It has been a few weeks since our last GG article, but we’re back after sniffing out this weekend as a potential goal-fest, with Swansea City v Newcastle United, Wigan Athletic v Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal earning selection for the attacking potential of the six teams involved.
We are approaching the business end of the season and with European spots still up for grabs, and relegation places to run away from, the Premier League is in prime position to step it up a gear as February becomes March.
Should you wish to throw the free £20 bet you receive for signing up to a bwin account on this threesome, then you could pocket a neat and tidy £94 if successful.
Three games with different kick-off times will keep you glued to your TV/mobile/iPad/toaster with built-in radio this weekend – now it’s time to explain our selections.
Over 2.5 goals in Swansea v Newcastle @ 3/4
It has been a historic week for the Swans, winning their first-ever major trophy in their centenary year and they have a manager who is batting off apparent interest from Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Michu and company flattened poor Bradford City by five goals to nil at Wembley last Sunday and will surely use that momentum to try to breach Newcastle’s defence. I just hope they don’t win a penalty.
Newcastle eventually put away Southampton last week with a 4-2 win at St James’ Park and are third in the Premier League table for competing in games with over 2.5 goals.
Ten of Swansea’s 13 league clashes at the Liberty Stadium have seen three or more strikes, and I’d say there is a good chance that this one will as well.
Over 2.5 goals in Wigan v Liverpool @ 67/100
That table I just mentioned in which Newcastle are fighting for a Champions League spot also sees Wigan are currently pipping Manchester United for the title.
Twenty of their 27 outings this season have seen over 2.5 goals scored and they now welcome Liverpool, who have been spewing goals from every orifice away from Anfield (ten from 13 have met the over 2.5 criteria).
With Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up against a Wigan backline that has conceded 27 goals at home this season, averaging more than two a game, expect Roberto Martinez to put out an attacking team in the evening kick-off.
Arouna Kone has just started to hit form and Liverpool’s defence has proved to be randomly leaky in Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge, so the goals are likely to flow in this battle.
Over 2.5 goals in Tottenham v Arsenal @ 31/50
It’s the big north London derby on Sunday as Gareth Bale takes on Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
The rest of the Tottenham line-up (I forget their names) will be hoping to assist Bale to a victory that will cement their place in the top three of the Premier League, while Arsenal will want to stop the rot and drag their rivals back down the table.
Rather than their scoring exploits this season, this selection is based purely on the history of this hate-fuelled clash, with the last two meetings seeing Arsenal come out 5-2 winners.
The three games before that produced 14 goals, and given the fight between the two teams for the crucial Champions League spots, I can see there being a barrage of goals at the Lane.
Both teams got late winners last time out as Spurs clinched victory in a five-goal thriller at West Ham, while Arsenal got the better of Aston Villa 2-1.
With nothing to shout about in the way of solid defences, and plenty of players who can score goals (Tottenham just let Bale get all the goals), there is no reason why this match won’t produce and seal our treble up nicely.
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