Manchester United welcome Fulham to Old Trafford on Monday evening as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to take another step towards a 20th league title. United did their goal difference the world of good with a 5-0 hammering of Wolves last time out and they’ll be looking to bring it even closer when Fulham visit Old Trafford.
Total goal buyers looking at the game might recall that United hit five past Fulham in the reverse fixture this season. Five different goal scorers helped United to an easy three points and an impressive total of 254 in the total goal minutes market.
Another market that may be of interest given United’s recent displays is the match supremacy spread. United have won seven of the past ten meetings with Fulham and each of those has been to nil. In those seven victories United have racked up 22 goals – at an average of 3.1.
Sky Sports’ Super Sunday offering serves up a real treat this weekend with four big fixtures from the Premier League. Manchester United get things underway at Loftus Road, before Aston Villa welcome Liverpool, then Tottenham face Sunderland and finally Arsenal take on the league leaders in Manchester.
Roberto Mancini’s side lost for the first time this season on Monday evening as Frank Lampard’s late winner secured a 2-1 victory for Chelsea. That was the eighth game that City have failed to keep a clean sheet in the league and that’ll have total goal buyers eagerly waiting Sunday’s game against Arsenal.
Arsenal’s recent trips to Man City also suggest it’ll be a good day for total goal buyers. There have been a total of 19 goals scored in Arsenal’s past five trips to Man City – at an average of 3.8 goals per game. While total goal minute buyers may be tempted for another bet on Sunday given there was a total of 174 points when the Gunners last played at City in the league.
After another eventful weekend of Premier League action, attention turns back to Europe as both Manchester clubs are in action on Tuesday night. United and City could only manage 1-1 draws in their opening group games, so there’s some pressure on getting maximum points here.
Spread bettors looking at the total goals market for Man City’s visit to the Allianz Arena will be hoping Roberto Mancini’s side can keep up their strong scoring form on the road this campaign. City have managed ten league goals from just three games since August.
United’s ruthless scoring streak this season might also have total goal minute buyers interested in their home game against FC Basel. Sir Alex Ferguson’s troops have averaged 4.7 goals in their three league games at Old Trafford so far. While, Basel have won just once away from home in the Swiss League and have conceded seven times in their five matches.
As Premier League action returns, spread bettors up and down the country will be working out where their best chance for a profit may lie. One fixture that stands out is Chelsea’s visit to the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Those spread punters with an affinity with the total goals market will be pleased to find that there has been plenty of goals scored in matches between these two clubs of late.
Last season there were nine goals across the two league meetings between the Blues and Sunderland – 4-2 on Wearside and 3-0 in West London. These two matches produced a tidy profit for those buying goal minutes as well – with the totals reaching 218 points and 184 points respectively. However the Chelsea v Sunderland game that sticks in the memory most is the 7-2 home win at Stamford Bridge in the 2010/11 campaign. Not only were there nine goals, but the total goal minutes sum reached a staggering 434 points.
Arsenal and Newcastle offer up Sky Sports’ first TV contest on Saturday afternoon and if the recent games are anything to go by – there should be plenty of goalmouth action. Anyone that enjoys a spread bet on the goals market will likely recall the 4-4 draw when these sides last clashed. The Gunners raced into a four nil lead before Newcastle staged a fantastic comeback to level at the death. The total goal minutes market was settled at a ridiculous 353 points in that cracker and fans heading to St James’ Park will be looking for more of the same.
Punters will also be interested to know that in the past three matches between the sides at St James’ Park there have been 16 goals scored – at an average of 5.3 per match.