Tottenham and Man City to score, Firmino and Lukaku on target too
An amazing week of Champions League action with not a single betting favourite winning any of the four quarterfinal return legs, coupled with two truly astonishing performances from Roma and Juventus. Back to the domestic action this weekend and we've got tips for all the big games, including Tottenham's clash with Manchester City at Wembley.
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The Home Banker
Manchester City have lost three games on the spin and their title celebrations could be delayed by at least another week when facing Spurs at Wembley. Mauricio Pochettino's men have not lost a league game at home since August and should be right up for this. Harry Kane has come in for plenty of stick this week with his audacious, yet ultimately successful, attempts to claim Spurs' winning goal against Stoke last weekend and as a result he's now just 10/1 to win Saturday's Grand National. On a serious note, Kane is clearly desperate to top the Premier League scoring charts for a third consecutive season and it's worth noting that Spurs have scored 22 goals in their last eight home matches in the league. City's recent struggles are threatening to take the gloss off a stellar season and it will be interesting to see how they respond here.
The Tasty Treble
Chelsea have been poor away from Stamford Bridge this season and should not be trusted at odds on to beat Southampton on Saturday. Saints have drawn four of their last six at home in the league and both teams to score looks worth a punt at St Mary's at 4/5. The same bet makes plenty of appeal when Burnley host Leicester City too, with the Foxes having shipped 26 goals in 16 away matches this season. Throw in both teams to score at 8/13 when Newcastle (who have won three on the spin on Tyneside and are now surely safe) host Arsenal on Sunday for a BTTS treble paying better than 9/2 with bet365.
The Euro Wager
Football went stir crazy this week with Roma overturning a 4-1 deficit against the mighty Barcelona and Juventus going oh-so-close to pulling off mission impossible against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. On Sunday, Roma face Lazio in the Derby della Capitale they look a great shout at 8/5. They have lost just two of their last 10 meetings against Lazio and are hard to ignore on current form.
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The Wildcard Tip
Paris Saint-Germain have not dropped a solitary point at home this season in Ligue 1 having won 16 in a row, scoring an astonishing 61 goals during that sequence. However Monaco, who have lost just three away games all season, should provide a serious test and the draw looks tempting at 19/4 as the top two teams in France go head-to-head on Sunday.
The Bookie Basher
Liverpool host Bournemouth and Robert Firmino has previous when it comes to scoring against the Cherries, having notched in two of their last four meetings. Elsewhere Romelu Lukaku can continue his blistering form in front of goal by scoring first for Manchester United against crisis club West Brom. The Lukaku -- Firmino first goalscorer double is paying just shy of 20/1 with bet365 and has really solid claims.