After a week of cricket scores in the Capital One Cup, we look to Manchester United v Arsenal, Fulham v Everton and Swansea City v Chelsea to keep the Goals Galore ball rolling in the Premier League.
It was another near miss with two out of three last weekend, with Manchester City and Swansea not providing the goals we all thought they would. If only we’d saved our money and gone for over 11.5 goals in the Reading v Arsenal game – I mean, it was pretty obvious when you think about it.
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Over 2.5 goals in Manchester United v Arsenal @ 3/5
After the goalfests of midweek, in which both of these teams featured, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the 8-2 these two sides enjoyed last season (well, one of them enjoyed it).
In fact, both games between United and Arsenal featured over 2.5 goals last campaign, albeit with a more modest 2-1 to the Red Devils in the return meeting at the Emirates.
The Gunners’ defence has been called into question in recent games, especially in the 7-5 extra time win over Reading, though with Theo Walcott in such fine form, a start for the England winger on Saturday could well have the United back line panicking.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have been no strangers to scoring goals themselves this season and with the intriguing element of Robin van Persie facing his former club – and the fact that United have had to come from behind in most of their games this season – I can’t see us having to go without goals in the early kick-off.
Over 2.5 goals in Fulham v Everton @ 83/100
Martin Jol’s side have been entertaining this season, as shown perfectly by their 3-3 draw at Reading last weekend (what is it with the Madejski Stadium and goals?)
An incredible eight of their nine matches so far have ended with three or more goals and on Saturday they welcome an Everton side that also has a positive record of six from nine.
David Moyes and his team looked good in a Merseyside derby which saw over 2.5 goals and with Steven Pienaar back from suspension, they are back to their full complement of goal threats across the pitch.
However, the Cottagers have a foursome of strikers that most clubs in Europe must be jealous of in Dimitar Berbatov, Hugo Rodallega, Mladen Petric and Bryan Ruiz, so both teams will fancy their chances of net-bothering this weekend.
Over 2.5 goals in Swansea City v Chelsea @ 13/20
Despite being one half of last week’s let-down, we trust Swansea once again as they entertain the league leaders at the Liberty Stadium.
The chief reason for this is that the Swans have played five times in the Premier League at home this season and every single game has seen three or more goals.
Added to that is the 14 goals scored at Stamford Bridge in the last week between Chelsea and Manchester United.
The Blues will want to pick up a win to get back on track in the title race, but with Swansea’s potency up front, showcased again in the 3-1 win at Liverpool in midweek, it feels likely that Roberto Di Matteo’s men will have to score more than once to get the three points.