Weekend EFL Stats Pack: Go for goals at Loftus Road

QPR v Birmingham - BTTS, Yes
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Morecambe v Crewe - BTTS, Yes
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Huddersfield v Charlton – Both Teams To Score (2.03)

Only in 12 of Huddersfield’s 35 Championship games this season have both teams not scored. This highlights a clear issue defensively, whilst they’ll always be a danger in attack with the likes of Karlan Ahearne-Grant in their ranks. Charlton are another team that struggles to keep the ball out the back of their net. Whilst they failed to score when losing at Sheffield Wednesday 61.76% of their games has also seen BTTS pay out. The Addicks have netted in five of their past seven on the road, and Huddersfield’s last three has also seen goals galore.

QPR v Birmingham – Both Teams To Score (1.67)

This is a match which presents two teams that offers plenty going forward. Quite often both of these outfits produce good Expected Goals (xG) figures, and there is no reason for that to change this weekend. Furthermore, these two teams are inside the top-eight in the Championship for their respective matches witnessing both teams scoring. It’s particularly no surprise for QPR, who have seen their league encounters average a whopping 3.20 goals per game. Both will play to win, especially with QPR improving of late and Birmingham enjoying a healthy unbeaten run.

Oxford v Southend – Over 2.5 Goals (1.70)

This is a classic encounter between a team battling relegation and another at the wrong end of the table. Unsurprisingly, Oxford are short odds to get the job done this weekend as they look to creep into the play-off positions. However, this is actually a top-five game if we were to purely take into account the amount of games which featured Over 2.5 Goals in League One action this season. Southend are very leaky defensively, but have improved of late to their credit. Oxford have won three in a row, scoring nine and conceding zero within that mini-run.

Burton Albion v Peterborough – Peterborough Over 1.5 Goals (2.36)

Peterborough are top-scorers in League One with a whopping 65 goals, which is an average of 1.97 per game. They’ve been out-performing that average quite a lot of late; six of their last seven to be precise. On the flip side, Burton have shipped at least two goals for three games running, and in five of their last six. Whilst a trip to the Pirelli Stadium is never easy, Posh head into this on the back of a defeat and will be eager to resume winning ways to close the gap to the top-two positions in the table.

Morecambe v Crewe – Both Teams To Score (1.75)

Third from bottom entertains second from top in League Two and it is a game which does promise so much. That is in terms of goals at least. The reason being is that these two outfits are quite accustomed to scoring and conceding in respectively matches across the campaign. In fact, whilst there is a huge gap between the two in the actual league table, this is a top-eight battle in the league both teams to score tally. Morecambe have scored in ten straight, with eight seeing BTTS. Crewe has scored in every game since a 0-0 draw with Forest Green in late November.

Grimsby v Northampton – Half Time Draw (2.09)

Once again, we’re more than prepared to ride the Grimsby Half Time Draw train! It has proved quite profitable across the season. They’re actually in great form at the moment, whilst Northampton have hit a bad patch, yet still retain a play-off position. Grimsby need to win if they’re to mount a very late challenge themselves. Nevertheless, 12/16 at home has seen them level after 45, whilst only twice have Cobblers been behind away at the interval, and after losing five in six they’re unlucky to be free-flowing from an early stage.


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