There are some mouthwatering clashes coming up this weekend in the Premier League and we think Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United v Swansea City and Fulham v Sunderland will lead the way in delivering over 2.5 goals.
Last week was a disappointment as Reading decided to concentrate on not adding to the ten goals they had shipped in their previous two games with a 0-0 draw against Norwich, while neither Southampton nor Swansea could find a winner to tip their game over the required three-goal threshold.
There are big-scoring teams all over the place this weekend, though, and this punter has faith that goals are like that old Field of Dreams saying: if you bet on them, they will come.
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Over 2.5 goals in Arsenal v Tottenham @ 57/100
There’s always goals when these two great north London rivals meet and there is no reason to think this game will be any different, as my esteemed colleague Shaun Curran has also detailed here.
The Gunners have conceded 12 goals in their last four games, but have combated that with 13 of their own.
Spurs, for their part, were narrowly beaten by Manchester City last time out and will be looking to bounce back at the Emirates.
These two have not contested a match that featured less than three goals since February 2009, with the last five results being 4-1, 2-3, 3-3, 1-2 and 5-2, so we can reasonably expect the Saturday lunchtime kick-off to successfully deliver the first leg of our treble.
Over 2.5 goals in Newcastle v Swansea @ 3/4
When the Magpies face the Swans at the stadium formerly known as the Sports Direct Arena, the stats do not necessarily back the theory that goals will flow.
Only one of Swansea’s five away games this season has seen three or more goals, though their exploits in the Capital One Cup at Crawley and Liverpool saw plenty of strikes.
Newcastle have goals in their team with the likes of Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa, and will be determined to recover from their 1-0 home loss to West Ham last week.
This pick is based more on an inkling than evidence, but with both teams sure to be confident of getting the points, this has the feel of a big-scoring encounter.
Over 2.5 goals in Fulham v Sunderland @ 83/100
We finish up with the Super Sunday clash at Craven Cottage as Fulham look to continue their phenomenal record of both scoring and conceding goals.
Well okay, perhaps they won’t be hoping to concede goals, but just like a Javier Hernandez winner, you can fight it, you can struggle, you can build a concrete wall over your goalmouth, but it’s going to happen one way or another.
However, the odds are generous in this one, mostly thanks to Sunderland’s inability to find the net this season.
Last weekend’s 2-1 loss at Everton saw Adam Johnson become the first man not called Steven Fletcher (with an honourable mention for Demba Ba) to score for the Black Cats in the Premier League this season.
In fact, you could argue that if Sunderland had not signed anyone in the summer, they would still be awaiting a first goal from one of their players.
Though with Fulham’s record of ten out of 11 games seeing over 2.5 goals fly in, I fully expect Martin Jol, Dimitar Berbatov and company to drag their visitors over the line if needs be.
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