BTTS Tips

As well as our regular football tips we also provide a second set specifically for the popular both teams to score market, also broken down by day. To spice things up a little we don’t just tip when we think both teams will score, we also cover other opportunities within the BTTS family including both teams not to score as well as BTTS + win and it’s cousin ‘Win to Nil’, which is effectively both teams not to score + win.

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Both Teams To Score Bets Explained

To save any confusion with the terms or bets used on this page, we thought we should provide a quick run down of what everything means.

  • Both Teams to Score (BTTS) – The simplest, and original, form of the bet. Here both teams need to score for your bet to win, so you’re looking for anything 1-1 and up.
  • Both Teams Not to Score (BTTS ‘no’) – The opposite of the main BTTS bet. Here you are betting that both teams won’t score. Ie: One of the teams will have no goals.
  • Both Teams to Score + Win (Team + BTTS) – A harder bet to call than BTTS, but one that is gaining in popularity as it offers bigger odds. As well as both teams scoring, you also have to select the winning team. Such as Arsenal + BTTS.
  • To Win to Nil (Team to Nil) – Whilst this may seem out of place, it’s actually just the opposite of BTTS + Win. Here you’re effectively betting on BTTS ‘no’ plus the winner. For example, Manchester United to beat Liverpool to nil.

Tips Archive

Unlike other sites we don’t immediately delete or change our tips after the fact. We retain records of historical tips for approximately one month, give or take, so you can see how we fared below.

Monday 15 October

Time Match Tip Odds
19:45 Bosnia v Northern Ireland BTTS ‘no’ 8/13
Northern Ireland were dominant when taking on Bosnia last month but ended up paying the price for their poor finishing during the 2-1 defeat. Playing away from home will see a completely different game this time as Michael O’Neill’s men have failed to score in their last five tests on the road. Strikers Kyle Lafferty, Conor Washington are both unavailable and Will Grigg is a major doubt with a hamstring problem. It’s very hard to see the visitors scoring in this match as a result, especially as Bosnia have shipped in just three goals in their last nine outings.
19:45 Iceland v Switzerland BTTS 8/11
Iceland were verging on a giant upset last week but their lead against France collapsed in the final stages. Erik Hamren will nevertheless have been delighted with the draw, a result that put an end to a four game losing streak. The Nordic nation last kept a clean sheet in in January but did show far more attacking impetus than normal against Les Bleus. Now handed a much need confidence boost, the Icelanders could be set for another entertaining match with action at both ends rather than just theirs.
19:45 Spain v England BTTS 10/11
Spain followed up their 6-0 hammering of Croatia with another easy win versus Wales on Thursday night. Paco Alcacer has shone since leaving Barcelona on loan and the red-hot Dortmund man netted twice on his return to the international stage. It’s hard to see Luis Enrique’s men being stopped but you should back England putting up a fight as they regularly do against the big boys of world football. The Three Lions fired blank away in Croatia but have too much quality in their attacking ranks not to return to scoring ways here.

Tuesday 16 October

Time Match Tip Odds
17:00 Brazil v Argentina BTTS ‘no’ 17/20
Few international friendlies look quite as exciting as this one on paper. While the two South American countries have been responsible for some superb matches in the past, don’t expect this one to live up to the billing. Brazil are far too pragmatic under Tite to let this game become stretched. Six of the Canarinha’s last seven matches have ended up with them winning to nil. As for Argentina, they’ve not conceded in their three matches following the World Cup as new boss Lionel Scaloni continues to see improvements at the back.
19:45 Belgium v Netherlands BTTS 4/6
Belgium made it 11 victories from their last 12 matches thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s brace against Switzerland. The powerful striker may be struggling for club form but for the other Red Devils, he’s consistently found the back of the net. He could be handed a rest here but Michy Batshuayi, the likely replacement, is another who will not let a lack of club form impact him. Injury to Jan Vertonghen makes them more vulnerable at the back though, as we saw when conceding their first goal in four matches on Friday night.
19:45 France v Germany BTTS ‘no’ 6/5
Kylian Mbappe proved yet again how vital he is for his country when scoring a brace off the bench against Iceland. The youngster will no doubt be handed a start here but he’s up against a far sterner defence. Joachim Low’s men more than matched France when meeting a month ago, denied a win only by a superb Alphonse Areola performance in goal. They only began offering a threat after Marco Reus came on though and with him absent from the squad, this game might not be one for the neutrals.
19:45 Republic of Ireland v Wales BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
A close encounter was expected when these two nations met last month but Wales ended up hammering the Republic 4-1. It was very much a freak result as their three meeting before this match produced just one goal in total. Normality resumed for Wales when unable to threaten against Denmark three days later, the third time in four matches they failed to score. A consolation goal against Spain isn’t enough to think they can threaten away in Ireland especially with Gareth Bale unlikely to be completely fit.

Sunday 14 October

Time Match Tip Odds
17:00 Scotland v Portugal Portugal to nil 15/8
A shambolic display from Scotland against Israel has subjected them to much criticism over the past few days. Israel had only won one of their last 10 matches ahead of the game but it didn’t stop them making the visitors look foolish in Haifa. The Scots only managed two shots on target that evening and they’ll enjoy no respite against a Portugal side who look dangerous in their recent 3-2 win over Poland. Cristiano Ronaldo is not among the squad but Fernando Santos’ men still showed they can pack a real punch.
19:45 Poland v Italy BTTS 5/6
Robert Mancini has failed to win any plaudits since taking over as Italy manager. He’s been unable to win any of his last five matches and the recent draw with Ukraine marks a new low point. While solid in midfield, the Azzurri have been wholly unconvincing in attack, unable to get the best out of Ciro Immobile whenever he has played. They have been able to snatch one goal in five of their last seven matches though so while this game might not be a goal-fest, both teams should be capable of finding the net in Chorzow.

Saturday 13 October

Time Match Tip Odds
12:00 Barnsley v Luton BTTS 4/6
Two fellow promotion hopefuls meet for League One’s televised lunchtime kick-off this Saturday. It’s looking like we’ll be treated to an eventful match at Oakwell too given that both sides have been in decent form of late. Barnsley showed off their attacking prowess last weekend by smashing second place Peterborough 4-0 while Luton survived a late scare to edge out Scunthorpe 3-2. The win against the Iron made it five matches unbeaten for Luton who will show a willingness to get forward and press the issue this weekend.
19:45 Netherlands v Germany BTTS 8/13
A four match unbeaten run for Ronaldo Koeman was ended by a 2-1 defeat to France last month. While outplayed in the first half, the Oranje held their own in the second, fully deserving to draw level. Periods of free-flowing football could well see the Netherlands score against a transitioning German side. Joachim Low’s men have recovered reasonably well since their disastrous World Cup but they do look short of an in-form goalscorer. It’s hard to see goals flowing for them as a result but one or two can be expected as the Dutch have conceded in their last four matches.
19:45 Republic of Ireland v Denmark BTTS ‘no’ 8/11
Martin O’Neill desperately needed a solid performance against Poland after being humbled 4-1 by Wales days earlier. He got just that in Wroclaw as his men battled hard and were only denied a win in the dying minutes of the game. Another solid but unspectacular display looks possible here against a Denmark side that could well be toothless without Christian Eriksen. The Tottenham star put in a stunning display as his country won 5-1 during their last visit to Ireland. With him ruled out by injury however, both sides look rather short on attacking options so we expect the defences to dominate.

