iBet: Watford games are full of goals, and that should continue at Birmingham
Birmingham v Watford, kick off 3pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 3.2 to one with Betfair, or back both teams to score at 4/6
Birmingham are fairly average in the goals stakes at Championship level but this bet is really all about Watford, whose tally of 60 goals scored in their 31 games is the highest in the division. When we take into consideration goals conceded as well, Watford fans have seen an average of 3.29 goals per game, and if we look at away games only that rises to 3.73. Watford are deadly on the counter and no team in The Championship has won more games on their travels. They have now played 17 fixtures in succession that have gone over the 1.5 goals line, with 14 of those producing three or more goals. Indeed only one of their away games all season has produced less than two goals. Birmingham games are less prolific, although their home games average 2.86 goals and both teams have scored in 17 of their last 19 fixtures. As long as manager Gianfranco Zola doesn’t engage in some bizarre tinkering with his forward line like he did when they lost 2-0 at Bristol City, this game should produce at least two goals.
Oldham won their last game but that stopped a run of nine League One games without a victory. They raised their game to beat Liverpool in the last FA Cup round, but I can’t see David Moyes resting most of his key players as Brendan Rogers did in that tie. The 1/3 about Everton winning will only interest big hitters but you can get 11/10 on the handicaps about the Merseysiders giving up a one goal start. The game kicks off at 6pm and is live on ITV1.
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