JAMIE VARDY will hog the headlines today if he beats 10 in a row.
I tipped the Leicester goal king last week to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in successive league games but can he beat it tonight?
As fate would have it the England star comes up against van Nistelrooy’s former Man United side and faces a defence tighter than a George Osborne.
David de Gea has conceded just one goal in seven games and if you watched Wednesday’s Champions League tie with PSV you’ll know why. Louis van Gaal’s side are duller than the grey shirt the Reds used to wear.
I latched on to the Vardy bandwagon fairly early and have tipped him to score several times. Bet365 have revealed if you’d rolled over £1 on his 10 games you’d be sitting on £18,290.
If you had would you put the lot on him at 7-5 to earn £43,900? Probably not. Vardy is 9-2 with bet365 to notch in 12 games on the trot and 12-1 for 13 consecutive matches.
All 13 of his EPL goals have come from inside the box and he is 12-1 to net from outside the area v United, 13-8 to score 25 or more top-flight goals this season and 2-1 to end the campaign as the Premier League’s top scorer. Man City’s Sergio Aguero is 9-4 favourite with Spurs’ Harry Kane 7-1.
Vardy’s exploits make it easy to forget he’s helped fire his side to the top of the table so it’s first v second in front of the cameras tonight.
The way United have been playing I’d love to see the exciting Foxes pick up the points and they are 9-4 at McBookie to do so or you can have 6-5 with bet365 on Claudio Ranieri’s men less risky draw no bet.
Elsewhere in the Premier League it could be a day to go away. Everton have netted 11 in their last three league games and are beginning to motor. They are 31-20 at Coral to win at a Bournemouth side in freefall. Try Romelu Lukaku to score first at 5-1 with Paddy Power.
It’s surprising to see Aston Villa favourites at home to Watford. They are bottom with just two points from their last 36 and face a side who look the best of the promoted trio and have netted on their last four away. Take Watford at 19-10 with McBookie and try Odion Ighalo to score first at 13-2 (boylesports).
Stoke have picked up 12 of their 19 points away – losing just once at Arsenal. Mark Hughes’s men are going for four clean sheets in a row and could get it at a Sunderland side who haven’t been performing well at home. You can have 7-5 Stoke at bet365 and McBookie.
Man City are aiming to bounce back from defeats to Liverpool and Juventus by beating Southampton at home. They’re pretty short so best bet could be both teams at score at 3-4 with McBookie.
In the Championship I like Wolves against MK Dons and in League Two Northampton should see off Yeovil. A couple of National League sides could feature on this weekend’s top tips – Forest Green at home to Altrincham and Cheltenham at Aldershot.
It’s difficult not to go against Jackie McNamara’s York at home to Accrington who have a star kid in the shape of Josh Windass, son of ex-Aberdeen striker Dean. The Scots boss has lost his first five games so take Stanley to put the knife in at 1-1 with Coral. Windass is 11-2 with McBookie to score first.
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