Friday 12 October

Time Match Tip Odds
19:00 Saudi Arabia v Brazil Brazil to nil 4/6
Although they were humbled on the opening day of the World Cup, Saudi Arabia did show afterwards that they are a fairly decent side. The Green Falcons are not Brazil level good, or close to it, but narrow defeats to Germany and Uruguay this year do suggest they can stay competitive in this match. Scoring may prove tricky for them though as Brazil have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six matches. Only the attacking talents of Belgium found a way past the Canarinha and Fahad Al-Muwallad is certainly no Romelu Lukaku.
19:45 Austria v Northern Ireland BTTS ‘no’ 8/13
Both teams scoring has not been a regular feature of matches involving Austria or Northern Ireland lately. In Franco Foda’s eight matches in charge of Austria, BTTS has struck just twice, the same number it has occurred in Northern Ireland’s last eight tests. Michael O’Neill will be well aware that his side will struggle to comeback if conceding the first goal. Their strength lies in their defensive resilience and they will surely be content playing for a goalless draw in this challenging looking test.
19:45 Belgium v Switzerland Belgium and BTTS 15/8
Regularly a delight to watch, Belgium look like putting on another show for us this Friday. They scored seven without reply in the last international break as the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard showed off the ability they possess in abundance. The Red Devils have now won 10 of their last 11 matches, a record that you have to back to go one better against a limited Swiss side. The visitors don’t look like causing an upset here but a goal doesn’t look beyond them as Jan Vertonghen, such a huge figure in the Belgian backline, is out with injury.
19:45 Croatia v England BTTS 10/11
Croatia broke English hearts in the summer when knocking them out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage. The Three Lions will be smelling revenge after seeing their upcoming opponents lose 6-0 to Spain recently. Zlatko Dalic can inspire a response from his men though especially as Dejan Loven is ready to make his return into the heart of the defence. He alone won’t be enough to shutout an England side who have scored in 12 of their last 13 matches but his presence will give the hosts composure and belief.

Thursday 11 October

Time Match Tip Odds
19:45 Israel v Scotland BTTS ‘no’ 8/11
Israel may have a new man at the helm but Andreas Herzog has not had the impact he would quite have hoped for. The Austrian’s first two matches in charge ended in defeat and it was largely business as usually during the poor 3-0 loss to Northern Ireland. Israel have now scored a paltry two goals in their last eight matches. It’s hard to say Scotland have looked any more deadly since switching managers themselves. Alex McLeish has overseen six games so far and in four of them the Tartan Army have failed to convert.
19:45 Poland v Portugal BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
After hiring a new boss after the World Cup, it’s not too surprising that Poland didn’t hit top gear in the last international break. They were defensively sound but rather lacklustre in attack during the 1-1 draws with both Italy and Republic of Ireland. They could well be involved in another low scoring match here as Portugal have been solid of late but are without their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus striker, who is at the heart of what the Seleccao produce in attack, has been left out of squad for the second consecutive time.
19:45 Wales v Spain Spain to nil 21/20
Ryan Giggs’ first competitive match in charge of Wales couldn’t have gone any better as his side tore through the Republic of Ireland during a 4-1 win. As exciting as they were that day, Giggs showed some tactical inexperience as they failed to make any sort of impression against Denmark three days later. This is bad news ahead of a game against a Spanish side that seems to have regained its swagger. Luis Enrique’s men smashed Croatia 6-0 last time out and are set for another impressive display, especially as Gareth Bale’s involvement is in serious doubt.
20:00 France v Iceland France to nil 4/5
Iceland are very much a nation in decline having failed to win any of their last nine matches. The departure of boss Heimir Hallgrímsson certainly hasn’t aided the situation as things have turned even worse under Erik Hamren. After just two matches the Swede’s aggregated record reads 0-9. No longer able to make the most of their limited resources and handful of quality players, expected the Nordic nation to be easily beaten on more occasions to come. France have far too much quality for the visitors to keep quiet even if Didier Deschamps decides to rotate his side for this friendly.
20:45 Russia v Sweden BTTS 10/11
Russia proved that their performances in the World Cup were no fluke as they impressed once again during the last international break. Stanislav Cherchesov’s men fired seven past Turkey and the Czech Republic so it’s fair to expect more goals to follow for them here. Sweden were on course for victory over Turkey in their last clash but conceded two goals in the final two minutes which saw them end up with nothing. There are some definite weaknesses in this Scandinavian backline but more offensive options like Isaac Thelin and Viktor Claesson should ensure they stay in the contest.

Sunday 7 October

Time Match Tip Odds
12:00 Fulham v Arsenal BTTS 8/15
Fulham lost 3-0 to Everton on their last outing but the result doesn’t tell you the whole story. The Cottagers created some fine chances in the first-half and deserved to be up by the interval. Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Watford is also a rather misleading result. The Gunners only had to see out some nervy moments before fortuitously breaking the deadlock late on. Unai Emery has got his attack clicking reasonably well with the Alexander Lacazette & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pairing but their defence remains questionable.
12:00 Bristol City v Sheff Wed BTTS 5/6
Sheffield Wednesday won their last away match as Jos Luhukay’s switch in formation paid dividends. The 3-4-3 shape will likely be utilised again here as an inconsistent Wednesday look to climb up the table. Bristol City have coped well for goals considering they lost top scorer Bobby Reid in the summer. Only Middlesbrough have stopped them from scoring at home this season but the Boro defence is far more organised than the one Wednesday will bring to Ashton Gate.
14:15 Southampton v Chelsea Chelsea to nil 7/4
Southampton will do well to score in this game let alone avoid defeat. Chelsea have been transformed under Maurizio Sarri who has turned the Blues into potential title contenders. It took Liverpool 88 minutes to score past them last weekend and even then it took a complete wonder strike from Daniel Sturridge. The Saints have been grabbing the odd goal here and there but nobody outside of Danny Ings really carries a threat. Keep him quiet and Chelsea should be in for a straightforward afternoon on the south coast.
15:00 Rangers v Hearts BTTS 7/10
League leaders Hearts have exceeded all expectations so far this season. Critical to their early success have been their rock solid defence that has let in just three goals across seven league games. Rangers were the top scorers in the Scottish Premiership ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures though so something has to give. The Gers attack will likely win out, such is their excellent home record this season, turning this into a thrilling game at Ibrox.
16:30 Liverpool v Man City Liverpool win & BTTS 3/1
Man City have not fared well at Anfield, unable to secure a win there since 2003. The return of Kevin de Bruyne would certainly aid their chances of breaking the curse but this game looks like being just too soon for the recovering Belgian. Without him, City can still score goals, as their tally of 21 league goals shows, but they might not have enough to topple the Reds. Liverpool have knocked nine past the Citizens during their last three encounters and Jurgen Klopp will know exactly how to get his men firing again.
19:45 Valencia v Barcelona BTTS ‘no’ 5/4
Lionel Messi told the Barcelona backline to get their act together after a run of three league games without a win. He needn’t worry as much about what his defensive teammates get up to this weekend though as Valencia have been finding goals extremely hard to come by. Marcelino’s men have scored just three times in their last six matches, an awful record for a side with top four ambitions. There’s been no signs of improvement lately so this headline La Liga clash could well fail to deliver.
20:00 PSG v Lyon BTTS 8/15
PSG have scored 27 goals in just eight Ligue 1 matches so there really should be no questioning their ability to fire past Lyon in this clash. Les Gones will give as good as they get though, able to draw confidence from having beaten the French champions during their last encounter. Bruno Genesio’s side have found their scoring boots just lately, converting 14 times in their last six matches. Summer signing Moussa Dembele is beginning to settle at his new club and he looks like combining well with countryman Nabil Fekir.

