We returned a healthy enough 3/5 from our both teams to score betting tips last time out to secure a welcome profit from the festive fixtures, although we can’t help feeling we were a little undone by anomalous results. Who on earth would have pegged Stoke vs West Brom as a four-goal thriller!?
Let’s hope that defensive players up and down the land have over-indulged in the turkey and the figgy pudding this yuletide, and that BTTS is the gift that keeps on giving this week!
- MK Dons vs Peterborough: Both Teams to Score (Yes) – 8/13
- Walsall vs Rotherham: Both Teams to Score (Yes) – 4/6
- Swindon Town vs Notts County: Both Teams to Score (Yes) – 8/11
- Inter Milan vs Lazio: Both Teams to Score (Yes) – 8/13
- Sampdoria vs SPAL: Both Teams to Score (Yes) – 7/10
MK Dons vs Peterborough: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
We’ve backed MK Dons liberally in this column and they very rarely disappoint: they’d netted in each of their last seven prior to the 0-1 loss to Plymouth last time out.
The Dons haven’t failed to score in two consecutive games since the opening pair of weekends of the season, and with Chuks Aneke and Kieron Agard in their side goals are very rarely hard to find.
Peterborough’s front three have found their feet again – perhaps the opening of the transfer window in a few days has aided their motivation. They’ve notched twelve in their last five games, conceding seven in the same, which naturally has lent itself to some high-scoring BTTS affairs.
Walsall vs Rotherham: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
Walsall aren’t the kind of side that blows their opposition out of the water, but against a Rotherham outfit that has kept once clean sheet since October they won’t need to.
The return of Kieffer Moore will bolster a Rotherham attack that has scored in every match since September 26, and they will fancy the job on the road against the Saddlers.
Swindon Town vs Notts County: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
What a curious outfit Swindon are. They’ve got the worst home record in League Two and yet the best run away from home, and their games – wherever they are played – tend to deliver on the goals front: their last five outings have witnessed a total of 19.
They’re not the best team away from home, are Notts County, but it might be the case that the 3-3 draw with Cambridge has sparked something in them.
After going down 0-3 to the U’s, Kevin Nolan switched things around and they clawed back three goals to nick a point.
They followed up last time out with a 4-1 win over Morecambe, so perhaps something has clicked for the Magpies.
Inter Milan vs Lazio: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
After an unbeaten run of six matches to start the campaign, Inter Milan have since lost their last two; a nice hint of vulnerability ahead of this clash with a capable Lazio outfit.
Last time out at the San Siro, Inter lost 1-3 to Udinese, and so we have no fear in opposing them to some extent here.
All nine of Lazio’s away matches this term have delivered both teams to score AND over 2.5 goals; that’s a measure of how they go about their business!
Sampdoria vs SPAL: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
Sampdoria are sitting in the top six of Serie A, and that’s despite a streak of five games without a win (W0 D1 L4).
All in all they have shipped in 13 out of 17 games this term, and bagged in eight of their last ten too.
Both teams to score has landed in each of SPAL’s last seven, and in that run they have scored at Juventus and Roma, so their streak appears to be no flash in the pan.