Both teams to score and win tips for today’s matches in the Football League. All three games kick-off at 3pm and there are some big odds up for grabs.
With the last round of the festive fixtures getting underway on Monday, we’ve come up with a score and win bet for your consideration from all the 3pm kick offs. The straight accumulator comes in at a tidy price of 39/1 with Betfred. As always, though, backing the doubles would still return a nice little windfall for those not wanting to put all their eggs in one basket.
Our opening selection for the football tip today comes to us from Elland Road as a resurgent Leeds United take on the Championship’s whipping boys Rotherham. Gary Monk might have had a tricky start to life at Leeds but he has certainly put most of the doubters to bed following a terrific run of form over the last couple of months. United have now picked up eight wins from their last eleven matches, with their only defeats during this coming at the hands of runaway leaders Newcastle and Brighton. Opponents, Rotherham have had a dire season to date but did pick up a couple of hard-fought home wins recently against QPR and Wigan. However, their 2-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Burton a few days ago was a huge blow to their chances of survival, and The Millers are now a whole eleven points from safety at the half way mark of the campaign. In addition to this, Rotherham’s away record has been absolutely horrendous this year and all they have to show from twelve matches on the road is a solitary point. Nevertheless, the visitors do have a decent BTTS record of 62% this season and that is actually the third highest strike-rate in the Championship. With this in mind, back Leeds to win this one with both teams finding the net.
The second choice on the score and win coupon this Monday features Bury’s home tie against Sheffield United in League One. If you thought Rotherham’s recent form was bad, take a look at how Bury are doing at the moment. The Shakers are currently fourteen games without a win and have only taken two points during this period as well. The hosts have also lost their last six matches in a row at Gigg Lane, but rather encouragingly from our bet’s perspective, though, five of those defeats have come via a BTTS outcome. Visitors, Sheffield United left it late against Northampton over the weekend but Kieron Freeman’s strike was enough to send The Blades to the top of the table. After underachieving for a few years now, United now look heavy favourites for promotion to the Championship at the end of the season. From a BTTS standpoint, the visitors are generally very reliable away from home, with 82% of their fixtures on the road finishing with both teams finding the net. If you are then to take Bury’s awful form and the fact they have the worst defence in the division into account, this fixture looks a prime candidate for our score and win bet this week.
The anchor leg this Monday comes to us from League Two as Carlisle face off against Grimsby. The hosts are absolutely flying this year and are now just two points behind leaders Plymouth after their 2-3 victory away at Notts County at the weekend. Despite being a little unreliable on the road this year, United have been dynamite at Brunton Park and currently boast the best home record in the whole of League Two. Carlisle have now won their last seven matches in a row on home soil, averaging over three goals a game during this period as well. The visitors are a funny old side and do offer a bit of a conundrum ahead of this fixture’s inclusion. The Mariners have generally kept things tight against some of the league’s top sides recently, with the likes of Doncaster, Blackpool and Portsmouth all struggling to get much change out of their defence. However, Grimsby have also played out a highly encouraging 2-2 draw against Carlisle at the end of November, and with the hosts in red-hot form at the moment, that has swayed my vote. Therefore, back Carlisle to win with BTTS victory.
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