Saturday 6 October

Time Match Tip Odds
12:30 Leeds v Brentford BTTS ‘no’ 5/4
Considering that Marcelo Bielsa has been without three key attacking players in Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford, the Peacocks have coped surprisingly well. Recent showings against Sheffield Wednesday and Hull have been most impressive, except when it comes to finishing. The trio remain absent here so while Leeds may dominant the game there’s a chance all their possession will amount to nothing. Brentford are yet to win a league away game away and they may struggle for opportunities against a Leeds side that retains so much of the ball.
14:30 Dortmund v Augsburg BTTS 4/6
Dortmund went through a patch of looking rather toothless but fears of this continuing can be put to bed. They knocked in seven during the rout of Nurnberg and added another four to their tally when away to Bayern Leverkusen. Dortmund’s array of young, pacey attackers have really hit form and goals look almost certain for them here. Augsburg should be backed to respond though having scored in all their matches this season including when away against the formidable Bayern Munich.
15:00 Burnley v Huddersfield BTTS ‘no’ 7/10
Burnley’s clash with Cardiff came alive in the second half, making up for a rather drab first 45 minutes. A similar first half offering could be seen here as Burnley take on a similarly unadventurous side in the form of Huddersfield. None of the Terriers’ strikers have managed to score this season and life will be tough for them against a Burnley outfit who have begun to get their act together. The hosts may have what it takes to break the deadlock but they look like the only ones capable of scoring in this match.
15:00 Leicester v Everton BTTS 4/6
Leicester’s BTTS league run was broken last weekend as they successfully claimed a clean sheet during a win over Newcastle. Claude Puel’s men were largely untroubled at the back but Everton will give them plenty more to think about. With several players back from injury and suspension, the Toffees put in an impressive second half display when they faced Fulham. If Marco Silva can get his men playing like this again then goals will flow at the King Power on Saturday.
15:00 Watford v Bournemouth BTTS 8/13
Watford failed to score for the first time this season on Saturday when they faced on Arsenal. It was a rather unfair way of ending their excellent run as the Hornets deserved at least a goal for their efforts. Troy Deeney and Andre Gray were a handful for the Gunners backline and they’ll give the Bournemouth rear-guard plenty to think about too. Eddie Howe’s men have drawn blanks in their last two away matches but you can expect their impressive three pronged attack to find the mark this time.
17:30 Bolton v Blackburn BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
Only once have Bolton found the net in their last four matches, not the best sign for any neutrals tuning into this match. Josh Magennis has been their main striking option this season but he’s been collecting more yellow cards than goals lately. Recent matches involving Blackburn have been rather more entertaining in this time though. Playing at the Macron Stadium could see them play rather more cautiously though as Tony Mowbray will know that Bolton are yet to be beaten whenever they’ve scored first this season.
17:30 Bayern v Monchengladbach BTTS 3/4
For the third consecutive time Bayern missed out on a clean sheet. On Tuesday night it was Ajax’s turn to fire against the Bavarians, and it was a thoroughly deserved goal too in a game the Dutch side deserved to win. The German champions, now winless in three, seem to have lost their edge just lately. You should still fancy them to score in this match but there’s every chance Monchengladbach will respond. Their in-form pair of Thorgan Hazard and Alassane Plea have both netted in each one of their last three appearances.
17:30 Man Utd v Newcastle BTTS ‘no’ 3/4
An increasingly under-pressure Jose Mourinho is in desperate need of a win so this home fixture against a struggling Newcastle side couldn’t have come at a better time. The Toon Army haven’t managed to score more than once in a single match this season so there’s every chance they’ll be contained by the Red Devils defence. Don’t count on the hosts returning to form in this clash though. They’ve looked clueless going forwards lately, the goalless draw with Valencia being a prime example, and there appears to be no quick fix for Mourinho.

Friday 5 October

Time Match Tip Odds
19:30 Werder Bremen v Wolfsburg BTTS 4/6
Werder Bremen have been an absolute BTTS magnet this term. Every single one of their matches this season, including their international break friendlies, have seen both teams find the back of the net. Florian Kohfeldt’s men did look tighter operating a 3-5-2 formation last week but their two pronged attack should continue to provide goals. Wolfsburg have netted in all but one game this season and look like a side able to keep Bremen’s BTTS streak going.
20:00 Brighton v West Ham BTTS 4/5
Chris Hughton will be looking for a response from his men who are now six games without a win. The likely return of the injured Pascal Gross could help with this as the German was such a big asset for the Seagulls last year. West Ham’s talisman, Marko Arnautovic, returned last weekend and what an impact he made. The Austrian scored his fourth of the season against United as the Hammers continued to show improvement. With him present and supported by the in-form Andriy Yarmalenko, West Ham will pack a real punch going forwards.

Thursday 4 October

Time Match Tip Odds
17:55 Qarabag FK v Arsenal BTTS Evens
Arsenal make the long journey to Azerbaijan this week to take on a Qarabag side who caused Atletico Madrid and Roma troubles in last year’s Champions League. Unai Emery can’t take this match lightly and he’s unlikely to as the Europa League appears to be a real focus for him. Some rotation will occur though, weakening what is a defence that remains far from completely solid. Clean sheets came against Everton and Watford but on both occasions several good chances fell the way of the opposition. As long as Qarabag are a little more clinical, goals will come for them here.
17:55 RB Salzburg v Celtic BTTS 3/4
Brendan Rodgers has managed to steady the ship a little at Celtic Park but his side still don’t look like their former imposing selves. A pair of 1-0 victories over St Johnstone and Aberdeen did little to gloss over their lack of cutting edge. The Bhoys may find more luck against a Salzburg side who are not know for defending however. The Austrians love to play attacking football and their forward line will be led by the red-hot Moanes Dabour who has four goals in his last three matches.
20:00 Chelsea v MOL Vidi Chelsea to nil 8/13
After snatching a late 1-1 draw with Chelsea last Saturday, Jurgen Klopp said Chelsea have undergone the biggest style change he has ever seen in such a short space of time. Maurizio Sarri has taken little time to work his magic at the London club who are now excel at both ends of the pitch. They won’t be at full strength for this game but having won to nil away at PAOK in their last Europa League test, managing the same again back on home soil shouldn’t be a problem at all.

Wednesday 3 October

Time Match Tip Odds
19:45 Sheff Wed v West Brom BTTS 8/11
A stunning strike from Adam Reach against Leeds on Friday night extended Sheffield Wednesday’s scoring run to five matches. The Owls have conceded in all of these games too, making them one of the kings of BTTS right now. West Brom with their superb attack and less than watertight defence have also been a safe bet for goals at both ends lately. All but two of their 10 league matches have seen both teams convert so we have the making for an entertaining, end to end clash at Hillsborough.
20:00 Atletico Madrid v Club Brugge Atletico to nil 20/21
There’s not many sides that can go to the Bernabeu and stop Real Madrid scoring but it’s something Atletico managed at the weekend. It is three clean sheets in a row now for Diego Simeone’s men who will not give Club Brugge a sniff at goal in the Wanda Metropolitano. The Belgian outfit did carry a decent threat against Dortmund a fortnight ago but will find life far harder away from home and up against a far more organised backline.
20:00 Dortmund v Monaco BTTS 4/5
Paco Alcacer wasn’t fit enough to start at the weekend but the on-loan Barcelona striker netted twice as a substitute for Dortmund during their win over Leverkusen. Die Schwarzgelben look so much more dangerous with a true number nine on the field, someone always lurking inside the box so the Spaniard will surely start here. Monaco’s poor defence will offer little in the way of resistance but don’t rule them out scoring as they upped their game for their last Champions League encounter against Atletico.
20:00 Napoli v Liverpool BTTS 4/7
Napoli put on two fantastic spectacles when taking on Manchester City last season and their clashes with Liverpool should be equally as enthralling. This clash welcomes two attacking sides who play who are both showered with pace and quality up front. Napoli fired blanks against Red Star Belgrade but did have efforts hit the bar and cleared off the line. Having scored in every home game in 2018, the Partenopei should return to scoring ways but there’s no realistic chance of them keeping a clean sheet in the process.
20:00 PSV v Inter BTTS ‘no’ 5/4
Inter have won four games in a row now but it’s hard to say they’ve been overly convincing in this time. Defensively, Luciano Spalletti’s men have been perfectly okay but going forwards they’ve lost the spark they had last season, the poor form of Mauro Icardi being partly to blame. Conversely, PSV have been scoring for fun the Eredivisie, averaging 3.7 goals per game. This could count for little though when facing a side far stronger than the ones they take on at the weekends, something they discovered when being absolutely dominated by Barcelona.
20:00 Tottenham v Barcelona BTTS 1/2
The absence of Dele Alli is a big loss for Spurs but Mauricio Pochettino still has quality available such as the in-form Erik Lamela and Saturday’s double goalscorer Harry Kane. This Barcelona defence is there for the taking at the moment and even Lionel Messi told them to get their act together. The Argentine has so often compensated for any issues at the back and it’s something he could be able to do here, especially if Jan Vertonghen is forced to miss out through injury.

