BTTS Tips: Saturday 3pm four-fold across Premier League, Championship and League One
After a heavy Carabao Cup midweek catalogue took over on the domestic front, it's back to business as usual as the four tiers of the English football pyramid resume play this weekend.
We've drafted in the help of @LAHamalam to pick out four matches where he fancies both teams to find themselves on the scoresheet. His four-fold pays best at 8.77/1 with bet365 and benefits from the bookmaker's 10% acca boost.
Brentford vs Everton
The first stop on this week's Saturday BTTS train is West London for a top flight contest between Brentford and Everton.
Both teams come into this head-to-head with something at stake: Brentford are looking to bounce back from a disappointing West London derby defeat to Fulham, while Everton wish to build upon their first point of the season following a draw at home to newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.
After three games, Thomas Frank's men are the joint-second highest scorers in the division - netting eight times - with half of those registered in their 4-0 mauling of Manchester United on home turf. On the flip side, five goals have gone in at the wrong end of the pitch for the Bees so far this term, and if the United team that turned up to the Gtech Community Stadium a couple of weekends ago looked at all half decent that day, Brentford would have been 3/3 for BTTS in the league.
As for Everton, both teams have notched in 2/3 PL games, with the Toffees right to feel a little hard done by not to have found the net in their season opener vs Chelsea.
Last week's draw to Forest was a BTTS landmark for Everton under Lampard as the bet had its 10th success since he took charge of his first fixture on February 8th, with six of these coming on their travels.
Goals are somewhat of a concern for the blue half of Merseyside right now, but given how this pair played out a 3-2 thriller at Goodison only three months ago with largely unchanged teams, goals for both on Saturday seems likely.
Hull vs Coventry
Next we're dropping down a division into the Championship where a potential surprise package host a side who are yet to play a single home game during the 22/23 campaign.
Despite a 5-2 defeat to West Brom in their most recent outing, Hull sit sixth in the table and have surprised most with their positive start. Having finished just 10 point above the drop last term, not many knew where to place them for the new season.
The Tigers have eight points from their initial five league matches, and in this particular context, have had five out of six successes for both teams scoring a goal in their games so far.
Coventry, on the other hand, sit rock bottom having only carried out two of their scheduled five league fixtures. Three slated home matches have had forced postponement for the Sky Blues due to an "unsafe pitch" caused by their ground share with rugby union side Wasps.
These breaks in play can't have been anything but a burden for Mark Robins' team, who are still waiting for their first victory of the 22/23 season.
What can be taken from the little evidence we have is that no matter the circumstances, they still come out swinging. All three of their outings have come away from home and all three fixtures have seen both teams score, with the Midlanders involved in high-scoring 3-2 and 4-1 matches.
Wigan vs Burnley
Another English second tier meeting catches our eye for the third selection as Wigan welcome Burnley to the DW Stadium.
Latics have yet to taste defeat since returning to the Championship on the back of a title-winning season. Burnley are undergoing a change in style under new boss Vincent Kompany and may have to wait slightly longer for their fortunes to change, with only one win from five.
It's an even split for the Pie Eaters when it comes to BTTS, with 2/4 games creeping over the line. In Burnley's case, Turf Moor has been the venue for both teams scoring at least one goal apiece, but something tells us that away duck on Burnley's back is about to be broken.
These are two evenly matched teams right now and on paper it's the type of match up that enables goals at both ends of the pitch. The Tics haven't been renowned for scoring or conceding so far, but Burnley's six goals scored and six goals conceded might have something to say about that...
Accrington vs Exeter
Completing the four destination trip aboard the SS BTTS is a dip into League One where Accrington Stanley face off with league newbies Exeter City.
Matt Taylor's men will be keen to remove the sour taste left from a penalty shootout defeat to League Two Gillingham in the League Cup on Wednesday, but Accy Stanley won't be no pushovers.
Season ticket holders at the Wham Stadium have relished those precious fixtures rolling up, with a total of 12 goals scored there so far between their own club and two visiting sides. For BTTS backers, Shrewsbury have been the only team to let them down when it comes to relying on games involving the Lancashire-based outfit.
That theme should continue this weekend as Exeter also maintain a 100% record on the road in this department. There isn't much to separate Cambridge, Wycombe, Lincoln and Saturday's hosts in the table, nor their underlying stats for the campaign thus far. And since Exeter's head-to-heads with each of these have seen both teams score, we're backing this one to have the same result.
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