Hi guy and gals, Martin again. And I’m looking to smash the anytime goalscorer market on Saturday with this 25/1 treble at Betfred.
It might be FA Cup weekend, but my three selections come from action in the Premier League and Championship. There’s good reason to fancy all three players, and I’ll be backing them as singles as well as the treble.
Let’s do this!
Leicester City V Watford. 3PM
BET: Riyad Mahrez to score anytime @ 15/8 with Betfred
Leicester City have been in incredible form during the opening third of 2015/16 and enter this weekend’s action sitting third in the table. But while all eyes are on England man Jamie Vardy, I think it will be fellow star Riyad Mahrez that’ll fire the Foxes to another great result against the Hornets.
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Vardy might be stealing all the headlines, but Mahrez has been pulling the strings. The 24-year-old has scored seven goals for Claudio Ranieri’s side, and will be confident about finding the target against the newly-promoted visitors too.
Watford are enjoying a better run of form after winning their past two fixtures. The visitors have only conceded 10 goals in total, but six of those have come on the road, and I’m confident that the rampant Foxes will continue their purple patch in front of goal.
Vardy’s run has to end soon, and someone else will need to step up. For me, Mahrez is the obvious candidate.
Norwich City V Swansea City. 3PM
BET: Gylfi Sigurdsson to score anytime @ 3/1 with Betfred
Alex Neil’s Canaries are in really poor form right now, losing five on the spin in all competitions. It won’t get any easier as they welcome Swansea to Carrow Road, and I’m backing the Iceman to stay cool and fire the visitors to a positive result.
Gylfi Sigurdsson isn’t just one of my favourite Swansea players, he’s one of my favourite Premier League players. He’s consistently brilliant for the Jacks, providing assists as well as goals. The fact he takes free-kicks could also prove to be crucial too.
Both of Sigurdsson’s 2015/16 goals have come on the road, including one against Aston Villa in Swansea’s last away fixture. Can he inspire them to another victory against Norwich, I certainly think so.
Norwich’s poor form should allow Swansea to capitalise. At 3/1, I’ve gotta fancy the Icelandic playmaker’s chances.
QPR V Preston NE. 3PM
BET: Charlie Austin to score anytime @ 5/4 with Betfred
The Loftus Road club might have seen their manager sacked earlier this week, but they’ve still got the Championship’s best striker in Charlie Austin. I firmly believe QPR’s main man will find his return to the scoresheet against Preston.
Austin had scored seven league goals before getting injured at the end of September. The 26-year-old has yet to find the target since returning to action two weeks ago. A home game against Preston offers the perfect opportunity for him to end that mini drought, and I’m backing him to do just that.
QPR haven’t been in great form, which is underlined by the sacking of Chris Ramsey, but they do score goals. Austin is easily the most obvious source of inspiration. Preston have played well in recent weeks, but the hosts should have an extra urgency after this week’s developments.
I’d always fancy Austin at odds of over evens, especially at Loftus Road. I’m backing him to start the new era with a goal.
I’ll be backing all three players as single bets. But a £10 treble would land a return of £258.75 at Betfred. It’s got to be worth a punt.