Our BTTS acca returns for the midweek action which takes us all over the continent as the Champions League reaches the play-off stage. The EFL Trophy also returns, giving us enough selections to put together a tasty accumulator.
BTTS Tips – Tuesday 22 August, 2023
Back BTTS Yes in Falkirk v Stirling Albion @ 8/11
Back BTTS Yes in Rangers v PSV Eindhoven @ 4/6
Back BTTS Yes in Royal Antwerp v AEK Athens @ 5/6
Back BTTS Yes in Swindon v Arsenal U21 @ 2/5
Overall odds: 7/1 – £10 four-fold pays £71.29.
Falkirk have been on fire in front of goal so far this season, and we can expect them to find the net in their Scottish League One encounter with Stirling Albion. The Bairns drew 2-2 at Cove Rangers last time out, scored three against Annan Athletic and beat Peterhead 4-1 in the League Cup. That’s a lot of goals. Stirling Albion may be up against it but they scored against Premiership side Aberdeen last time out, and could nick a goal here.
Another famous European night under the lights awaits Rangers as they host PSV Eindhoven in the first leg of their Champions League play-off. In the last round, both of their matches finished BTTS Yes, as they beat Servette 3-2 on aggregate, while they also beat Greenock Morton 2-1 last time out. PSV have been in good goalscoring form this year, hitting three on each of their last two outings, while in both legs against Sturm Graz, BTTS came in. It should be a cracker at Ibrox, with plenty of goals.
Our third selection also comes in the Champions League, where Royal Antwerp host AEK Athens. Now Antwerp, who have former Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen up front aren’t flushed with goals this term, but they have scored in four of the last five games, including hitting six against KV Kortrijk. The real goal-getters are AEK Athens. Their last qualifier ended 4-3 on aggregate and both teams scored in both legs. They dramatically scored two goals in injury time of the second leg to knock Dinamo Zagreb out, and they have the ability to score and concede multiple goals again.
Our final pick comes from the EFL Trophy and headline makers Swindon Town. Their games have been stacked full of goals this season, no more so than their recent outing at Wrexham. The Robins were 4-1 up at half-time, led 5-3 heading into injury time, but somehow threw all three points away as it ended 5-5. Both teams have scored in every single game they have played this season, and that looks set to continue against Arsenal’s youngsters.
On a night where the Champions League play-offs will take centre stage, we’ve got our fingers crossed for goals across the board.