Football betting tips: Bruno Fernandes goal on Man Utd debut, Maddison to net against Chelsea and Son star versus City – The Sun

IF you fancy a flutter on televised Premier League games this weekend, this is the place to be.

With the transfer window out of the way, it really is getting to the business end of the season and we've got betting tips for you from four top-flight matches.

Starting on Saturday lunchtime at the King Power and going through to Tottenham's Sunday clash with Man City, we've got you covered…

Leicester vs Chelsea, Saturday 12.30pm

TIME for another round of Foxy Bingo at the King Power.

At the moment it's difficult to know which version of both these sides is going to turn up on any given week.

Leicester have lost two of their last three in the league but returned to form with a thumping 4-1 victory over West Ham – only to then flounder when it mattered in the League Cup.

Chelsea went down to a last minute goal against Newcastle and then couldn't beat ten-man Arsenal at home, twice throwing away a lead.

Basically, we're throwing the result markets right out of the window here.

And so are the bookies.

You can get near on identical prices for each side to win this one – Leicester at 31/20 and Chelsea at 8/5.

That's £25.50 or £26 for your tenner. Not worth it for two unpredictable teams.

Except for one meeting last season, this fixture has always produced goals on this ground.

Nine of the last ten Premier League clashes here at the King Power have featured three goals or more.

And both of these teams feature in the top seven when it comes to the over 2.5 table.

In other words, backing that market is the safest play of the day and represents some decent value at 8/15.

Talking of value, the both teams to score market is just 1/2 so we're thinking a little bit out of the box as we anticipate a fast start.

14/5 on both teams netting in the first period is where to play.

That represents £38 return for your hard-earned tenner and represents less risk than the win market.

Leicester had a remarkable 43 efforts across the two-legs against Villa, somehow managing to score just once over 180 minutes.

James Maddison was on sparkling form but couldn't find the net despite accounting for more than 15 of those efforts.

With the England man hopeful of a Euro 2020 call-up and Kepa shaky between the sticks, back him at a juicy 7/2 to net anytime.

SunSport's best bets

Over 2.5 goals at the King Power: 8/15

Both teams to net in the first half: 14/5

James Maddison to net seventh of the season:– 7/2

Man Utd vs Wolves, Saturday 5.30pm

THE PORTUGUESE saviour is finally here.

Bruno Fernandes has arrived in Manchester after a month-long saga.

And how fitting that his potential first game is up against a Wolves side led by a Portuguese manager and sculpted by the influence of super-agent Jorge Mendes.

Nuno Santo's side love playing against the Big Six and are once again enjoying a terrific season.

They were hugely unfortunate not to deny Liverpool at Molineux the other week – but it's at their home fortress where they usually rattle the big boys.

Without the South Bank behind their backs, the Wolves are still a force but one without quite so much bite.

Then again, you only need to growl at this United side and they fold like a deck of cards.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased that his team bounced back from the horrible defeat to Burnley by smashing League One Tranmere 6-0 in the FA Cup.

But even with Fernandes joining, this is a horribly disjointed side and one ravaged by injury.

The aura has long since gone around Old Trafford and United, with Wolves likely to turn up without any fear.

History isn't on the visitors side though, as they've lost seven of their last eight visits to the Theatre of Dreams.

We've absolutely no problem with any of you backing the 5/2 available on Wolves to win this. It's a decent offer.

But despite their many issues, United are a tough nut to crack on home soil.

They've lost just two of 12 games here this term – to Palace and Burnley – whilst also beating Wolves in an FA Cup replay.

We much prefer the 20/23 on both teams to score.

That's too big, while Wolves to win either half is a whopping 5/4.

With them just 5/2 to win the game, that really should be an odds on chance and is the safest play.

Raul Jimenez has three in his last two games and is exactly the sort of striker United struggle to defend against – 2/1 on him to net anytime is huge.

For the football romantics amongst you, Fernandes is 23/10 to net at any time on his debut.

The new man has 14 goals already this season – don't miss out if he starts.

SunSport's best bets

Both teams to score at Old Trafford: 20/23

Wolves to win either half: 5/4

Raul Jimenez to score 12th of the season: 2/1

Bruno Fernandes to score on his debut: 23/10

Burnley vs Arsenal, Sunday 2pm

THINGS are finally clicking into place for Mikel Arteta.

Even more of a shock – we recommended you backed Arsenal to win at Bournemouth earlier in the week, and they actually obliged.

After a battling performance at Chelsea with ten men, you get the sense that things are really moving in the right direction.

Until a fortnight ago, the same couldn't be said for Burnley.

Sean Dyche's side were very much on the slide – but they whipped out a superb comeback win against Leicester before going to Old Trafford and stunning Utd 2-0.

That's eased any relegation fears and sees the Clarets kick-off this game level on points with the Gunners.

Arsenal are now unbeaten on the road since an early November defeat to Leicester.

Of those eight matches though, they've drawn SIX of them.

The Gunners have the most stalemates of anyone in the division – 12 from their 24 matches.

Contrast that to Burnley though, who have just three draws from the same amount of games.

We're happy enough to chase the money again here though and reckon the Clarets could really dig their heels in – even if their last draw at home was way back in February 2019.

Every point is precious and both teams might have to settle for just the one this Sunday – that's a very tempting 12/5.

Arsenal have won on their last four visits to Turf Moor, with Burnley netting in just one of those matches.

Over 2.5 goals doesn't look to be a sensible bet here with just one of the last seven H2H's in Lancashire featuring three goals or more.

Instead play it safe and back under 2.5 goals, with a flutter on 1-1 at 5/1 well worth a go.

SunSport's best bets

Under 2.5 goals at Turf Moor: 17/20

Game to finish a draw: 12/5

Match to end 1-1: 5/1

Spurs vs Man City, Sunday 4.30pm

JOSE vs Pep on a Sunday afternoon.

Seriously, what more do you want?

There hasn't really been a honeymoon period for Mourinho at Spurs, who ended a run of four Premier League games without a win by beating Norwich 2-1 here last week.

City arrive without a league defeat in 2020 and have teed off in the New Year, crashing 23 goals in just eight games.

Tottenham are yet to make their new home a fortress and it says a lot that they've lost to Bayern, Liverpool and Chelsea here this term.

It's doubtful this stadium will hold any fear for the current champions, despite painful memories of a 1-0 loss in last year's Champions League.

One thing that immediately stands out when looking at the recent history of this fixture in London is goals.

Well, the lack of them anyway.


In the past few years when these sides meet in North London, it's rarely one for the neutrals to get excited about.

Four of the last six games in the capital have featured three goals or less, including both of the last two which have seen just one each.

But the teams played out an entertaining 2-2 draw earlier in the campaign, making the tempting but risky 6/4 on under 2.5 goals a dangerous play. Stay clear.

Despite the continued absence of Harry Kane, we can see plenty of goals in this one.

Spurs have kept just ONE clean-sheet in their last 12 matches – and that was against struggling Watford.

Both teams to score is a measly 4/7, but we much prefer both teams to net in both halves.

That's a massive price at 17/2 and well worth a quid.

If you want further prodding in that direction, City have conceded in nine of their last 11 away games in all competitions.

Everything points to goals, while Spurs to win EITHER half is a massive 15/8.

When it comes to a goalscorer pick, all the value is with Son Heung-min.

Both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are odds-on to net at anytime, while you can get a hefty 9/4 on the South Korean star scoring his seventh of the campaign.

SunSport's best bets

Spurs to win either half: 15/8

Both teams to score in BOTH halves: 17/2

Son Heung-min to score at anytime: 9/4

*All odds correct at time of publication

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