AFTER drawing blank last time out it's time to get back on the horse and sniff out some goals this weekend.
Here we go again with three teams to score two or more..
Oldham to score 2+
The Latics may be nine places behind visitors Scunthorpe in the table but that goes nowhere near to telling the story of their clash tomorrow. Oldham are unbeaten in six, picking up 14 points from 18, whereas Scunthorpe's 2-1 win over Peterborough last week was their first in six (W1 D2 L3).
Only five points separate the two sides and odds of around 7-4 on the home win are very tempting. Of course, I prefer goals and a look at Oldham's record supports a bet on them scoring two or more. Despite a slow start, which included seven defeats they've scored in all but two of the 15 league matches to date. Their tally of 25 goals would place them in the top four in League One, however they've lost more than anyone in the division.
A slight concern is Scunthorpe's mean defence which has only conceded 11 in 15 but if Oldham are to win I think they might need to score twice.
Back Oldham to score two or more at 13-8.
Watford to score 2+
On paper Watford's form looks very unpredictable (LWDWLWDLWD) but when you look a bit closer, two of those three losses have come against Chelsea and Man City, with the third when an much-changed side lost to Bristol City in the Cup.
Aside from a 0-0 draw at home to Brighton with 10 men the Hornets have been impressive in their other league matches and find themselves in the top six. Brighton and City are the only sides to keep out Troy Deeney and Co so far this season and they're capable of another couple of goals against a Stoke side who have lost five of their last six.
The pressure could really be on Mark Hughes if Stoke fail to win at Vicarage Road, a result that could see them slip in to the relegation zone. Stoke have taken just one point from 12 away from home.
Watford looked like they were going to take something from Stamford Bridge last week and if they can continue that form they”ll win and hopefully score two or more against Stoke.
Leicester to score 2+
The appointment of Claude Puel to the hotseat in Leicester has been met with a lukewarm reception. The jury still appears to be out over his time at Southampton and I think he's a lucky man to get a second shot at the Premier League. However, he has a pretty decent squad to work with at the King Power Stadium and it'll be interesting to see what kind of response he gets from the former champions.
The Foxes are just a point off the drop zone so it perhaps wasn't that surprising Craig Shakespeare was jettisoned. If Puel can get a tune out of the players who are there they're more than capable of a top-half finish.
I like the options they've got going forward. Vardy, Mahrez, Okazaki, Slimani and Iheanacho would hold down a place in most Premier League sides and always look dangerous.
Opponents Everton haven't won in their last 12 away Premier League matches and said goodbye to Ronald Koeman on Monday after a run of results that sees them third bottom of the table. Caretaker boss David Unsworth appears a popular figure at the club and may get a bounce out of the team who put in an improved performance in their 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
But I think the unveiling of the new gaffer for Leicester will swing this one. There's a history of goals in this fixture with 36 scored in the last nine Premier League meetings and I'm backing Leicester to score two or more.
- Oldham to score 2+ 13-8
- Watford to score 2+ 10-11
- Leicester to score 2+ evens
- Best Odds: Back all three in a trixie (3 x doubles, 1 x treble) 4 pts returns 24.1pts at Bet365