Matt Holt and Paul King combine to give you banker 5/1 treble
It’s not often top Twitter tipsters Matt Holt and Paul King agree on something but when they do the results can be spectacular.
Well, we hope so anyway.
The dynamic duo are once again going head-to-head this weekend with matches from the Premier League and EFL Championship the subject of their best bets.
However, in a new twist they’re both putting up a tasty 5/1 treble involving Newcastle, Man City and Watford.
Find out more below and check out how they’re calling the action…
Tottenham extended their unbeaten Premier League run at the weekend with a hard fought 0-0 draw at Bournemouth, whilst Leicester ended a run of three games without a win with a resounding 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
Spurs are exceptionally good at White Hart Lane. They’ve lost just three of their last 24 league games at home – winning thirteen times. Leicester, on the other hand, have been atrocious on away from the King Power stadium domestically this season – they’ve lost all four of their away games; conceding 13 goals in the process.
I think the 4/6 on offer for Spurs to pick up a victory over the side that pipped them to the Premier League title last season is rather generous given their current circumstances.
Watford and Hull are on very different trajectories if their recent form is anything to go by. Three wins and two draws in their last six games – including victories over Manchester United and West Ham – has seen Watford turn around a dreadful start to the season in which they only picked up one point from their first three games; whilst the opposite can be said of Hull.
The Tigers won the first two games but have only picked up one point in their seven games since, losing their last five games in a row. Mike Phelan’s side has conceded 2+ in all five of those games, and have conceded a whopping 11 times in their last couple of away games.
If Watford don’t grab a couple against this hopeless Hull side, I’ll be very surprised.
Now here are two sides that are no strangers to goals so far this season. Both Teams have scored in seven of Liverpool’s nine Premier League games so far this season, whilst six of Palace’s games have seen both sides score (although it should really be 7 – with Benteke’s missed penalty costing them against West Ham).
Liverpool have looked really strong against sides that attack so far this season and that’s what I expect Palace to do. Klopp’s men are unbeaten since losing 2-0 at Burnley in August – a run of ten games and eight wins.
Liverpool have won this fixture 2-1 in their last couple of meetings and I’d be very happy if they did it again.
Two of the Championship’s free scorers meet at Oakwell in what looks set to be a cracker.
Barnsley are the league’s 3rd highest scorers with 25 goals in 14 games, whilst Bristol City are just behind in 5th with 21 goals. Lee Johnson’s current side have the slightly better defence, conceding just 15 times in 14 games – whilst his former side’s is one of the worst in the league. The Tykes have conceded 22 times, only Nottingham Forest and Rotherham have let in more.
64 per cent of Barnsley’s home games have gone over the total, whilst 71% of Bristol City’s away games have. The last three times these sides have met they went goal crazy – averaging 5.33 goals per game with two 2-2 draws and a 5-3 win for Bristol City. As well as that, 4 of the last 5 meetings at Oakwell have gone over too.
Arsenal have really impressed me over the past few months and Sunderland, well, they haven’t.
Moyes’ boys find themselves rooted to the bottom of the table, with just two points from their opening nine games. If they carry on the same way, they will break the record for the lowest points total in a Premier League season.
Three of the Gunners’ last four away wins in all competitions have covered the -1 handicap, so I don’t see why they can’t do the same again as they take on a side who haven’t won a league game in approximately one billion years.
Pep Guardiola may have been found out to be a complete fraud who can’t handle the supreme quality of English football (lol, lol, lol), but it’s worth remembering that his side are still top of the league. They haven’t been short of goals on their travels this season either, with nine goals in their previous three games before the 2-0 loss to Tottenham.
I’d also like to stress something I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, too – West Brom keeping clean sheets is the biggest myth in football. The Baggies have kept just two home clean sheets in the league in 2016 and they were against Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, who are hardly the most testing of opponents.
I expect Man City to score a couple and I can’t see West Brom doing the same, so my bet is Man City to bag 2 goals first.
Newcastle fired six past Preston during the week, so 17/20 has got to be a more than tempting price for them to score 2 or more this weekend.
Granted that the team sheets might look slightly different to how they did on Tuesday, but Newcastle have scored 12 goals in their last 5 away games in all competitions so the stats over the past months more than back up this selection.
Jurgen Klopp seems to have injected some much needed energy into Liverpool this season, and they are reaping the rewards. The Reds have scored 17 goals and picked up five wins on the road this season in all competitions, losing just once in a shock result at Burnley.
Crystal Palace have picked up a few good results this season, but they have looked very suspect in defensive areas. Actually, now I look at the stats, they haven’t kept a single clean sheet this season.
I’m keeping this one nice and simple. Liverpool to win, for me.
MATT HOLT AND PAUL KING COMBINED BEST BET
As we’ve already mentioned in the individual tips, Newcastle, Man City and Watford all look like really great value to score a couple of goals each.
The chaps at Ladbrokes asked us to choose the three tips we’re most confident in to form an enhanced treble, and this one came out at a really tasty 5/1 which is the best price on the market.
We’ll both be having £20 on it, anyway.
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