It was a very satisfactory return of 4/5 for our BTTS tips last week, and the only team selected that failed to score – QPR – rather bucked the trends in not finding the net.
The Rs had netted in 13/15 previous Championship outings, while their opponents Nottingham Forest had kept one clean sheet in eight!
That just goes to show that the goals gods aren’t always smiling down upon us; even when they really ought to be, as far as the stats are concerned.
At least we banked a decent profit to take into this week’s fixtures, which unfortunately are blighted by the international break – the alma mater of the serious punter.
Never mind: here are some both teams to score betting tips regardless:
- Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Cambridge United vs Accrington Stanley: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Carlisle United vs Yeovil Town: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Crewe Alexandra vs Lincoln City: Both Teams to Score – No
- Morocco vs Ivory Coast: Both Teams to Score – Yes
Scunthorpe vs Bristol Rovers – Yes (4/6)
Something has happened to Scunthorpe United of late. Early on in the season their games were typically dismal affairs, with BTTS landing in just 2/11 and Over 2.5 Goals in a single encounter.
But the Iron have clearly shaken off the shackles of late, with 4/5 witnessing both teams scoring and three of their last five delivering at least a trio of goals.
Key Scunthorpe defender Rory McArdle will be missing too, and that’s music to the ears of a Bristol Rovers side who require little persuasion to put the ball in the back of the net.
For a side who have scored 25 goals in League 1 (the fifth best return) and conceded 29 (the second worst defensively), BTTS doesn’t land all that often in matches involving the Gas, but they do have all the credentials to deliver here.
Cambridge United vs Accrington Stanley – Yes (4/5)
When placing a BTTS wager it is essential that the away side are comfortable on their travels; often, the visitors will sit back and park the bus, so some extent.
Not so Accrington Stanley, whose away form (W5 D1 L2) mirrors that of Cambridge at home. They have netted in 94% of their games this term, conceded in 75%, and hat makes them ideal BTTS fodder.
Cambridge have two recent 0-0s on their resume, but both of those came away from home, and on their own patch it’s a rather different story: each of their last five at the Abbey Stadium has surpassed the 2.5 goal line, with 4/5 delivering both teams to score verdicts.
Carlisle United vs Yeovil Town – Yes (8/11)
After a slight period of drought brought about by a trio of 1-0 scorelines, Carlisle are back to their BTTS best with their last four matches ending 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 and 3-2.
Incredibly, Yeovil have conceded 29 goals this season and 23 have come on their travels; this is a team that gets homesick very easily.
But they are no slouches in front of goal either, and their goal tally of 24 in League 2 is only bettered by four other teams.
Crewe Alexandra vs Lincoln City – No (10/11)
Sometimes with BTTS betting you have to take a chance on the ‘No’ side of the equation when the circumstances suggest there is a strong possibility of a snore-fest ensuing.
The reason for that here is Lincoln, whose last six results read 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-1 and 2-1.
Clearly, the Imps are a side who prefer to focus on defence first, and that’s presumably why they have scored just three away goals in their last 450 minutes of action.
There’s not much to be said about Crewe’s defence, in all honesty, but they have kept their sheet clean in 3/8 on home soil this term.
Ivory Coast vs Morocco – Yes (6/4)
Just take a look at the price for BTTS here! That surely has to be worth a go considering that the winner qualifies for the World Cup in Russia, and the loser….well, doesn’t.
You would think a winner takes all type affair lends itself to goals, even if Morocco are yet to conceded in five qualifiers – an outstanding record.
But the Ivorians have home advantage and a number of quality attacking players to call upon, including Wilfried Zaha, Gervinho and Salomon Kalou, as well as the super-talented Franck Kessie in midfield.
With the stakes so high, this one could descend into the unlikeliest of goal-fests.