So close last week with just two teams of 12 letting us down. Both of those sides were playing at home as well!

This week we go seven-matches deep with a 23/1 shot looking to give us our third winner of the season…

Saturday BTTS Tips – 7 October, 2023

  • Back BTTS Yes in Manchester United vs Brentford @ 4/6
  • Back BTTS Yes in Coventry City vs Norwich City @ 4/6
  • Back BTTS Yes in Plymouth Argyle vs Swansea City @ 4/7
  • Back BTTS Yes in Crawley vs Wrexham @ 1/2
  • Back BTTS Yes in Salford City vs Crewe Alexandra @ 4/7
  • Back BTTS Yes in Solihull Moors vs Aldershot Town @ 8/15
  • Back BTTS Yes in Queen’s Park vs Greenock Morton @ 8/15
  • Overall Odds – 23/1

We start our Saturday BTTS accumulator this week in the same place we started last week, albeit unsuccessfully, at Old Trafford.

Life has been tough for the Red Devils so far in the 23/24 season but even though I’ve tipped them to lose this game in my Saturday Accumulator Tips column, I would be very surprised if they went back-to-back league games without scoring.

Rasmus Hojlund scored twice in the week and is starting to look like the type of striker the side desperately needed. When The Guardian called him ‘the only beacon of hope’ following their defeat to Galatasaray in the week, it showed that things are not good at Old Trafford.

They were one of two clubs picked in this column last week who let me down (along with Preston North End) but I find it tough to see them going back-to-back weeks without scoring at home.

When you consider I have already stated in another column that I like Brentford’s chances to win the game outright at 18/5, it is fairly obvious I think they’ll score. They have good players on the break who can exploit United’s porous backline.

Down in the Championship, we have two teams who have been pretty solid in terms of playing out games where both teams have scored, facing-off at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

The home side have only failed to hit the back of the net once at home so far this campaign, whilst playing out a 0-0 draw with Sunderland back in August. They also found the back of the net in every game they played in September and conceded in five of them – that is the type of form we like!

Another statistic I like is the fact the Canaries have scored in every game on the road – in all competitions – so far this season. Put all those things together and this feels like a great second-leg to this sevenfold.

Sticking in the second-tier of English football where we have the second game that is doubling up in my accumulator column and here in my both teams to score one. That encounter will take place at Home Park, where Plymouth entertain Swansea.

Both teams are 70% in terms of hitting BTTS so far this campaign. The Pilgrims blanked in front of their own fans for the first time this season on Tuesday night in a disappointing 0-2 loss to Hull. I don’t see them failing to score in back-to-back games considering they had previously scored 17 in six home matches.

Looking at the visitors, they have scored eight in their past three games as they have finally found some form after a pretty abject start to the season. This feels like the type of game where that good run falls apart but I also like their chances to hit the back of the net at least once.

Wrexham are back in the BTTS column because where would we be without them? I don’t need to write War & Peace on this game as everyone knows that Phil Parkinson’s side aren’t great at the back but very good going forward.

Crawley games have returned 39 goals already this season. Wrexham games 46. I know the Welsh side are nowhere near as prolific once they step foot on English soil but with Paul Mullin back and firing, the chances of BTTS coming in rises considerably.

Last week I put up the Salford City vs Newport County game in this column and it came good. I’m going back to the Peninsula Stadium once more where the home team take on a Crewe Alexandra side who have been gold in this market through 11 games.

The visitors have been involved in BTTS games nine times in league play. The only time they’ve failed to score was in a 1-0 defeat at Bradford back in late August.

Salford have secured six vital points in the past seven days that has eased the pressure somewhat on manager Neil Wood. It is a tough game on Saturday against a high-flying Crewe side but they have every chance of scoring and I always back the Railwaymen to do so, they’ve plundered 26 goals in league play already!

Only the one game from my usual stomping ground of the National League and this is a pure statistical play as Solihull Moors (64%) and Aldershot Town (79%) are both high achievers in both scoring and conceding goals for BTTS purposes.

The home side have actually scored in every single game they’ve played this season. That is a pretty good record considering we are now in October. The visitors have found the back of the net in eight straight. Recent form does indicate this is a good leg to put in.

Finally, I do like a brief sojourn north of the border every so often and like above, this is purely statistics driving the seventh and final leg for us this Saturday as the two teams with the best BTTS record in the Scottish Championship take on one another.

Queen’s Park (75%) welcome in Greenock Morton (71%) and in this era of analytics ruling the roost, that type of data cannot be overlooked.

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