Coral’s Prem punts: Man United and Tottenham heading for easy wins
Both sides enjoyed excellent results in Europe
Saturday offers up seven cracking fixtures in the Premier League. The current top four continue their assault on the title, while surprise package Watford look to extend their good start to the campaign.
High-flying Manchester United host pointless Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur travel to a Huddersfield Town side in danger of slipping down the table. Elsewhere, Watford look to make it four away wins on the trot at The Hawthorns.
The Coral News team have racked their brains and studied the stats to find you five Prem punts to get on in Saturday’s games.
It seems nothing can stop Manchester United right now. They’ve recorded eight wins and a draw in the last nine games, chalking up a hefty 28 goals in the process.
As for Saturday’s visitors Crystal Palace, they’re the first ever Premier League side who’ve failed to produce a single goal or point in their opening six games. Their most recent result was a 5-0 pasting at the hands of Manchester City.
With the Red Devils winning four of their last five games by three or more goals, a repeat of that feat looks very likely. Mourinho’s men have run riot against the likes of Everton and CSKA Moscow in recent weeks, so dismal Palace are unlikely to be competitive at Old Trafford.
While Harry Kane has been banging the goals in at one end, Spurs have been similarly impressive at the other. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have given up just two goals in four games in all competitions – and both of those happened with 10 men.
Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia was recorded with the minimum of fuss. In fact, the Cypriot heavyweights were limited to three shots on target on their own patch.
Things aren’t going so well for Spurs’ weekend opponents Huddersfield. The Terriers are beginning to lose their bite up front. They’ve scored just once in this calendar month, and are winless in four games. Expect the North London club to make light work of them.
Like their local rivals United, Manchester City have been extremely strong of late. The Citizens are unbeaten in all competitions this term. However, if any side can bring them crashing back down to earth, it’s Chelsea.
The Blues won both of last season’s meetings, with a 3-1 victory at the Etihad followed up by a 2-1 triumph at Stamford Bridge. They’ve also been in fine form themselves, chalking up 19 goals since the month began.
It’s unlikely they’ll keep a clean sheet against a City side who’ve been relentlessly attacking this term, but it’s rare you’ll find the odds making Chelsea second-favourites at Stamford Bridge. And on the basis of form and head-to-head results, they’re well worth backing at these prices.
It’s fair to say that recent clashes between these sides haven’t thrilled the neutral. None of the last five meetings have seen either team manage more than a single goal, with three of those five games producing Under 1.5 Goals total.
As for their recent form, the Cherries have managed just four goals in six Prem games so far this term. The Foxes have been a little more adventurous, but four strikes from their past quartet of games is hardly ‘high-scoring’ either.
Compact, classy and with a ruthless streak, Marco Silva’s Hornets are fast building a reputation as away-day specialists. They’ve won all three of their away games this term, conceding just once in the process.
That included a superb 2-0 victory at Southampton. Meanwhile, at home, they racked up three goals in a thrilling draw with Liverpool.
Their opponents this morning are a decidedly out-of-sorts West Bromwich Albion. Two points from the past four games have seen Tony Pulis’ side slip down the table. They look unlikely to find a saviour up front, with no player having managed more than two goals in all competitions so far this season.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing