Team Goals Tips | 20th September 2014


OUR Team Goals man Jim Knight (@JimKnight88) takes a look at two weekend games for us.

Newcastle v Hull | Saturday 15:00

Newcastle are in a complete mess at the moment and have conceded seven goals in the last two games, so it’s no surprise to see Alan Pardew under real pressure. The home side are 11/10 with Bet365 to win this match against Hull and that makes no sense to me. For a start I think playing at home is almost a disadvantage for the Geordies when you consider they’ve only won at St James’ Park three times in 2014.

Hull on the other hand will be feeling pretty good after their decent draw against West Ham on Monday night. I was really impressed by Abel Hernandez in that match and he looks a good capture alongside the flair signings of Hatem Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez.

Steve Bruce will sense that Newcastle are there for the taking as there’s such a bad vibe around the club at the moment. It’s probably for the best that Alan Pardew gets out of there and that may comes as soon as next week if they lose here. His side have conceded two or more goals in four out of their last five games and I think Hull can administer the same fate to them on Saturday at a massive 11/4 with Coral.

Nottingham Forest v Millwall | Saturday 15:00

Millwall started the season really well but their form has tailed off in recent weeks with 3 defeats in their last 4 games, on top of that they’re conceding goals as well with eight conceded in five.

Forest are just rampant at the moment, scoring goals for fun and in great form. There were a few eyebrows raised when the club paid £5m for Britt Assombalonga but he’s hit the ground running with eight goals in just seven games. Having said that, it’s the midfielder Michail Antonio that’s impressed me more, he just gives you so much as a player and is just so versatile. Forest just look the complete package at the moment from an attacking point of view and that’s all we require for this bet.

Forest are 11/8 with Coral to score more than once and I really like the look of that.

Best Bets

Newcastle v Hull – Hull to score Over 1.5 Goals (11/4 Coral)

Millwall v Nottingham Forest – Nottingham Forest to score Over 1.5 Goals (11/8 Coral)


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Jim first got interested in betting when he was taught to play Texas Hold 'Em in a friend's garage at the age of 18. Whilst at university studying Business he expanded his gambling interests into sports, mainly football and cricket and has been Chief Betting Editor for a large Sports Media company since 2011. His latest project is working on the team goals markets in an attempt to find an edge against the bookmakers. When he's not scouring the form book he can be found following his beloved Leciester City or appearing on the EPL Roundtable podcast discussing the latest football news.

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