Going for Goals!

  • By: Ben Coley and Nick Hext
  • Last Updated: November 9 2012, 16:56 GMT

Christian Benteke can help Villa score

1pt treble both teams to score in Villa v Man Utd, Ipswich v Burnley and York v AFC Wimbledon at 3.7/1 (bet365).


Aston Villa v Manchester United (BC)

Of all the sides languishing towards the bottom of the table, Aston Villa are top of the list of those I expect to steadily climb towards the middle as the season progresses.

The reason for that is they've three very good striking options - Darren Bent, Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor - who between them have combined for eight of Villa's 10 goals this season.

Villa have scored in every home game and can continue that trend against United, a side who continue to provide entertainment. Both teams have scored in each of their last six in all competitions and with three of their strikers finding the net in the Champions League on Wednesday, they too have plenty to offer in attack.

Ipswich v Burnley (BC)

Mick McCarthy has plenty of work to do at Ipswich judging by last week's 5-0 humiliation at Crystal Palace, but he does have attacking options at his disposal.

Ipswich have scored in three of their last four at home so a return to Portman Road will help, although it's unlikely they'll keep Burnley at bay.

In Charlie Austin, Burnley have the most prolific striker in the division and he's helped them score a total of 19 goals in nine away games.

York v AFC Wimbledon (NH)

This match was a Going for Goals winner in the FA Cup last weekend so there is no reason to change tack when the teams meet in League Two on Saturday.

Seven of AFC Wimbledon's previous nine games have seen both teams strike and York enter this contest on the back of two 1-1 draws in a row.

That means it is best to stay steady with this tip.

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