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 goal 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 weekend.
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.
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Weekend of November 17th and 18th
MK Dons vs Macclesfield Town – League Two – Saturday 17th
2nd placed MK Dons take on League Two’s bottom club Macclesfield Town on Saturday in a clash between two teams in drastically different form.
Back-to-back FA Cup and EFL Trophy exits over the past 7 days to Grimsby and Brighton U21s respectively, will have dented MK Dons pride a little, though Paul Tisdale’s men will still retain most of their confidence having won 6 of their last 7 in the league.
In stark contrast, Macclesfield have won only once in 17 League Two games so far this season, and Town have been on the end of some real batterings. The Silkmen conceded 10 goals on their last 3 league outings alone, and they have the 2nd worst defensive record in the division.
MK Dons have only failed to score once in 17 League Two fixtures in 2018/19, though they have scored considerably fewer goals than Lincoln City above them in 1st and Colchester below them in 3rd.
Saturday’s meeting with a hapless Macclesfield aside represents a great chance for them to close the goalscoring gap.
Oldham Athletic vs Cambridge United – League Two – Saturday 17th
Oldham Athletic and Cambridge United are separated by 4 places and 3 points in League Two as they prepare to do battle at Boundary Park on Saturday.
Oldham’s matches at home this season have been consistently goal-filled and action packed. Fixtures at Boundary Park in 2018/19 have averaged just under 3 goals per ninety minutes in all competitions.
Similarly, Cambridge United’s games on the road this term have had supporters on the edge of their seats. The U’s have played 10 away matches in total in 2018/19, and their goal per game average from that set of fixtures stands at 3.2.
We think Oldham’s meeting with Cambridge on Saturday has the potential to enhance those records even further.
Helmond Sport vs RKC Waalwijk – Dutch Eerste Divisie – Saturday 17th
Winless Helmond Sport take on fellow Eerste Divisie strugglers RKC Waalwijk at the Stadion De Braak on Saturday in a contest that promises to deliver goals by the bucketful.
Supporters of Helmond Sport might still be waiting for their team’s first win of the season, though their wait has been an entertaining one at least. 8 of Helmond Sport’s 9 last matches finished with over 2.5 goals scored in them and that same set of fixtures averaged 3.66 goals per game.
RKC Waalwijk’s recent games have also been bursting at the seams with goalmouth action. 25 goals flew in across their last 5 games alone – unsurprisingly, each fixture passed the over 2.5 goal mark comfortably.
Saturday’s clash at the Stadion De Braak is a meeting between two of the Eerste Divisie’s leakiest defences and the chances of this one being dull are minimal.
Luton vs Plymouth – League One – Saturday 17th
Promotion chasing Luton Town entertain relegation candidates Plymouth Argyle at Kenilworth Road on Saturday looking to extend their League One winning streak on their own patch to 4 games.
The Hatters are unbeaten in all 8 of their league fixtures in front of their own fans in total this season, and Nathan Jones’ charges hit at least 2 goals in 6 of those contests. In addition, Luton’s home games have averaged a healthy 3 goals per 90 minutes this term.
Plymouth take the division’s 4th worst defensive record to Kenilworth Road this weekend hoping to keep just their 2nd clean sheet in 11 League One outings. Their chances of keeping Luton out look decidedly slender however.
Statistically, the Pilgrims have the worst away record in League One this season having taken just 5 points from the 24 available to them since August. No team has scored more goals at home in League One than Luton in 2018/19, and we’re tipping the Hatters to heap more misery on Plymouth this Saturday.
Burton Albion vs Coventry City – League One – Saturday 17th
14th placed Burton Albion can close to within 4 points of 8th placed Coventry City on Saturday if they can manage to beat the Sky Blues in the team’s meeting at the Pirelli Stadium.
Burton will still have a game in hand on Coventry after their meeting, and could conceivably cut the gap between the sides to just 1 point with a win in their extra fixture. Albion have been involved in some compelling end-to-end contest of late. 6 of their last 7 matches in all competitions saw over 2.5 goals registered in them and 5 of those fixtures were settled by a single goal in either direction.
Coventry City supporters have had their share of enthralling action to absorb lately too. 4 of the Sky Blues’ last 6 games shot past the over 2.5 total goal mark, though their matches on the road have shown a greater propensity for goalmouth action.
6 of Coventry’s last 7 away games finished with over 2.5 goals scored in them. In fact, their 0-2 EFL Trophy loss at Cheltenham Town in midweek was the odd one out in the septet.
That recent set of 7 away fixtures averaged 3.7 goals per contest. With a record like that, it’s easy to see why we expect goals galore at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday.