham have scored in each of their last six outings, and they will fancy their chances of extending that run against the vulnerable Wycombe at Adams Park.