This weekend’s UK football coupon throws up three cracking wagers of the total goals persuasion. Two come in League Two on Saturday, with the third coming a day later in the Premier League.
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Overs on the agenda as goal magnets Swindon visit Rodney Parade
If you’re looking to be above the total goals equator in the Football League this season there’s nowhere better to start than Swindon Town. The Robins’ 29 league games have produced 106 goals with 52 scored and 56 conceded. No other side in the four divisions can come close to that total.
This is particularly the case on the road. Seven of their last 10 away games have rewarded over 3.5 goals backers, with three of also cashing for over 4.5 goals players. Over 3.5 goals has to catch the eye at 13/8 when they visit Newport considering such evidence.
Anyone who caught County’s 3-4 FA Cup cracker against Manchester United will know the Welsh side are no back numbers on the entertainment front themselves, thy average above three total goals in third tier games this term with a total of 85 across their 28 fixtures.
Battle of stingy defences should reward those who brave the under
The match of the weekend sees top of the league Stockport take on Harrogate Town, who have picked up more points than any other side in the third tier over their six away games and their last six games overall.
A recipe for fireworks? Maybe not given County have given up just 11 goals in 15 outings at Edgely Park this term, while their guests have conceded the joint-fewest away goals in the division – just 15 in 14 games.
More goals expected when Ten Haag’s ‘entertainers’ host the Irons
After spoiling what we thought looked a nailed-on Wolves win in midweek, we’re reminded just how unpredictable Manchester United can be. However, what they have been doing more often than not recently is conceding goals and lining the pockets of overs backers.
The Red Devils have conceded at twice or more in six of their last seven games (a run which started with a 2-0 loss to this weekend’s visitors West Ham). Meanwhile four of their last six games have rewarded over 3.5 goals backers, including each of their last three.
West Ham have scored once or less in four of their last five games but that’s little concern given Erik Ten Hag’s side have been drawn into over 3.5 goals encounters with opponents as diverse in calibre as Aston Villa, Tottenham and Newport County recently.