Matchday 5 Future Goal Go-Getters
Players To Watch On The Goals Market
By Matt Pitt
Chelsea versus Liverpool
Both Chelsea and Liverpool have shown they can seemingly score goals for fun, but are equally as shaky in defense, so these two Goliath’s facing each other this weekend should see the back of the net bulging several times during the 90-minutes.
Diego Costa netted a brace during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City last weekend and I fancy him to get on the scoresheet against Liverpool because he looks back to his brilliant best. Costa is +400 to open the scoring and +120 to score during the 90-minutes with Bovada.
From a Liverpool perspective, I keep looking at Sadio Mane who is +750 to score first and +230 to score anytime. The latter seems the best bet because his pace is frightening, which coupled with the fact the Chelsea centre-backs aren’t the quickest in the world, meaning Sane could cause some serious problems for the Blues as the game progresses.
Hull City versus Arsenal
Arsenal head to Hull City this weekend in a game that has the potential for bags of goals. If Arsenal perform how we know they can, they should roll over Hull and win by two or three goals.
One of those goal scorers could be Lucas Perez, a £17 million signing from Deportivo La Coruna, who is used to facing tough Spanish defences and could have a whale of a time against the East Yorkshire outfit’s back four.
Lucas is the +400 favorite to open the scoring and +150 to score before the game ends, which are similar odds for Olivier Giroud (+400 to score first and +135 at any time). Giroud was sent off for two yellow cards in Arsenal’s Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain this week so should have a point to prove in this Premier League match.
Manchester City versus Bournemouth
Manchester City put five goals past Bournemouth in corresponding fixture last season with Raheem Sterling bagging a hat trick. Sterling is among the favourites to open the scoring at +450 and +135 to find the back of the net at any point before the final whistle.
I really like the look of Kelechi Iheanacho to score first at +325. The talented youngster will be leading the line in the absence of suspended Sergio Aguero and is growing better with each game. If you don’t think Iheanacho will score first but will at some point, Bovada offer you -110 odds on that happening.
An outside bet could be City’s John Stones to score at any time at +1200. The central defender is a major threat at set pieces, and Bournemouth have traditionally struggled at corners and free kicks around the box.
Everton versus Middlesbrough
Everton’s Romelu Lukaku scored a hat trick midweek and is a +350 favorite to score first against Middlesbrough this weekend. Lukaku is a superb player who plays so much better when he is full of confidence, not so much when the chips are down; you can find +115 on Lukaku scoring during 90-minutes.
After missing out on an England call-up and then being substituted at half-time against Sunderland, I’m looking for a positive response from 22-year-old Ross Barkley. He is +190 to score at any time, and with Middlesbrough likely to try and restrict Everton to long range efforts, Bartley’s speciality, the game could be perfect for Barkley to make an impact.
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