Coral’s Prem punts: Man United and Man City to carry on scoring
Manchester pair are red hot in front of goal
With a bumper eight Premier League games to feast on this Saturday, there’s no shortage of exciting top-level action to get stuck into.
At the top of the table, Manchester City host Crystal Palace while Manchester United travel to face Southampton. Chelsea are away at Stoke City and it’s a Roses derby at Turf Moor as Burnley and Huddersfield Town go head-to-head.
The Coral News Team have put in the hard graft and found five Prem punts to back in Saturday’s 15:00 kick-offs.
These are two sides that don’t like to score or concede. Burnley’s games have seen 11 goals so far, while Huddersfield’s have produced a meagre eight.
All four of the Clarets’ previous Premier League games have seen two goals or fewer. By comparison, the Terriers have had under 2.5 goals land in five of their last six in all competitions. All the signs point towards a continuation of that pattern in this clash on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devils have been scoring goals for fun this season. Jose Mourinho’s men have bagged 22 in all competitions so far this term, including having scored four on four separate occasions.
Their opponents this weekend shouldn’t put up too much of a fight. Mauricio Pellegrino’s Saints have lost twice at St Mary’s in the league this season. On the one occasion they did pick up three points against West Ham, they required a 90th minute penalty to do so.
With United in a rich vein of scoring form, Coral can only see one winner here. Get an extra Prem punt with Marcus Rashford to score anytime at 21/10. The England youngster netted twice against Burton Albion in midweek.
It’s top v bottom at the Etihad, with free-scoring Manchester City hosting goal-shy Crystal Palace. The Citizens have won five on the bounce, including a hat-trick of games 5-0, 4-0 and 6-0. Palace, on the other hand, remain goalless in the league.
Under new manager Roy Hodgson, the Eagles are still finding their feet. And the ex-England boss will have noticed that Greater Manchester is not one of Palace’s favourite destinations. The South Londoners have shipped 14 goals on their last three visits to the Etihad.
Keeping on the Man City theme, the Coral News Team is backing Sergio Aguero to continue his good recent form. In his last three games, the Argentine has bagged five goals. And that includes a hat-trick against Watford last weekend.
Aguero netted a brace against Saturday’s visitors in the same fixture in 2016. With Palace still looking far from assured at the back, City’s top scorer should get plenty of joy again this weekend.
Both of these sides like to attack and create plenty of opportunities. So it should be a lively encounter in the Potteries on Saturday. And with David Luiz banned for Chelsea, Stoke may fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet.
This fixture has seen both teams to score land in five of the last six meetings. And with Chelsea looking to keep up the pressure on the Manchester clubs at the top of the table, it should be an confident performance from the Blues in Staffordshire.
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