Premier League: Ollie to provide the lolly…

Our loyal subscribers had a very profitable start to the Premier League weekend last night, as West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna landed an 11/1 punt. This provides more ammunition for Saturday’s matches.

First up sees Wolves hosting Aston Villa at Molineux. The hosts have to rebound from a heavy 4-0 loss to Liverpool last time out, where they struggled to keep the ball and looked toothless without a focal point up front in the absence of injured Raul Jimenez.

Villa, by contrast, have looked very dangerous away from home, winning three of their last four trips, including games at Arsenal and Leicester. They will be well rested after their game last weekend was cancelled because of Covid issues at Newcastle, and we think they can pull something out of this match.

Ollie Watkins has scored six goals in nine Premier League appearances, and we’ll look for him to net this afternoon.

Next up sees Newcastle take on West Brom at St. James’ Park. This game hardly cries out as an entertaining watch, with the Baggies second from bottom in the table while uncertainty surrounds Newcastle after Covid worries caused the postponement of their last match and the shutting down of their training ground.

That said, in Callum Wilson, Newcastle have the one proven Premier League striker on show. He has scored seven of Newcastle’s 12 league goals so far, in nine games, and we’ll take him to open the scoring today.

The big game today is a derby, as Manchester United host Manchester City at Old Trafford. United went out of the Champions League midweek and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking for a reaction from his team, especially as they take on their cross-city rivals.

The only problem is that City are starting to run into form. They are currently on a run of five clean sheets in a row and have only conceded in two of their past 10 matches, but those two games were big ones against Spurs and Liverpool.

We think that United have been their most impressive this season when playing on the break, and that’s what is likely to be the case today. City are odds on to win this game, and that creates value with United’s star players. Bruno Fernandes has scored 15 league goals in 24 games since his debut in February, yet he’s almost 3/1 to score. We’ll take that.

The late game sees Everton host Chelsea at Goodison Park. The Toffees had an excellent start to the season, but have regressed as injuries have hit. This may not be the best time to take on a Chelsea side which is on an unbeaten run of 17 games, scoring plenty of goals in the process.

Christian Pulisic was rested for Tuesday’s draw against Krasnodar as a precaution after recent hamstring issues, but is likely to play today and scored last week. We’ll take him to net again.

Recommendations:

Wolves/Aston Villa: Watkins to score anytime at 15/8

Newcastle/West Brom: Wilson to score first at 4/1

Man United/Man City: Fernandes to score anytime at 11/4

Everton/Chelsea: Pulisic to score anytime at 17/10

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