The uncertainty of the internationals meant that last week’s Goals Galore treble sank with a whimper (that can’t be right). It’s back to domestic football now though, and we have selected Manchester United v Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers v Chelsea and Aston Villa v Swansea City as the three games to supply some money-making goals.
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Over 2.5 goals in Manchester United v Wigan @ 9/20
The Old Trafford faithful must have breathed a collective sigh of relief when it emerged that the injury Robin van Persie picked up on midweek international duty was not serious. Wigan boss Roberto Martinez, however, may have asked for a refund on his suspiciously Dutch-looking voodoo doll.
Should Van Persie and fellow injury worry Shinji Kagawa line up to face the Latics on Saturday, then this game will look as near certain to produce goals as any other game in England.
The former Arsenal striker scored over 2.5 goals all by himself in his last outing at Southampton and even had the luxury of missing a penalty.
Five of the last seven meetings between Wigan and the Red Devils have featured over 2.5 goals, with the last two clashes at Old Trafford ending 5-0 and 4-0 to the home side.
Wigan’s record of 14 out of 19 away games last season featuring three goals or more puts an exclamation point on this one.
Over 2.5 goals in QPR v Chelsea @ 83/100
QPR have featured regularly in Goals Galore this season, thanks mainly to a leaky defence which has seen them average three goals conceded in every game.
Their opponents this Saturday, local rivals Chelsea, saw 22 of their 38 games last season feature over 2.5 goals and after a summer of spending, the European champions boast threats all over the pitch that will really test the Rangers back line.
Although four of the last five meetings between the two have ended 1-0, only two of those have been Premier League fixtures, and this is a far more adventurous Chelsea, who will surely want blood after their humiliation at the hands of Radamel Falcao and Atletico Madrid two weeks ago.
Over 2.5 goals in Aston Villa v Swansea @ 91/100
I’ll admit it, I have a slight man crush on Michael Laudrup. I shall be attending the Crawley Town v Swansea Capital One Cup third-round tie with an aim to start the most unlikely ‘bromance’ ever, or starting the path to a restraining order.
Anyway, football. On last season’s stats, this game doesn’t look at all likely to produce the goals. However, both have new managers and the Swans in particular have started this season by scoring and conceding enough to keep a Goals Galore enthusiast in the black.
Swansea have played four competitive games under the Dane and every one has featured three goals or more, as have Villa’s two home games under Paul Lambert against the Merseyside duo of Everton and Tranmere.
With Michu at one end and Darren Bent at the other, any creativity in this clash has great potential to be converted, especially as neither side boasts a particularly solid defence.
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