Weekend Premier League tips: A win for Sunderland plus goals in Norwich v Newcastle and Liverpool v QPR

After a successful set of midweek Champions League tips, Jim Knight is back with another three selections for the weekend's action
Norwich v Newcastle

Tip: Over 2.5 goals at 10/11 with William Hill

Norwich have scored in 12 of their 14 league games this season and have scored more than once on four occasions at Carrow Road. They face a Newcastle side who have seen five out of their last six games contain three goals or more.

The loss of Steven Taylor and Fabio Coloccini will also enhance the chances of the hosts scoring against the normally solid Magpies defence. Norwich’s last five games have seen 23 goals and have all gone the 2.5 line, a price of just under evens for another high scoring game seems good value.

Sunderland v Blackburn

Tip: Home win at 5/6 with William Hill

Sunderland and Blackburn find themselves in the bottom four and the focus will be on both managers for different reasons coming into this game. Blackburn’s Steve Kean has earned a temporary reprieve but he is still under pressure from Rovers supporters.

Martin O’Neill will take charge of his first game as the new Black Cats boss and with his wealth of experience he will be hoping to steer what is a talented squad out of trouble. Blackburn have not won away this season and have conceded three goals in four out of their last five on the road. With a new boss at the helm the 5/6 on Sunderland to win is a solid price.

Liverpool v QPR

Tip: Both teams to score at 11/10 with William Hill

Liverpool’s loss to Fulham came as a surprise to most but the Reds will be hoping to bounce back at home to QPR. The visitors have lost three of their last five matches but have scored in all of those games.

Kenny Dalglish’s side have conceded in six of their seven league games at Anfield this season including matches against Norwich, Wolves and Bolton. Without the injured Lucas they will be weaker in midfield but should have enough to get a win if they take their chances. Both sides to score priced at 11/10 seems to offer better value than the home win.

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Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast

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