It’s back! Finally…some decent football after weeks of early stage rubbish in the Champions/Europa League qualifying!
Early stages of the English leagues can be tough, but one good thing is that the bookies are often not sure either – which sometimes makes the prices a little better than what they should be.
Here is my 6-Fold acca for this weekend – all BTTS games in England at 3pm this afternoon:
Fulham vs Norwich: BTTS @ 8/13 (Championship, 1500 KO)
Wolves vs Middlesborough: BTTS @ 10/11 (Championship, 1500 KO)
Fleetwood vs Rotherham: BTTS @ 4/5 (League One, 1500 KO)
Shrewsbury vs Northampton: BTTS @ 4/5 (League One, 1500 KO)
Carlisle vs Swindon: BTTS @ 4/6 (League Two, 1500 KO)
Morecambe vs Cheltenham: BTTS @ 8/11 (League Two, 1500 KO)
For me, the trick is picking evenly matched teams – but again, thats hard to gauge so early in the season. However, you simply go off knowledge, transfers etc.
Cheltenham and Morecambe have always been similarly placed, and 3 of their last 4 games have been BTTS. Same goes for Fulham and Norwich – last season their games were goalfests, and both look good pre-season with some good additions. Shrewsbury and Northampton were both in the bottom half of League One last season, with the latter scoring and conceding goals for fun.
Carlisle and Swindon should both be in the top 6/7 sides this season, and both had issues keeping clean sheets last season – Carlisle went on a mental unbeaten run, but eventually caved in and their back four were found out time and time again. Having worked in Swindon for much of the last 4 weeks, I’m told by many a fan that they can’t keep clean sheets, a main reason they went down last time.
Fleetwood and Rotherham is an interesting one – Fleetwood were a defensively solid side last season, but with Rotherham coming down and having a decent window transfer wise, they look good going forward and with both having a good offensive side, it could spell goals. Lastly, Boro vs Wolves – two of the big spenders in the Championship. Under Karanka, Boro’s main weapon was their back four, but with a new manager in Gary Monk, and exciting forward additions, added to the fact Wolves have added some serious quality. Could be a drab 0-0, but for me it should have goals.
That pays around 27/1 when I placed it yesterday – odds may fluctuate slightly but could be slightly better.
Best of luck