Expert football pundit and analyst Andy Gray joins The Paddy Power Blog to give his insight on the weekend’s Premier League games. Spurs’ Gareth Bale has scored a phenomenal 12 goals in his last 13 games and is 5/1 joint-favourite to score the opening goal of the game against Arsenal in the North London Derby on Sunday.
Tottenham v Arsenal, Live Sky Sports 1, Sunday 4pm
This is a huge game for Arsenal as Spurs have only lost two games in their last 21. Arsene Wenger will say that his side’s league form is very good but defensively I think they’ll struggle to contain a rampant Tottenham. I think there will definitely be over 2.5 goals at 4/7 and I fancy a 3-1 win for the home side at 14/1. Spurs to win by exactly two goals is 11/2 with Paddy Power.
Who’ll get the goals? Well, Gareth Bale is going to attract all the money given the form he’s in with 12 goals in his last 13 games in all competitions. He looks a candidate for anytime goalscorer at 13/10. But if Jermain Defoe starts for Spurs I’d fancy him to get the first goal of the game at 5/1.
If your winning 1st Goalscorer scores again in this match we will DOUBLE your odds.
Aston Villa v Manchester City, Live Sky Sports 1, Monday 8pm
I think Manchester City are focused and will want to make Manchester United work hard for their title. They won’t want to lose another game and Aston Villa and I can see City winning to nil at 6/4 and beating Paul Lambert’s side by a couple of goals at 7/2 to win by exactly two goals in Paddy Power’s online betting.