THERE should be goals in the EFL Trophy so will be on some big-priced loose changes Sky Bet specials. My main focus though will be on matches from the Conference North and Scottish Reserve Legaue Cup.
York v Chester (7.45pm)
If you're a Chester City fan you’ve certainly been entertained this season. They come into this match having seen 10 of their last 11 matches end over 2.5 goals ( 7 of those saw 4+ goals with 8 of the games seeing both sides score).
Their gung-ho mentality has left them open defensively and despite being 5th in the table just two points off the top they have the 5th worst defensive record out of the 22 clubs.
I doubt they care too much about that as they are scoring goals for fun. Only Kidderminster and Bradford PA have scored more.
They travel to play a struggling York City side who have lost their last 4 matches conceding 11 goal in the process.
I don’t see them keeping a clean sheet against this rampant Chester side but they have scored in 12 of their last 13 at home scoring 13 goals in their last 4 matches at home. We should see both sides scoring here.
Dundee United Res v St Mirren Res (1.45pm)
The bookies are taking no chances here and have markets set at over 4.5 match goals ( it’s usually 3.5) – you can understand why though.
United’s last last 3 games have ended 5-1 4-3 4-3 and with their 8 matches this season yielding 41 goals, we should expect more of the same today against a St Mirren side who dished out a 5-0 hammering to them at the start of the season.
St Mirren have lost all three away matches and although they are clear favourites today, It should be closer and I’d expect both sides to score.
- Over 2.5 match goals double
- 11/10 (bet365) (NAP)
EFL Trophy Skybet specials
There are 15 games kicking off at 7.45pm and I think the goals specials are worth a shot. As in the previous rounds of matches,a couple of these games will likely see 5 or 6+ goals and that will help towards the goals total of 45+.
Huge odds on first-half goals that is definitely worth some loose change.
- 45+ Goals to be scored – 1/1
- Goal to be scored in the first half – 80/1
- Over 1.5 match goals 20/1