A steady return of 4/6 last week ensured a profit was gained, and we can shrug our shoulders in the knowledge that if Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid played 100 times there would only be a couple of goalless draws at best. Football remains the funniest of games.
We’ve a full programme of fixtures to tackle across Europe this week, so let’s see if we can’t pick out a few more winners with our next instalment of both teams to score betting tips.
- Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Huddersfield Town vs Brighton: Both Teams to Score – No
- Augsburg vs Hertha Berlin: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Both Teams to Score – Yes
Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth – Yes (19/20)
There’s some cracking value to be had here in the light of Crystal Palace’s defensive injury woes. Wayne Hennessy and James Tomkins appear to be ruled out already, Damien Delaney has undergone surgery and Scott Dann is still battling the illness that kept him out of the West Brom game last week.
Bournemouth aren’t prolific by any means, but they have netted in four of their last five and at least have no attacking injuries to concern them.
Huddersfield Town vs Brighton – No (4/6)
You can’t imagine a match between these two sides devolving into a goal-laden shootout, can you?
Just three of Huddersfield’s fifteen Premier League outings have witnessed both teams scoring, and even when the Terriers have been involved in goal-fests it has largely been in defeat to the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.
Brighton are slightly more forthright in front of goal, although shrewdies will note that just one of their seven league outings this term has delivered on the BTTS front.
Augsburg vs Hertha Berlin – Yes (10/11)
There are some lovely colliding factors that are making this 10/11 shot really tasty value this week.
Augsburg have been attacking really nicely of late, netting in seven of their eight Bundesliga matches – the anomaly being a blank at the Allianz Arena against Bayern, of which we can forgive them. But one clean sheet in eight also tells a story, and that’s a cause that won’t be aided by the suspensions accrued by defenders Daniel Opare and Kilian Jakob.
BTTS has landed in five of Hertha Berlin’s last six, and their own efforts will be hampered by injuries to key defenders n the ever-present Marvin Plattenhardt and Sebastian Langkamp.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke – Yes (8/13)
Borussia Monchengladbach fired their first blank since September in a 0-3 defeat to Wolfsburg last time out, but back on home soil they are fancied to get back among the goals.
They’ve scored two or more goals in five of their last eight matches, as testament to their ability to put the ball in the onion bag, and against a Schalke side that has shipped six in their last 180 minutes of football that’s intriguing.
The visitors also look set to be without the injured Naldo, an ever-present for them this season and a rock at the heart of their defence.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla – Yes (4/7)
The big news ahead of this big game in La Liga is that Real Madrid will be without three defensive players: Sergio Ramos, Daniel Carvajal and Casemiro, who are all suspended.
That should give this Sevilla side plenty of impetus; not that they need it having bagged two or more goals in four of their last five league outings.