Fill Your Boots: Back our 10/1 Saturday BTTS boost
These matches from the opening weekend of the EFL season should deliver goals and, with this four-fold boosted from 8/1 to 10/1, profit.
Brentford v Rotherham –
Five of Brentford’s last six home games of last season featured goals at both ends, and that run should extend into the new campaign.
Both teams have scored in four of the Bees’ five pre-season friendlies, while their summer transfer business looks to have strengthened their attack and weakened their defence.
Rotherham were League One’s third-highest scorers last season, but conceded more goals than any other member of the top six. Ten of their last 16 away games featured goals at both ends.
Bristol City v Nottingham Forest –
Both Bristol City and Nottingham Forest have strengthened in attack this summer, and they should produce an entertaining opening match of the season.
Lee Johnson’s hosts scored and conceded in four of their last five matches of last season – including a 5-5 and 2-3 – and, having lost defender Aden Flint, are unlikely to shore up much defensively.
The visitors have added last season’s second-highest Championship goalscorer, Lewis Grabban, to a considerable Portuguese attacking contingent, so should find the net themselves.
Barnsley v Oxford –
Two attacking teams should produce more than the one goal apiece that is required.
Three of Barnsley’s last four home matches at the end of last season featured goals at both ends – two 2-2s and a 3-2 – with both teams scoring in four of their last five pre-season friendlies.
Three of Oxford’s last four friendlies have finished 2-3, 1-3 and 3-4, with the signing of Jamie Mackie improving an attack that has more potential than it showed last season.
Cheltenham v Crawley –
Cheltenham won this match-up 5-3 at the end of March, and the two sides could produce something similar on Saturday.
Three of the hosts’ four friendlies have finished 2-4, 4-1 and 1-2, while their last three League Two matches last season produced 4-3, 1-6 and 2-1 scorelines.
Both teams scored in every one of Crawley’s last 11 league matches last term, while they have strengthened in attack in the transfer window.
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