Sheffield United vs Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp’s side have a healthy habit of scoring and leading in the first half.
In fact, of their six Premier League fixtures this season – Liverpool have led in every single one – netting a combined ten goals in the opening 45 minutes.
The Premier League leaders rested their clinical trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane for the midweek Carabao Cup win over MK Dons, and should be capable of blowing Sheffield United away.
Selection: Liverpool winning half time/full time. Priced at 19/20 with thepools.com.
Chelsea vs Brighton
Goals aren’t a problem for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea – but conceding them is.
The Blues haven’t registered a clean sheet in any of their opening nine fixtures in all competitions this season – leaking 15 in the process.
Sheffield United, Grimsby and Leicester have all grabbed goals at Stamford Bridge and Graham Potter’s Brighton are capable of doing the same – even with their injury crisis.
Selection: Both teams to score and Chelsea to win. Priced at 2/1 with thepools.com.
Tottenham vs Southampton
Harry Kane loves scoring against Southampton. Fact.
The England international has notched up an impressive eight goals and four assists in 10 games against the south coast side.
And Saturday should be no different. Mauricio Pochettino’s side haven’t failed to find the net against Southampton since 2005 and have bagged an incredible 22 goals in their last 10 meetings.
Spurs were embarrassed in the Carabao Cup, falling victim to League Two Colchester – but I’m backing them to come back with a bang against Ralph Hasenhuttl’s visitors.
Selection: Harry Kane to score anytime. Priced at 8/13 with thepools.com.
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