Betting: Expect goals galore as league season reaches climax

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When Sheffield United and Coventry locked horns at the Sixfields Stadium back in October, they produced five goals between them as the Sky Blues prevailed 3-2 and as they play out what is a ‘dead rubber’ on the season’s final day, another high scoring affair can’t be ruled out the reverse score a 25/1 shot at Stan James.

Set to be a relaxed encounter, the Bramall Lane contest is 2/1 with Stan James to throw up at least four goals, price it at 4/5 to yield three or more and it’s surely banker material at 3/4 via Ladbrokes for both teams to get on the scoresheet.

As hosts, Nigel Clough’s men are favoured at 4/6 (Paddy Power) to find the net first and that opener is a tempting 5/6 at Stan James to arrive inside 28 minutes and 5/1 courtesy of Ladbrokes to come fromJose Baxter. Betvictor post 11/10 against the former Everton man notching at any stage in proceedings. Either side to score a penalty is chalked up at 7/2 by Paddy Power and in bet365’s total goal minutes market, they go 10/11 under 125, the same price over 145 and 15/2 for between 125-145 minutes.

At Portman Road, it also seems likely that both sides will score (8/11, Skybet) as Sheffield Wednesday tackle hosts Ipswich and for punters expecting a goal glut, Paddy Power go 11/5 about the 90 minutes generating more than 3.5.

Few will fancy defences to be on top but those that do can opt for an Owls clean sheet at 4/1 with bet365 and at the other end, Chris Maguire is set to attract money at 17/2 with Betvictor to put Stuart Gray’s charges 1-0 in front. Alternatively, William Hill quote a Atdhe Nuhiu opener at an appealing 9/1.

Barnsley haven’t scored past QPR in the pair’s last four meetings but they’re odds-on at 4/11 (bet365) to end that barren sequence as the teams face-off at Oakwell. The Tykes can also be backed at 13/10 via to strike first and it’s 7/1 at Betvictor for that opening goal to come from Chris O’Grady.

Elsewhere, Doncaster’s Billy Sharp is as high as 8/1 courtesy of Ladbrokes to start the scoring in Rovers’s tricky-looking scrap at Championship table-toppers Leicester, bet365 go 11/10 about any Rotherham player breaking the deadlock at Swindon where fewer than three goals is 11/10 (Paddy Power) and at the Proact Stadium, Marc Richards is well fancied at 5/1 (Stan James) to fire the first goal as Chesterfield host Fleetwood where both teams to score can be backed at 21/20 at betvictor.

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