It was a week to forget for this column last time out, so we’ll draw a line under that and move on!
One mitigation we will be making is to remove Both Teams to Score (No) from our thinking: even though football is a low scoring game by nature, there are games which have bore-fest written all over them but still end up with goals going in – our two picks from last week of Stoke vs Brighton and Middlesbrough vs Reading being the perfect cases in point.
So it’s goals galore for us this week: let’s see if our both teams to score betting tips can hit the mark.
- AFC Wimbledon vs Bristol Rovers: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Doncaster Rovers vs Fleetwood Town: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Gillingham vs Walsall: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Scunthorpe United vs Northampton Town: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig: Both Teams to Score – Yes
AFC Wimbledon vs Bristol Rovers: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
After a mini-revival at the turn of the year, Wimbledon are back in the doldrums in League One after suffering four consecutive defeats.
Their supporters will have hope though: this is a team with the goal-power to pull away from trouble having netted in nine of their last eleven. Unfortunately, conceding eleven in their last four outings makes claiming points rather difficult.
Both teams to score has landed in each of Bristol Rovers’ last five, a stat emboldened by the fact they have scored two or more in four of those outings.
Doncaster Rovers vs Fleetwood Town: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
Sometimes you just have to follow in the numbers….especially when BTTS is available at such a luxurious price as this.
Combined, both teams have scored in the last twelve games played by Doncaster and Fleetwood, which makes the bookies’ pricing all the more confusing.
All in all, BTTS has landed in each of Donny’s last eight league outings. The run has to end somewhere, but surely not against an equally up-for-it Fleetwood outfit.
Gillingham vs Walsall: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
New manager Steve Lovell has been a godsend at Gillingham: they’ve lost just one of their last eleven matches under the caretaker-turned-permanent gaffer.
And he’s doing a pretty good service to BTTS punters too: eight of the Gills’ last nine hitting the magic mark.
Walsall have found their scoring boots once again. They hammered four past Doncaster on Tuesday night to go with the two they stuck past Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.
The Saddlers have only failed to score three times in fifteen away matches this term.
Scunthorpe United vs Northampton Town: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
We’re not quite sure what the odds compilers have been eating for breakfast this week, but from a punter’s perspective can we say long may it continue.
Here’s another League One clash that has goals written all over it, and yet the bookies have priced it up at close to even money!
BTTS has landed in eleven of Scunthorpe’s last twelve games, with an impressive nine of those even going breaching the 2.5 goal line.
Northampton are managed by Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink, and there’s no prizes for guessing how they play their football: no clean sheet since November, and yet they have scored in six of their last seven and eight of their last ten away dates.
Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig: Both Teams to Score (Yes)
There is a mouth-watering quality to Frankfurt’s most recent results – 2-2, 1-1, 3-1, 2-0, 0-3, 4-2 – that should get the motors of BTTS punters running.
Both teams have scored in eight of their eleven home dates this term, and their knack for scoring against decent sides – Dortmund, Schalke, Borussia M’gladbach et al – bodes well.
Leipzig are a fine side that have kept two clean sheets on the spin, but we don’t necessarily have them down as the strong, defensive type. They have shipped 29 goals this term, which is more than four of the sides in the bottom half of the table, let alone those around them towards the summit of the Bundesliga.
Indeed, they have shipped in 9/11 on the road in 2017/18.