There’s goals galore in store for a wicked Wednesday wager

Don’t choose sides, choose goals.


It’s that time of year, folks. Where teams fall into reckless abandon and stall lumping balls down on top of the goalkeeper from the 10th minute onwards because it’s either bucketing down, they’re not arsed travelling to the middle of nowhere midweek – or both.

Whatever about the aesthetics, it usually results in some highly-entertaining, high-scoring games where, otherwise, there would be I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Don’t worry, that’s coming too, so get these Wednesday games in while you can. There’s a long winter ahead.

But if you win a few bob on these games, who’s to say that the television rights fall to your better half?
Play the long game, you know it makes sense.

Barnsley v Derby, 19:45 

Realistically, Barnsley may have put in the worst defensive performance ever seen in the Championship at the weekend. Well, maybe apart from the time Bournemouth hit Birmingham for eight, but look – we won’t go there now. David Edgar was sent off after seven minutes, and that’s their excuse. It stands up, I swear.

Brentford are a half-decent side. They’ve technically good players in the final third, but it was the large vacant areas in midfield that leave me wondering about their safety this season. Although with them, you know they’ll be back up next season don’t you?

Derby may have been extremely fortunate to take all three points last week, but once Cocu has them firing, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with. And no games are easier to come by than Barnsley.

The problem for them is defending. The last time they kept a clean sheet away from home against 11 men was against Preston back in February.

Verdict: Both Teams to Score ‘Yes’ @ 6/10

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Luton v Millwall, 19:45 

This is the grimiest of all London derbies, and I can say that with both conviction and a sense of relief that both fan-bases embrace this, therefore won’t be having a go off for me attacking them.

What you have to remember is that these two teams have an identity. They know going into a game that they can assess who’s played well and who hasn’t because everyone has the same role, regardless of who they’re playing.

And while most of the time, Millwall would take a point away from home and Luton would be content with not losing a game, this can’t be the case when they play each other.

Both sides will attack and give us an entertaining game of football. Everyone’s a winner, especially BTTS backers.

Verdict: Both Teams to Score @ 6/10

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Brentford v Bristol City, 19:45

Given one of these sides has a striker coming off the back of a hat-trick and the other side cannot stop scoring away from home, we know what way we’re playing this one, don’t we?

Ollie Watkins is a shoo-in to follow in the steps of Tammy Abraham and make the giant step up from Championship revelation to standout Premier League striker, so a rich vain of form for him is exactly what you like to see coming into a home game against tough opposition.

But can you really argue with the best away side in the country, who have scored 11 times in just five games on the road? No, you can’t.

Verdict: Both Teams to Score @ 6/10

*The treble comes in at approx 4/1 at these prices that are correct at time of publishing 

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What do you think?