Goals are the order of the day today and two game stand out for me in particular.
Arsenal V Aston Villa – Arsenal were down and out last week according to the pundits, before their remarkable win against Man United and the kids magnificent performance in the carling cup against Wigan people were beginning to question Arsene Wengers judgement – that all seems long forgotten now. Villa on the other hand have started to stutter a little bit in recent weeks, their performances against Newcastle and Middlesbrough suggest the squad might be creaking a little bit under the strain of their UEFA cup and Premier league efforts.
I expect goals in this game as neither side have defended with any certainty lately, Villa’s strenght are their set pieces and that seems to be an Arsenal weekness, the only slight doubt for me is the uncertainty of the participation of Carew and Adebayor in this match, but even so i still think Aresnal could be good for two or three this afternoon and i expect Villa to trouble the scorers as well.
Over 2.5 goals – best price 4/6 with Betfred, Stan James and Blue Sq. (Try out any of these bookmakers to bet free).
Fulham V Tottenham – What can you say about these two – last seasons games ended 5-1 and 3-3 – Andy Johnson has scored three in three and although Fulham have struggled to score all season the majority of their goals have come in their last few games. Spurs however with the hapless Gomes in goal (he should be fit after been carried off midweek) seem to be operating a policy of we’ll score one more than you, you have no confidence they can keep a clean sheet, if Gomes plays his confidence must be low after two costly mistakes in midweek and Darren Bent is in a rich vein of form at the moment. Its hard to see either defence coming out on top in this one and for that reason the 10/11 on offer for over 2.5 goals looks a great bet.
Over 2.5 goals best price 10/11 with Stan James
Stan is best priced for both games if you fancy a double.
Or 5/6 @ Paddy Power, Blue Sq and Betfred.
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