After going pretty close with our Premier League selections last time out, we’re looking to the world’s most exciting league for goals galore once more with this Saturday afternoon treble on the BTTS market.
We just need to see six teams all find the target, and we’ll be celebrating a lovely £52 profit from a small £10 stake. There couldn’t be a better way to celebrate the weekend in style.
Everton v Bournemouth
It might be early days but both Everton and Bournemouth will be concerned by the fact they each sit inside the Premier League’s bottom three. In turn, that should lead to a game of high intensity as they collide at Goodison Park. Let’s just hope that translates to goals.
Everton’s problems have been well documented, but the level of opposition they’ve played against should not be ignored. Against one of the teams they’ll be expected to beat, they should at least add to their return of two goals. Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson and TomDavies are all capable of scoring while confidence should be a little higher following the midweek cup win over Sunderland.
Eddie Howe’s Cherries have picked up a couple of wins over Brighton while Jermain Defoe, Jordan Ibe, and Josh King can all hope to cause problems for the out-of-form hosts. Like Everton, attack is likely to be the best form of defence for the visitors, which should lead itself to chances at both ends.
Given the defensive vulnerabilities within both camps, we’re backing both teams to score.
Stoke City v Chelsea
Antonio Conte’s men were left frustrated by Arsenal last Sunday but will be eager to bounce back in style as they visit the stadium. Nonetheless, they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against the Potters.
The Blues are two wins from two on the road, beating both Spurs and Leicester via 2-1 scores. Michy Batshuayi has been in great form in other competitions and would love to get his first league goal of the campaign here. Even if he doesn’t play, the champions still have plenty of other potential goalscorers.
Stoke have already picked up four points from two home games, against Arsenal and Manchester United, so will be optimistic about finding the target. Mark Hughes can look to Peter Crouch, Jese, Eric Choupo-Moting, and Xerdan Shaqiri for inspiration while David Luiz’s suspension may also help their cause.
Still, the champions should find a return to winning ways.
Swansea City v Watford
Watford were battered by Manchester City last weekend but have shown themselves to be a very strong outfit under Marco Silva. Even if they don’t pick up the three points on Saturday, they should at least get on the scoresheet.
The Hornets have won two from two on their travels, scoring four times in the process, and will be hoping to see Andre Gray and Troy Deeney open their league accounts too. Given that the Swans have lost both of their matches at the Liberty so far, the visitors have a great chance of scoring.
Swansea have improved in recent games, though, beating Reading in the cup while picking up a credible draw against Spurs at Wembley. Wilfried Bony, Tammy Abraham, and Jordan Ayew will all see this as a game in which they could score.
It’s a difficult encounter to pick the outcome of but, while it’s unlikely to be the highest scoring game of the day, there should be chances for both sides.