The season is now well underway as we reach October and another mouth watering weekend of football. At Goals Galore we welcome another Premier League fixture after our successful call for both teams to score last Saturday in the Swansea v Arsenal game. Seven days on we travel north for our fix in the top division, we also find some love in the Championship and League One to complete our coupon.
Sunderland v Man United – 5.30pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 5/6
Struggling Sunderland could do with a reprieve for a weekend as they find themselves bottom of the league without a win to their name. There is no let up as Champions, Manchester United visit the Stadium of Light who are too at the wrong end of the table and will go all out to take maximum points on Saturday evening.
Sunderland have earned just the single point from their six fixtures and aren’t having much luck in front of goal having found the back of the net just four times. So why include them in this expected one sided contest? Well since sacking Paulo Di Canio there has clearly been a boost in confidence after a far improved performance last Sunday verses high flying Liverpool, despite a 3-1 defeat they looked more dangerous and got a goal courtesy of the impressive Giaccherini. Even though i fully anticipate United to win I can see the Black Cats getting on the score sheet.
United aren’t the most solid defensively in recent times and have conceded nine times in five games. This has given me good reason they will falter at the back on Saturday however i still cannot see them losing and expect the likes of Rooney and Robin van Persie to be amongst the goals.
Bournemouth v Millwall – 3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 5/6
A game here between two teams that have got amongst the goals so far this season but not necessarily for the right reasons at times. Bournemouth in their ten Championship games have scored 13 goals but conceded 22! Millwall have found the net 10 times but have also seen the opposition score 18 goals.
The Cherries got promoted last season and will be fairly satisfied with their start in their new division, they are currently 13th and avoiding relegation will be their target this year. Bournemouth will be targeting this match as one where they need to take all three points. They have fulfilled the both teams to score market in each of their last three games and while you know they will score at home they are also vulnerable to concede.
Millwall found themselves on the wrong end of a thrashing in midweek going down 4-0 away to Birmingham City, however previous to this blip they had hit a run of form which had seen them pick up nine points and score six goals in three games. Millwall will head to Bournemouth looking to bounce back with a win and I can see both sides finding the net at least once in a game i just cant call a winner on.
Peterborough v Preston– 3.00pm Saturday –
Both teams to score odds – 8/13
This match up is one which is that is nailed down for Goals Galore. Home outfit ‘boro are finely placed in second and have lost just the single game, albeit at home. Preston too will be full of confidence after a strong start which sees them currently fourth in the league with a record that has yet to see them lose after nine games.
The Posh have been the much feared side in the division thus far, scoring goals against whoever they have come up against, and goals have been coming in their droves, with an average of three a game going in either net. Young striker Assombalonga has been the most dangerous when comes to goals and i would not be surprised if he finds himself on the score sheet once more.
Underdogs going into this game are Preston but having yet to taste defeat they will have nothing to fear. I will be surprised if they cannot breach the Peterborough backline considering they have scored eight times in their four away ties. Former Premier League striker Kevin Davies is now among the ranks and you can count on him making a nuisance of himself at London Road on Saturday. Preston will give it a good go and I think this will be an end to end game and either may snatch it, however the safe option has got to be both teams to score.