AFTER a week’s break Selectabet is back to mark your card on where the goals will arrive in this week’s fixtures.
Doncaster to score 2+
The best home team in League Two host the worst away team on Saturday, so it’s all set for a nailed on home right? Well, we’ve all seen that movie before and how often does the banker fixture let your coupon down?
Regardless, I’m happy to get onside with Doncaster to score two or more against Wycombe. Doncaster have scored in each of their home matches while Wycombe have kept just one clean sheet away from home (0-0 with Blackpool) so if things go to form we should expect Rovers to find the net at least once at the Keepmoat.
With 28 goals Doncaster are the most prolific in the league and that’s reflected in the fact they’re 3rd in the table for shots on target, averaging 5.36 per game. Striker Andy Williams looks set to miss out for Darren Ferguson’s side but John Marquis and James Coppinger who have both scored six apiece there’s still plenty of goals in the team.
Doncaster are 3-4 to win the match but a shade more generous at 4-5 to bag two or more at Bet365.
Ipswich to Score 2+
Sometimes this bet isn’t all about backing a team that’s banging in the goals, sometimes you’ve just got to back against a team that can’t keep them out.
Take Rotherham for example. They’ve made an awful start to life in the Championship and Alan Stubbs has paid the price with his job. Kenny Jackett has replaced him but he’ll need to perform miracles to turn things around. The Millers have lost 33 goals, with 23 coming in seven league matches on the road. In fact they’ve conceded at least twice in each of their last eight away games, shipping 28 goals in total (an average of 3.5 per game).
Ipswich aren’t exactly prolific but their home form of W3 D3 L1 is encouraging when the bottom team come calling. The home win is priced at 4-5 but again the odds on two or more home goals is slightly better at 5-6.
Sheffield United to Score 2+
Another team who have parted company with their boss in the last 7 days is MK Dons. Karl Robinson had been with the club for more than half of the club’s existence and was the third longest serving manager in England so his absence will be keenly felt. He left the club just two place off the relegation zone and heading in the wrong direction.
Saturday’s opponents Sheffield United, however, are one club heading in the right direction. Despite an awful start the Blades have turned things around and are unbeaten in the league since August 20. A win could put them within three points of the top spot with a game in hand.
They also appear to have found their shooting boots of late too. They’ve bagged 10 in their last three matches with the evergreen Billy Sharp scoring a brace in each of the last two.
One note of caution is all four of MK Dons’ victories in the league have come away from home but they’ll been to teams in the bottom half of the table with the exception of Rochdale (currently 9th). More tellingly, six of their seven defeats have come against teams in the top half.
Back the Blades to score two or more.