After missing out on a juicy treble by one game last time out, bwin steams head first into another weekend as the Premier League fixture computer has thrown up a few potentials for goal avalanches, including our selections of Chelsea v Norwich City, Southampton v Fulham and Liverpool v Stoke City.
Last week, I said that by the time Manchester United and Tottenham locked up, we’d know the outcome of our Goals Galore effort. Thanks to misfiring Sunderland and ten-man Wigan, we were left disappointed and just to rub salt into the wounds, United and Spurs played out a five-goal thriller.
However, coming in at just over 4/1, this week’s selection that relies on big-scoring home teams and/or leaky defences, a partnership that is absolutely made for a Goals Galore bet.
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Over 2.5 goals in Chelsea v Norwich @ 1/2
To be fair, these are quite short odds, but when you see that the away team is Norwich – who have shipped five goals in two of their six games this season – and that they are going to top-of-the-league Chelsea, you begin to understand why.
Great Chelsea teams of recent years have developed a habit of racking up cricket scores against nervous visiting sides and having recorded a 3-1 win over the Canaries at Stamford Bridge last season, the Blues look good to do the same or more this time around.
They may not have Fernando Torres firing on all cylinders, but after scoring four in Denmark in their midweek Champions League exploits, expect the Premier League leaders to be another who put Chris Hughton’s Norwich to the sword by scoring three or more.
There is a chance that the East Anglian side could nick one or two themselves, especially after Grant Holt finally opened his account for the season in the 5-2 loss to Liverpool last week.
(Read a full Chelsea v Norwich betting preview here)
Over 2.5 goals in Southampton v Fulham @ 3/4
This may not look the most eye-catching of fixtures on paper (or on screen) but for me, this is the likeliest of all this weekend’s games to throw up a goal-fest and with odds of 4/5, it would be madness not to back these two to deliver at the moment.
Newly-promoted Southampton have excited neutrals so far this season by scoring plenty of goals and conceding even more (10 and 18 in just six games), while every single one of Fulham’s league games this season has featured three or more goals.
Martin Jol’s side are the second top scorers in the Premier League with 13, conceding nine, with seven of those coming in their three away games.
The two teams haven’t faced one another since 2005, when they played out a 3-3 draw – perhaps a positive sign of things to come at St Mary’s in the early Sunday kick-off.
(Read a full Southampton v Fulham betting preview here)
Over 2.5 goals in Liverpool v Stoke @ 87/100
Should we come through our first two games unscathed, we will await the outcome of this Sunday 3pm kick-off at Anfield, where a revitalised Liverpool entertain a resurgent Stoke.
Both teams picked up much-needed victories last weekend and will look to carry that on as they aim to climb up the table.
To be honest, Brendan Rodgers’ men are the main reason for this pick as they appear to have finally found their scoring boots, while still giving away sloppy goals at the back.
The Reds have been involved in a 5-3 and a 5-2 in the past three weeks, with two more games featuring three goals each sandwiched in the middle, and that’s before you mention last night’s madcap 3-2 Europa League defeat by Udinese.
With their new ‘death by football’ style up against the polar opposite approach of Tony Pulis’ side, this clash could throw up any number of goals and my bet is that it’ll be a lot, especially if Luis Suarez, who has scored four goals against the Potters since moving to England, starts as expected.
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