3rd Mar 2018 | Premier League
Once Burnley and Everton are done, it's surprisingly easy to make a case for all the Premier League sides scoring in the afternoon kick-offs in the top flight. The price is most definitely right for the gamble.
We’ve developed a recent penchant for the ‘Both Teams to Score’ market and on Saturday we’re going for the jugular by backing all 3pm kick-off sides to score in the Premier League at best odds of 31/1 with WilliamHill. Indeed, a boost option may well be open to you with that bookmaker, taking the price to 34/1 currently.
Southampton v Stoke:
A huge game at the foot of the table as 16th play 19th with just a point between them. The Saints have scored in 6 of their last 7 league games while Stoke have improved under Lambert with 1 defeat in 5, only failing to find the net in a 0-0 draw with Watford during that run. The Potters’ defence may have improved a bit, but a 14% clean sheet record this season is damning.
Swansea v West Ham:
West Ham may look more secure in 13th but their hosts Swansea could actually overtake them with a heavy win despite starting the day in the drop zone! The better news for the Hammers is they have scored in 11 consecutive league outings. Swansea can almost match that in all competitions. scoring in 10 of their last 11. Of course the clean sheet percentages are both below 30% though.
Watford v West Brom:
Both teams have scored in 64% of Watford home matches and the Hornets have found the net in 79% of their Vicarage Road league games and will expect success against the basement boys. Many will doubt West Brom can score but it really is now or never for the strugglers and especially Pardew. Besides, the Baggies have actually netted in 8 of 10 matches across all competitions in 2018, only being denied a goal away to Chelsea and Man City.
Leicester v Bournemouth:
You really don’t know what you’re going to get from Bournemouth lately. One day they’re thumping Chelsea 3-0 the next they’re losing 4-1 to Huddersfield! But they have scored in 9 in a row which makes this particular leg of the bet look solid. The Foxes have found the net in 9 of their last 10, with both teams scoring in each of the last 4.
Spurs v Huddersfield:
With a wager at such long odds it’s amazing that just 1 of the 10 sides looks like a real punt to score. That would be Huddersfield given that Tottenham have netted in 93% of their home league games. But there is genuine hope for the Terriers because they arrive off the back of consecutive victories in which they have found the net 6 times. Confidence and team spirit is soaring.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 06:19 3rd Mar, 2018 but subject to change