Premier League Betting Preview: Saints to march on? And can Burnley start scoring?
We take a look at tonight’s two Premier League games
After a stellar weekend of Premier League action, we’ve two more fixtures to enjoy tonight to round off the gameweek.
Tonight’s first tie sees Burnley take on an inconsistent Crystal Palace side, who will be looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Burnley are yet to win a game so far this term and have struggled in front of goal – finding the net just three times so far.
Later on, Wolves host a Southampton team who could climb to third in the table with a win today, as they look to extend their six-game unbeaten run. In Wolves, they face one of the league’s stingiest defences, with just nine goals conceded – only Tottenham have let in as few.
Let’s go in-depth with our Premier League Betting Preview of the action…
Burnley v Crystal Palace – 17:30
Sean Dyche’s teams have always been built on a foundation of defensive solidity over attacking prowess, but with the goals leaking in with no reply, Burnley suddenly look on shaky ground. Two draws, five defeats and just three goals scored makes for pretty bleak reading.
Tonight’s opponents Crystal Palace are one of the league’s more inconsistent teams – but with a strong showing against Leeds last time out, they’ll be looking to pile the misery on Dyche’s men and propel themselves up the table.
Burnley are 15/8 to take the win, with 21/10 about the draw and a Crystal Palace win at 17/10.
On the plus side for Burnley, captain Ben Mee returned in their 0-0 draw away at Brighton, bringing some solidity to the back-line.
For Palace, youngster Eberechi Eze could miss out after being withdrawn from the England u-21s with a thigh injury, the youngster starred in their 4-1 win against Leeds and will be a big miss tonight.
This could be a game of very fine margins and you can back under 1.5 goals in the game at 13/8, or under 2.5 goals at 8/15.
Wilfried Zaha has been Palace’s most productive player so far this season with five goals and two assists – he’s 5/1 to open the scoring tonight, or 23/10 to find the net anytime.
After scoring 14 times last season, Burnley striker Chris Wood will be disappointed with a return of just one goal in seven games so far this term. He’s 9/5 to add to his tally anytime tonight.
Wolves v Southampton – 20:00
Southampton have a chance to move into third with a win tonight and they’ve enjoyed themselves in recent weeks. Victory tonight would make it four wins in a row – the last time they did so was in May 2016.
Wolves’ form has been patchier – they’re struggling for goals after the departure of Diego Jota, but remain tight at the back. Only Burnley have been involved in games with fewer goals than Wolves, with 17 goals in total across their eight games so far.
Wolves are 7/5 to take the win tonight, with the draw at 21/10 and a Southampton win at 9/4.
For Southampton, Danny Ings continues his spell on the sidelines after ankle surgery, while James Ward-Prowse could also miss out after his withdrawal from the England squad last week.
A knock for Wolves’ Rayan Ait-Nouri means he’s likely to be rested, with Romain Saiss or Marcal set to fill in at wing-back.
Southampton have shown themselves to be quick starters so far this season, with 10 goals scored in the first half – more than any other side. If you think they’ll take another early lead, they can be backed at 21/5 to be winning at the 30-minute mark.
Raul Jimenez leads the scoring charts for Wolves, with four goals to his name so far this season. He’s 16/5 to score first tonight, or 11/8 to score anytime.
Che Adams has three goals in his last four games for Southampton, after previously scoring just four times in 34 Premier League appearances. He can be backed at 12/5 to score anytime and continue his streak.
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