Punters that backed Jack Wilshere to score first against Manchester United will feel hard done by, so will those that had money on over 2.5 Chelsea goals against West Brom and those to bet on the 1-1 draw between Hull and Tottenham.
However, less obviously, it is those to have staked their hard earned on Sergio Aguero or Andy Carroll scoring that have strong reasons to feel aggrieved, while Stoke could easily have had a clean sheet against Burnley.
Aguero dominated the statistics this weekend, with his seven shots more than any other player and six of these came from inside the 18-yard box, although the majority were blocked.
This is consistent with the Argentine’s recent form on the whole, as he has fired in over ten more shots than any other player across the last four weeks of Premier League action.
Man City are clearly playing to Aguero’s strengths and these shooting figures suggest he is a must-bet to score in the vital Champions League encounter with the already-qualified Bayern Munich.
Aguero is 13/10 to score in the 90 minutes at the Etihad and 5/1 to bag the opener.
Carroll started for the first time this season in West Ham’s 2-1 defeat at Everton and Sam Allardyce clearly set his team up slightly differently to play to the England striker’s strengths.
The Hammers swung in 45 crosses and Carroll had five chances from inside the 18-yard box, which was second only to Aguero. He had 15 touches inside the Toffees’ penalty box too, but was let down by off-target finishing.
He may be worth another bet to score in West Ham’s next game though, with former club Newcastle the visitors to Upton Park to provide some added incentive.
Even Chelsea against ten-man West Brom didn’t concede fewer goal attempts this weekend than Stoke’s Premier League low of five, while Burnley only managed three attempts from inside the penalty box in the whole 90 minutes at the Britannia.