That net is bulging more than ever as we reach the final straight of the season. Here at Goals Galore, that is music to our ears. We have a treble where we are predicting both sides finding the net and we are pretty confident of it landing.
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur – 4.00pm Sunday
Both teams to score odds – 8/13 with William Hill
Written off throughout the season and not taken seriously enough, Liverpool are now very much title contenders. It is exciting times for the team playing some of the most exciting football in the division and today is another big step in their campaign. Tottenham arrive to spoil the party and still have an outside chance for the last Champions League spot, the North Londoners will be desperate to come away with a shock result.
Liverpool registered a tidy 2-1 win during the week over strugglers Sunderland and are currently residing in second place, just a few wins away from topping the table if the Reds play their cards right. So much attacking quality fills Brendan Rodgers team, with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez registering 20 goals each so far this season. Along with regular goal scorers Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling, it is not a question of ‘if’ but how many goals they will score each week.
A boost of morale last Sunday saw Tottenham come from 2-0 behind to win 3-2 against a strong Southampton side. That performance disproving Tim Sherwood’s comments, that his squad have a lack of character. Each result for Sherwood is forming his interview as his future remains in the balance, with a decision taking place in the summer. A shock victory against Liverpool would go along way to making a case for his permanent appointment. As last weekend showed, there are goals up for grabs at both ends when Spurs are involved and I expect the North Londoners to at least score on Sunday and maybe more…
Swansea City v Norwich City – 3.00pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 19/20 with William Hill
What a vital home game we have here for Swansea City who are very much involved in the relegation battle after failing to win for six games in a row under the stewardship of Gary Monk. Chris Hughton has managed to turn his side from relegation certainties to a side who look set for another campaign in the Premier League with a few more wins ensuring that.
Despite the lack of victories, Swansea have managed to find the net in each of their last seven games and during the week, they took a point from title challengers Arsenal at The Emirates, in a 2-2 draw which was a game they were expected to lose. That scoreline will only add to the Welsh side, the confidence they require to collect maximum points on Saturday. The Swans look nailed on for a goal at the Liberty Stadium, as only once have the fans left the ground without seeing their side score this season.
Norwich come into the game on good form but rely very much on their performances at Carrow Road, where they have picked up three quarters of their total points and have in fact lost their last five away games. This doesn’t make good reading. The Canaries know a win here will make a huge difference to what division they will be playing their football in next season and up against a relegation rival, they will not be content with leaving Wales without at least a point. I cannot see Swansea failing to score and when they do I can see this Norwich side going all out for an equaliser leaving us with a good shout for BTTS here at Goals Galore.
Burnley v Leicester City – 12.15pm Saturday
Both teams to score odds – 13/20 with William Hill
Here we have tie of the weekend in the Football League as top of the pyramid Leicester City take on second placed Burnley in the early kick off. What a game! A win for Burnley by two goals or more, would see them go above their rivals on goal difference. Both sides come in with incredible unbeaten records and this has is lined up to be one of the games of the season. Did I mention- What a game!
Burnley’s unbeaten run has now stretched to 16 games and 19 in a row at home and this has also included their last five games at Turf Moor ending with a Burnley win. The last being a 2-0 win against Doncaster on Tuesday. The Clarets will want to prove that they are the best side in the Championship and with home advantage, I can see them doing so. Danny Ings is likely to be out for the clash and the goal scoring will be left to striker Sam Vokes. I can see the Welshman obliging with a goal or two for Sean Dyche’s over achieving outfit.
Leicester City win the undefeated head to head as the Foxes have not tasted defeat for 18 matches! Leicester know that victory here will likely seal both their promotion and the Championship title as there lead will be six points- what more motivation do they need? If you need more convincing, Leicester have scored a goal in each of their last 22 matches and have only failed to score once on the road all season. A fantastic campaign.