Tuesday 2 October

Time Match Tip Odds
17:55 Hoffenheim v Man City BTTS 8/13
Underdogs Hoffenheim may not have what it takes to stop a star-studded Manchester City side but the Germans will not cower in the face of such an occasion. Julian Naglesmann will insist his men attack in Sinsheim, something he does regardless of who he is up against. Their willingness to get forward is something that has seen the Kraichgauer score in every home game since May 2017. Although the City backline has been tight domestically of late, four consecutive defeats in Europe suggest they won’t be able to withstand Hoffenheim’s superb scoring run.
19:45 Ipswich v Middlesbrough BTTS ‘no’ 8/11
Ipswich have four recognised strikers and between them they’ve managed just the one league goal this campaign. To make matters worse, Ellis Harrison has been ruled out for two months with an ankle problem. With no attacking relief up front, a backs to the wall job awaits the still winless Tractor Boys. Their upcoming opponents have been performing much better this season but their one goal return from their last three league away matches points to this game being a low scoring affair.
20:00 Bayern Munich v Ajax BTTS 10/11
Hertha Berlin stunned Bayern last weekend, beating the German champions 2-0 thanks to two first half goals. It would be unfair to think the Bavarians have lost their defensive steel solely because of this result but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them concede again on Tuesday. There’s little doubt they’ll score at the other end with their superb European pedigree but their upcoming visitors are being rather overlooked. Ajax have been in excellent scoring form in the Eredivisie and impressed when beating AEK Athens 3-0 in their Champions League opener.
20:00 CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid BTTS ‘no’ 21/20
Gareth Bale was injured in Real’s goalless draw with rivals Atletico at the weekend and will be forced to miss this test as a result. The Welshman is a big loss for a side that’s scored just once in their last three matches. Goals have dried up for Karim Benzema and it’s hard to see who can step up to the plate for Madrid here. CSKA’s main source of goals, the young Fedor Chalov is fit and ready to go but he’s not faced a side as good as Real before. At just 20 years of age, the Russia may lack the experience to trouble the Los Blancos defence too much.
20:00 Lyon v Shakhtar Donetsk BTTS 8/13
Lyon were surprised winners away at Manchester City a fortnight ago but they lost all their attacking edge against Nantes last weekend. Bruno Genesio criticised his side’s attitude after the limp display but you can expect them to offer much more here. Facing them on Tuesday are an attacking side who put on a real show during their 2-2 draw with fellow Group F side Hoffenheim. Shakhtar showed last season they are a useful side in this competition and they’ll be a genuine danger in Lyon.
20:00 Man Utd v Valencia BTTS ‘no’ 19/20
After yet another domestic defeat last weekend, pressure is mounting on Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho. This game could see him handed some respite but only because Valencia have been so underwhelming this season. Marcelino’s men lie 14th in the league with just five goals to their name. It is not just Valencia who have issues going forward however. Mourinho also seems to be out of ideas on how to fix his side’s limited creativity and with no solution in sight, both sides could struggle to score here.

Monday 1 October

Time Match Tip Odds
20:00 Bournemouth v Crystal Palace BTTS 8/13
Asmir Begovic’s claim that the Bournemouth front three were as good as Liverpool’s rather backfired as the Cherries drew blank against Burnley last weekend. He is right to speak positively about Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Josh King however as they have offered a real threat on many occasions this term. Back on home soil, the trio should be able to redeem themselves from their Turf Moor showing. Palace won’t mind facing an attacking side though as Wilfried Zaha gives them such a danger on the counter and his pace and power should see the visitors play their part in a BTTS outcome.

Sunday 30 September

Time Match Tip Odds
16:00 Cardiff v Burnley BTTS ‘no’ 7/10
Burnley secured their first league win of the season in emphatic style with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth. This much needed result will give Sean Dyche’s men a huge confidence boost ahead of what looks to be a winnable fixture for the Clarets. Cardiff have shipped a whopping 12 goals during their last three matches but they have faced a particularly gruelling patch of fixtures. The Bluebirds should be far more solid here and able to restrict chances to the visiting side who may have recorded a fluke result last time out. Both sides favour defence over attack and 7/10 looks very solid for “BTTS no”.
19:30 Sassuolo v AC Milan BTTS 4/6
Goals are rarely in short supply at both ends of the pitch whenever Sassuolo play. They began the month with a 5-3 victory over Genoa which was followed by a 1-2 and 3-1 verses Juventus and Empoli. Roberto De Zerbi gets his men to attack regardless of the opposition and their ability to do so has been helped hugely by summer signing Kevin-Prince Boateng. There’s no reason to think BTTS won’t strike again for them with Milan struggling to defend leads this season.
20:00 Lille v Marseille BTTS 3/5
Lille’s impressive start to the campaign gives them every chance of beating Marseille for the first time since 2013. They’ve shown plenty of cutting edge in attack so far, Jonathan Bamba and Nicolas Pepe shining in particular. The pair will need to be on top form here though as Marseille will surely find the net at least once. Rudi Garcia’s side have been absolutely full of goals this season and will always carry a threat when the superb Florian Thauvin is present.

Saturday 29 September

Time Match Tip Odds
12:30 West Ham v Man Utd BTTS ‘no’ Evens
Last weekend West Ham battled hard to claim a point against a Chelsea side who previously had a 100% win record. Confidence is growing among the Hammers and Manuel Pellegrini has done well to improve the state of his defence. The injury to Jack Wilshere has been a blessing for them as Declan Rice has shone since replacing him as a defensive shield. Having denied Chelsea any real sight on goal, the Londoners will fancy themselves to keep out a United side lacking ideas in attack.
14:00 Roma v Lazio BTTS 1/2
The Roma defence has been something of a shambles so far this season, being unable to defend a 2-0 goal lead against lowly Chievo a particularly low point. With Lazio finding their stride in last weekend’s 4-1 win over Genoa, more goals will surely come their way in this derby. Simone Izaghi’s men should be backed to concede too though after managing just one clean sheet in the last eight league clashes with Roma.
15:00 Arsenal v Watford BTTS 8/13
The Gunners have scored against every Premier League side they’ve faced at home since October 2016 with the exception of Manchester City. A budding partnership between Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks able to keep this fine run going for some time. Watford have their own run to keep up though, scoring in every league game this season. The full of confidence Hornets have made great strides since last season and will fancy their chances against a less than stellar Arsenal backline, especially one that still looks like it can be bullied at times.
15:00 Celtic v Aberdeen BTTS ‘no’ 8/13
Brendan Rodgers is feeling the heat as his Celtic side have made a poor star to this season. Losing Moussa Dembele without a replacement has been a big blow and something that helps explain the Bhoys’ lack of goas lately. The Dons too have been struggling with the same problem after losing top scorer Adam Rooney in controversial circumstances in the summer. They’ve found the net just five times in the league, making this game look set to be a low scoring affair.
15:00 Everton v Fulham BTTS 4/7
Everton drew blank against Arsenal on Sunday but the Toffees looked far more threatening with Richarlison in the side, the Brazilian now back from suspension. The former Watford man single-handedly makes his side look far more dangerous and he’ll help goals return to Goodison Park. Fulham’s supply of goals rests on the shoulders of Aleksandar Mitrovic who has already five league strikes to his name. Facing a side still without a league clean sheet, the Serb could well add to his tally here and this one could be surprisingly entertaining.
17:00 Juventus v Napoli BTTS ‘no’ 10/11
Only two goals were scored when these sides met last season and another defensive game of football is likely to be on our hands. Massimiliano Allegri’s men have been back to their solid best in recent weeks and not conceding here will be their priority. Napoli have sorted themselves out since their 3-0 loss to Sampdoria at the start of the month and will not be so easily carved open as they were that day.
17:30 Chelsea v Liverpool BTTS 8/15
Their mid-week League Cup clash can’t be seen as the best predictor for how this game might pan out. Changes in personnel and a change in venue could both see this game played out completely differently. Liverpool failed to score on their last visit to Stamford Bridge but they do look an even more threatening outfit this season, despite Mo Salah being yet to really get going. Also improved this year are Chelsea, who have scored as many in the league as Liverpool. The Londoners were blunted without Pedro last weekend but the Spaniard could return for this clash and no matter what, goals look likely here.
17:30 Leverkusen v Dortmund BTTS ‘no’ 6/4
Leverkusen recorded their first league win of the campaign after edging out Mainz at home last Sunday. Kai Havertz grabbed the winner and the impressive youngster could be the player who gets his side back on track this season. For now they should be approached with caution though just like a Dortmund side who desperately missed an out and out number nine during the draw with Hoffenheim. On-loan striker Paco Alcacer could be the missing piece of the puzzle but the Spaniard is unlikely to be fully fit by Saturday.
19:45 Real Madrid v Atletico BTTS ‘no’ Evens
No player has scored more goals in the Madrid derby than Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico will be hugely happy seeing the back of the Portuguese superstar and they’ll feel far more confident of shutting their rivals out now. Goals have not been easy to come by for Diego Simeone’s men this season but defensively they look largely like their old selves bar during the loss to Celta Vigo. Los Blancos have made improvements at the back under Julen Lopetegui who you would imagine will be approaching his first Madrid derby cautiously. Simeone’s men are masters of keeping things tight and we wouldn’t be surprised to see this one end 1-0 either way.

