Gameweek 5 Betting Tips – BTTS Quartet
This Saturdays Top Premier League Punts…
A GOAL FEST AT CARROW ROAD
Manchester City may not be table toppers at the time of writing, but they can at least lay claim to scoring the most amount of goals in the Premier League thus far and with 14 already to their name, Pep Guardiola’s men will be on the hunt for more this weekend.
In addition to that impressive goal haul, the Etihad outfit have been a part of four games that have all finished with over 3.5 total goals and with Norwich supplying the opposition on Saturday, there is every chance the run could continue.
Especially when you consider that Norwich are yet to keep a clean sheet this season and with the Canaries able to offer some form of goal threat in front of their own fans, it looks a case of just how bold you want to be in the total goals market.
If you think that City will once again be involved in an over 3.5 goals clash, then you can back the defending champions at odds 1.62 and if you think it could be even more exciting in East Anglia, over 4.5 can be backed at the inviting odds of 2.25.
Summary: Over 3.5 total goals or 4.5 is worth your consideration this weekend.
LIVERPOOL KEEP THINGS CLEAN
Liverpool made light work of Burnley before the international break and in doing so, kept their first clean sheet of the season and now that particular burden has been lifted, it should dispel any talk of defensive woes on Merseyside.
Next up last season’s Champions League winners play host to a Newcastle side who have earned four points from the last six on offer and this pair of results has meant that Steve Bruce is starting to settle into his new Tyneside surroundings.
The Magpies did pull off a huge shock in week 3, as they got the better of Tottenham in North London and although that was the ignition spark for their season, trying to perform a similar feat at Anfield will be a rather big ask.
Not only that but even scoring a goal will be something that may be beyond Newcastle’s capabilities and therefore backing Liverpool to win and keep a clean sheet at odds of 1.80, is definitely worth mulling over.
Summary: Liverpool to make it five wins from five and a clean sheet as an added bonus
A NEW MANAGER BOUNCE AT VICARAGE ROAD
The decision by Watford to sack Javi Gracia could be construed as a harsh one and although the Spaniard led the club to last season’s F.A. Cup Final, it is arguably that defeat which ultimately led to his departure.
The Hornets have had a huge hangover since that final thumping and now the old Watford manager becomes the new one, as Quique Sanchez Flores has been installed at the helm for the second time in the space of four years.
In situations such as this, we often talk about a new manager bounce and although Watford beating Arsenal may be too big a fairy tale this weekend, it could well be that the double chance market is one that takes your fancy.
If Watford can kickstart their season with a solid
performance at home, it will no doubt boost confidence within the camp and if
you back them to avoid defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, you can get a rather
inviting price of 1.80 for your troubles.
Summary: Watford’s woes to lessen this weekend, as they frustrate the Gunners.
While to finish our tipping article for this week, it’s time for another four BTTS picks and once again it is also time to pat ourselves on the back. The reason being that we turned in another perfect quartet of picks before the international break.
Which means all of the 12 picks that we have offered up since week 2 of the season have been correct and now the question is whether we can continue the red hot run, with this weekend quartet below.
Bournemouth vs Everton – 55.26% chance, you can back at 1.60
Manchester United vs Leicester – 56.19%, you can back at 1.74
Norwich vs Manchester City – 54.66%, you can back at 1.76
Watford vs Arsenal – 60.16%, you can back at 1.52