It was a so-so return of 3/5 selections last week, buoyed somewhat by the tasty 19/20 odds in the Tranmere vs Southport match hitting the spot.
It was enough to turn a profit for singles backers, and hopefully there will be more of the same this time around.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s both teams to score betting tips.
|Match||Both Teams to Score Yes/No||Odds|
|Leicester City vs Tottenham||Yes||4/6|
|West Brom vs Aston Villa||Yes||1/2|
|Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg||Yes||1/2|
|Hertha Berlin vs Frankfurt||Yes||4/7|
|Empoli vs Bologna||Yes||4/5|
|All Five Results as an Accumulator||9.54/1|
Leicester City vs Tottenham – Yes (4/6)
Leicester City are going along very nicely at the moment, with an unbeaten run (prior to Wednesday’s tie against Fulham) of five games against admittedly weaker opposition.
The Foxes have plenty of players who can find the net, from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison to Demarai Gray and Rachid Ghezzal, while Harry Maguire – an absolute nightmare to mark at set pieces – is working his way back to full fitness.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are struggling defensively. Jan Vertonghen looked way off the pace in the 2-4 defeat against Arsenal, with doubts regarding the likes of Serge Aurier and Juan Foyth, who are getting lots of game time due to injuries. A lack of protection from Eric Dier and Mo Sissoko in front of them doesn’t help.
That said, there have been goals galore going forward, with nine in their last four league dates prior to midweek. Spurs look all the better for the presence of Son Heung-Min, whose pace and directness in possession is a nightmare to defend against.
West Brom vs Aston Villa – Yes (1/2)
This is a classic West Midlands derby that hints at goals aplenty.
West Brom have arguably the best attack in the division in Harvey Barnes, Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez, with Hal Robson-Kanu waiting in the wings and wide man Matt Phillips in superb form.
But the baggies can’t defend – as one clean sheet in 20 championship outings attests – and that leaves them vulnerable against a rampant Villa side.
The Villains have been on-fire since Dean Smith took charge, scoring a ridiculous 17 goals in their last five games. Mind you, is it any wonder: Abraham, Kodjia, El Ghazi, Grealish, Bolasie and the Scottish Cafu, Alan Hutton, are all comfortable in this division.
There are some question marks defensively however; they’ve shipped five recently against Nottingham Forest, and they were surprisingly open against another West Midlands foe in Birmingham City.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg – Yes (1/2)
Goals seem to be following Bayer Leverkusen around at the moment: 6-2, 2-2, 1-4, 0-3, 2-0, 1-1 are their last six scorelines.
There are issues defensively, with key man Jonathan Tah suffering with illness and midfield shield Sven Bender on the treatment table.
Opponents Augsburg might not be the most prolific, yet they regularly exceed 2.00 in the xG count per match and so are clearly creating plenty of good chances.
At the other end, they have shipped two or more goals in three of their last four outings, and that’s a grave concern.
Hertha Berlin v Frankfurt – Yes (4/7)
Another Bundesliga outfit with goals on the radar are Hertha Berlin, whose own entertaining run of form reads 1-1, 2-2, 0-3, 1-4, 3-3 and 2-0.
Injuries to Niklas Stark and Karim Rekik haven’t helped from a defensive perspective, and Frankfurt will be looking to take full advantage.
The visitors have netted a remarkable 18 goals in seven games; and that’s still eleven in six when accounting for the freak 7-1 rout of Dusseldorf.
They’ve shipped in 10 of 13 this term, however, and that’s a marker for their BTTS prowess.
Empoli vs Bologna – Yes (4/5)
Each of Empoli’s last six games have yielded BTTS and Over 2.5 Goals, and so their schizophrenic form is a gift that keeps on giving for punters.
In amongst that run they have conceded two or more goals in six of their last seven outings, while still finding the time to net 12 in six themselves.
You suspect that Bologna will need to play on the front foot then, especially in a match which is something of a relegation six-pointer even at this early stage.
The visitors have scored in five of their last six, with two or more in a trio of those. They have, mind you, conceded in five of six on the road.