Burnley, Birmingham City and Peterborough United were among the Championship sides who struck three times in midweek for the 45th over 2.5 game this season involving one of those teams or their respective weekend opponents Cardiff City, Leeds United and Derby County.
With credit to the Spencer Davis Group (ask your dad), I’m expecting the sides in this goals galore treble to continue their midweek exploits and keep on scoring, so that one fine day I’m gonna be the one to make you understand [the route to bwinning].
And with such goalscoring momentum behind them, attacking approaches can be expected and new customers using the free £20 bet available when registering with bwin stand to win £93.52 if all three games produce three or more goals – and here’s why I think they will.
Over 2.5 goals in Cardiff v Burnley @ 3/5
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While Burnley will need to go some to repeat their incredible 4-3 win at Bristol City in midweek, they will definitely pose a clear goal threat to joint-leaders Cardiff.
The Bluebirds kept pace at the top with Leicester after Aaron Gunnarson’s last-minute winner against Watford and they are likely to need multiple (and possibly late) goals to maintain their unbeaten home record when they play host to a Clarets side boasting the Championship’s top scorer, Charlie Austin.
Over 2.5 goals in Leeds v Birmingham @ 67/100
If Burnley’s midweek effort was outstanding, then Blues’ recovery from three goals down to save a point at Millwall may have been a season-defining one.
Before that, Lee Clark’s team had been struggling for form and inspiration but with Marlon King putting in his best performance since returning from a spell in the clink (he scored a hat-trick against the Lions) and with Leeds looking to recover from a couple of disappointing draws and maintain their two-goal-a-game average, this one should be an exciting, open encounter.
Over 2.5 goals in Peterborough v Derby @ 3/4
Midweek was far from Peterborough’s first brush with three goals this season, but having started the season with seven straight defeats, the goals have started to fall in their favour, as demonstrated by a George Boyd-inspired 3-1 win over Huddersfield.
The ‘other Ferguson’ will feel confident his team can continue that run against a Derby side whose only real consistency has been the fact they always concede away from home.