Over 2.5 Goals Tips: Goals expected from Saturday’s Premier League action

 | 26th April | 

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There is a full roster in the Football League this weekend for the final this time season as League 1 and League 2 draw to a close on Saturday, while we still have another round of Championship action next week, and a few more to come in the Premier League.

But the latter is where my focus is here as I look to build an accumulator of matches where I think over 2.5 goals will deliver. And from Saturday's offering in the top-flight, I have hand-picked five fixtures that I believe will do the business. Below I have detailed my over 2.5 goals tips.

Over 2.5 Goals Tips

  • West Ham United vs Liverpool
  • Fulham vs Crystal Palace 
  • Manchester United vs Burnley
  • Everton vs Brentford
  • Aston Villa vs Chelsea

Over 2.5 goals acca pays at 6.93/1

West Ham United vs Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp is leaving Liverpool at the end of the season and it looks increasingly likely that David Moyes will be departing West Ham United in the summer too.

Both teams have been disappointing in recent weeks, giving away very sloppy goals as their two defences have looked incredibly fragile. The Hammers were battered 5-2 by Crystal Palace last weekend, while Liverpool were beaten 2-0 by rivals Everton in midweek, looking to have decimated their title hopes.

They both need to deliver a response for their fans this weekend and I think there will be goals on show at the London Stadium, probably at both ends because of how poor the two have been defending of late.

Over 2.5 goals has delivered in 67% (22/33) of Liverpool's matches this season.

Fulham vs Crystal Palace 

Crystal Palace are having a ball in front of goal at the moment, having scored eight goals in their last three matches, with striker Jean-Philippe Mateta having provided four of them. The Eagles have been most impressive recently as they have won three games on the bounce.

They head to Fulham on Saturday, who have been consistently inconsistent all season, but when they're on-song, they have been very enjoyable to watch. I think that Palace can grab the win here but I also think they will bring goals with them to Craven Cottage.

As well as Mateta, Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise carry a big attacking threat, and the three of them can run riot in west London.

Manchester United vs Burnley

Manchester United are winning games at the moment but they are still conceding a lot of goals. After seeing Coventry come from three goals down at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, the Red Devils then conceded two goals against Sheffield United in midweek as they won 4-2.

They are very easy to attack, but their attacking players are still able to score goals themselves, so I think we can expect another goalfest at Old Trafford this weekend, as they welcome fellow strugglers Burnley. Over 2.5 goals has delivered in 73% (11/15) of United's home games this campaign too, so this feels like a banker.

Everton vs Brentford

Everton have picked up six huge points in the past week against Nottingham Forest and Liverpool to give their survival chances a huge boost. They welcome Brentford to Goodison Park this weekend, who are unbeaten in their last five, having won two on the bounce.

The Bees put five goals past Luton Town last weekend and Everton have scored four goals in their last two outings, while keeping two clean sheets. However, with the visitors in great scoring form heading into this one, I don't fancy either side to keep a clean sheet in this contest. I reckon that goals could flow at both ends.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea

Chelsea were schooled in midweek as they were hammered 5-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, with the players delivering a collectively pathetic performance, with focus on the woeful defending.

Top-four hopefuls Aston Villa will be relishing the chance to play them this weekend at Villa Park as they will see it as an excellent chance to get another valuable three points and boost their goal tally. Chelsea will need to respond themselves, though, and if Cole Palmer returns to action from illness, he will give the Blues a fighting chance.

Villa Park has seen over 2.5 goals land 76% (13/17) of the time this season, which bodes well for a high-scoring affair in the West Midlands on Saturday night.

Over 2.5 acca at 6/1 You can read all our latest Football Acca Betting Tips at our dedicated Betfred Insights content hub.

 

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