Both teams to score tips: Goals on the cards at St Mary’s
BTTS preview for Saturday
The Premier League returns after the international break and that will hopefully mean the goals will flow for punters backing both teams to score tips.
We’ve also studied the form guide to highlight where there could be goals galore in the Football League.
Southampton v Leeds
Southampton have failed to score against Leeds in their last three meetings and they have not been in great scoring form this term either, with only Norwich (two) scoring fewer goals in the Premier League.
However, desperate for their first win, it may pay to go against the grain in a fixture that has seen both sides find the net in just one of the last nine meetings, especially when the 8/15 odds for both sides to score suggest historical trends may be cast aside.
The reason for the disparity could be that Leeds have faced more shots (117) and more shots on target (43) than any other side in the Premier League this season and have also had the fifth-most shots themselves.
Fulham v QPR
If Fulham are to have a realistic chance of being promoted back to the Premier League at the first attempt, they need to find a way to stop leaking goals.
Though they are in the chasing pack, just five points behind Championship leaders Bournemouth, they have conceded at least once in their last six games.
They won’t relish facing a potent QPR attack that has netted 22 times in 11 games, just one fewer than Marco Silva’s side.
Given that both sides have found the net in nine of their last 11 meetings, the odds for BTTS are 4/7.
Cambridge v Ipswich
Both sides have been leaking too many goals of late, with Cambridge unable to keep a clean sheet in their last five while Ipswich have conceded in nine of their 11 League One games thus far.
The last time these two sides met in the league was in the old League Two in the 1991-92 season and both games ended with each registering.
Though Cambridge have not been prolific scorers, they have found the onion bag in five of their first six home games, drawing a blank last time in a 2-0 reverse by Gillingham.
It is 3/4 that both sides find the net this time.
Exeter v Newport
Exeter have found their scoring boots of late and have netted in each of their last five games as they maintain their push towards the play-offs.
The Grecians have been beaten just once this term and they host a Newport side who have managed to find the net in five of their six away games this term.
The odds for both sides to score are 19/20.
Crawley v Sutton
Crawley are unbeaten in their last 12 matches against sides they’re facing for the first time in the Football League (W8 D4) while Sutton are on the longest current winning streak in League Two, having been victorious in their last three games.
Crucially, Sutton are scoring plenty of goals – 10 in the last three – but the Red Devils are unbeaten at home in five league games this term.
They have never avoided defeat in their first six home games of a Football League campaign but they have conceded in four of their five home games this term and it is 8/11 that both sides score.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication