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Take Wolves to win
High flying Fulham host Wolves at Craven Cottage this Friday and we are tipping the boys from the Black Country to upset the home side at 2/1. Fulham are having a fine season, but were very fortunate to beat Brighton at the weekend and could find themselves without talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic. Wolves come here off a disappointing home defeat against Bournemouth, but Julen Lopetegui will have learned a lot about his best side there and the return of Mario Lemina should free up Ruben Neves to get further forward. With players like Matheus Cunha and Adama Traore in their side, Wolves should find playing on the counter-attack suits them better and have only lost once (against Man City) in five away games under the Spaniard.
Goals aplenty, and glory for the Gunners
Arsenal head to Leicester following a confidence boosting win over Aston Villa and I expect them to prevail again. Leicester score plenty of goals, but their defensive frailties are all too apparent and it’ll be a surprise if they don’t ship a couple to the Gunners here. With Arsenal having only kept one clean sheet since the World Cup, it looks likely that Leicester – who are clinical, having score 9 goals more than their expected goals total – will notch one of their own. As such, Arsenal & BTTS looks the play at 21/10.
Liverpool to lead early
Liverpool have been quick out of the blocks in their last two games and are worth backing to lead at half-time at 13/10. Their opponents, Crystal Palace, have conceded first in 8 of their 12 home games this season – a league high – while the Reds have been 2-0 up within 20 minutes in their last two fixtures. With Palace still lacking a proper striker and Darwin Nunez beginning to find his feet, Jurgen Klopp’s side should dominate play and come out on top in the first half.