Friday 28 September

Time Match Tip Odds
19:45 Bristol City v Aston Villa BTTS 8/11
Pressure is mounting on Steve Bruce as his Villa side have won just one of their last eight matches despite starting the season among the title favourites. The Villains has been described as clueless this season and they were booed off during last weekend’s loss to Sheffield Wednesday. Bruce has called for patience but he’ll get little of it if the Villa defence continues to leak goals without John Terry. Villa have the personnel to score at the other end at least, something they’ve done in all but one away game this season.
19:45 Sheff Wed v Leeds BTTS ‘no’ Evens
Leeds remain top of the table but are the wheels starting to fall off for Marcelo Bielsa’s men? The Peacocks have won just one of their last five matches and they handed Birmingham their first win of the campaign last weekend. Injuries to Patrick Bamford, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe have played a huge part in this dip in form as without the trio, Leeds have struggled to do anything productive while in possession. With so much attacking talent missing and a scrappy derby game likely, we’re opting against both teams scoring in this one.

Wednesday 26 September

Time Match Tip Odds
19:00 Leganes v Barcelona Barcelona to nil 21/20
Leganes did manage to equalise against Real Madrid at the start of the month but they’ve not found the net since. Mauricio Pellegrini’s men now sit bottom of the league and they are very likely to stay there after this match. Their Catalan opponents simply have too much quality all over the field and they’ll be back to their best after a shaky recent performance against Girona. Clement Lenglet saw red in the first half of that match but his absence is of no real concern with the usual solid paring of Pique and Samuel Umtiti available.
19:45 Arsenal v Brentford BTTS 4/5
Brentford will need to overcome the odds to reach the fourth round of the League Cup for the first time since 2010. Dean Smith has been keeping his team selection close to his chest but you have to fancy he’ll name a good side with plenty of fans making the trip to the Emirates. The Bees aren’t the best travellers but Arsenal have only one clean sheet to their name across all competitions. Ukrainian side Vorskla managed two past them last week and Everton had no issues creating chances at the weekend despite not scoring.
19:45 Liverpool v Chelsea BTTS ‘no’ 6/5
There’s been a distinct lack of goals whenever these teams have met recently. In their last three clashes a fairly paltry five shots have found their way past the line. Liverpool do have some real quality options in attack to call up for this game such as Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri but even they could be nullified by the Blues rear-guard. Maurizio Sarri has really tightened things up at the back and even when tinkering with his side against PAOK mid-week, his men looked as solid as normal.
20:00 Juventus v Bologna Juventus to nil 8/11
The Juventus we knew from last season appears to be back. The Old Lady impressively won away at Valencia in the Champions League despite Cristiano Ronaldo being sent off and another 2-0 victory followed at the weekend against Frosinone. More clean sheets look set to follow for Massimiliano Allegri and his men who built a reputation for being an incredibly tough nut to crack last season. Bologna beat Roma on Sunday but having failed to score for four games prior, it’s best not to expect another surprise from them.
20:00 Tottenham v Watford BTTS 4/5
Tottenham will be out for revenge in this match at Milton Keynes having been defeated by Watford in the league earlier this month. They have the attacking power to get the job done but the Londoners could well make a real meal of things. They were all over the place at times against Brighton, lacking the confidence we’ve seen from them previously. This is often the case when Hugo Lloris does not feature and the absence of the Frenchman will likely give an attacking Watford side plenty of opportunities to score.
21:00 Sevilla v Real Madrid BTTS 4/9
There’s been no shortage of entertainment when watching Sevilla lately. They swept aside Standard Liege 5-1 in the Europa League and followed it up with a 6-2 demolition job of Levante. Los Blancos are yet to fire blank this season and you must go back to February to see the last time the failed to score in a league game. Their last away test saw them involved in a thrilling end to end encounter with Athletic Bilbao and this game could end up playing out in a similar fashion.
21:00 Valencia v Celta Vigo BTTS 4/6
It’s now been over 300 minutes of football since Valencia last found the back of the net. The attacking fluidity and tenacity we saw so often last season has seemingly deserted Marcelino’s men. Michy Batshuayi is yet to fire for his new side but his barren run could come to an end on Wednesday. The Bats are up against an open Celta Vigo side whose last two contests have seen 11 goals scored. Valencia are too good to stay goalless for much longer and this is just the type of match to get them firing again.

Tuesday 25 September

Time Match Tip Odds
18:00 Monaco v Angers BTTS 7/10
After bringing in several fresh faces over the summer, Monaco were expected to start the season a little slowly but not quite this badly. Les Monegasques are languishing near the bottom of Ligue 1 and they are grateful to Radamel Falcao that they aren’t even lower. The Colombian striker has been one of the few bright sparks for Monaco this season but he’s helpless to do anything about the state of his side’s defence. Leonardo Jardim’s backline have regularly had a big mistake in them and this gives BTTS plenty of appeal here.
19:30 Bayern Munich v Augsburg Bayern to nil 8/13
No team has been able to stop Bayern so far this season and they are rarely in the business of dropping points at home. Niko Kovac has made a strong start as Bayern boss with the Bavarian giants looking as imposing as ever. Defensively they’ve been most sound of late, conceding just one goal in their last four matches. A win looks to be a banker for them against a less than formidable Augsburg who will do well to even have a clear cut chance in this match.
19:45 Millwall v Fulham BTTS 4/6
A struggling Millwall have been unable to recapture the scintillating form that saw them almost clinch an unexpected play-off place last season. Their only win since mid-August was the 3-2 toppling of Plymouth in the EFL Cup. They face a stiffer opponent in the third round but one that is yet to keep a league clean sheet this season. Fulham, while not defensively robust, love to attack and they have enough strength in depth to still pack a punch in this match.
19:45 Wolves v Leicester BTTS 4/5
Wolves’ league performances in recent weeks have shown that they are planning on sticking around in the top flight. Nuno Espirito Santo will likely give many key names a rest here given their efforts lately but this will not stop the Portuguese boss naming a decent side. Leicester fired four past Fleetwood in the last round of the EFL Cup after registering 25 shots on goal. Claude Puel will be telling his men not to hold back again here in what could be a great game for the neutrals.
20:00 Inter v Fiorentina BTTS ‘no’ 21/20
Inter made quite a comeback on their Champions League opener to have the beating of Tottenham. For most of the game though the Nerazzurri were devoid of ideas going forward and only a Mauro Icardi wonder strike got them back level. Luciano Spalletti’s men failed to score in the game before this and needed injury time before finding the winner against Sampdoria at the weekend. His attacking forces are really not clicking at the moment and facing an organised Fiorentina will not help them find form.
20:00 Manchester United v Derby BTTS 5/4
Jose Mourinho is a man who could do without a defeat after dropping more points in the league last weekend. A fairly strong line-up has to be expected but this does not mean the result is in the bag for the hosts. Old Trafford has rather lost its fear factor and the Rams will be full of confidence after impressively beating Brentford 3-1 at the weekend. Having also battered Hull in the last round of this competition, there’s every chance Derby can make a real game of this cup clash.
20:00 West Brom v Crystal Palace BTTS ‘no’ 19/20
Promotion is very much the priority for West Brom this season so expect Darren Moore to make wholesale changes for this game. A reserve Baggies side didn’t impress much in the last round of the League Cup, narrowly beating Mansfield at home. Crystal Palace were also a bit lacking in the second round as they scraped a 1-0 win over Swansea. Only once this season has a game featuring the Eagles seen both teams score and this is not looking like a match that will break the trend.

Monday 24 September

Time Match Tip Odds
20:15 Braga v Sporting Lisbon BTTS 4/5
Unbeaten Braga take on an unbeaten Sporting Lisbon on Monday night. Matches involving Portugal’s top sides can often be quite cagey affairs but Braga have been full of entertainment in recent weeks. Their four league games have seen 17 goals scored so perhaps this time we’ll see a more end to end contest. Adding to the appeal of BTTS in this match is the fact that it’s something which has occurred in four of Sporting’s five domestic matches this campaign.

