We notched up our first BTTS column winner of the season in midweek when a 11/1 fivefold exclusively from the National League came in. Our Saturday BTTS Tips for August 19 column is a 18/1 sixfold but here we’ve picked out five alternate games to consider and created a 28/1 sixfold from the Goals Galore Bonus coupon…
We start about thirty minutes walk from my home office here on the Bolton/Wigan border by including their derby match as the first selection. These type of games are often open and have plenty of drama. The home side have scored in every game so far this season and even though they’ve only conceded the once (an injury time consolation last week), I really like Wigan’s chances of finding the back of the net as well. The Latics have a 100% record for BTTS in League 1 play so far in the early stages of the 23/24 season.
Note to self: Don’t go up Middlebrook on Saturday afternoon for a wander around the shops…
Moving forward to the 3PMs and we have four games from the Championship and one from League 2 for you to consider for your Goals Galore Bonus coupon.
Staying relatively close to home geographically and Blackburn Rovers have been an exciting team to watch so far this season and anyone who saw the day Sammie Szmodics had last week will know exactly what I mean. A penalty miss, giving away the ball for a goal before scoring twice and hitting the bar to deny him an injury time winner. They are 100% for BTTS through two games as are Hull, we scored four last weekend past Sheffield Wednesday. Should be a good game at Ewood Park.
The second selection from the second tier is probably the one that feels the most iffy but gut feel makes me put it here rather than pure recent statistical evidence. Last season Bristol City at home felt like a magnet for both teams scoring and games at Ashton Gate regularly featured in these columns. Neither side has managed to score more than once in their two league games so far but they’ve also scored in every game. Two 1-1 wins and two 1-1 draws are their respective records so far. Under 2.5 very much in play but the 1-1 feels just as likely.
In my Saturday Accumulator Tips for August 19 column, I have Ipswich winning at Loftus Road at even money but I also would not be shocked whatsoever if the home side were able to grind out a goal. The home side are coming off a 99th minute defeat in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night in a game they only mustered the one shot on target in. Both teams however were heavily rotated so expect a more experienced XI to start this one. I like the visitors to win 1-2 or 1-3, both of which would be winners for this bet.
Stoke have played one home game so far in their Championship campaign and they scored four times. Watford have played one game so far on the road in the Championship and scored four goals. Need I say any more as to why they have been selected for this coupon? I don’t actually think either team is that great but they’ve both shown they going forward, they can open teams up and that is what we are looking for.
Down in the four-tier of the English football pyramid, Crewe have scored and conceded at least twice in all three league games so far this season. Walsall also have a 100% BTTS record through three games. Neither team will keep that up all year of course but until they show us they can stop other teams scoring, we’ll continue to play them in these markets.