The games are coming extremely quickly in the EFL, and there’s another full program this weekend. We’ve picked out four matches from the Championship, League One and League Two which should feature three or more goals.
Preston have now netted at least three goals in their last four home matches. Admittedly, they were given a huge helping hand by Jack Butland on Wednesday night, but they are always very effective at Deepdale, and they could easily cover this by themselves in any given tie. One of those aformentioned matches came at the end of last season with the two sides enjoying a 3-3 draw. The Owls are better under Lee Bullen, and they picked up yet another victory in midweek, although they made hard work of it. They were under the cosh in the first half, they let Luton have 11 shots overall, although they did have more shots-on-target. Preston saw five of their eight shots land on target on Wednesday night, and they are certainly creating chances. Five of their last six matches have ended with three or more goals, and this one could easily go the same way.
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Anyone who has watched Accrington’s defending from Tuesday night would probably understand why they have been featured in this bet. They were 2-0 up and seemingly cruising, before Shrewsbury scored three late goals. The hosts collapsed under pressure from the Shrews, and they could find this trip to Highbury tough going. Fleetwood will feel as though they should have got more from their game against Wycombe, but they keep on giving away cheap goals. They’ve not kept a clean sheet in five matches, and needed a last-minute Paddy Madden strike to rescue a point. Fleetwood probably just about shaded that game, although they were out-shot 15-13 by the Chairboys, but they should find today’s opposition much easier to play against. Having said that, Accrington has 18 shots in the game, 11 of which were on target, and they will create plenty of chances in this one. Expect an open game.
One of my major betting rules (over the last twelve months) has been to always back Cheltenham at home. The Robins came out on top once again in midweek, sticking two past Carlisle. Mike Duff’s men kept a clean sheet in that match, but Swindon should provide them with a tougher test. They actually faced 17 shots in that game, so did well to keep Carlisle off the score-sheet, and Swindon have plenty of firepower in their squad. Richie Wellens’ men will be reeling after slipping up against a very average Northampton side, they will be determined to put things right. They are unbeaten in their two away games, and have netted three times so far. Four of the last five meetings between these sides have ended with Over 2.5 Goals, and it ended 3-2 at the Jonny Rocks Stadium in April. Expect another high-octane clash between this pair.
Mansfield let down many an accumulator on Tuesday night by throwing away a two-goal lead against Leyton Orient. The Stags were 2-0 up through a Danny Rose double, but somehow allows the O’s to hit three late goals past them. John Dempster’s side have now been involved in several high-scoring matches, with each of their first three games this season ending 2-2. They have struggled to keep clean sheets, with only Carlisle failing to breach their leaky defence. However, Stevenage have been very poor so far, and Dino Maamria’s side are yet to register. They have conceded four times, but they must find a way onto the scoresheet at some point. Even if they don’t score, Mansfield could easily hit three past them, and with a front pairing of Danny Rose and Nicky Maynard, they should have plenty of goals in them once again.
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