Going For Goals!

  • By: Ben Coley and Nick Hext
  • Last Updated: January 1 2013, 13:03 GMT

Our in-form Going For Goals team bid to kick the New Year off in style with a treble covering three divisions this afternoon.

Southampton are included in our latest treble
Southampton are included in our latest treble

Southampton v Arsenal (BC)

This is something of a no-brainer.

Arsenal have improved of late but, despite winning, still managed to concede twice at Reading and three times against Newcastle on Saturday.

Southampton have posed problems for even the division's best this season and having scored three at the Britannia Stadium last time they'll be raring to go.

Derby v Middlesbrough (BC)

There have been 14 games at Pride Park this season and both teams have found the net in 12 of them.

That statistic includes each of the last four, and with Derby having found the net on their travels at the weekend we expect them to do so here.

Boro are bang in form and have found the net in each of their last three away games, while the four they scored on Saturday can only heighten confidence.

Bristol Rovers v Plymouth (NH)

Plymouth were a regular part of this selection in 2012 so we will start with the Pilgrims again in 2013.

This is a crunch clash at the wrong end of the table and there will be plenty of interest in South West on such a big game to start the year.

There have been 2-2, 1-4 and 3-3 scorelines in Rovers' last five games so goals have been on their menu and Plymouth have drawn four of their last six matches 1-1.

That makes this a strong Going for Goals candidate.

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