15:00 Saturday

With the international break taking a firm hold over the next week or so, I’ve been digging around the English lower leagues to find us a little goals treble for Saturday to cure those international blues

Fleetwood vs Cambridge

If there’s one thing we’ve been pretty much guaranteed to see here at the Highbury Stadium this season, it’s a few goals, and I’m expecting no change when Cambridge come to town on Saturday afternoon. A massive 78.57% of games here at Fleetwood this season have hit the mark for three or more goals, the hosts both scoring in 78.57% and conceding in 78.57% of those games as well. Only 2pts clear of the drop zone as things stand, they need points on the board and welcoming a mid-table side like Cambridge could be that opportunity. The visitors have a pretty decent record for goals on the road themselves, scoring an average of 1.50 and conceding an average of 1.67 goals per game and with their meeting back the Abbey Stadium back in September ending 2-2, it’s all the more reason to expect a few goals in this one.

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Oldham vs Rochdale

Both of these sides have seen their fair share of on-field and off-field problems this season with protests at both clubs at some point regarding their ownership. And though football may well take a back seat in this Manchester derby, it’s a chance at least to get one over their rivals or in one case, further hamper their chances of survival. OIdham have had a stinking campaign this year and look set to drop out of the football league as things stand. Rock bottom of League Two they are 7pts adrift of safety now, and are leaking goals for fun in what is a tough time for Oldham fans. It wouldn’t surprise me here to see Rochdale rubbing salt in an already gaping wound and given Oldham’s nine goals shipped in their last two games, the visitors really could do some damage, but with the added emphasis on a derby win to turn their season around, I think Oldham can play some role on the scoreline.

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Barnet vs Stockport County

One here where it wouldn’t surprise me if the visitors ran away with it and did all the leg work for us, but Barnet are capable of goals on their day so could contribute to the total. The hosts were beaten 1-4 by high flying Chesterfield last time out and face an equally daunting task here against current National League leaders Stockport who have netted 47 goals in 24 games this term. They do however, have the worst defence in the top three, despite winning their last 9 games in a row of which 7 have been to nil. On the road though, they have been susceptible to leaking a few and I think Over 2.5 Goals here is a decent hedge on either Stockport running riot or Barnet scoring and still losing.