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Both Teams to Score in Front of Big Sam

April 24, 2017

Christian Benteke scored twice on his return to Anfield with Crystal Palace.

Sam Allardyce’s reputation is that of a dour organiser but Crystal Palace has scored in each of its eight English Premier League matches and the Eagles have kept only one clean sheet in their last five divisional games.

The pressure is off Crystal Palace following its shock 2-1 win at Liverpool, a victory that should be enough for the Eagles to stay in the English Premier League even if they fail to accrue another point from their remaining five matches. Allardyce has done what Allardyce does – save English Premier League sides from falling into the abyss.

A care-free Crystal Palace at home to a Tottenham team that has hit the back of the net in 28 of its 32 English Premier League games is a recipe for a bet on both sides to score in Wednesday’s match.

Backing both teams to score at odds of 1.71  with 188Bet. makes more appeal than backing Tottenham to succeed at Selhurst Park in an English Premier League game that Spurs must win if they are to push Chelsea in the title race. Tottenham has not won away to an English Premier League side ranked higher than ninth and Spurs have not kept a road clean versus any of the top 10 teams. One acknowledges that Crystal Palace is 12th on the English Premier League ladder but the Eagles are just two points below 10th-placed Watford and they are in decent form.

The English Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Sunderland on Wednesday will be played in a strange atmosphere because Boro will be mourning their ex-defender, Ugo Ehiogu, during a Tees-Wear derby that both sides will be trying to win because draws are no good to either of them.

According to one’s English Premier League collateral form analysis, Middlesbrough enjoys an 11-1-7 advantage over Sunderland and Boro’s edge is 6-1-2 if one only assesses matches featuring teams on the top nine rungs of the ladder. Therefore, on what is a difficult English Premier League coupon, one is going to pick Middlesbrough at odds of 2.30  with Bet365 and Betfair.

Counting only normal time, Sunderland has not won any of its last five meetings with Middlesbrough, including going down 1-2 in this season’s reverse English Premier League fixture.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the rest of the campaign due to the cruciate ligament injury that he sustained during Manchester United’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg versus Anderlecht but, even so, one does not want to bet against the Red Devils in their English Premier League derby at Manchester City. That is because one’s English Premier League collateral form data says that Manchester City does not warrant being odds on to beat Manchester United at home.

According to one’s English Premier League collateral forma analysis, Manchester City and Manchester United are tied on 8-3-8 but the Citizens have performed much worse versus the division’s top sides than the Red Devils. Indeed, Manchester United is the only teams in the English Premier League top six over which Manchester City has posted a victory. One’s third and final English Premier League selection is to snap up 188Bet‘s odds of 2.00  about Manchester United avoiding defeat in Thursday’s English Premier League grudge game.

Tips Summary

Crystal Palace v Tottenham – Both teams to score
Wednesday 26th April, 20:00 GMT
Odds: 1.71

Middlesbrough to beat Sunderland
Wednesday 26th April, 19:45 GMT
Odds: 2.30

Manchester United or Draw – Double chance
Thursday 27th April, 20:00 GMT
Odds: 2.0

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    Eric Roberts
    Eric Roberts

    Sports Journalist

    Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.