It’s been another busy weekend of EFL action with another full fixture list taking place on Saturday. We’re hoping for plenty of entertaining this afternoon and have picked out four matches which should feature three or more goals.
It’s slim pickings in the Championship when it comes to goals this weekend, although you would suspect that there might be a few at Deepdale. Preston have become incredibly tough to beat at home, and their games have averaged exactly three goals so far. They’ve scored ten times in their four home matches, and they’ve netted at least twice in their last six matches at this stadium. They’ve only conceded twice here this campaign, although their back-line could be severely tested by this Bristol City side. The Robins will be without Benik Afobe for the remainder of the campaign, although they still have Famara Diedhiou and Andreas Weimann in their side. City also have plenty of creativity in midfield, and are very capable of scoring goals from all areas of the field. The visitors are yet to keep a clean on the road this season, but they’ve scored eight times and will be a real threat here. Both teams have found the net in four of the last five meetings between these sides, and this has the potential to be an entertaining 90 minutes.
It’s been a poor start to the season for AFC Wimbledon and Wally Downes has struggled to find a way to get his side firing. Marcus Forss has offered them a different option up front, although he looks like he be banned for this game. Downes has also been temporarily relieved of his duties, and that won’t help matters. The Dons problems are at the back, and they’ve conceded eleven times in their last five away matches. Four of their five defeats on the road have finished 2-1, and they shipped three times to the Black Cats. P’boro suffered an unexpected defeat to Doncaster at the weekend, and although they didn’t get on the score-sheet, they did rattle the woodwork through Ivan Toney. Posh have netted nine times in their last two homes matches and every single one of their four home matches would have landed Over 2.5 Goals so far.
Cheltenham are one of the best home sides in the EFL and the Robins continue to impress at the Johnny Rocks Stadium. They score goals for fun here, and netted four against Bradford in their last appearance here. They’ve now scored 15 times at home, and have conceded on seven occasions. They face one of their stiffest challenges yet with the arrival of high-flying Crewe on Saturday. Crewe have the best away form in the division, and have netted eight times on the road. They recently beat Grimsby on their own patch, although the Mariners did miss a penalty and miss several good chances in that contest. Three of Crewe’s five away matches have ended 2-1, and they’ve scored exactly two goals in all but one of their games away from Gresty Road. This could be a fun 90 minutes.
Carlisle have been on the most entertaining teams to watch so far in League Two, and the Cumbrians could serve up another goal-fest on Saturday. Steven Pressley’s men were blunted by a defensive minded Forest Green last time out, but they should be able to find their shooting boots here. They’ve conceded eight times here in their opening five matches, although their defensive has looked ropey away from home as well. Oldham picked up a victory on Saturday with Dino Maamria’s side beating Morecambe 3-1 and that should give them plenty of confidence coming into this tie. On the road, the Latics have scored twice in three of their last five matches, and come off the back of two 2-2 draws. They are far more open on their travels, and this could be a very high-scoring match. They’ve now scored seven times in their last three matches, and games between these sides are always full of goals (recent results: 6-0, 1-3 and 3-2)
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