After a couple of months where we have dived into other sports, such as cricket, tennis, and golf, football fans will warmly welcome the return of the EFL this weekend.
We have a bumper-packed weekend of action to contend with, and there is a spate of games to look forward to on Saturday.
I have been doing the rounds, and I have handpicked a goals acca paying out at 20/1 courtesy of bet365.
Saturday EFL Goals Acca – 20/1
• Blackburn v West Brom – Under 2.5 (8/11)
• Reading v Peterborough – Over 3.5 (5/2)
• Grimsby v AFC Wimbledon – Under 1.5 (12/5)
Blackburn hoping to shelve transfer speculation
After narrowly missing out on a coveted Championship play-off spot last term, Blackburn will be hoping to rectify things this term, and at a bare minimum, achieve a top-six finish.
There have been a lot of murmurings on the transfer front at Ewood Park this summer, and defender Ashley Phillips has turned some heads, with Newcastle and Tottenham both supposedly ready to swoop.
Meanwhile, Sam Gallagher has been ruled out of the season opener for Blackburn which is a blow.
Only three points separated Blackburn and West Brom last term, with the Baggies winding up in ninth spot.
Blackburn have only lost one of their four league encounters with West Brom, and it has usually been keenly contested affairs.
For my first pick, I am siding with the Under 2.5 goals market, which admittedly is quite short at 8/11, but it shouldn’t be dismissed either.
Posh to be involved in a high-scoring thriller
Peterborough never does things the easy way, and their capitulation against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in the second leg of their play-off semi-final last term encompassed this, and it will have left some mental scars too.
Reading, meanwhile, were relegated from the Championship last term, and apart from financial troubles, they have a wafer-thin squad.
This could well be another challenging season for the Royals, and while they may not have trouble scoring goals, keeping clean sheets could be problematic.
Interestingly, there has only been one goalless draw between Peterborough and Reading, and that spans cup and league games.
And in three of those, the Over 3.5 goals line has been hit, and I expect something similar to happen again.
For my second pick, I have gone with the Over 3.5 goals line to be met which is available at a juicy 5/2.
Grimsby and AFC Wimbledon to provide slim pickings
For Grimsby, their season plateaued last term as they finished mid-table, while AFC Wimbledon just about to managed to keep their heads above water.
Whether these two teams will follow a similar trajectory this season remains to be seen, but usually, there has been a dearth of goals.
Indeed, the past two league encounters produced a solitary two goals, so chances could be at a premium.
To round off this treble, I am backing the Under 1.5 goals market, which is priced at 12/5.