Both teams to score tips: Goals may flow at Leeds
BTTS preview for Saturday
The sixth weekend of the Premier League season will hopefully mean the goals will flow for punters backing both teams to score tips.
We now have a gauge on which teams might need more firepower and which teams need defensive help, so we’ve studied the form guide to highlight where there could be goals galore in England on Saturday.
Leeds v West Ham
Despite failing to win a game as yet, Leeds have posed plenty of problems for their opponents and have managed to score in four of their five Premier League games thus far.
In their opening six games in all competitions, goals have come from six different scorers and with the likes of Raphinha and Patrick Bamford already tallying, West Ham’s penchant for giving away goals – they have conceded seven thus far – means they are susceptible at a venue that they have not fared well at historically.
The Hammers have scored 11 goals in their opening five games, however, and have managed to find the net on their last three trips to Elland Road.
Indeed, both sides have scored in five of the last six meetings and it is 1/2 that this is the case again in the both teams to score tips.
Leicester v Burnley
Burnley are usually good for at least one goal when they visit Leicester; both sides have managed to score in five of the last eight clashes when the Foxes host.
Indeed, the last five meetings have seen both sides find the net and it is 20/23 that this will be the case again.
Goals have been a problem for Sean Dyche’s side lately on the road, however. They have managed three goals in their last eight away games, but that trend has to end sooner or later and with Chris Wood always happy to score against his old side – he has netted on his last two trips to the King Power Stadium – this has the makings of a more entertaining game than it perhaps promises to be on paper.
Bristol City v Fulham
The home team have won none of the last eight Football League meetings between Bristol City and Fulham (D2 L6) since a 1-0 home win for Fulham in December 1997, and while it is therefore no surprise to see high-flying Fulham 4/5 to win the game, they have conceded in each of their four road games this season.
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City are on a poor run at Ashton Gate, having been winless in their last 14 and they have managed just six goals in that span, so boss Nigel Pearson has work to do.
Yet both teams have conceded in their last three meetings and it is 4/5 that both score again this time.
Ipswich v Sheffield Wednesday
Ipswich have been struggling early in their League One campaign. They score plenty, but have also conceded far too many.
Paul Cook’s men have scored and conceded at least twice in all four of their home league games this season, but earned a valuable 1-0 away win at Lincoln last week to lift them to 20th place.
Wednesday have only scored six goals and have conceded just five, but given the Tractor Boys’ generosity at the back – they have leaked 15 goals in seven games – the Owls will fancy their chances of netting, as both sides have done in 11 of their last 13 meetings. The odds are 4/5 for that to occur this week.
Salford v Northampton
Salford have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven games at home, but the Cobblers have won two of their four away League Two games this season and have won both previous meetings with the Ammies.
Northampton are fourth in the table and they have created plenty of chances, despite scoring just seven and conceding five.
This game doesn’t scream ‘goal-fest’, but both sides to score is viable at odds of 10/11.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication