Didn’t that happen last week? Ladbrokes have boosted a number of events that may be familiar to you. Yaya Toure is now 10/1 (from 6/1) to score from the penalty spot, or it’s the same price for both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to find the net from 12 yards.
Manchester City’s Ivorian has proved to be their go to man for every occasion this season, regularly donning his cape to score wonder goals and plenty of penalties on his way to 21 so far in all competitions.
He’s notched 12 goals from his last 15 Premier League games ahead of City’s trip to Arsenal and three of those arrived from the spot, while he scored from 12 yards in the reverse fixture as well.
Last weekend saw an absolute barrage of goals in the top flight, with seven of the teams scoring three or more and three of those hitting five or more.
With the likes of Liverpool and Man City looking capable of a hatful every time they step out and the art of defending seemingly up in smoke there’s every chance of another goal-storm.
With a combined 17 goals between them last weekend, the trio of title contenders can all cause more damage again in their respective fixtures.
City hit Arsenal for six last time they played, Liverpool put five past Tottenham and Chelsea hit a double against Crystal Palace.
Meanwhile, for all United’s troubles this season, against sides from the bottom half of the table – which Aston Villa currently are – they have the second best form in the division, averaging 2.3 goals per game.
With two hat-tricks from his last four games and 16 from his lasy 11 in competitive games, has there ever been anyone better qualified than Barcelona’s super star to grab another three?
Messi’s penalty to clinch the recent Clasico for Barca was one of the best pressure spot kicks in recent memory, whistling into the top corner as if it was a pre-programmed missile.
His rival in white’s penalty earlier in the match wasn’t half bad either and whenever Ronaldo or Messi step up to the spot there is only ever going to be one outcome.
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