Both Teams to Score Tips: 16th December 2017

We were a Sevilla goal away from the clean sweep with our Both Teams to Score betting tips last time out, which is rather frustrating!

The good news is that we landed some nicely priced selections, including Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth at 19/20 and Augsburg vs Hertha Berlin at 10/11, so overall it was an excellent week of profit.

Conditions could be rather treacherous for the players this weekend with more snow and bitterly cold winds in the forecast, but that will simply serve to make the job of defenders harder….the perfect set-up for BTTS enthusiasts!

  • Manchester City vs Tottenham: Both Teams to Score – Yes
  • Bristol City vs Nottingham Forest: Both Teams to Score – Yes
  • Dijon vs Lille: Both Teams to Score – Yes
  • Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad: Both Teams to Score – Yes
  • Blackburn Rovers vs Charlton Athletic: Both Teams to Score – Yes

Manchester City vs Tottenham – Yes (8/13)

Are Manchester City wobbling? It would be harsh to say so given their results, but defeat to Shakhtar in the Champions League comes in the wake of conceding in six of their last seven Premier League outings.

If there are defensive concerns for Pep Guardiola, then they won’t be aided by the absence (again) of Vincent Kompany, who joins John Stones and Benjamin Mendy on the injured list. That could mean a rare start here for Eliaquim Mangala; a terrifying prospect for City supporters.

Spurs will be without three key defensive players themselves in Alderweireld, Sanchez and Wanyama – they’ve conceded in each of their last five and that is no coincidence.

Bristol City vs Nottingham Forest – Yes (8/13)

Bristol City are four points off the top two in the Championship, and so can rightly be labelled the division’s surprise package.

They have certainly done things the hard way though, with BTTS landing in five of their last six and no clean sheet on home soil in four attempts.

Nottingham Forest always look dangerous when playing on the counter attack, and five goals scored in their last 180 minutes of action is testament to the Tricky Trees’ attacking endeavour.

Dijon vs Lille – Yes (4/5)

There are some nice converging stats to enjoy here as Dijon, with just one clean sheet to their name in seventeen Ligue 1 outings this term, host a Lille side that has shipped in eight of their nine away dates.

Dijon to Win & BTTS has landed in each of their last three games – something for punters to mull over, and for all their defensive frailties (with regular starter at the back Oussama Haddadi is suspended for this one) the hosts here still know how to put the ball in the net.

Lille have generally been poor away from home this term, and yet in their last two outings on the road they have defeated Lyon 2-1 and pushed PSG hard in a 1-2 defeat. They are a curious side, but may just fancy the job against a leaky Dijon whose defending is less than mustard.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad – Yes (4/6)

After a poor run of six defeats in eight, Athletic Bilbao are just starting to turn things around and that is partly down to an improvement in their attacking play: a run of three draws and a win has been backed by five goals in three of those games and a blank against Real Madrid.

All in all the Basque outfit have netted in 10/15 this term and kept just two clean sheets since mid-September.

Real Sociedad have conceded in 13/15 this season so far, and two or more in nine of those. The absence of defenders Kevin Rodrigues and Diego Llorente won’t help on that front.

But the visitors know where the goal is having scored in 13/15, with attacking duo Willian Jose and Mikel looking very handy indeed. BTTS has landed in 11/15 Sociedad matches.

Blackburn Rovers vs Charlton Athletic – Yes (10/11)

It’s amazing to note that Blackburn, while winning each of their last five matches, have conceded in four of those and on three occasions shipped two or more.

That is a measure of Tony Mowbray’s attacking approach, and also his side’s inability to defend properly, and nine goals shipped in their last six – and eighteen scored – is indicative of their style.

Something changed in Charlton somewhere around mid-September: since then, their formline reads W5 D5 L2 and they have netted in four of their last five away dates.

Their form may be slightly skewed by the fact they have played five of their last six matches at home, so we still expect Blackburn to enjoy the best of a goal-laden contest.