Goals Galore Tips: Five Matches for Saturday 11 May

 | 9th May | 

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There’s plenty to get excited about if you’re a follower of UK football this weekend, with games of note in the English Premier League and Scottish Premiership. Celtic and Rangers meet in a decisive Old Firm derby in Glasgow, while Man City heads to Fulham and Tottenham host Burnley. We’re on the hunt for goals and hope Saturday’s schedule delivers.

Betfred’s Frank Monkhouse returns with his popular Saturday Goals Galore Tips column, selecting five fixtures he hopes will help lead us to a profit. Keep reading as we cover the best games from either side of the border, starting with that fascinating clash in Glasgow that could blow the title race wide open...

Saturday Goals Galore Tips

  • Celtic vs Rangers
  • Fulham vs Man City
  • Newcastle vs Brighton
  • Tottenham vs Burnley
  • St Mirren vs Kilmarnock
  • Overall Odds - 10/1

Celtic vs Rangers

It’s the most important game of the weekend in UK football, and it’s happening at Parkhead from 12:30pm. The Old Firm rivals will meet in the Scottish Cup final later this month, but have the small matter of the Premiership title to sort out first. Celtic are top of the league, enjoy the home advantage, benefit from no away fans, and are the pre-game betting favourites at Betfred. But we can take nothing for granted with this fixture.

The Glasgow neighbours have scored a combined ten goals in three previous derbies, including a stunning 3-3 draw at Ibrox recently. That game had everything, with Rangers fighting back from 2-0 down at the break and Rabbi Motondo scoring what was recently announced as Goal of the Season. We expect the teams to pick up where they left off and treat fans to another stunning Old Firm.

Fulham vs Man City

While passions run high in Glasgow, Manchester City aims to get the win needed at Craven Cottage to propel themselves towards another Premier League title. Pep Guardiola’s men are chasing a fourth crown in four seasons but will be pushed all the way to the wire by Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. A strong away win is expected, but we can’t write off the locals after winning one and drawing two of their last four.

Fulham has scored 51 goals already this season, just one goal less than Manchester United. The Londoners are stronger in attack than they are in defence and will aim to match their opponents going forward. Both teams scored in each of the last four renewals of this fixture, including a 5-1 home win at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season. Back the rivals to put on a show and treat followers to another thriller.

Newcastle vs Brighton

Moving to St James’ Park, where Newcastle United hosts Brighton, and it’s another game where we expect the goals to flow freely. The home team has impressed us this season, scoring 78 goals in their previous 35 games, and that’s a better return than Tottenham and Aston Villa, two teams above them in the pecking order. The Magpies are exciting in attack and proved it again last week when scoring four past Burnley on the road.

Brighton start in 11th but has scored more goals than Man Utd in eighth. The Seagulls rallied to upset the odds and beat Aston Villa 1-0 last weekend as they aim to finish the campaign with a flurry and secure a top-10 finish. They also beat Newcastle 3-1 in the reverse of this fixture and will play their part in another exciting contest on Saturday. Add Newcastle vs Brighton to your Goals Galore coupon.

Tottenham vs Burnley

Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham started this season in impressive fashion and led the Premier League for a short time earlier in the campaign. The Londoners’ main aim was to bag a top-four finish and return to Champions League football next term, but their hopes are fading fast following a dreadful run of results. Spurs have lost each of their last four and are now seven points behind Villa.

They now host relegation-threatened Burnley, and the fans will demand a big performance with plenty of goals as the team aims to silence their critics. These teams shared seven goals in this fixture back in September when Tottenham won 5-2, and Ange would love something similar on Saturday. Let’s hope the sides go on the attack from the first whistle and continue their scoring ways.

St Mirren vs Kilmarnock

We wrap things up in Paisley, where St Mirren host Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership. Both teams have impressed this season, attempting to play attractive and attacking football as often as possible. The Saints delivered an overdue win last weekend when beating Dundee 3-1 at Dens Park, and they also scored at this venue when losing 2-1 to Rangers late last month. St Mirren are more than good enough to find the net at home.

Kilmarnock will finish fourth in the Premiership and secure a place in Europe next season. It’s nothing less than they deserve after winning 13 and drawing 13 of their last 35 games. Derek McInnes has his squad firing, and they’re one of the highest-scoring teams in the league. They beat St Mirren 5-2 at Rugby Park in March and will set up to out-score their rivals again in Paisley.

Frank Monkhouse primarily covers Scottish Football for us here at Betfred Insights. You can check out all of his work along with that of the rest of our Football Betting Tips desk on our main Football page...

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