Premier League: Mings the merciful…

There are four Premier League games to potentially bet on today, but we’re going to leave the Sheffield United/Fulham game alone as trying to pick goalscorers there looks tricky!

Instead we’ll start at Selhurst Park, as Crystal Palace host Brighton. This game is a derby of sorts, and that usually means tackles will not be in short supply. In fact punters could look at the bookings markets for value.

However, we’re going to side with Wilfried Zaha to score anytime today. He has scored six times against Brighton, more than against any other opponent, and importantly has been taking penalties this season. A price of 13/5 looks value.

Next up sees Tottenham host West Ham in other derby. This match could see the return of the prodigal son, with Gareth Bale likely to play some part in the match.

However, with or without Bale, Spurs have looked good recently, they are on a seven-match unbeaten run, and should have too much for this West Ham side.

Their two key players so far this season have been Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. Son has scored his six league goals all away from home, while Kane has netted six times in six home matches against today’s opponents. With this in mind we’ll side with Kane, and as he’s a short price to score anytime we’ll take him to start the ball rolling, at 3/1.

The late game sees Leicester take on Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium, with both teams currently standing in Champions League qualifying positions.

The Foxes are favoured to win this game, even if Villa come in fresh off hitting Liverpool for seven, but they have defensive issues. Calgary Soyuncu is out injured and Johnny Evans is a doubt, and this is from a team that has already had problems defending set pieces.

Villa, by contrast, have looked threatening at the same set pieces. With this in mind we’re going to take a punt on Tyrone Mings to score anytime, at 14/1, as he has done already this season.


Zaha (Crystal Palace) to score anytime at 13/5

Kane (Tottenham) to score first at 3/1

Mings (Aston Villa) to score anytime at 14/1

Three doubles and a treble (Trixie), with prices curtesy of Paddy Power


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