Midweek Premier League tips: BTTS kings, Salah amends & cautionary tales

Luton’s both teams to score brilliance can be a boon for Arsenal backers

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Chelsea’s inability to hold on to a lead at home to 10-man Burnley denied us a clean sweep in our weekend Premier League betting tips, but, like a superhero compelled to battle with their villainous nemesis, we return to Stamford Bridge for our final pick from the midweek coupon.

Midweek Premier League Tips

Arsenal to beat Luton & both teams to score @ 13/10

Mohamed Salah to score a brace vs Sheff Utd 23/10

Chelsea vs Man Utd – Chelsea most bookings @ 11/8

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BTTS kings to slip to another honourable defeat at the Emirates

Fresh from a solid point at Manchester City, Arsenal are just 1/10 to claim three more at home to Luton Town as they bid to keep pace with league leaders Liverpool.

It’s difficult to envisage any other result given the Gunners have won all five of their home games since returning rejuvenated from the winter break, but there’s value in the Hatters scoring in defeat.

Rob Edwards’ men are the top flight’s most reliable both-teams-to-score proposition with 24 of their 30 league outings this term serving up goals at both ends. They also scored three times against Arsenal when losing out to an injury-time Declan Rice winner in the reverse fixture.

Tip: Arsenal to beat Luton & both teams to score @ 13/10

Ill-disciplined Blues value to outnumber visitors in the notebook

We suffered at the hands of Chelsea’s unpredictability when their late concession against Burnley robbed us of a perfect three from three in our weekend tips but one thing they deliver consistently is cards.

The Stamford Bridge side have amassed a division-leading 84 yellows, along with three reds in the campaign to-date and also sit joint-second in the EPL average fouls-per-game standings

As a result it’s something of a surprise to see them priced up as 11/8 outsiders to claim the majority of the bookings when Manchester United visit west London. United have collected 17 less cautions (67) and two fewer reds than their hosts this term.

Tip: Chelsea vs Man Utd – Chelsea most bookings @ 11/8

Anfield talisman to take out Saturday frustrations against the Blades

Mohamed Salah was Liverpool’s match winner against Brighton on Saturday, with his 65th-minute strike sealing the victory that delivered the Reds a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

However, the Egyptian had every reason to have been frustrated with a performance yielding one goal from a total of 12 shots (just four of which were on target) – a poor return for a man of his calibre.

Fortunately for Salah, who sits just two behind Erling Haaland in the Premier League top goalscorer rankings, Sheffield United are the next sacrificial offerings on the Anfield altar.

The Blades have conceded 12 goals more than any other team in the division this season (77), at an average of 2.65 a game. The Steel City outfit rate the ideal foes for the 31-year-old to atone for his profligacy last time out and he’s backed to bag more than once.

Tip: Mohamed Salah to score a brace vs Sheff Utd 23/10