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Both teams to score tips: Goals could flow on final day

| 06.05.2021

BTTS preview for Saturday

The final weekend of the regular Football League season will hopefully mean the goals will flow for the sake of punters backing both teams to score tips.

There are promotion and relegation issues still to be settled while some players may already have one eye on their summer break so we’ve studied the form guide to highlight where there could be goals galore.

Derby v Sheffield Wednesday

Matt Clarke, Derby

The match of the day in the Championship is undoubtedly at Pride Park where two big clubs are at risk of relegation, with at least one of them guaranteed to drop into League One.

Sheffield Wednesday must win to have any hope of surviving but even that will not be enough if South Yorkshire neighbours Rotherham beat Cardiff.

A draw may not be enough to save Derby either so with both teams possibly needing goals at various stages of the afternoon, strikes at both ends is available at 5/6.

Reading v Huddersfield

Huddersfield have the worst defensive record in the Championship with 46 goals conceded and shipped five goals at Blackburn on their last trip, having also been hit for seven at Norwich last month.

The big question in terms of BTTS tips is seemingly whether they can get on the scoresheet here but their attack has recently been boosted by the return of Josh Koroma.

Summer signing Danny Ward broke his duck last week after an injury-plagued season and fit-again Carel Eiting has added creativity to the midfield, with 3/5 on offer for both teams to score.

Crawley v Bolton

Bolton wasted the chance to clinch automatic promotion last week but now have another opportunity to get over the line.

All was going well when they took a half-time lead against Exeter but they could not hold out in an end-to-end game and the Grecians eventually snatched victory in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

They now go to Crawley looking to get the three points they need to avoid having to rely on other results but Wanderers have already lost to the Reds this season.

Crawley have nothing to play for but came from behind three times to draw 3-3 at Stevenage last week. That’s just the sort of result we’re looking for in terms of both teams to score tips and this match can be selected at 20/23.

Oldham v Forest Green

Oldham are the both teams to score kings of English football this season with a whopping 69 per cent of their matches paying out in this market.

The Latics are languishing in 18th place in League Two yet incredibly are the top scorers in the division with 72 goals scored – 15 more than leaders Cheltenham!

Needless to say they also have the worst defence with 78 goals conceded, which is 12 more than the next leakiest defence which belongs to rock-bottom Grimsby.

Forest Green need a win to guarantee a play-off place so this has the potential to be an entertaining game and it can be added to a BTTS acca at 7/10.

Morecambe v Bradford

Morecambe still have a chance of pipping Cambridge and Bolton to an automatic promotion place but they start the day in fourth place and their destiny is out of their own hands.

All the Shrimps can do is win their own game and hope one of their rivals slip up but they often do things the hard way, having only managed 10 clean sheets this season.

Scoring goals is rarely an issue, though, and they have only failed to find the net on seven occasions – the best record in League Two.

Bradford’s form has tailed off in the last month but backing both teams to score has paid out in seven of their last eight away matches – including the last four – and 17/20 is on offer for that run to continue.

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.