BTTS Tips: 10/1 four-fold for Saturday's UK football
We've got a full raft of UK football this weekend and we've got match previews on site for all the Premier League games. We've asked our BTTS statto @OddsTerrier to scour the formbook and he's picked out a tasty four-fold for your delectation. It pays a little over 10/1 with bet365 including a 10% Accumulator Bonus.
Southampton v Everton
We start off our journey round England on the south coast for the Premier League clash between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's. Saints enter this one in good form having lost just one of their last eight in the league, including an excellent comeback win vs Spurs and creditable draws against both Manchester clubs. They take on an Everton team who will be buoyant, having picked up their first win since early December last time out, with a comprehensive 3-0 win over relegation rivals Leeds.
Ralph Hassenhuttl's men have a decent looking home record but they have leaked goals at times; seven of their 11 games at home have seen both teams scoring. They are also second in the league for overall BTTS rank. The Toffeemen have an identical record to Southampton on the road, with 64% of their road games seeing both teams net and a large 31 goals scored in those 11 games.
Bristol City v Middlesbrough
Next we move into the Championship and a match between mid-table Bristol City and promotion chasing Middlesbrough. Boro are in superb form, losing only one of their last eleven in the league, including eight wins. They will be hoping for another win here to consolidate their playoff position and automatic promotion hopes under Chris Wilder. They face a City side down in 17th, but a comfortable 16 points ahead of the relegation spots. The Robins are in mixed form under Nigel Pearson, losing six of their last ten in the Championship.
Ashton Gate has seen a combined 40 goals scored in 16 games this season and 11 (69%) of those games have seen BTTS hit. Boro have a more modest BTTS record but four of their last six games have seen it land so they are still clearly having issues at the back.
Bolton Wanderers v AFC Wimbledon
Down into League One we go and onto the University of Bolton Stadium. Playoff chasing Bolton saw their charge up the league halted in midweek, due to an awful 3-1 loss to Burton. The Trotters looked abject at defending set pieces and we're 3-0 down inside 18 minutes. They will be hoping for a reaction here against a Wimbledon side down in 20th position.
After a run of four winning fixtures where Bolton looked solid in defence with clean sheets, they have now seen BTTS hit in their last four and the UniBol has seen a huge 46 combined goals scored in just 15 games this season. The Dons away games have also seen a lot of goals scored - 43 combined in 15 games and 58% of their games have seen BTTS occur.
Fleetwood Town v Lincoln City
Our last fixture again goes to the coast, this time on the north west of England and Fleetwood versus Lincoln. Both of these sides are sat in the bottom half of the table with just two places and three points separating them and this should be a close fixture.
As any regular reader of this column will know, The Cod Army are a regular staple in this section due to their propensity for goals. Highbury Stadium has seen a staggering 51 goals scored in just 16 fixtures this year and ten of those have seen BTTS land. The Imps are even more prolific on their travels: 10 of 14 (71%) games has seen both teams score with 39 goals in those matches.
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