Sunday 23 September

Time Match Tip Odds
13:30 West Ham v Chelsea BTTS 7/10
West Ham finally got off the mark last weekend, beating an injury plagued Everton side at home. Andriy Yarmolenko netted his first two goals for the Hammers while the mercurial Marko Arnautovic grabbed another. This result should give Manuel Pellegrini’s men plenty of confidence and the willingness to take the game to Chelsea. It’s hard to see the Blues with their 100% record not responding though. Eden Hazard has been thriving under new boss Maurizio Sarri and he’ll ensure a weak West Ham defence has plenty to think about. BTTS looks huge here at 7/10 given the pattern of Chelsea’s clashes thus far this term.
15:45 PSV v Ajax BTTS ‘no’ 6/4
PSV were humbled mid-week by Barcelona but back in the Eredivisie they are a force to be reckoned with. They fired six past Willem II early in the month and went one better when obliterating Den Haag 7-0. Ajax have been in fine form themselves lately though, recording very comfortable victories over Vitesse and Groningen. Goals are by no means a guarantee in this tense match though as both teams could cancel each other out. Only once in the last five renewals of this fierce rivalry have both sides scored, making 6/4 look great value.
16:00 Arsenal v Everton BTTS 8/13
Arsenal appear to be making gradual progress under boss Unai Emery who has now recorded a trio of league victories. Goals have come from all sources so far with no individual player scoring more than once. Not being reliant on one name for goals is a positive sign and one that should serve them well here. Everton have lacked form lately but the absence of Richarlison is a huge reason behind this. The Brazilian has now served his three game suspension and he alone is capable of transforming the Toffees attack.
20:00 Lyon v Marseille BTTS 1/2
Marseille have begun their league campaign by scoring an average of almost three goals per game. Rudi Garcia’s side are playing with plenty of swagger and the superb Florian Thauvin has not lost any of last season’s spark. The visitors will be going all out for three points in this match and this should also help Lyon find the back of the net. While they have made a slightly stuttering start to the season, Les Gones could regain their edge in this big contest.

Saturday 22 September

Time Match Tip Odds
12:30 Fulham v Watford BTTS 4/7
An attacking Fulham side look like enjoying a successful stay in the Premier League this season. Summer signings have quickly adapted to their new club including Andre Schurrle and Jean Michael Serri who have three goals between them. Aleksandar Mitrovic has also continued his excellent scoring record since making his switch to Craven Cottage permanent. The Cottagers remain without a league clean sheet though and this could spell bad news with Watford finding the net in all of their matches this season.
14:30 Hoffenheim v Borussia Dortmund BTTS 4/9
We should have an exciting match on our hands here as these are two sides that like to entertain. Goals have been a regular feature when the two club have met, not a single clean sheet has been kept across the last eight clashes. Hoffenheim’s Adam Szalai has begun the season strongly while exciting on-loan Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson scored on his debut last weekend. Paco Alcacer managed the same on his competitive Dortmund debut and he gives an attacking Dortmund side another threat up top.
15:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
Backing BTTS on Palace matches is no longer the tempting option it used to be. Roy Hodgson’s men haven’t scored and conceded in any single one of their league games this season. Defending a lead is something they do very well but coming back from behind has proved a difficult task. Newcastle have netted in all four of their last matches but three times goals came in the 87th minute onwards. With Palace solid at the back, don’t expect them to surrender any points late on in what we expect will be a dour affair.
15:00 Liverpool v Southampton Liverpool to nil 20/21
The absence of Southampton top scorer Danny Ings, who is unable to face his parent club, seems to remove any feint hope of an upset in this game. The 26-year-old netted in the Saints’ last two games along with Pierre Emil Hojbjerg but the defensive midfielder is not a reliable source of goals. Liverpool’s strong defence has had no issues against sides like Brighton, Palace and West Ham this season so another win to nil looks on the cards for them.
15:00 Man Utd v Wolves BTTS ‘no’ 10/11
Wolves only managed to score one past a struggling Burnley outfit last Sunday but the 1-0 scoreline doesn’t tell you the whole picture. The hosts dominated vast portions of the game and were unfortunate not to have scored more goals. Chances will come far less regularly against a United side who appear to have gotten their act together though. Wolves should not be underestimated defensively as they’ve been solid in recent matches, particularly when keeping Man City quiet at Molineux.
17:30 Brighton v Tottenham BTTS 3/4
Tottenham’s three straight defeats is their worst run under Mauricio Pochettino and the Argentine needs a response from his men here. Scoring goals has not been much of an issue as they have managed to find the net in every game this season. Sloppy passing and poor defending at set pieces has been seen far too often though. This is something a Brighton side, who are strong on home soil, can definitely exploit and both teams to score looks overpriced.
17:30 Schalke v Bayern Bayern to nil 13/10
The Bundesliga champions face last season’s runners-up but the game isn’t shaping up to be all that competitive. Schalke haven’t got the better of the Bavarians since 2011 and even scoring past them has proven tricky recently. Bayern have managed four clean sheets in their last six meetings with Schalke and another looks likely here with the Royal Blues so out of form. Schalke are without a league point and have just two goals to their name so it’s hard to see them causing too many problems in this one.
19:45 Real Madrid v Espanyol BTTS 19/20
Real Madrid were the kings of BTTS last season in La Liga. It’s a crown they may well retain too as not a great deal has changed under new boss Julen Lopetegui. There is a little more focus on possession but Los Blancos have maintained their commitment to sending men forward, resulting in just the one league clean sheet so far. Espanyol have drawn blank in their last four visits to the Bernabeu but the form they are in suggests they can put an end to this run.

Friday 21 September

Time Match Tip Odds
19:45 Monaco v Nimes BTTS 4/6
Monaco’s winless run stretched to five games in midweek as they were bested by Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. In four of the five matches Les Monegasques have scored at least once but their defence, lacking the protection of Fabinho, has let them down. Nimes will be relishing the prospect of facing a less than stalwart backline. The mid-table side knocked three past Bordeaux last weekend and two past PSG the game before that.
19:45 Wigan v Bristol City BTTS 4/6
Playing in a higher division this season hasn’t been enough to end Wigan’s unbeaten home run. February was last time the Latics lost a league game on home soil and only once have they failed to score in this time. Despite losing last season’s top scorer, Bobby Reid, in the summer transfer window, Bristol City have not be struggling for goals either. Andreas Weimann has been a big reason behind this, his five goals helping to make the Robins the fourth deadliest side in the Championship.

Thursday 20 September

Time Match Tip Odds
17:55 PAOK v Chelsea BTTS ‘no’ 19/20
Maurizio Sarri will likely use this game to rotate the squad but with some talented defenders waiting in reserve, the Blues should be a tough nut to crack. PAOK didn’t show a great amount of attacking guile against Benfica in their Champions League play-off defeat and are likely to struggle. Their only hope is that Chelsea leave their star attacking players such as Eden Hazard at home, creating a scrappy midfield battle.
17:55 Villarreal v Rangers Villarreal to nil Evens
Rangers haven’t reached the group stage of a European competition since 2010 so Steven Gerrard deserves plenty of credit for what he has done. His side will do very well to leave Spain with anything in this contest though as Villarreal, at least on paper, have far too much quality. The Yellow Submarine haven’t been in great form this season but they will be taking this game seriously and have enough to overpower their Scottish opponents.
20:00 Arsenal v Vorskla Poltava BTTS ‘no’ 4/7
You’ll be forgiven if you’ve not heard the name Vorskla Poltava before. The Ukrainian side have only featured in the group stages of a European competition once before and their hopes in this group appear slim. They should be spared a drubbing here though because Arsenal will likely field a second string line-up. The Gunners reserves sometime flattered to deceive last time in Europe and operating a new system is unlikely to get them playing with much fluency.
20:00 Celtic v Rosenborg BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
Celtic and Rosenborg met less than two months ago for a Champions League qualifier. The Bhoys triumphed over the two legs although the second affair was one you’d be forgiven for forgetting about. Since the aggregate victory, Celtic have failed to push on, falling behind the pace in the Scottish Premiership after losing their edge upfront. While the same cannot be said for table topping Rosenborg, they have failed to score against Celtic on three of the last four occasions.

