Going for Goals!

  • By: Ben Coley, Chris Hammer & Nick Hext
  • Last Updated: November 2 2012, 11:01 GMT

Our Going For Goals team is back with a four-fold 'both teams to score' acca for this weekend.

Mick McCarthy: New man at the helm at Ipswich

West Ham v Manchester City (BC)

Although presented with a very kind run of fixtures, there's no doubting West Ham's solid start to the campaign and they've scored in every game at Upton Park so far.

City have played 14 games in all competitions, scoring in each and every one of them, but both clean sheets have come at the Etihad Stadium.

West Brom, Fulham and Stoke are among those to have breached the champions' defence at home and the Hammers are more than capable of adding their names to that list, albeit in a game they will most likely lose.

Birmingham v Ipswich (CH)

Ipswich are rooted to the bottom of the table but I feel the impact of a new manager will inspire them to get on the scoresheet at the very least.

Mick McCarthy admits there's a lot of work to be done to steer the club clear of relegation as he prepares for his first game in charge and a typically straight-talking pep talk is what this disjointed group of players need right now.

That said, the table doesn't lie and we can't expect them to keep a clean sheet as well away from home against a side who will view this fixture as highly winnable in their battle to climb the table.

Forest Green v Port Vale (NH)

A promotion contender in the Conference hosts a promotion contender in League Two in this first-round FA Cup clash.

Forest Green have only won one of their last six games but just one of those clashes has failed to feature both teams scoring.

Vale sit second in League Two and their recent record of both teams scoring stands at five out of seven matches.

All makes sense for this preview.

York v AFC Wimbledon (NH)

This all-League Two affair is far from the pick of the ties in the FA Cup this weekend but is selected for this feature.

York sit 10th after a good return so far to the Football League and we expect them to remain among the mid-table ranks for the rest of the campaign.

AFC Wimbledon are now under the management of Neal Ardley and will look to pull away from trouble after a tough start.

Last weekend's 1-0 defeat at home to Gillingham ended a six-game run of both teams scoring in games involving the Dons so they have good pedigree for us.