I didn’t have the best of weekends on Goals Galore, mainly due to yet another influx of red cards. It’s one thing you really can’t anticipate, and can certainly ruin any chances you had of success. However I have a chance to bounce back immediately this Tuesday, and that’s just what I intend to do.
Wolves v Liverpool
Wolves are battling relegation and Mick McCarthy’s future is far from certain at the club, but when at Molineux – Wolves score.
Sitting in 19th position with just 18 points from 22 games, the clash with Liverpool, in 7th position with 35 points, looks a bit of a mismatch.
However checking the statistics a little deeper shows that Wolves have failed to score on just two occasions in the league this season- both back in September.
Wolves have scored and conceded in their last 9 consecutive Premier League games including away trips to Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Liverpool will be buoyed by their FA cup victory over Manchester United at the weekend, and goals galore looks the perfect option here.
Everton v Manchester City
Everton have a poor record this season when playing top half opposition, and it comes no higher than Manchester City.
However when at home they are a tough nut to crack. Manchester City are not as reliable at the back as they were much earlier in the season, and I fully expect Everton to breach the Citizens goal here.
The Toffee’s are by no means prolific scorers, but have scored 1 goal in their last 4 home matches, and City’s attacking tactics will naturally give Everton some goalscoring opportunities.
I’m predicting a 1-3 scoreline here so they are well worth adding to your goals galore coupon.
Millwall v Watford
The decision to include this match in my tip is less stats based and more down to both teams current situation; battling against relegation.
Bottom of the table clashes are very good for goals and Millwall(20th) and Watford(18th) fit the bill perfectly. The Lions appear to be improving while The Hornets are going through a barren spell, but Watford boss Sean Dyche will have placed utmost importance on preparation for this match in terms of pulling clear of the relegation zone.
This match could buck a trend of recent performances and I’m predicting a high scoring draw here.
Leeds v Birmingham
Leeds don’t know how to keep a clean sheet and the last thing they need right now is a visit from Birmingham, who are on a run of 5 straight wins in all competitions.
The Whites raised their game last time out in their 3-1 win over Ipswich, and the return of Robert Snodgrass should be a huge positive for them.
Birmingham won the reverse fixture 1-0 back in October at St.Andrews but I’m predicting a few more here.
Other games to consider:
- MK Dons v Sheffield Wednesday
- Barnsley v Derby