In our new weekly feature the man with the goal-den touch Adam Smith has run the rule over all the midweek Premier League fixtures and selected a nice little 14/1 over/under goal accumulator to send us into the weekend with a few extra pound in our pockets …
Brighton v Crystal Palace – Team A / Over 0.5
Apart from Man City on the opening day of the season, Brighton have scored a goal in all their home games. Crystal Palace have still yet to keep a clean sheet, and I can’t see them getting their first at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday night.
Leicester City v Spurs – Over 1.5 Goals
Apart from Leicester’s 0-0 draw at Bournemouth in September, there has been two goals or more in all of their games this season. Spurs are struggling at home, but except for Arsenal last week, they have scored two or more goals in all of their away games this season. Expect a few goals in this one.
Watford v Man Utd – Over 1.5 Goals
If you fancy United to win this, it could potentially be a coupon buster. I expect both teams to score and will be very surprised if there is only one or no goals in this game. Apart from Stoke at home a few weeks ago, Watford have scored two or more goals in six out of their last seven games, and in 10 out of their 13 games overall. Man Utd are always expected to score and can’t fall further behind in the title race.
West Brom v Newcastle – Team A / Over 0.5
Both teams have only picked up one point between them in the last four games and are both struggling for goals. After a good point against Spurs on Saturday, Gary Megson may still feel he has a chance of getting the Baggies job, even if Alan Pardew is the bookies favourite, and their first win in eleven won’t do his chances any harm.
Bournemouth v Burnley – Team A / Over 0.5
The Cherries are in good form at the moment with their only defeat coming against Chelsea in their last five games. They have also kept three clean sheets in a row, and scored four in their last home game against Huddersfield. Burnley aren’t blessed with the biggest squad, and after a tough game against Arsenal on Sunday, this game might be too soon for them. Odds: 1/4
Arsenal v Huddersfield – Team A / Over 1.5
The Gunners are full of confidence and a comfortable win is expected. Huddersfield put alot of effort into their game on Sunday against Man City, and Arsenal’s squad could be key on Wednesday night. Huddersfield have not scored in their last five away games either, and tend to struggle on the road.
Chelsea v Swansea – Team A / Over 1.5
Swansea are in free-fall at the moment with no wins in five and haven’t scored in their last three. Again, like Arsenal, Chelsea can bring in fresh international standard squad players if needed, and a comfortable win is expected here.
Everton v West Ham – Team A / Over 0.5
A big performance is needed by Everton and this will surely be David Unsworth’s last game. Unsworth is an attacking Manager, and I can see him going for it on Wednesday night and wanting to leave on a high. West Ham on the other hand are on a six game winless run, and I haven’t seen much improvement since Moyes has come in. West Ham have also conceded in their last six games.
Man City v Southampton – Team A / Over 1.5
The home side have scored twice or more in eleven of their thirteen Premier League games this season, and Man City’s squad should be too stong for Southampton. We shouldn’t look too much into the Saints win over Everton at the weekend, as Everton are making everyone look good at the moment. City should bring them back down to earth tomorrow night.
Stoke v Liverpool – Team B / Over 1.5
The likes of Mane, Firmino and possibly Lallana could come back into the Liverpool side; and with Stoke likely to continue with their attacking style of play, Liverpool should score on the counter on more than one ocassion. Stoke have failed to keep a clean sheet in eleven of their thirteen games, and have conceded two in five of their last six games.