Our Goalscorer Tips for the Weekend - 29/01/22

Jordan Edmonds

Barnsley v Bournemouth: Dominic Solanke to score 2+ goals

Bournemouth are hot on the heels of Blackburn Rovers and will be desperate to return to winning ways when they face a struggling Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday.

The Tykes are sitting rock bottom of the Championship and are in real danger of relegation and eight points from safety. Things aren’t getting any easier, with four defeats in their last five league games and without a win in their last 10.

Bournemouth themselves have been in bad form, losing their last two league games on the bounce, with a surprising home defeat to Hull City last weekend. They should have too much quality for Barnsley to handle though and should really be returning to winning ways in this one. Dominic Solanke has been in great form this season and has hit 18 goals in 27 Championship appearances.

He’ll fancy his chances of adding to that tally with more against the league’s bottom team.

Luton v Blackburn: Sam Gallagher to score and win

Blackburn will be looking to consolidate their position in the automatic promotion places of the Championship when they face Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.

The hosts are in 10th spot in the table, six points off a play-off spot, following a win last time out against Bristol City - It was a return to victory for the Hatters after losing last weekend away to Sheffield United.

Blackburn’s big win against a strong Middlesbrough side on Monday night sent them into the top two, three points above third-placed Bournemouth. The midweek win was their third in their last five league games and Tony Mowbray’s men will be after another three points this weekend.

With star striker Ben Brereton-Diaz away on international duty with Chile, Sam Gallagher will be leading from the front for Rovers. Gallagher grabbed the only goal in the game against Boro, his sixth of the season.

Bolton v Sunderland: Ross Stewart to score first

Sunderland will be aiming to aid their push for promotion with a win against Bolton when they travel to the University of Bolton Stadium this weekend.

Bolton sit in 15th spot in League One with two wins in their last two league fixtures. The away win against Shrewsbury last weekend followed the 2-0 triumph over Ipswich, which broke a run of five straight defeats in a all competitions.

Sunderland make the weekend trip after a 1-0 win over Portsmouth last Saturday. It leaves the Black Cats in second spot, level on points with table-topping Wigan, despite playing four more games and Ross Stewart is the top scorer in League One, with 18 goals in his 28 appearances so far.

Plymouth v Doncaster: Luke Jephcott to score and win

Plymouth Argyle will be confident of boosting their play-off chances when they take on a Doncaster side that look doomed, on Saturday.

Donny are at the foot of the League One table, with just five wins all season, seeing them fall nine points adrift of safety. Rovers managed to pick up a win last time out against MK Dons, which ended a five-game losing streak.

The visitors are eyeing a promotion spot, one place away from the play-offs in seventh. The Pilgrims have gone three matches in the league without a win but will fancy their chances of heaping more misery on Doncaster. Luke Jephcott grabbed one of the goals in the 3-3 draw with Fleetwood in midweek, making it two in his last two games.

Port Vale v Scunthorpe: Kian Harratt to score and Port Vale to win

Scunthorpe are in despair at the moment; second-from-bottom in League Two after five straight league defeats. Port Vale can extend that to six with a win at Vale Park on Saturday.

The hosts were looking good in a promotion place but fell off a bit in recent weeks with just one win in their last five games in all competitions. The Valiants are currently 10th, five points adrift of the top seven.

Kian Harratt has been a bright spark for Darrell Clarke’s men since his arrival on loan from Huddersfield earlier in the January window. The striker has scored twice, one against Brentford in the FA Cup, in just four appearances in all competitions with only two of which being starts. He’ll be hoping to add more against a struggling Scunthorpe this weekend.


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