At the moment it’s all about Premier League goals and we expect another great weekend.
We have betting tips for you from three great top flight games, starting with Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea are home to London rivals Crystal Palace.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace, Saturday 12.30pm (BT Sport)
It wasn’t the start that Frank Lampard and Chelsea were hoping for.
A huge summer outlay, but only four points out of nine possible to start the new campaign and already out of the Carabao Cup.
We warned you it might be a bumpy ride, but this is a pressure game, with fans expecting three comfortable spots.
Palace meanwhile started the new season superbly, as they tend to do. It’s after Christmas that they have to get together.
Although they came out in second place at Everton last time, Roy Hodgson will be delighted with a six-point return from a difficult streak of early matches.
With no fans allowed into the stadiums, it looks like the fear factor has gone a bit for teams traveling to the Big Six.
Palace has met the Blues at Bridge fourteen times in all competitions since 1990, winning only two.
Both victories occurred twice in a row, 2-1 in 2015 and 2017.
Since then, there have been three losses in the spin for the Eagles.
Are we supporting them to reverse this trend at 13/2? No, even if we are tempted.
But that doesn’t mean we’re rushing to support Chelsea with a 4/9 piddly either.
Lampard’s team could be the great animator of the division, but they don’t always win you football matches.
It can be fun, especially for neutrals, but do you trust them to win a match right now against a team known for having a shocking result?
Not at that price. Support the goals, just like we did the last three weeks of play to great effect.
Two of Chelsea’s three PL games this season have seen over 2.5 goals, with the 2-0 home defeat of Liverpool the exception.
With this attack – and this uncertain defense – you do the same again.
Palace will not come to overturn and we expect them to score, just like they did in the beginning at Old Trafford.
The Blues are a whopping 8/1 to win after being behind and we feel that’s one of the weekend prices.
Timo Werner scored his first competitive goal for Chelsea mid-week against Tottenham and it won’t be long before he breaks his Premier League duck.
It’s odd to net at any time, with another Chelsea newboy picking value instead of Kai Havertz.
The German has been resting against the Spurs after passing Barnsley three times in the last round, bringing him back to a much tastier 15/8 to get his name on the scoresheet.
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Arsenal vs Sheffield United, Sunday 14:00 (Sky Sports)
It looks a lot like Chris Wilder’s Blunted Blades Season 2 Syndrome.
Sheffield United have no point or goal this season, prompting many to have them as candidates for early season relegation.
Not for us.
The Blades are certainly in poor form, but have been hampered by Illan Meslier’s heroism against Leeds and a questionable red card decision against Villa.
Ollie Burke seems to be a target far from proving to be a real asset and we don’t think it will be long before they start climbing the ranks.
Arsenal meanwhile started the new season well, but were overwhelmed by the Liverpool champions last time around.
Mikel Arteta’s side seems to be going in the right direction though and you can see things starting to come together.
They are games like this where they have to prove it.
Homeland, distressed visitors – doesn’t it just smell like a classic Gunners implosion?
Well, from the start we’re not going anywhere near 4/7 on Arsenal winning the match. It’s too risky.
Sheffield United’s xG – or goal expected – was just under 1 in defeats against Wolves and Villa, while closer to 2 in defeat against Yorkshire rivals Leeds.
Basically, the balance of the game and the possibilities they created meant they would have to score in all three.
They have scored in their last three games with Arsenal and we can’t see them draw four empty games in a row.
Those xG stats show that the objectives are coming up, so bring the Blades back to the net with a whopping 7/10.
That’s a higher price than an Arsenal win, with far less risk.
We are also a fan with over 2.5 goals combined with both teams scoring as the Gunners try to fight back from Liverpool defeat.
Games involving Arsenal in Prem this season average 3.3 goals per game, so you roll the dice here with a hefty 10/11.
Alexandre Lacazette was in excellent shape earlier this season, despite being tied to a move from North London.
Many of you will go 6/4 on him scoring at any time, but we like the look of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who scores first at 23/10.
The Gabon international looks good after signing his new deal and we think he’s the value choice in the scorers market.
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Manchester United vs Tottenham, Sunday 4.30pm (Sky Sports)
Ole may be behind the wheel, but he needs to get the stuttering side out of first gear.
It was another lackluster performance from the Red Devils who somehow came out victorious from a South Coast match with Brighton, before sending their second XI to the Carabao Cup five days later.
United have yet to start this season but managed to escape with all three points thanks to yet another goal by Bruno Fernandes from 12 yards.
Tottenham have meanwhile been hit by a similar decision, suffering a stealth penalty to deny them a 1-0 win over Newcastle.
Truly, Mourinho’s men should have been out of sight but it was still a bitter pill to swallow.
The Special One always enjoys confronting his former clubs and last season this match saw two very even teams scrapping him.
United scored four points in those two games, including a late draw recovered in North London.
The scorer? Fernandes – and yes, it was a penalty.
Both teams have scored in only two of their last seven head-to-head clashes at the Theater of Dreams.
But the last three games have seen more than three goals.
Neither side are convincing us in defense and United seemed particularly light, with reinforcements certainly to follow before the transfer deadline closes.
To concede five goals in two games is certainly not like United and Ole will be looking to fill in the gaps, but even with Spurs’ busy schedule of matches, we see visitor goals.
Back both teams to the net at 7/10, and play a little game on both teams flying out of the box and each score in the first half with a whopping 7/2.
That happened at United’s last game in Brighton, as they conceded goals at the Palace in that embarrassing defeat on opening day.
In this match last season, the Red Devils won 2-1 thanks to a brace from Marcus Rashford.
The English star has two goals in his last four but is a whopping 15/8 to score at any time.
This is a huge price for a United striker at home, taking you to £ 28.75 for your tenner.
For those of you who are feeling brave, it’s an even juicier 5/1 at fishnet first. Don’t miss this.
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