Sharp Shooter: North London rivals backed to bag openers

This weekend promises an abundance of top televised footy action, with the capital well represented on the box.

Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace are among the teams strutting their stuff in front of the cameras and we’ve picked two from north London to cop in our Sharp Shooter promotion.

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For all T’s & C’s on the offer just click here and for a trio of News.Ladbrokes recommendations on arguably the three most stellar clashes, read on.

Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough: Saturday 12.30 – Christian Stuani to score first @ 5/1

The former Espanyol forward has taken to life in England extremely well, smashing seven goals i nninegames for Boro already this season.

The Uruguayan has netted first in two of his last four games and will lead the line as the Smoggies look to go top of the table. A chance to potentially get odds of 10/1 on this guy to net first should not be passed up.

Chelsea v Arsenal: Saturday at 12.45 – Theo Walcott to score first @ 6/1

Walcott is something of a forgotten man at Arsenal at times, but if the England man played almost anywhere else he’d be deemed one of the league’s biggest goal threats.

The England man has netted four goals in his last three games for club and country and will look to stick the boot in as Arsenal head to Stamford Bridge to inflict further domestic pain on their City rivals.

Three of the four clubs Walcott has been most prolific against are based in London and with five career goals against Chelsea he clearly likes leaving the Blues, well, blue!

Tottenham v Crystal Palace: Sunday 13:30 – Son Heung-Min to score first @ 6/1

With Harry Kane struggling to hit the heights of last year Tottenham have been in desperate need for some firepower in attack. Step forward Son Heung-Min.

The South Korean netted a brace in the Europa League on Thursday to open his Spurs’ account and suddenly the signs are positive for the man who netted 14 Bundesliga goals last season.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.