Our betting expert with tips for the Emirates, Everton v Manchester United, West Ham, Leeds, Palace and Fulham PLUS Bundesliga bet.
There’s every reason to keep faith with Mo Salah at the Emirates today.
The expected-goals boffins say hosts Arsenal (4.30pm) have about four points more than their play merits – and Liverpool a couple of points fewer.
The analysts also claim that the Reds’ struggles are in part down to Salah and Darwin Nunez falling short of the goal totals they SHOULD have got.
It’s clearly another breakthrough for science – though even the most data-phobic among us might have got there without the abacus.
I’d still love to see Nunez pitch his air power against Arsenal’s defence – and 11/1 (BetVic) ‘Nunez scores a header’ is a ripe one if he starts. Large if.
Salah is worth an Evens ‘anytime’ rating on his numbers this season.So take the 9/5 (Unibet) against a side that has managed just one clean sheet at home so far, and that was against Bodo Glimt, one of the bit-part dwarves in Lord of the Rings.
Giant-price fans want a dab of Virgil van Dijk at 10/1 (Bet365, Paddy) ‘anytime’ – bob-on for his data.
Play your cards right at Goodison Park. No guarantees that Everton (7pm) will come out to play – and Manchester United ’s winkle pin is not a tool to trust – so try bookings, with hot-cold David Coote on the whistle.
United’s Diogo Dalot is too big on his stats at 3/1 (Bet365) ‘to be shown a card’, and Jordan Pickford is worth a nugget at 9/1 (Hills) to get his fourth Prem card this season.
Liverpool fans – and Virgil van Dijk’s kneecap – will recall that Coote owes Pickford one..
Leeds look ill-equipped to get a grip on anxiety-inducing Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace (2pm). The Ivorian knee-trembler is solid ‘anytime scorer’ material at 15/8 (Bet365).
West Ham ’s post-Europa stats are a bit iffy, but visitors Fulham (2pm) ship a lot of goals, and the evidence is growing that the Hammers have a lot of goals in them. Get on West Ham ‘minus 1 goal’ at 2/1 (Hills, Paddy, Coral).
In Germany, red-hot Sheraldo Becker looks a juicy ‘anytime scorer’ angle at 14/5 (Unibet) when Union Berlin go to leaky Stuttgart (6.30pm).