IT'S a full Scottish Premiership card this midweek with 5 games being played on Wednesday but Tuesday sees Aberdeen travel to Hamilton in what is a crucial match for both sides.
There's also a full card of matches from the English league and one bet I love the look of is Sky Bet's featured matches goals total.
Hamilton Accies vs Aberdeen (7.45pm)
The year is 2078 and its been 58 years since Aberdeen last scored a goal, well okay that may be a slight exaggeration but my word has it has been a truly miserable 2020 for Aberdeen fans.
Played 6 and scored one paltry goal and even that was a 86th-minute penalty against part-time Dumbarton. One goal in 540 mins is a shambolic return for the shot-shy Dons who are now without a goal in their last 5 matches.
Three 0-0s and two 1-0 defeats has seen the pressure heap on boss Derek McInnes but they have an excellent opportunity to 1), actually score a goal and 2), get a much-needed 3 points at relegation-threatened Hamilton.
The goals have dried up for Sam Cosgrove – the big Englishman had been in terrific scoring form over the last 12 months buts it's just not happening for him at the moment.
Aberdeen's problem is they just don't seem to have that spark in midfield despite a fairly productive January transfer window. It would be unthinkable for them to go 6 games without scoring especially at struggling Accies.
Hamilton have kept one clean sheet in their last 17 matches and I would be stunned if they managed one tonight (even against the Dons). Nineteen points separate these two and the Dons have more quality in their squad, I fancy Aberdeen to get the much needed three points and relieve a bit of the pressure on McInnes.
They are unbeaten in their last 4 trips to Hamilton (3 wins and a draw) and I can't stress how big this game is for Aberdeen. Appreciate its hard to have confidence in a team without a win or goal in 5 but they are a better side than Hamilton. They should be backed to collect three points.
- Aberdeen to win
- 4/5 (Betfred) (NAP) (NB)
Sky Bet Featured Matches Goals Total (6 matches)
Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the matches 6 Sky Bet are featuring in their match markets – I was even more surprised when I saw the goals total line was as high as 5/6 for 18+ goals.
- Sunderland vs Rochdale
- Doncaster vs Bolton
- Peterborough vs Southend
- Swansea vs QPR
- Nottingham Forest vs Charlton
- Famalicao vs Benfica
It's quite an incredible set of fixtures, 5 English matches with 5 strong fancied home sides against sides all struggling at the bottom end of the table.
Peterborough are absolutely flying and are the league's top goal scorers, 16 goals scored in their last 5 games and they host struggling Southend.
Doncaster host a Bolton side who have had some proper hidings on the road this season.
Benfica have seen 24 goals in their last 6 and the Portuguese league leaders should see goals in their cup match at Famalicao.
A very good chance of us hitting 18+ goals here.
- 18+ goals to be scored
- 5/6 (Skybet)
- 20+ goals to be scored
- 15/8 (Skybet)
I wouldn't put anyone off taking first-half goals and over 1.5 match goals in League One and Two at massive odds, been really unlucky recently with these bets, small stakes big returns.