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Arsenal/Spurs Arsenal and Spurs matches have been littered with goals over recent years with five of the last six matches at Arsenal’s home witnessing three goals or more. Arsenal look sure to be applying pressure from the off and should be worth a second look on the corners handicap.
Blackpool/Wolves: Think Blackpool – think goals is my motto. There is also the consideration of total corners in this match which should be open like every other Tangerines match this season.
Bolton/Newcastle: Both these sides are riding high in the Premier League and this match could be rather tasty in terms of bookings. Bolton home matches this season are averaging 42 bookings points per match while Newcastle on their travels average 47.5 bookings points. Howard Webb officiates and he is averaging 37 bookings points per League game. Consider the over’s line on bookings.
Liverpool/West Ham: Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson needs a win here in terms of his job. West Ham’s playing style has changed under Avram Grant and they will in all likelihood sit in here and try to catch the home side on the break. Consider Liverpool on both the match and corner handicaps.
Manchester United/Wigan: This should be one way traffic and look at Machester United minus a goal to boost your profit margin or consider buying goals on the spread.
West Brom/Stoke: Tony Pullis reckons his team are getting a hard time from the men in black this season and whether that’s true or not the statistics show they have picked up the most bookings away from home in 60% of their League matches. In their last away game at Sunderland they collected a mammoth 75 bookings points. Consider buying their team bookings or play on their number of cards.
Up North this weekend the first round of the the Scottish Cup takes place with non-league sides taking part.
A connection is lining up a punt on Ross County to beat Deverondale and Stranraer to beat Girvan both half-time and full-time and that outcome is an 8-5 shot with Coral.
Last weekend I cast my eye over five matches.
In the Aston Villa/Manchester Utd match I suggested corners would be high. The corners line is usually set at 10.5 or 11.5 In this match there were a grand total of 16 corners.
I suggested Manchester City as a possible in the corners handicap at home to Birmingham. The end result was 6 corners to 4 in favour of the home side.
Under the bookings line Newcastle/Fulham was a suggestion and resulted in 40 bookings points. I put up Stoke at 11-4 and they duly done the business. Under 2.5 goals was also mooted and would have netted you a profit too in a 2-0 victory.
Spurs on the corners handicap was the theme of their match against Blackburn and they duly won that battle 12-6. Goals looked on the cards between West Ham and Blackpool but never materialised despite a very open game.
Good luck with whatever you punt on this weekend.
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