All eyes will be firmly on today’s big kick-off but don’t forget the season’s first Super Sunday is literally just round the corner now too!
With top clubs from all around the continent in action across the day, it’s the perfect opportunity to piece together another stonking Goals Galore treble at fantastic odds for a bet that can be won in the blink of an eye at anytime during the 90 minutes, here’s my first Super Sunday treble of 2013/14:
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham
It’s not just the Premier League that we are welcoming back this weekend, it’s also the homecoming of one of the nation’s favourite managers as Ian Holloway returns to the top table of English football with his Palace play-off heroes.
Famed for his refreshing attitude both on and off the pitch, the journeyman gaffer won the hearts of many when he almost kept Blackpool up in his baptism to the Premier League. One thing you’re guaranteed with a Holloway side is that they are going to fight for the entire 90 minutes, as well as the fact that they’re not sure in either scoring or conceding!
Spurs’ injury-hit defence took a bit of a battering in pre-season, most notably when they shipped 5 against Monaco, and I don’t expect the goals to dry up here for either side, even if a certain Welshman is still ‘injured’.
Sevilla vs Athletico Madrid
It’s not just the Premier League that likes to indulge in a Super Sunday line-up, over in Spain they have almost half their fixtures on a Sunday, and this match-up is the one that stands out the most to me, between two sides full of goals.
Sevilla rocked up in Manchester last week to ruin Rio’s big night by claiming a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford in the ex-England skipper’s testimonial. Athletico wont be coming into the game with any sort of trepidation though after beating their rivals twice in the league last season, they’ll be gunning for 3 in a row here but the home side should at least get on the scoresheet as a minimum!
Nuremberg vs Hertha Berlin
Sleeping giants Hertha Berlin return to the Bundesliga again this season after a rollercoaster few seasons yo-yo-ing from the Second Division and the top league in Germany. They’ll be hoping to steady the ship this year and face a tough but winnable trip to Nuremberg who finished in mid-table mediocrity last term.
Both sides have conceded on average over a goal a game in their last 20 outings whilst the figure for goals scored is over 1.5 for Nuremberg and nearly 2 for Hertha Berlin. With both sides harbouring realistic hopes of grabbing the 3 points here, a flurry of goals would be no surprise to me.