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Five European Teams and Goal/Goal (G/G) Returns This Season

Goal/Goal is a lucrative bet option in the football market
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The Goal/Goal (G/G) option has become one of the more popular bets in the football market in recent years. It is a situation where both the home and away teams score in a particular match.

Many punters love to utilise this option because the match result matters for very little once a goal is scored by each of the teams. Therefore, these bets can be settled even before the game is concluded.

The style of play and the quality of players in the team influence the probability of achieving a goal/goal situation during a match.

For example, teams that are more attack-minded and prefer to take the initiative during matches are susceptible to conceding. These teams commit more players in offence, including the full-backs and the starting positions of the players is usually beyond the defensive box. Similarly, they employ a high-press when defending. Hence, opponents with quicker forwards are able to exploit the spaces behind to score.

Here are five top teams in Europe and their possibilities of delivering goal/goal for punters.

Eintracht Frankfurt

This season, Frankfurt has been one of the most exciting teams to watch, in Germany and Europe. They have been consistent in delivering great returns to punters from various markets.

Frankfurt has made remarkable strides in the Bundesliga this season

Die Adler (The Eagles) has made remarkable improvement in their league performance from last season. They sit in the fourth position and are well primed for Champions League qualification with three matches to go.

Adi Hutter’s men continue to score goals in the Bundesliga like it is out of fashion. Spanish forward, Andre Silva has been at the centre of most with 25 goals.

However, the three-man defence led by Martin Hinteregger has been very leaky. It has let in 47 goals this season, the most amongst the top-nine teams.

So far, in 31 matches played by Frankfurt, 25 of them have ended with both teams on the scoresheet.

Sassuolo

Sassuolo plays an eye-catching brand of football in Serie A. The playing style is fluid and the movements in the attack are dynamic.

Roberto De Zerbi is regarded as one of the most innovative coaches in Italy. He has been able to transform the team into a solid attacking side, even with limited resources.

However, this model comes with its risks. The Neroverdi (Black and Greens) tend to turn over possession in delicate areas of the pitch and concede in effect.

Sassuolo scores and concedes in equal measure

Zerbi’s men score and concede at about the same rate. They have scored 50 goals and conceded 55 in the league.

In this campaign, Sassuolo have recorded 24 goal/goal matches.

Montpellier

Montpellier sits in 8th position in the French Ligue 1, but for its terrible defensive record, it could have been higher placed.

La Pallaide (The Straws) have scored 47 goals and conceded 54 in return. A good percentage of matches involving the Occitanie-based side has been high-scoring.

The duo of Andy Delort and Gaetan Laborde has continued to plunder the goals in the league. However, the defence has made it a point of duty to concede in equal proportions.

Montpellier cannot help but concede

Montpellier has recorded goal/goal matches in 76% of its matches played this season. Hence, they are a great hunting ground for intelligent punters interested in this market.

Bayern Munich

The Bavarians have not been at their menacing best in the Bundesliga this season. However,  they are just a win away from clinching a 9th consecutive league title.

Hansi Flick’s playing style is clear. The press out of possession is high and aggressive. In offense, the passing is quick and direct. They are also capable of sending in crosses for Robert Lewandowski to attack.

While the defending champions are almost guaranteed to score in every game, their obvious weakness is the defence. They prosecute most of their matches with a defensive high-line. Similarly, Jerome Boateng and David Alaba are not the quickest of defenders and do not recover well when a pass is played behind them.

Bayern Munich’s defensive high-line can sometimes be its Achilles Heel

23 out of 31 matches involving Bayern Munich has ended with both teams scoring.

Villareal

Villareal has been underwhelming this season based on its initial objectives set. The Yellow Submarines at the start of the season had intentions of competing favourably for a Champions League position.

However, with just five matches to go, the only route to qualifying for the UCL is via the Europa League. Unai Emery’s men are in the semi-finals.

Villareal has a terrible habit of dropping points late into the match

The Spanish outfit has a terrible attitude of taking its foot off the pedal in the dying minutes of a game. This season, they have dropped a whopping 15 points from winning positions.

In 33 La Liga matches played, the Castellon-based side has recorded a fascinating tally of 23  G/G results.