This weekend’s over 2.5 goals treble bet features the League One and Two play-off finals from Wembley, as well as an international friendly involving a free-scoring German side.
Sheffield United v Huddersfield Town – over 2.5 Goals @ evens
Sheffield United meet Huddersfield Town in a winner-takes-all League One play-off final and Yorkshire derby today. United will be looking for a swift return to the Championship after spending a single season in England’s third tier. The Blades’ success so far has much to do with their tally of 92 league goals, the most by any team in the Football League this season. With ten goals more than League One winners Charlton, United clearly know how to score a goal or two. This is highlighted by the fact that 56.3 per cent of their league games this campaign have finished with over 2.5 goals. Opponents Huddersfield are no strangers to a goal themselves, with 43.8 per cent of their games this season finishing with over 2.5 goals. Amongst their ranks they have the deadliest striker in the English leagues, Jordan Rhodes, who has scored 38 league goals this season and will be looking to add to his tally this weekend. The recent fixtures show that four of the last five games between these two sides have finished with over 2.5 goals, so don’t be surprised to see the net ripple once again at Wembley this afternoon.
Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra – Over 2.5 Goals @ evens
For the second game in this weekend’s over 2.5 goals treble, we look to another play-off final – the League Two affair between Cheltenham Town and Crewe Alexandra on Sunday. This game features two high-scoring teams from England’s fourth tier – the clubs finished fifth and sixth top scorers respectively in League Two this season. This fixture has a recent history of goals, with 21 in total from the last five meetings between the two sides. The meeting between these two sides in April 2011 produced an unusual 8-1 scoreline in Crewe’s favour, which proves what this fixture is really capable of. Looking at more recent form, two of Crewe’s last three fixtures have finished with over 2.5 goals and exciting hot prospect Nick Powell has been in fine goalscoring touch. Three of Cheltenham’s last four fixtures have ended with over 2.5 goals so the stats seem to suggest both sides have a chance of scoring a few.
Switzerland v Germany – Over 2.5 Goals @ 3/4
The last game of this week’s treble focuses on the international friendly between Switzerland and Germany from Basel on Saturday. A young Swiss side is expected to line up for this game, which makes the Euro 2012-bound Germans clear favourites, even without their Munich-based players who have been granted extra leave by national boss Joachim Low following Bayern’s Champions League Final loss to Chelsea last weekend. Statistically, Germany’s recent international goalscoring record has been remarkable. Their last ten international fixtures (friendly and competitive) have ended with over 2.5 goals, the Germans managing to score in every game along the way. For this stat alone it would have been hard to leave the game out of this weekend’s treble. The history between these two sides would also suggest that goals should be expected at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. There have been 12 goals in the four matches between Germany and Switzerland to date, the last fixture a 4-0 victory for Germany in March 2008. If Germany can keep up their fantastic scoring run then this treble has every chance of success.
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