We managed to land just 2/5 of our both teams to score betting tips last week, although the damage was mitigated by the 10/11 play on Scunthorpe vs Northampton landing.
Our theme this week is confident away teams: this has to be the angle when betting on BTTS. If the team on the road is in a good place, then there are liable to find the net; the away side failing to score is often the thing that brings BTTS backers to their knees.
This week’s selections all tick that box….and then some.
- Leeds United vs Brentford: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Bristol Rovers vs Scunthorpe United: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Walsall vs Blackburn Rovers: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Forest Green vs Crawley Town: Both Teams to Score – Yes
- Mainz vs Wolfsburg: Both Teams to Score – Yes
Leeds United vs Brentford – Yes (8/13)
Leeds’ rather madcap form brought an end to Thomas Christiansen’s reign at Elland Road – 3-4 and 1-4 defeats to Millwall and Cardiff the obvious final nails in the coffin.
His successor, Paul Heckingbottom, doesn’t quite appear to have got the Yorkshire outfit’s penchant for goals under wraps, losing 1-2 at Sheffield United and drawing 2-2 with Bristol City so far.
Brentford’s 16 away games this term have witnessed 43 goals; an extraordinary amount. They head to Elland Road on the back of a 5-0 win over Birmingham on Tuesday evening, so they have that confidence thing that we’ve written about.
Bristol Rovers vs Scunthorpe United – Yes (7/10)
Many punters have their favourite teams to bet on, and here are two of ours.
Bristol Rovers are the BTTS kings, and they could chalk up the 100th goal witnessed in one of their matches this season (scored and conceded combined) in just their 34th outing.
It’s been a case of goals galore for Scunthorpe of late: their last five outings have ended 2-3, 3-2, 1-2, 2-2 and 2-2. In that run they have netted twice at Peterborough ad a resurgent Southend and three times at Fleetwood, so their attacking options are clearly in fine fettle at present.
Walsall vs Blackburn Rovers – Yes (4/5)
Blackburn now top the League One table – at least until Wigan have played their games in hand, and that’s a remarkable feat for a side who have kept just one clean sheet since Boxing Day.
All in all, they have kept just four clean sheets since the start of November, a stretch of 18 matches, and so given their good form at the other end of the pitch the Lancastrians are prime BTTS fodder at present.
Walsall will have a go here, too. Despite their lowly league position the Saddlers are a decent outfit at the Bescot Stadium (W7 D6 L3), and so Blackburn will need to be on their mettle here.
Forest Green vs Crawley Town – Yes (8/11)
Forest Green’s home form is suprisingly good for a side not so long ago in the doldrums: they have beaten Cambridge, Coventry and Stevenage on their own patch by scorelines of 5-2, 2-1 and 3-1.
But there’s a lot to like about this Crawley outfit, who have been reinvented by Harry Kewell in the past few months.
Eight wins from their past ten games have fired them up the league table, and since the beginning of November they have netted in 15/18 – with two or more in ten of those.
Mainz vs Wolfsburg – Yes (3/4)
Friday night’s relegation battle should, in theory, produce goals.
Wolfsburg could be without FIVE first-choice defenders: Paul Verhaegh, John Anthony Brooks, Felix Uduokhai, Marcel Tisserand and Sebastian Jung all in some jeopardy with injury.
Mainz very rarely go quietly, and their last eleven games have witnessed at least two goals.
Indeed, BTTS and Over 2.5 Goals has landed in 7/11, so the home side will fancy their chances despite an inability to keep clean sheets (one in eleven).