A reduced weekend schedule sees only Leagues One and Two in action out of England’s top four divisions. Here is this weeks both sides to score betting tip with a potential win of around 6/1 with Betfred Goals Galore.
Bournemouth Vs Leyton Orient
The outlook is seemingly grim for Bournemouth. Eleven games into the season and the club find themselves sitting in twenty-first position in League One with only one win under their belts so far. Despite this poor run of form, one thing the Poppies are excelling in is the goal-scoring department. Ken Vaughan’s side have managed to score in 9 of their 11 fixtures so far including finding the net in all of their home games. Never-the-less, Bournemouth have conceded a total of 21 goals so far and only kept one clean sheet meaning that goals look likely at Victoria Park.
The O’s go into the game at the weekend on the back of a one-goal victory against Barnet in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, form which they will undoubtedly be looking to carry into the league campaign. Russell Slade’s side started the season with three defeats but now find themselves in fourteenth position following a run of 4 wins in their last 7 games. Orient have only failed to score in one of their away fixtures so far this season and 7 of the last 10 meeting between the two sides have ended with 3 or more goals being scored.
Colchester United Vs Stevenage
Colchester boss Joe Dunne has recently expressed his disappointment at his side’s defensive lapses after crashing out of the JPT against lower league opposition, and you can guarantee he wont be much happier with their defensive performances in the league. Colchester have conceded a total of sixteen goals already this season and have failed to keep a single clean sheet at home so far. Despite these problems at the back, the U’s strikers have been firing home sporadically, with Joe Dunne’s men finding the net in all of their home games but they only scoring two goals away from home this season.
The form of Stevenage is with doubt one of the best in the country at the minute with Gary Smith’s side unbeaten in eleven league games and sitting in second position in League One. After making the play-offs last season, the Boro appear to be trying to go one better this year with the side managing to find the back of the net in all of their league fixtures so far. Stevenage will be looking to repeat their feat of last season when they breached the U’s defensive with regular ease, claiming a 6-1 victory at the Colchester Community Stadium on Boxing Day.
Burton Albion Vs Bristol Rovers
Burton go into the game at the weekend on a streak of seven games unbeaten consisting of four wins and three draws which leaves the side sitting in seventh place in League Two. More impressive than that is the Brewers current home form, with the side finding the net in 84% of their matches at the Pirelli Stadium which includes knocking Wimbledon for six and Oxford United for four. Despite their good form up front, Gary Rowett’s side have been guilty of some poor performances with their backs to goal with the side only keeping 2 clean sheets in 11 attempts.
The recent form of Bristol Rovers is best summed up by a single word, inconsistent. Two wins in their last three outings has lifted the side to only twentieth in League Two due to sporadic bursts of draws and defeats in the clubs opening seven league fixtures. Rovers have conceded at least one goal in all of their away games so far this season and that run looks likely to continue against an in form Burton side. The two meetings between the sides last season saw the home team come out on top on each occasion with Burton winning 2-1 at the Pirelli and Rovers humiliating them in the return fixture, storming to a 7-1 victory.
Rochdale Vs Morecambe
After crashing out of the JPT on penalties to Bury on Tuesday, Rochdale will surely be glad to return to the league campaign where they find themselves sitting in fifth position in League Two. The Dale are currently on a streak of six games without a defeat following their late win at Accrington at the weekend and the team have only lost two games all season. John Coleman will be looking for an improved defensive performance from his side this weekend with his side only managing to keep three clean sheets in their last ten home league games.
Morecambe can be found at the opposite end of League Two in a lowly seventeenth position having only won one of their last seven games. Jim Bentley’s side have been far from impressive conceding a total of seventeen goals so far, the third highest total in England’s fourth tier. Despite these poor performances the Shrimps have been finding the back of the net this season with the latest goals coming in a 4-2 defeat against League One, Preston North End in the JPT. Only one clean sheet has been kept in the last six meetings between the two clubs with Morecambe not claiming a victory against Rochdale in the last ten years.
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