Wednesday 19 September

Time Match Tip Odds
19:45 QPR v Millwall BTTS ‘no’ 5/6
QPR’s odds to face to drop tumbled after they began the league campaign with four consecutive defeats. Steve McClaren has been able to steady the ship though, picking up seven points from the last possible nine. They still don’t carry a huge goal threat though, much like an out of form Millwall side who have only have seven league goals to their name. Both teams will work doggedly here but a lack of quality could lead to a scrappy affair.
20:00 BSC Young Boys v Man United BTTS ‘no’ 19/20
Man United were solid but unspectacular in the group stages of the Champions League last season and more of the same can be expected. Jose Mourinho will likely employ a defensive approach for this one so Young Boys, spearheaded by the 34-year-old Guillaume Hoarau won’t have many chances to score. United did struggle in Switzerland last year though, losing 1-0 to Basel and their sometimes faltering attack perhaps shouldn’t be backed to score either.
20:00 Benfica v Bayern Munich BTTS 7/10
Bayern Munich played out a thrilling 2-2 on their last visit to the Estadio da Luz. The draw was just enough to protect their aggregate lead, sending them through to the Champions League semi-final. Given their tendency to attack, Bayern are good value to get on the scoresheet again in Lisbon. The Eagles could only manage a goal from the penalty spot during their last European home clash with PAOK but the amount of chances they created showed they are a dangerous side.
20:00 Man City v Lyon BTTS 10/11
Goals appear to be on the menu for this Champions League bout. Only once in 2018, across all competitions, have the Citizens failed to score. Pep Guardola will be worried about the state of his defence for this tie though after conceding to the likes of Newcastle and Huddersfield this season. Losing Mariano Diaz to Real Madrid is a blow to the visitors but Nabil Fekir, who is back to full fitness, will ensure Lyon pack a punch.
20:00 Real Madrid v Roma BTTS 4/7
Real Madrid may be without their goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo but Gareth Bale could do a fine job filling his boots. The Welshman has been superb this season and even Karim Benzema has been chipping in with more goals than normal. New boss Julen Lopetegui focuses far more on possession than predecessor Zinedine Zidane but this has not helped Los Blancos appear any stronger defensively. This should mean both teams convert here as Roma have only failed to score in one away game in 2018.
20:00 Valencia v Juventus BTTS 10/11
Cristiano Ronaldo got off the mark for Juventus last weekend and more goals are sure to follow. The Portuguese star struck twice during the 2-1 win over Sassuolo and with his Champions League pedigree, he will be most difficult to tame. Question marks must be raised over the state of the Old Lady defence however. They’ve managed just the one clean sheet so far this season as the return of Lenardo Bonnuci has not reaped immediate rewards. Their defensive vulnerability will certainly not be helped by playing outside Turin either.

Tuesday 18 September

Time Match Tip Odds
17:55 Barcelona v PSV Barcelona to nil 3/4
PSV don’t seem to stand much hope in Champions League Group B and this is likely to be the stiffest test of the lot. Looking dangerous during a 7-0 rout of Den Haag is one thing but the Dutch outfit will enjoy far less time on the ball in the Nou Camp. Their Catalan opponents should be able to dictate this game from start to finish with the superior quality they have.
17:55 Inter Milan v Tottenham BTTS 4/5
Tottenham’s clashes away against Dortmund, Real Madrid and Juventus last season all saw both sides score. Mauricio Pochettino refuses to shut up shop for big games and this encounter will be no exception. Lucas Moura gives the Argentine an exciting option in attack while the likes of Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane are always dependable. Inter carry a real punch too though, Mauro Icardi, who netted 29 league goals last season being the key danger man to a less than ironclad Spurs backline.
20:00 Liverpool v PSG BTTS 4/9
Liverpool scored a phenomenal amount of goals last season, particularly in the Champions League. Had it not been for Mohamed Salah’s injury in the final, the Reds may have gone all the way. The Egyptian is back now though and he’ll complete Liverpool’s superb attacking trio which can have too much for any defence. PSG have a similarly frightening attacking force though, featuring the like of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The pair can ensure that their side remains fully in this contest.
20:00 Monaco v Atletico Madrid BTTS ‘no’ 3/4
Atletico often take some breaking down and with Monaco far from their best at present, the hosts could well struggle. Diego Simeone’s side had the best defensive record in La Liga last season. Equally as strong in Europe, they let in just four goals during the group stages and then another four on their way to lifting the Europa League Trophy. The Rojiblancos can be a little stuttering in attack though, particularly on the road as we saw recently when they fired blank against Celta Vigo.
20:00 Stoke v Swansea BTTS ‘no’ SP
Stoke were promotion favourites at the start of the season but have found life tough in the second-tier. Signs of improvements have been on show though including from Saido Berahino who will have received a huge lift after breaking his long goal drought in the League Cup. Swansea’s matches have been very low scoring of late, three of their last four seeing under 1.5 goals. Graham Potter has his men battling hard but they appear to have no goal threat other than Ollie McBurnie.

Monday 17 September

Time Match Tip Odds
20:00 Girona v Celta Vigo BTTS 7/10
Girona impressively kept a Villarreal side at bay to claim their first win of the season last time out. Having also managed a clean sheet during their season opening with Real Valladolid, Eusebio Sacristan seems to be tightening things up at his new club. Celta Vigo ae likely to be a little more adventurous in their play though and this will force Girona to come of their shell. The Celestes had the beating of Atletico Madrid last time out and their attacking forces can break past almost anyone on their day.
20:00 Southampton v Brighton BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
Danny Ings netted his first Southampton goal at the start of the month during a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace. While the Saints deserve credit for their display, they did have Alex McCarthy to thank on several occasions for keeping the Eagles at bay. He’s unlikely to be as busy on Monday night as the Seagulls are poor travellers. Not only are Chris Hughton’s men winless since January on the road but they’ve fired blank in their last three league away games.

Sunday 16 September

Time Match Tip Odds
13:30 Wolves v Burnley BTTS ‘no’ 4/6
While unimpressive in the first 45 minutes against West Ham, Wolves offered plenty after the interval and were rewarded late on thanks to Adama Traore’s strike. Having drawn with Manchester City before this, the Championship winners are showing us that they are a side to be reckoned with. Burnley on the other hand look like being unable to live up to last season’s high. They’ve only got one league point to their name and will struggle to break down a combative and confident Wolves outfit.
16:00 Everton v West Ham BTTS ‘no’ 21/20
Rock bottom West Ham are in need of some inspiration. No side has conceded more goals than them this season but there were signs of improvement during the recent loss to Wolves. If they can defend in a similar fashion here, they could frustrate an Everton side who lost so much of their spark without the suspended Richarlison, The Brazilian was out suspended for the lacklustre 1-1 draw with Huddersfield and he remains unavailable for this one.
20:00 Marseille v Guingamp BTTS 3/4
Marseille edged out Monaco in a thrilling contest just before the international break. It was the third time in a row this season that the Olympiens fought back from being behind. While their defence leaves plenty to be desired, Rudi Garcia’s men more than make up for this when attacking. Guingamp do not possess the same kind of quality but did fire three past Marseille on their last meeting and a goal this time seems well within their reach.

