After great success last week with 5/1 and 9/4 winners, Adam Bate is back with three more selections for the Premier League including 7/1 and 13/2 tips
Sunderland are top of the Premier League form guide since enjoying a spectacular revival under Martin O’Neill. On Saturday they host Arsenal and find themselves in the role of underdogs in the eyes of the bookmakers.
While that may be understandable given the pedigree of the Arsenal team, the away form of Arsene Wenger’s side remains unconvincing.
Only Wigan and Blackburn have conceded more than Arsenal on their travels. The Gunners appear particularly susceptible late on with only Wigan and Norwich conceding more goals in the final half-hour.
In contrast, only Chelsea and Manchester United have scored more at home than Sunderland in the last 15 minutes.
O’Neill’s side are likely to score the last goal and the smart money is on Stephane Sessegnon to grab it at a generously priced 7/1 (8.0) with William Hill.
Bobby Zamora – anytime goalscorer at 15/8 (2.88) with William Hill
Blackburn matches remain a punter’s dream when looking for goals. Only Bolton have conceded more than Blackburn in front of their own fans and Steve Kean’s men have yet to keep a clean sheet home or away in the Premier League this season.
As a result, QPR can be expected to score in this one. Mark Hughes’ men looked good against Wolves until Djibril Cisse’s red card and the new signings do appear to have had an impact.
Bobby Zamora scored on his debut and he was our goalscorer pick last week. He’s available at 15/8 (2.88) to make it two from two on Saturday and that’s well worth a look against this Blackburn team.
Peter Odemwingie – first goalscorer at 13/2 (7.5) with William Hill
The Black Country derby between Wolves and West Brom pitches two sides with very different scoring habits.
While Wolves are the only Premier League team not to score in the first 15 minutes and have conceded more than any other side in that time, only Manchester United and Tottenham have scored more goals in the first quarter of an hour than West Brom.
Moreover, West Brom are a real threat away from home, where they have picked up nearly 70 percent of their Premier League points this season. As a result, the smart money is on the Baggies to bag the first goal.
Nine of Peter Odemwingie’s 20 Albion goals have been the first of the game and the Nigerian has scored in each of his last two matches against Wolves. Odemwingie can be backed to score first here at 13/2 (7.5) with William Hill.
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Adam Bate is a professional freelance journalist who specialises in football and betting. He is editor of GhostGoal which can be found here - you can also follow Adam on Twitter