It would be fair to say that last week’s both teams to score betting tips were something of a disaster!
Absolutely none of them landed, and that meant a very rare blank week for a column that has performed admirably this season.
All of the matches featured goals, it’s just that not both teams scored them!
Never mind. We dust ourselves down and go again with this week’s BTTS tips.
|Match||Both Teams to Score Yes/No||Odds|
|Bournemouth vs West Ham||Yes||1/2|
|Aston Villa vs Hull City||Yes||4/7|
|Doncaster Rovers vs Burton Albion||Yes||7/10|
|Gillingham vs Walsall||Yes||3/4|
|Celta Vigo vs Valencia||Yes||10/11|
|All Five Results as an Accumulator||12.38/1|
Bournemouth vs West Ham – Yes (1/2)
There have been some tough times lately for Bournemouth, who have lost plenty of games and conceded two or more goals in six of their last seven outings as a consequence. One clean sheet since October tells its own tale.
But the Cherries are generally good value to find the net themselves, having done so in nine of eleven Premier League matches at home.
To make matters all the more interesting, they have bludgeoned two goals or more in seven of those, and this week should welcome back top scorer Callum Wilson from injury.
There was a rare clean sheet for West Ham last time out against Arsenal; just their fourth of the campaign!
The Hammers remain upwardly mobile in attack, having notched in five of their last six away dates, and with Javier Hernandez back available that goal threat is enhanced yet further.
Aston Villa vs Hull City – Yes (4/7)
These are worrying times for Aston Villa supporters, who have seen their sides play-off push stalled on the back of some alarming defensive fragility.
The Villains have shipped at least once in six of their last seven Championship outings, but to set alarm bells ringing they’ve conceded two or more times in five of those. Injuries to keeper Orjan Nyland ad Axel Tuanzebe are not exactly helping matters.
At least they have a cutting edge in attack, having blasted 19 goals in their last ten outings. In Tammy Abraham, who’s notched ten in nine, they boast the most in-form striker in the land.
Hull, meanwhile, are full of confidence; exactly what we look for in the away side of a BTTS equation.
The Tigers have won six on the bounce; scoring a whopping 18 times into the bargain.
Doncaster Rovers vs Burton Albion – Yes (7/10)
The goals continue to fly in for these two teams.
Doncaster Rovers fans have enjoyed fantastic value for money lately: their side’s last ten games have witnessed an incredible 35 goals (24 for, 11 against).
Of that spell, their last five results read 2-3, 5-0, 3-1, 0-3 and 2-2!
Burton see that and raise Donny: their last 13 away outings have delivered 37 goals (16 for, 21 against).
In the past few weeks alone the Brewers have beaten Rochdale 4-0, lost 2-3 to Gillingham and been trounced 0-9 by Manchester City. Goals have a habit of following them around….
Gillingham vs Walsall – Yes (3/4)
It’s a case of two woeful defences colliding at the Priestfield Stadium this weekend.
Gillingham have conceded two or more goals in five of their last six matches, and yet have netted in six of their last seven on home soil.
BTTS has hit the spot in each of Walsall’s last five, and they too have shipped two or more in five of their last half-dozen matches.
Since Christmas alone, the Saddlers have netted against both Luton and Charlton; this week’s opponents represent a considerable step down in class.
Celta Vigo vs Valencia – Yes (10/11)
You can get nearer enough even money on both teams scoring here, and when we consider the bare-faced stats of Celta Vigo we see that is extraordinary value.
The hosts boast an incredible ‘goals for’ column; only Barcelona have netted more goals in La Liga. Yep, lowly old Celta have scored more times than both Madrid sides and the same as Sevilla.
The problem is that only three teams in the division have conceded more; no wonder BTTS has landed in 13/19 they’ve been involved in.
Valencia are less prolific at either end of the pitch, but BTTS has won in each of their last five games, and so we’ll back that run to keep going here.