It was a rather so-so week for our both teams to score betting tips last time out, with 2/5 landing. At least that ratio was buffeted by the handsome 10/11 call on Derby vs Middlesbrough landing.
We’re into those pant-shredding weeks of the season where strikers can turn into nervous wrecks with so much at stake, and so we can expect plenty of glorious chances to be missed this weekend; not ideal for BTTS punters.
But there is scope for plenty of goals too as desperation kicks in, and this week we’re also introducing an MLS pick with the Americas a rich source of value for goals-based bettors.
So here are this week’s BTTS tips:
|Match||Both Teams to Score Yes/No||Odds|
|Hull City vs Cardiff City||Yes||4/7|
|Middlesbrough vs Millwall||Yes||5/6|
|Walsall vs Northampton Town||Yes||4/5|
|Grimsby Town vs Notts County||Yes||8/11|
|New England Revolution vs Sporting KC||Yes||1/2|
|All Five Results as an Accumulator||12.43/1|
Hull City vs Cardiff City – Yes (4/7)
Hull continued their goal-laden streak under Nigel Adkins with an incredible 5-5 draw with Bristol City in their last outing; the eighth time in their last ten games that the 2.5 goal line has been breached.
Indeed, in their last four they have won 4-0 and 5-0 and drawn 2-2 and 5-5!
So we expect goals to follow them around, and against a Cardiff side who may well be desperate for a good result in the north east we may just have the basic ingredients for another end-to-end affair.
Fulham play Sunderland on Friday night, and either a win or draw will take them into second place. Hence, Cardiff will need a result here.
A 0-0 isn’t in the best interests of Neil Warnock, so he will send out an attacking side looking to take advantage of the Tigers’ occasional defensive lapses.
Middlesbrough vs Millwall – Yes (5/6)
This is a play-off six-pointer in the Championship that Millwall, particularly, must win.
The Lions are two points adrift of Derby and three short of Middlesbrough with just two rounds of matches to go, and so they will need to force the issue here. And they are capable: the 0-3 defeat to Fulham last week was the first time since January they had failed to register on the scoresheet.
Shake off any aspersions you have of a Tony Pulis football team: Middlesbrough are a rather gung-ho outfit for whom BTTS has delivered in seven of their last eight. They won’t look to grind out a result here; front-foot football is all they know.
Walsall vs Northampton Town – Yes (4/5)
At this point of the season it makes sense to put our BTTS wagers down on games where there is something in it for both teams; an early goal can see all hell break loose.
And Walsall vs Northampton ticks the boxes as the proverbial relegation six-pointer.
The Saddlers are one place outside the relegation zone but only two points clear, and you do worry for them: six of their last eight have ended in defeat. Their only saving grace is that they aren’t too bad their Bescot Stadium home; 30/48 of their points have come there.
Northampton have found a spark under caretaker boss Dean Austin, and that may yet be enough to see them survive.
Victory over Bury was followed by an excellent 2-0 win over Plymouth, and confidence should be coursing through their veins. That sets them up nicely for a trip to a wobbling Walsall.
Grimsby Town vs Notts County – Yes (8/11)
This is a fixture which could have a bearing on both ends of the League Two table.
Grimsby have found something of late under Michael Jolley, with wins over Swindon and Chesterfield and a 2-2 draw with fellow strugglers Barnet. They are five points clear of the drop with two games to play, and will have targeted this as a game they want to get something from to secure their fourth-tier status.
Notts County, meanwhile, won’t give up on an automatic promotion place. They are two points behind Wycombe, and a win here would really put the pressure on the Chairboys – or at least keep them occupied until the final week of the campaign.
The Magpies are trending nicely too, winning three on the spin and netting nine times in the process.
New England Revolution vs Sporting KC – Yes (1/2)
New England are averaging two goals scored per game on home soil this term, and they won’t fear the visit of Western Conference leaders Kansas City here.
The Revolution have taken points off Columbus Crew on the road last time out and against high-flying NYC on home soil, and their seven games so far have witnessed 20 goals.
Sporting KC hold a five-point lead at the top of the table already, but the number bods at American Soccer Analysis tell us that all might not be as it seems. They are yielding an average of 1.56xG per game; an inordinately high amount that is no doubt even higher away from home than on their own patch.
Indeed, we note that their three away dates thus far have delivered a stonking 13 goals!