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C’ship Accumulator: Five goal-filled games to line punters’ pockets

| 05.10.2012

The Championship is a hotbed of goal-scoring activity with 14 games in the last two rounds of fixtures producing over 2.5 goals so, with that in mind, we’ve picked out five matches where it’s forecast to rain goals.

Some of the best attacking talent is set to feature in these games and, if they do the business, punters can get paid out to the tune of 16/1.

Millwall v Bolton – 5/6

All but one of Bolton’s away days on their return to England’s second tier have produced more than 2.5 goals and, with the current winless run Millwall are on, they should have plenty of opportunities to trouble the scorers here.

They’ve scored two goals in half of their games, but have ultimately disappointed so far this term. The Lions will fancy their chances of halting their five-match winless streak in this one and have failed to score just twice this season, themselves.

Crystal Palace v Burnley – 4/5

A second Lancashire team makes the trip to south London here, though they prepare to face an Eagles team soaring with five wins from six. That’s reason enough to fear for Burnley, but when you consider that they’re poor travellers, in addition, causes for concern begin to mount.

With Eddie Howe’s men still to keep an away day clean sheet, a big score could be on the cards for the expectant fans at Selhurst Park, who are yet to see their side draw a blank all season. This promises to be goal-filled, if not slightly one-sided.

Leeds v Barnsley – 4/6

These two Yorkshire rivals know how to put on a show with each of the past six renewals yielding over 2.5 goals, though it has been the Tykes who have enjoyed the better fortunes and haven’t tasted defeat in that spell.

They’ve been victorious in 5-2 and 4-1 routs, whereas high-scoring draws are also popular with a 2-2 and a 3-3 being served up.
Furthermore, an incredible 11 of Leeds’ 12 games this term have surpassed this mark and Barnsley’s last road trip resulted in a 5-0 mauling of Birmingham. This, ladies and gentlemen, is banker territory.

Blackpool v Charlton – 4/6

Ian Holloway’s Blackpool team are nothing if not entertaining. Their past eight outings have involved a monstrous 29 goals, 17 of which have gone in their favour.

Shipping 12 goals in that spell is not the stringency required to win a title, yet it almost guarantees over 2.5 goals to be scored when they take to the field and Charlton have got a striker in Ricardo Fuller who can put any opponent to the sword at this level.

Blackburn v Wolves – 4/5

This is the first clash between any of the relegated Premier League teams from last season and, with the options both have in the final third, it’s difficult to envisage a 0-0 at Ewood Park.

The game could be tight, with neither promotion chaser wanting to gift the other an advantage, yet, with the likes of Jordan Rhodes, Kevin Doyle, Nuno Gomes and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake all pulling the trigger, not to mention the host of attacking midfielders each squad boasts, goals have got to be on the menu here.

There have been 13 registered in their last four meetings, so this final selection offers plenty of promise.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



James Middleton