Saturday 15 September

Time Match Tip Odds
12:30 Tottenham v Liverpool BTTS 8/15
If there’s one game that looks nailed on for BTTS this week, it’s the Premier League’s early kick-off. Liverpool have shown plenty of defensive steel this season but it’s so rare for Tottenham not to score at home, almost a year since it last happened. Liverpool haven’t been at their deadly best the past couple of games but they are set to shine against an attacking side who will leave plenty of space for them to exploit.
14:30 Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen BTTS 4/6
The last time these two sides met we saw a total of eight goals as Bayern ran riot in the BayArena. Munich have offered plenty in attack already this season and should have no issues firing past a Leverkusen side who have been slow out of the blocks. The only real question in this game is if the visitors can find a goal of their own. While they aren’t in great form, they do have quality options upfront who will be able to raise their game for this match.
15:00 Huddersfield v Crystal Palace BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
Palace have only seen one of their games this season end with both teams having found the net. While their intent is still there, Roy Hodgson’s side have had a harder time coming back from behind this season. With their clash with Huddersfield not looking like having too many goals, the first strike in this game will be of the utmost importance. The Terriers have failed to score in both their home matches this season and will too struggle to muster a response if they go a goal down.
15:00 Manchester City v Fulham BTTS 21/20
Manchester City bounced back from their draw with Wolves by beating Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium. It was hardly the most convincing victory though as some poor finishing saw the hosts win by just a 2-1 scoreline. Pep Guardiola said conceding was normal early on in the season and it’s something his side have done during the last three games. Fulham have shown plenty of attacking intent following their promotion and it’s not hard to see them being the next side to deny City a clean sheet.
15:00 Newcastle v Arsenal BTTS 8/13
Arsenal claimed what was just their second Premier League away win of 2018 when edging past Cardiff 3-2 last time out. It was hardly a convincing display against the newly promoted side though, especially given Cardiff were previously without a league goal. Questions about Arsenal’s resilience on the road are still plentiful though, something that will give Newcastle plenty of hope. The Magpies claimed a couple of big scalps a St James’s Park last season and have scored against Spurs, Chelsea and Man City so far this campaign.
17:30 Blackburn v Aston Villa BTTS 5/6
Unbeaten Blackburn Rovers got the better of a strong Brentford side during their last home league game. The pitch at Ewood Park was in a poor state during the 1-0 win but it’s improved since and we should see a more free-flowing game of football here as a result. Although Villa have gone five games without a win, they have at least scored in every league contest this season, a run they should be backed to maintain.
17:30 Watford v Manchester United BTTS 4/5
Watford are one of just three sides yet to drop a point this Premier League season. Javi Gracia has his men playing some quality football at the moment and at home is where they are usually at their best. United’s often shaky defence can be exploited but Jose Mourinho showed that his side is capable of attacking last time out against Burnley. The front trio of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis and Jesse Lingard looked lively at Turf Moor and the Portuguese boss will likely stick with the winning formula.
19:45 Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid BTTS 4/7
Bilbao’s last league game was called off meaning they’ve now not had a match since their 2-2 draw with Huesca on 27th August. Being unable to defend a two goal lead against a newly promoted side doesn’t bode well for Eduardo Berizzo’s men. Madrid are hardly impenetrable themselves though having let Girona and Leganes score early goals against them. Los Blancos’ style of play will often see them exposed at the back but with both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in fine form, they can easily compensate for this.

Friday 14 September

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19:45 Birmingham v West Brom BTTS ‘no’ 5/6
This West Midlands derby is not one that promises much in the way of goals. Birmingham have failed to score in four of their last five outings, even when absolutely dominating Swansea. Their local rivals knocked seven past QPR not long ago but have struggled to look this threatening on the road. Their only away game that’s seen them score more than once this season was against Norwich when gifted two goals by opposition keeper Tim Krul.
19:45 PSG v St Etienne PSG to nil 4/5
You’ll get no points for guessing who is sitting top of Ligue 1. PSG have picked up where they left off last season, winning all four of their league matches with plenty of attacking verve. Kylian Mbappe is out suspended though so we may see a slightly less attacking approach from Tomas Tuchel’s men this time. This is not necessarily great news for a St Etienne side who’ve struggled for goals this season, netting just three across their four league games.

Sunday 9 September

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12:00 Oxford v Coventry BTTS 4/5
Oxford United began the season with four consecutive league defeats but finally got off the mark with a fine 3-1 win over Burton. They followed this up with a useful away point to Sunderland but the 1-1 result does mean their wait for a clean sheet goes on. The Sky Blues are also languishing down near the bottom of the table but performances have been good lately. Only wasteful finishing cost them victories against both Rochdale and Gillingham but goals will come if they keep playing the way they have been.

Saturday 8 September

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12:30 Northern Ireland v Bosnia & Herzegovina BTTS ‘no’ 4/7
Neutrals will probably want to steer clear of this Nations League match as goalmouth action will be in short supply. Bosnia have turned into a very defensive unit since the appointment of Vladimir Petkovic earlier in the year. In his first five games in charge, the Bosnians scored and conceded just one goal, an incredibly dull record. Northern Ireland certainly have the defence to keep out a struggling attack but they will find goals hard to come by themselves as they lack any semblance of a quality striker.
15:00 Blackpool v Bradford BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
Safety first has been Blackpool’s approach in the league this season. Their 3-3 draw with Macclesfield in the EFL Cup was a contrast to what we usually see from the rather cautious Seasiders. Only four times have Blackpool found the net this season, a low total shared by Bradford who too have struggled to get firing so far in League One. The Bantams converted a penalty and a last minute consolation across their last two matches but it’s not enough to make you think they stand a good chance of scoring here.
15:00 Sunderland v Fleetwood BTTS 4/5
Sunderland have scored in every League One contest so far this season as their new look side continues to offer promise. Josh Maya struggled to make an impression in the Championship but he’s started very brightly this campaign, scoring four goals. New Fleetwood striker Ched Evans is another who didn’t cut it last season but has fared much better for the drop down, having accumulated five goals and three assists to his name. With the Welshman leading the line, Fleetwood should be backed to score against a Sunderland side who’ve kept just one league clean sheet this season.
17:00 Switzerland v Iceland Switzerland to nil 6/4
A lack of quality in the final third saw Switzerland bow out of the World Cup in the round of 16. Haris Seferovic was usually handed the number nine spot but he has just 12 goals from 54 international appearances. Iceland also looked in need of a quality striker during the World Cup as they managed to score just once from open play. Having lost manager Heimir Hallgrimsson in the summer, Iceland’s golden era is in danger of coming to an end. This will be a very difficult test for them and one they could well struggle in.
17:15 Ebbsfleet United v Gateshead BTTS 19/20
The TV cameras head to Kent on Saturday evening to see how Ebbsfleet fare against Gateshead. The two sides are level on points but Gateshead are the large underdogs as they’ve been seen to be punching above their weight so far this campaign. A win is probably asking too much for them here but scoring against a side that shipped in three home goals to Flyde last weekend is not. With the hosts the stronger of the two sides though, Ebbsfleet will surely find the net themselves too.
19:45 England v Spain BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
Raheem Sterling will take no part in this match after being ruled out by a back problem. His absence is a big loss to a side who struggles for goals when facing tough opposition. This year the Three Lions have failed to score against Germany, Brazil and Belgium while finding just one against both Italy and the Netherlands. With Spain only able to pass the ball sideways in their last game, it wouldn’t be a shock to see a toothless game again here. This is especially a concern now that Atletico striker Diego Costa has withdrawn from the squad.

Friday 7 September

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19:45 Italy v Poland BTTS 5/4
This summer’s World Cup was the first since 1958 to not include Italy. Roberto Mancini is the man tasked with getting the ex-world champions back to former glories and so far he’s seen mixed results. All of his three matches in charge have seen both teams score and it’s a trend that you should back to continue. Poland should have far more to offer in attack than they did during their brief stay in Russia. New boss Jerzy Brzeczek brings some much needed change for the Eagles who will once again be led by the deadly Roberto Lewandowski.
19:45 Romania v Montenegro Romania to nil 13/8
The Romanians are enjoying an impressive winning streak that stands at four games. In this time, Cosmin Contra’s men have beaten the likes of Chile and Sweden. Playing at home always gives them a huge boost and on their own turf they’ve now ended victorious in six of their last seven contests. Against an out of form Montenegro side, winless in six, you have to fancy the hosts to extend their streak. Doing so with a clean sheet looks more than possible too as Montenegro have scored just twice in their last four games.
19:45 Scotland v Belgium BTTS ‘no’ 8/11
While this is not a Nations League match, Kevin McDonald has insisted his teammates will be taking the friendly very seriously. Even a full-strength Scotland side is likely to struggle for goals here though. They are shy in front of net at the best of times, failing to score in four of their last five games. Belgium may not be at full strength for this one and if they aren’t then expect to see a performance similar to the fairly lacklustre one against England in the World Cup.
19:45 Turkey v Russia BTTS ‘no’ 4/5
Turkey have been a good side to follow in the BTTS market as all of their last four matches have seen both sides convert. It really ought to be five in a row too but Ireland spurned a huge chance to opening the scoring when losing 1-0 in Antalya back in March. Russia are likely to stifle the game here though and it’s hard to see there being too much goalmouth action. Salamovich Cherchesov’s men raised their game for the World Cup but normally they are a more unadventurous side, rarely serving up thrilling spectacles.