LIKE most punters I'm glad to see the back of international week. It's getting harder and harder to find any vale in those matches but I'm hoping to get something out of three games on Saturday.
Here we go again with this week's goals bets.
Aberdeen to score 2+
Hibs were excellent in their 2-2 draw at Celtic Park before the international break but inconsistency has plagued their season. They've only lost once but then they've only won three in eight, two of which have been against sides in the bottom three of the table. I couldn't trust them at odds around 5-4 to beat joint-top side Aberdeen.
The Dons are unbeaten but you get the feeling they've yet to hit top gear this season and if they're to mount a serious challenge to Celtic this season they need to be winning games like this one. They've a decent record against the Hibees, winning four of the last five.
Hibs have kept just one clean sheet and Aberdeen to score two or more looks decent value at 13-8.
Exeter City to score 2+
Goals look nailed on at Adams Park where top-of-the table Exeter City visit Wycombe Wanderers in League Two.
Exeter have maintained their excellent away form from last season and that's helped them to the top spot where they're two points clear of Notts County and four ahead of hosts Wycombe in fourth. Both sides are among the highest scorers in the division with Wycombe leading that particular stat having scored 25 in 12, while Exeter have found the net on no fewer than 21 occasions.
Both teams have scored in 10/12 featuring Wycombe and each of their seven wins have seen them concede too so they're not the most watertight at the back. Exeter have scored in all but one of their away trips, a 2-0 defeat in Coventry.
You could pick any of Both Teams to Score or Over 2.5 Goals here but I'm going for Exeter to score 2 or more at the biggish price of 6-4.
Leeds to score 2+
The international break probably came at a good time for Leeds United as they'd suffered two big setbacks in their chase for promotion with defeats at Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday. That provided a dose of reality for the fans and the manager and players will no doubt relish a return to Elland Road on Saturday.
Since two opening 0-0 draws at home Leeds have scored 10 in three, add in a 5-1 League Cup win over Newport and it's 15 in four.
Visitors Reading are on a run of six without a win and in danger of being sucked in to the relegation zone. Jaap Stam has had a lot of injuries to contend with and the queue at the treatment table appears to be getting longer.
I fancy Leeds to win this and I'm backing them to score two or more at 10-11.
- Exeter City to score 2+ 13-8
- Aberdeen to score 2+ 6-4
- Leeds Utd to score 2+ 10-11
- Best Odds: Back all three in a trixie (3 x doubles, 1 x treble) 4 pts returns 18.87pts at Bet365