One of the most common football adages rolled out by unimaginative pundits is “goals win games”. At FST, we have added our own twist to that clichéd football axiom to make it read – “goals win bets”.
Whether you’ve taken a punt on an over 2.5 total goals selection or are hoping to conquer the both teams to score markets, the sound of a net rattling is music to your ears.
To cater to your needs and help satisfy your goal-lust, we will compile a list of the games that promise the most goals ahead of the action each week.
Armed with this information, you should be able attack those goal markets as a more informed bettor. But remember, it’s okay to take a break from gambling if the results aren’t going your way.
Remember to bookmark this page and check back for the latest updated list of potentially goal-filled fixtures.
Brighton vs Liverpool – Saturday 12th – Premier League
Liverpool make the trip to the south coast to face Brighton following back to back 2-1 defeats in the Premier League and FA Cup, leaving some wondering if the Merseysiders title dreams are starting to unravel once again.
Brighton’s form, on the other hand, has improved over recent weeks and the Seagulls head into Saturday home game against Liverpool unbeaten in their last four matches. Chris Houghton’s men have beaten Everton and drawn with Arsenal and West Ham, while knocking Bournemouth out of the FA Cup last weekend.
Six of the last seven matches between Brighton and Liverpool have produced over 2.5 goals, with the Reds winning six of those encounters. Three of Brighton’s last six matches in all competitions have witnessed over 2.5 goals being scored, while five of Liverpool’s last six have also seen at least three goals scored.
This is a fixture that has so often produced goals and with both teams in good goal scoring form we like the look of Over 2.5 Goals at 8/11.
Barnsley vs Bradford – Saturday 12th – League One
League One promotion hopefuls Barnsley play host to relegation battlers Bradford on Saturday, an were expecting plenty of goals in this match.
Barnsley have won three and drawn two of their last five league games, which stands the Tykes in fifth place, just a point behind Charlton Athletic. Bradford are enjoying a turn in fortunes which has seen the Bantams win four of their last five in the league, but even that great run hasn’t lifted this weekends visitors out of the relegation zone.
Barnsley have won five of the last seven meetings between the two clubs, and in three of those games over 2.5 goals have been scored. Bradford City have been in fantastic goal scoring form over the festive period and that has carried on into the New Year with four of their last six matches producing over 2.5 goals.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this game shapes up, but we can’t argue with Over 2.5 Goals at 7/10.
Amiens vs PSG – Saturday 12th – Ligue 1
Runaway league leaders PSG travel to Amiens in search of another three points on their way to an eighth Ligue 1 title.
The hosts Amiens sit fourth from bottom on eighteen points and could find themselves in the relegation places this weekend if Dijon pick up three points at home to Montpellier. Amiens are unbeaten in their last three league and cup games and have only failed to score in two of their last six matches in all competitions.
PSG have won four of their last five matches and sit thirteen points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table, and four of their last six in all competitions have produced over 2.5 goals. The visitors have won four of their last five encounters with Amiens, the most recent two of which have both witnessed over 3.5 goals.
Surely a win is guaranteed if PSG play anywhere near their best this weekend, and if that happens there is a high chance of this game turning into a goal fest. We fancy at least three goals from this game and you can get back Over 2.5 Goals at 4/9.
Everton vs Bournemouth – Sunday 13th – Premier League
Everton entertain Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday, and when these two sides meet its never a dull affair.
Both teams have slipped down the Premier League table after poor runs of form, and while Everton progressed in the FA Cup last weekend, Bournemouth were knocked-out at home by Brighton. Four of Everton’s last six matches have produced over 2.5 goals, but the Toffees have only been able to win two of those and the pressure is beginning to build on Marco Silva.
Each of Bournemouth’s last four matches have all produced over 2.5 goals, but with Eddie Howe failing to win any of them he is also starting to feel the heat. Both clubs are locked in mid table on twenty-seven points a piece and while neither are likely to be dragged into a relegation battle, their fans expect more from them, especially the Blues who should be challenging for a top seven finish.
Five of the last six games played between Everton and Bournemouth have produced over 2.5 goals, with Everton winning three of those encounters and only losing one. We can’t see anything but goals in this game the hosts failing to keep a clean sheet in their last six matches and Bournemouth only managing one during that period, so Over 2.5 Goals at 4/6 looks too good to turn down.