Fans of Celtic, Leeds and Barnet will all be hoping their teams don’t suffer New Year’s hangovers in their first matches of 2012, as will punters backing them to deliver more high-scoring games.
Those three teams and their opponents on January 2nd (Dunfermline, Burnley and Bristol Rovers) have collectively played out a stunning 79 games with three goals or more this season, so betting on them in an over 2.5 goals treble offers strong potential for good returns.
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Over 2.5 goals in Dunfermline v Celtic @57/100
The Pars have struggled on their return to the SPL, winning just three games and conceding a league-high 43 goals, and should be easy prey for surging Celtic.
Neil Lennon’s team have won their last nine games, including Wednesday’s crucial win over rivals Rangers, and with striker Gary Hooper in great form, they should be able to continue that run with a high-scoring win against opponents who’ve been on the losing end of ten games with over 2.5 goals this season.
Over 2.5 goals in Leeds v Burnley @17/20
The Championship’s form team are also one of the most exciting to watch with nearly 60 per cent of Burnley games featuring over 2.5 goals – the second highest in the league.
With opponents Leeds holding the same record of 14 games out of 24 with three goals or more, this promises to be an exciting derby contest.
This has tended to be the case in this fixture in recent years, too, with the sides splitting 11 goals across their last four encounters.
Over 2.5 goals in Barnet v Bristol Rovers @4/5
These two struggling teams have at least provided fans with entertainment, with 29 games featuring either Barnet of Bristol Rovers containing at least three goals.
A such, this match should be a banker in the over 2.5 goals market and another look at the figures shows that shaky defending is the main cause of this, with each side conceding 45 goals in their 23 games so far.
At the other end they have been reasonably sharp as Rovers have 30 and Barnet 26 goals, meaning that offence is likely to beat defence in this match-up. As such, it’s worth betting on another game where fans of these sides see three or more goals.
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