We preview both of the televised Premier League games on Saturday featuring Man United vs Bournemouth at Old Trafford, followed by Liverpool vs Arsenal at Anfield.
Manchester United v Bournemouth
|Man Utd / Over 2.5||Match Result And Over/Under 2.5||3/4||Coral|
|Manchester United 2-0||Correct Score||6/1||Bet365|
|Zlatan Ibrahimovic||First Goalscorer||12/5||Bet365|
United are unbeaten in their last 16 league matches (W9, D7), while Bournemouth have won just one of their last 10 league matches (D2, L7), losing their last four.
So it’s no surprise to see United 1/4 favourites at home on Saturday, despite winning less than half of their league games at Old Trafford so far this season (W6, D6, L1).
The Cherries can be backed at 14/1 with to win their first league game in 2017 (D2, L5), while the draw is available at best odds of 11/2 – both with Bet365.
Eddie Howe’s side have conceded at least 2 goals in all seven of those league games this year and therefore we strongly recommend backing the United to win/Over 2.5 Goals combined option at 3/4 with Coral – plus the 2-0 United win at 6/1 as a saver.
On the back of his two goals in the EFL Cup Final at Wembley last Sunday, we also suggest a bet on Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score the first goal again at best price 12/5.
Liverpool v Arsenal
|Over 4.5 Goals||Total Goals||5/1||Paddy Power|
|Over 5.5 Goals||Total Goals||10/1||Bet365|
|Olivier Giroud||First Goalscorer||13/2||Ladbrokes|
|Philippe Coutinho||First Goalscorer||9/1||Paddy Power|
|Liverpool 3-2||Correct Score||25/1||Bet365|
|Arsenal 3-2||Correct Score||33/1||Bet365|
Liverpool have won just 1 of their 7 league games this year (D3, L3) but that win was here against Tottenham and Jurgen Klopp’s side play better against the bigger sides.
In fact, they are unbeaten against the five other Top 6 teams this season (W4, D4), including a 4-3 win at the Emirates Stadium on the opening day of the season.
Liverpool have lost 3 of their last 5 league games, including a recent 2-3 defeat here to Swansea, but then Arsenal have lost 3 of their last 5 league games on the road.
One thing that is almost certain – expect more goals! Their last three meetings here saw a total of 16 goals (3-3, 2-2 and 5-1) and we are going to suggest an unorthodox approach of backing both Over 4.5 Goals and Over 5.5 Goals.
Olivier Giroud scored twice in this fixture last season, and Philippe Coutinho scored twice against the Gunners in that 4-3 earlier this season – back both to score first.
Finally, we are going to recommend a couple of high scoring Correct Scores here – back both Liverpool and Arsenal to win 3-2 at 25/1 & 33/1 respectively with Bet365.