Our BTTS tips delivered 3/5 successful picks last week, including the lovely even money wager on West Brom netting against Manchester City.
Indeed, it would have been a highly profitable week if Peterborough hadn’t achieved the unthinkable: keeping a clean sheet (gasp) against top-of-the-league Shrewsbury (whaaat!?).
So let’s get straight in to this week’s both teams to score betting tips:
- Huddersfield vs West Brom: Both Teams to Score – No
- Southampton vs Burnley: Both Teams to Score – No
- Nottingham Forest vs QPR: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Carlisle United vs Oldham Athletic: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Woking vs Bury: Both Teams to Score – Yes
Huddersfield vs West Brom – No (8/13)
We’d bagged the Baggies to find the net against Manchester City last week, and that was as much to do with City’s defensive lapses against aerial balls rather than the brilliance of Tony Pulis’ men.
Their five away matches this term have witnessed just ten goals in total, and it’s hard to imagine a more ambition-less side on the road than the Baggies.
Mind you, Huddersfield have only scored in one of their last five….this has got snooze-fest written all over it!
Southampton vs Burnley – No (8/13)
Eight of the twenty Premier League teams still have just single figures to their name as far as goals scored is concerned this term, and two of them meet at St Marys on Saturday.
Southampton have retreated further and further into a defensive shell this term, and the fact they have scored just two or more goals in 20% of their outings so far speaks volumes.
Burnley’s modus operandi is there for all to see: defend like warriors, ask questions later. They have only conceded two or more goals in 2/10 this term – matches away at Manchester City and Chelsea. The Saints are not exactly on the same plain as those two outfits.
Nottingham Forest vs QPR – Yes (8/13)
If ay readers follow the various expected goals/chance creation data models they will know already that Nottingham Forest and QPR are both lively in the final third.
Forest’s 15 Championship matches have witnessed a whopping 47 goals; 21 for, 27 against. Naturally, 10/15 have gone over the 2.5 goal line, and they have netted in 5/6 at the City Ground.
QPR, meanwhile, are a better side than their league position suggests, although recent wins over Wolves and Sheffield United at least highlight what we already knew: the Hoops are a vibrant side under Ian Holloway.
The Rs have netted in 13/15 outings, conceded in 12/15 and thus BTTS has landed in 11/15 as far as they are concerned.
Carlisle United vs Oldham Athletic – Yes (4/6)
This FA Cup tie sees in-form Oldham travel north to Carlisle, a side themselves not shy of a goal or two.
Oldham have had Richie Wellens in charge since the 3-2 win over Peterborough. In that seven game run, BTTS has landed six times and Over 2.5 Goals on five occasions as Wellens deploys his favoured front foot style.
The Cumbrians have finally found a goalscorer to replace Charlie Wyke: Hallam Hope has been in red hot form of late, and his side have netted six times in their last three matches.
But defensive woes are never far away, and Carlisle have kept just a solitary clean sheet in eight outings on home soil.
Woking vs Bury – Yes (7/10)
Just take a look at Woking, whose 18 National league outings have yielded a remarkable 53 goals.
They will sense a higher league scalp in this FA Cup tie against manager-less Bury, and playing at home – where they share the equal best record in the division – gives them further confidence.
Ryan Lowe takes the reins for his first caretaker role in management, and he must arrest a slide which has seen the Shakers lose five of their last six. But even with their issues, Bury have maintained a goal-a-game ratio since the opening day of the season.