To stretch this treble out across the weekend, we’ve gone for the early game on Saturday in Swansea City v Everton, followed by the two late games on Sunday in Manchester City v Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers.
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Over 2.5 goals in Swansea v Everton @ evens
I for one love going for the early kick-off, it helps to start the weekend as I mean to go on, sweating and panicky.
Looking to Swansea against Everton was brought on by the price of evens, which seems far too good to turn down given Michael Laudrup’s love of attacking and the Toffees backline looking decidedly ropey at West Brom and then again versus Newcastle.
Monday night’s game saw four goals scored between Everton and the Geordies (well five really, but video evidence is still a year off yet), and with two more ruled out, David Moyes’ men look to be more of a goal threat this season.
Three of the Swans four games this season have featured over 2.5 goals, including both home games against West Ham and Sunderland.
With both sides wanting to bounce back from disappointing results last week, expect them to come out firing in the 12.45pm kick-off.
Over 2.5 goals in Man City v Arsenal @ 67/100
Assuming Swansea and Everton come up trumps for us, we then continue the sweaty panic onto Sunday’s two 4pm games, starting with City and Arsenal.
Statistically speaking, no other game in the Premier League looks as likely to be full of goals as this one.
In the 2011/12 campaign, 14 of the Gunners 19 away games featured over 2.5 goals, while an incredible 15 of City’s 19 at the Etihad Stadium did.
For the English Champions, three of their four games so far this season have also been over 2.5 goals, plus they could have striker Sergio Aguero back from injury for this one.
City will want to bounce back from the dramatic late defeat to Real Madrid in midweek, whereas Arsenal will look to build on their impressive recent wins against Liverpool, Southampton and Montpellier.
Over 2.5 goals in Tottenham v QPR @ 31/50
Finally, we look to the other 4pm kick-off on Sunday as Spurs face QPR.
It’s simply a reflex to throw QPR into Goals Galore now, despite last week’s 0-0 with Chelsea, but this time they’re away to a Spurs side who are gradually improving under Andre Villas Boas.
Tottenham looked very good against Reading last weekend, with Jermain Defoe showing that he is still capable of finishing with the best of them if given the chances.
Last week’s clean sheet for Rangers was partly down to the heroics of debutant Julio Cesar, but a large amount of credit must also go to Chelsea’s misfiring strikers.
AVB’s charges can boast potential goals from all over the pitch, with Moussa Dembele, Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Defoe all capable, while Clint Dempsey and Emmanuel Adebayor await on the bench.
This fixture finished 3-1 to the North London side last season, and it would not be a surprise to see a similar scoreline this Sunday.
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