Going for Goals!

  • By: Chris Hammer, Dave John and Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: December 24 2012, 13:32 GMT

Our team return with a 'both teams to score' treble covering the Premier League and the Championship.

Chelsea visit Norwich having scored eight on Sunday
Chelsea visit Norwich having scored eight on Sunday

Everton v Wigan (AS)

Everton's last 14 games have seen both sides score.

In short, gone are the days of David Moyes' men edging tight games 1-0. They are much more of an attacking threat these days but defensive solidity has been sacrificed to a certain extent - they've not kept a clean sheet since September.

Moving Phil Jagielka out of central defence to cover injury problems at right-back won't help here so even Wigan, who often struggle in their travels, could well find the net here. They done so on five of their seven top-flight visits to Goodison so the 10/11 is worth adding to the coupon.

Norwich v Chelsea (CH)

Chelsea head to Carrow Road on Boxing Day full of confidence up front having smashed eight past Aston Villa on Sunday to reignite their title hopes.

Indeed, the Blues can hardly afford any more slip ups now if they're to challenge the two Manchester clubs in the second half of the season and they'll be keen to go for the jugular against a Norwich defence which has conceded 10 in their last four games in all competitions.

However, the Canaries have beaten Man United, Tottenham and Arsenal this season so I fully expect them to pose an attacking threat themselves in a game which promises goals.

Burnley v Derby (DJ)

Two evenly matched teams in the middle of the Championship and they look likely to share more goals with the previous encounter this season ending 2-1 to the Clarets.

The latter have leading hitman Charlie Austin in their line-up and while he has not been quite so prolific recently, he should make an impact against a side who has only managed to keep recent clean sheets against bottom three sides Bristol City and Barnsley.

You have to go back six matches to find the last time Derby failed to find the net and this all points to an exciting clash on Boxing Day with plenty of action at both ends.

  • Preview posted at 1330 GMT on 24/12/2012.