Weekend Premier League Tips: Selhurst, Emirates goal-fests and more

Big portions of goal-based entertainment are expected at Selhurst Park and the Emirates



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This weekend’s Premier League betting tips include a match tailor-made for a half-time correct score wager, a brace of over 3.5 goals picks and a reliable card collector in an otherwise unpredictable affair.

Weekend Football Tips

Man Utd vs Everton – 1st half correct score 0-0 @ 9/4

Crystal Palace vs Luton over 3.5 goals @ 2/1

Arsenal vs Brentford over 3.5 goals @ 11/10

Wataru Endo to be carded in Liverpool vs Man City @ 7/4

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A half-time correct score that’s clicked in five of Everton’s last six

The half-time correct score market is unlikely to the first port of call for many punters sizing up a match for betting purposes – but seldom will the form book serve up a better time for a first foray.

Everton have the third lowest goals-for total in the EPL and the fifth-best defensive record so it makes sense that five of their last six league games have been 0-0 at the break – as have their last four away games in the division.

The 0-0 half-time correct score is a 9/4 wager that’s backed up further by recent United results. Marcus Rashford’s screamer at the Etihad last time out is the first-half goal scored by either side in the Red Devils’ last three top-flight opening periods.

Tip: Man Utd vs Everton – 1st half correct score 0-0 @ 9/4

Selhurst Park slobber-knocker in the offing as unlikely goal magnets collide

Crystal Palace vs Luton won’t be many people’s idea of first up on Match of the Day territory but games featuring these two denizens of the Premier League’s lower reaches have been rich in goals in recent weeks.

Over 3.5 goals in the game looks like decent value at 2/1 when it’s considered three of the Eagles’ last five home games have seen the bet click, while Palace themselves have notched at least three times in three of their last five at Selhurst.

Luton are ideal dance partners for this wager. Six of their last seven outings have produced at least four goals. The Hatters have every chance of swelling the goal count themselves having scored in 10 of their last 11 away games in all competitions and at least twice in four of their last six on the road.

Tip: Crystal Palace vs Luton over 3.5 goals @ 2/1

Scoreboard set to light up when leaky Bees visit goal-greedy Gunners

Arsenal have specialised in inflicting heavy punishment on all top-flight comers since returning from their winter break, battering Palace 5-0, West Ham 6-0, Liverpool 3-1, Newcastle 4-1 and Sheffield United 6-0. Ominous reading for a Brentford side lacking their usual defensive stringency this term.

Over 3.5 goals in this encounter is trading at 11/10, which looks very reasonable given eight of the Bees’ last 10 have produced more than 3.5 goals.

Tip: Arsenal vs Brentford over 3.5 goals @ 11/10

Caution for Reds booking magnet the reliable bet in unpredictable blockbuster

Liverpool are 9/5 home underdogs for the visit of Manchester City but it’s difficult to nail colours to the win-draw-win mast with several names on their injury list having the potential to return here.

Curtis Jones, Ryan Gravenberch and Mohamed Salah could all return to relieve some of the youngsters that have been acquitting themselves so well during the spate of injuries that could have derailed the season of a lesser squad.

In search of a bet with less variables beyond our control the X/X about a card for Liverpool’s Japanese defensive midfielder Wataru Endo stands out. Endo averages 0.6 cards a game this term for Jurgen Klopp’s side and has been carded in three of his last five appearances.

Tasked with a high degree of seniority and responsibility against the champions the need to take one for the team will be tough to avoid for 90 minutes.

Tip: Wataru Endo to be carded in Liverpool vs Man City @ 7/4