Last week we got so close with our 53/1 shot as 14 of the 16 teams scored. Only Blackburn Rovers along with Havant & Waterlooville scuppered what would have been an absolute barnstormer. We go back to just six games this week, with the odds as of the time of writing a more modest 14/1…
Both MK Dons and Notts County have played six league games so far this season and in five of them, both teams to score has been a winner. That stat alone is enough to get them included in this accumulator but this top-of-the-table clash involves two sides who have both found the back of the net and conceded double-digits already this campaign. Expect plenty of action up at Stadium MK.
Here are Wrexham’s results in the league in front of their own fans so far in the 23/24 season, 3-5, 4-2, 5-5. I just don’t see any reason not to expect BTTS to be a winner here and strangely, this is the longest odds of all the six games involved in this accumulator. I know Doncaster aren’t very good and have only scored seven goals in all competitions but they are four of their past five for this bet. With the home sides terrible defensive record, I’m happy to roll with the Hollywood club once again.
Back in the National League once more where we like to live in this column. Last week we had three games from this division included and in all of them, BTTS had come in by half-time.
AFC Fylde are one of the 100% club going seven-for-seven so far and on Saturday they return home to the cosy confines of Mill Farm once more as a staunch team in my both teams to score crosshairs.
In four of their seven league games, they’ve both scored and conceded more than once. They are proficient going forward but very leaky at the back. Scored 13 and conceded 19. Aldershot make the very long journey up to the North West having scored 13 and conceded 18 in the same amount of league games. Should be a busy day for goalkeepers.
Another member of the 100% club are Altrincham and I’m not ready to step off that bandwagon despite what is a tough trip to Barnet at the weekend. The visitors however have scored eight times in their three games on the road to show that they are more than capable. The home side have only kept one clean sheet from their three games at the Hive Stadium. I’m sticking with the Robins for at least one more week.
The weakest game in this sixfold is Eastleigh vs Gateshead if we are solely looking at statistics. The home side are one of the worst when it comes to BTTS having only been part of two games where the bet has come in so far this season and one of them was a 3-3 thriller, very out of keeping with their usual modus operandi. However I’ve been on Gateshead all season-long and the one time I wasn’t, they were held to a 0-0 draw at Halifax. This leg is all about my belief in the visitors being able to score on the road.
Last game of the six comes from the RAW Charging Stadium where 100% club members Hartlepool come to town. Similar to AFC Fylde earlier, in four of their seven games, both teams have scored multiple times, a good indication of a porous defence. Oxford City scored three last time out at Solihull and plundered four past Boreham Wood before that. Feels like plenty of goals to round off our sixfold.