Premier League bets: Goals and shots back in Southampton’s entertaining clash against Everton | Soccer News

Our tipster Jones Knows has a 15/2 hat-trick on Saturday to attack and wants to back up goals and shots when Southampton meet Everton.

How did our bets go last time?

The two bets fell through, in completely different styles.

The less said about the 4/1 on 50 or more booking points and Leeds for having 14 or more shots against Everton, the better. Marcelo Bielsa’s side had one of their ‘legs’ days against fully inflated Toffees. From Everton’s first tackle it was clear the 4/1 shot was a 400/1 shot, such was Leeds’ lack of bite and zest.

Meanwhile, Southampton to win five or more corners and have 13 or more shots against Manchester United was a fun race that ended in an agonizing defeat. Backing a Ralph Hasenhuttl team in these markets always gives you a good run and his Saints team delivered in that regard at Old Trafford. All we needed was one more corner in the last 30 minutes.

Just one.

An asymmetric backpass from Harry Maguire was snatched off the line by David de Gea and my adrenaline level got too high when the brilliant Armando Broja didn’t quite find the required deflection from the corner flag to bring the fifth corner of the Saints.

Me and the local bets aren’t just minute friends. It’s a very volatile and mostly unpredictable metric to get, but I make an exception for Southampton type teams that attack very directly into the channels. It might be time to go cold turkey in the corners.

P+L = +46


Both teams to score, over 2.5 goals, Southampton with 14 or more shots and Everton with 11 or more shots (4/1 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)

It should be an entertaining watch and I’m looking to enjoy a full encounter of goals and shots.

As Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard’s side conceded the second-most goals of any Premier League side away from home during his tenure (50) averaging 1.7 goals per 90 minutes. It was with a team that won the Champions League the same season after being sacked. His Everton defense has shipped three to Newcastle and a similar situation could be seen against a confident Southampton side whose games are full of goals. There have been two or more goals in their last 15 games in all competitions, with an overall average of 3.5 goals per game and both teams have scored in their last 10 games.

Meanwhile, the shooting data when it comes to Lampard’s games at Everton should also be quite high based on what we’ve seen so far. There were 31 shots in their game with Newcastle and the Toffees had 21 shots alone in the win over Leeds. Saints are always reliable when it comes to delivering on their shooting lines, so I’m happy to add both teams to pass their allocated shooting lines (14 Saints, 11 Everton).

1pt treble: Newcastle win or draw vs West Ham, BTTS & Over 2.5 goals at Southampton vs Everton & BTTS at Man City vs Tottenham (15/2 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)

I’m really strong on these prizes this weekend (read why in my prediction column), so it made perfect sense to combine them to aim for the triple jackpot return!


Leeds v Manchester United, live on Sky Sports

Sunday, February 20, 2:00 p.m.

Kick off 2:00 p.m.

1pt on Paul Pogba for having two or more shots and Harry Maguire for having a shot on target against Leeds (11/2 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)


1pt over Harry Maguire for scoring with a header (20/1 with Sky Bet – Bet Here!)

Investing in Manchester United to score the Leeds goal seems like an angle worth exploiting and I headed into the individual player markets looking for some value. I’ll be amazed if Paul Pogba isn’t unleashed at Elland Road after resting midweek. He’s looked fit and motivated to impress since returning from injury – yes, his contract is up soon. The French midfielder tore Leeds apart at Old Trafford earlier in the campaign, bagging four assists as their man-to-man style failed miserably to contain him. He’ll be a big threat driving midfield in this one and I like him with Sky Bet for saving two or more shots. He has averaged 2.7 shots per 90 minutes in his 830 minutes of action this season. Double Pogba with Harry Maguire to have a shot on target.

It’s also time for Maguire to start stepping in upfield. Incredibly, despite scoring six goals in his last 13 appearances for England, he hasn’t scored for United for over a year.

England's Harry Maguire scores against Albania
Harry Maguire scores against Albania – he is 20/1 to score with a header on Sunday

The signs are there that could be about to change, as he has registered three shots on target in his last three matches. Now he faces a team that loves to take set pieces. Leeds have scored 11 Premier League goals from set pieces this season, excluding penalties. United’s run of 138 corners without scoring in the Premier League could be about to end. I will back Maguire to get a shot on target in Pogba’s brace and score a header at 20/1.

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