WITH the English card curtailed by Easter celebrations on Saturday I’m going for a Scottish both teams to score treble.
Let’s start with a match between two teams who have been on fire since the turn of the year – Elgin and East Stirling.
Both have soared up the League 2 table and both have netted in their last seven matches. Borough Briggs meetings between the pair have generally been high scoring with five of the last going over 2.5 goals including a 3-2, 3-4 and 3-1. Elgin have netted 19 goals in the last eight playings of this fixture and bagged three at home to Berwick in midweek so an alternative bet could be Elgin to score over 1.5 goals or even over 2.5 goals.
My second pick is Dundee Utd v Ross County in the Premiership. On current form 5-2 underdogs County should avoid defeat after a run of four wins in five games.
United haven’t won in the league since the end of January – before Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong were sold – so boss Jackie McNamara will hope the international break has given his side time to recover from three consecutive defeats to Celtic in three competitions.
County should at least score and did so earlier in the season but I don’t think their defence is good enough to keep a clean sheet.
Complete the treble with that Cowdenbeath v Dumbarton in the Championship. The last four meetings at Central Park have seen both score and a total of 20 goals.
Beath are desperate for the points while Dumbarton can relax a bit after back-to-back wins. The Sons have a good record at Beath with four wins on their last five visits and can do so again.
Over 2.5 goals at Twente-PSV is on my European treble. Eindhoven’s last seven games have gone over 2.5 and while the stats back up this fixture the fact Twente are playing a weakened side ahead of a vital cup semi-final on Tuesday suggests PSV might get all three goals themselves so 3-4 with sportingbet for over 1.5 PSV goals looks good and you can have 11-4 with Coral for over 2.5.
Both to score treble
Elgin v East Stirling
Dundee Utd v Ross County
Cowdenbeath v Dumbarton
PSV over 1.5 goals (7.45pm)
2+ Goals Treble
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