BTTS Acca Tips: Best Saturday 3pm picks for a 10/1 bet
After a whirlwind midweek schedule of football packed with upsets from all over the globe, domestic league football returns with a full list of English football fixtures. We’re providing another BTTS acca from two of these tiers, with two selections from the Championship and two from League Two making up our Saturday 3pm four-fold.
Preston vs Luton
Frankie McAvoy’s side are enduring a reasonably poor campaign at the moment. The Scot took over after Alex Neil left by mutual consent in March, climbing three places higher to finish 13th last season. So far in the 2021/22 season, PNE have only three wins from a possible 14 in the Championship and will be flirting with the possibility of relegation should they not start to buck up their ideas.
Luton, on the other hand, have made quite the start this term. They currently sit inside the play-off places on goal difference, accumulating 21 points which is already 33% of last year’s tally.
At Deepdale in the Championship this season, five of Preston’s seven matches have seen both teams score, with those two that haven’t, featuring generally low-scoring opposition in Derby and Peterborough.
This is equal to Luton’s away record for BTTS in this campaign which has a 71.4% success rate, also landing in five of their seven away trips.
Couple this with Luton possessing the highest number of goals conceded for any side inside the top six and top scorer Elijah Adebayo’s wonderful start, netting seven in 13 league matches, including back-to-back goals, then you have yourself a pretty appetising inclusion here.
Sheffield United vs Blackpool
While there might be quite a lot to traditionally separate these two clubs apart, that isn’t necessarily the case on paper right now.
Newly-promoted Blackpool are three places higher than the Yorkshire club, having generated one more win than this weekend’s opponents, while the pair share a -1 goal difference in their mid-table positions.
The Blades are still adjusting to life under Slavisa Jokanovic, and this has made their matches at Bramall Lane somewhat open - something diametrically opposed to this side under Chris Wilder. In the 2021/22 campaign, both teams have scored in five of Sheff U’s seven home games. This is complimented further by the bet landing in each of their four most recent matches, including fixtures against table toppers Bournemouth and top half team Stoke City.
For the Seasiders, the probability of both teams scoring only becomes increasingly highlighted. Neil Critchley’s side’s have seen BTTS in all seven of their travelling Championship ties this term. Compare this against their 14.3% success percentage for the bet in home fixtures and suddenly a very clear pattern emerges.
Bradford vs Forest Green
League Two leaders Forest Green continue their year-upon-year improvement, sitting five points clear of second place Port Vale and look a real difficult prospect to dethrone.
Meanwhile, you could say that Derek Adams is still bedding himself in at Bradford City, with the Bantams narrowly inside the top half of the table in 11th.
Valley Parade has provided them with more joy so far this campaign. They’ve lost only one game in front of their home support as opposed to three on the road. But more importantly, all but one of their games at home have seen both teams score, which was against a struggling Rochdale who have a surprisingly solid away record for the bet landing, too.
Adams’ team has also experienced over 3.5 goals in each of their last three games if you needed any more signs that point towards this being a high-scoring affair.
Their opponents Forest Green have had a patchy record with BTTS this season. They started out the season with it landing in their opening four fixtures before not seeing both teams score in any of their following eight matches. Their has been in an uptick with BTTS occurring in their last two, which when put alongside Forest Green being the second-highest scoring team in the division, makes a strong case for that to continue on Saturday.
Harrogate vs Bristol Rovers
Onto our final selection which sees another pick from League Two, this time in the form of Harrogate Town vs Bristol Rovers.
It’s an encounter that sees two teams with entirely different ambitions for the season given their current situations. Harrogate are experiencing a remarkable turnaround, aiming for a promotion into League One after last season’s fight to avoid relegation into non-league football.
After plummeting down into League Two, Bristol Rovers are languishing near the bottom end of the table once again as off-the-field antics appear to be taking their toll on the club’s on-field performances.
With that being said, Barton’s side may be getting trounced most weeks, but their away record in the form in terms of BTTS gives them quite the appeal. They have seen this bet land in six of their seven away games as well as six of their seven most recent matches, which both bump up a less than favourable home record in this department to an overall success rate of 64.3% for the season as a whole.
The home side hold an even more impressive record, with 85.7% of their matches seeing both teams score. This is only further extended when noting that it’s landed in 10 of their 14 league fixtures so far, meaning that the chances of it happening in this one remain quite high.