Swans and Hornets to Entertain on Bradley’s Home Debut

Our tipster expects goals when Watford visit Swansea.

Marathonbet is offering odds against about Saturday’s English Premier League match between Swansea and Watford going over two and a half goals and one rates that as the most attractive wager on this weekend’s top-flight card in England.

There has been over two and a half goals in seven of Swansea’s last eight games across all competitions and, rather than play conservatively away to Arsenal in the previous English Premier League round, the Swans had a real crack under the orders of their new boss, Bob Bradley. The American manager will be keen to make a positive impression on Swansea supporters in his first home match as the Swans attempt to snap a five-match losing streak against a Watford team that usually scores and concedes. Watford kept its first clean sheet of the season last weekend when it won its English Premier League away match at Middlesbrough 1-0 – both sides have scored in seven of the nine games that the Hornets have played across all competitions and five of them have gone over two and a half goals.

That Marathonbet is listing odds of +102  about over two and a half goals in the English Premier League match between Swansea and Watford is too good to miss.

Middlesbrough’s form is concerning Boro fans, particularly its shot statistics that are among the worst in the English Premier League. Only Burnley fired off fewer English Premier League shots in the first eight rounds than Middlesbrough and, on Saturday, Boro runs into an Arsenal team that has strung together seven consecutive wins, five of them to nil. BetVictor is willing to lay odds of +100  about Arsenal keeping a clean sheet in beating Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium and that strikes one as a good way with which to get with the Gunners.

Arsenal has a tendency to dominate possession in its English Premier League home game and the Gunners face a Middlesbrough side that appears short on ideas in attack. Middlesbrough has scored more than one goal just once in its nine matches across all competitions so, while Boro have fired few blanks, they are more likely to score zero goals than they are to hit the back of the net twice.

Finally, one likes the idea of betting on Saturday’s English Premier League game between title holder Leicester and English FA Cup runner-up Crystal Palace being somewhat dreary and going under two and a half goals at odds of -111  with several bookmakers, including 888Sport and Unibet.

Leicester has copped a few hammerings on its English Premier League travels but it has conceded only one goal in its four divisional home matches and it has beaten both Kobenhavn and Porto 1-0 at the King Power Stadium in the UEFA Champions League. One suspects that Leicester may allow Crystal Palace to dominate possession this weekend, challenging the Eagles to break down the Foxes. Christian Benteke has improved Crystal Palace’s attack but the Eagles still look light on for creativity, especially when they visit the English Premier League’s decent teams. For example, Crystal Palace failed to score against Tottenham at White Lane Hart in the English Premier League and versus Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium in the English Football League Cup.

Both of last term’s English Premier League clashes between Leicester and Crystal Palace resulted in 1-0 victories for Claudio Ranieri’s surprise champions.

Tips Summary

Swansea v Watford – Over 2.5 Goals
Saturday 22nd October, 15:00 GMT
Odds:  +102

Arsenal to Win to Nil
Saturday 22nd October, 15:00 GMT
Odds:  +100

Leicester v Crystal Palace – Under 2.5 Goals
Saturday 22nd October, 15:00 GMT
Odds:  -111

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