Last Saturday’s selection’s were incredibly close, three from four games obliged with just Aston Villa failing to score. Of course Aston Villa did score but the referee decided to pull the game back and award them a free kick, which of course is far more beneficial than the goal..apparently. Still hopefully the three winning tips made someone, somewhere some money.. not me though and I have a laptop screen to replace, after seeing Spurs crash out of the only cup they have a chance of winning against those who shall not be named on Wednesday.
Anyway onto Saturday’s BTTS!
‘At a Glance’
Liverpool V Aston Villa @ 1/1
Man United V Sunderland @ 13/10
Cardiff V Charlton @ 23/20
Hull V Blackburn @ 1/1
Liverpool V Aston Villa @ 1/1 (15:00 KO, Barclays Premier League)
Liverpool so far this season have had 33% BTTS (two from six) and Aston Villa have had 50% (three from six) finish BTTS. Liverpool have managed to score in four games from six, scoring four goals and conceding seven. Aston Villa have also scored in four games from six, scoring six goals and conceding nine: with those nine coming across five games out of six. Worth noting Benteke is set to be absent from the Liverpool team for a fortnight, but with Danny Ings scoring midweek he will be hungry to keep a place and will be looking to raise his tally. In the last eight meetings between the two, five have finished BTTS.
Man United V Sunderland @ 13/10 (15:00 KO, Barclays Premier League)
Man United have had 50% (three from six) of games finish BTTS this season, whilst Sunderland have had a slightly more encouraging 67% (four from six). Man united have managed to score in five out of six games this term, conceded in three, scoring a total of 10 and conceding five. Sunderland have scored in four from six, conceded in all six, scoring a total of six goals and conceded 13. Sunderland are definitely a risk in this one, but having watched them against Spurs a few weeks back I’m confident. Against Spurs they created ample opportunities with Defoe hitting the post when going one v one with LLoris, they also deserved to be on the score sheet against Bournemouth last weekend. Sunderland also managed to bag one against Manchester City (albeit in the Capital One Cup)who have a defence that 10 days ago looked like they wouldn’t concede all season. 13/10 is a good price Man United are far from defensively sound.
Cardiff V Charlton @ 23/20 (15:00 KO, English Championship)
Cardiff currently have a BTTS record of 63% (five from eight) with Charlton’s record identical. Cardiff have managed to hit the net in seven out of eight games, conceding in six from eight, scoring 11 and letting in nine. Charlton have a slightly less impressive record managing to score in six from eight games, conceding in the same amount, scoring a total of nine and conceding 10. The previous five meetings between Cardiff and Charlton have thrown out four BTTS, the one time it didn’t was a 0-0 draw.
Hull V Blackburn @ 1/1 (15:00 KO, English Championship)
The BTTS record for these two teams is positive; Hull have had 50% (four from eight) and Blackburn 63% (five from eight). Hull have so far this season netted in seven from eight games, scoring a total of 11 goals. Hull are not a side guaranteed to concede having only conceded in five from eight, letting in six goals in total. Blackburn’s goalscoring record is as follows; scoring in six games out of eight with a goal tally that totals nine. Blackburn have conceded in six, conceding a total nine goals. Hull can close out a game but Blackburn have a good side that in my opinion are under performing, and although I spent a lot of time deciding whether to include this one Evens is too tempting.
I personally would advise backing a treble ( above selections minus Hull V Blackburn) which pays almost 9/1, and smaller stakes on the four-fold which is roughly 17/1.