Million Pound Picks: Squawka Bet’s Tips for Gameweek 27
Get the Squawka Bet expert’s tips for the free-to-play Million Pound Picks game on this weekend’s Premier League action.
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For a full explanation on how the game works, read our guide and for first goalscorer tips on this week’s matches – simply read on.
Leeds vs Chelsea Tip
Timo Werner hasn’t enjoyed the most prolific first season in England, but the German is still taking shots at goal and managed four in Chelsea’s win over Newcastle last weekend. Given that Leeds have conceded more than 14 shots per game this term, Werner will hope to profit by taking plenty of shots and getting his sixth league goal of the season in the process.
First goalscorer pick: Timo Werner
Crystal Palace vs West Brom Tip
Christian Benteke scored a wonderful header in Crystal Palace’s defeat to fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur last weekend to take his season’s tally to five Premier League goals. In a fixture between two of the league’s lowest-scoring sides, a set-piece may prove to be the difference and the Belgian’s height and strength make him a certain threat from dead ball situations.
First goalscorer pick:Chris Benteke
Everton vs Burnley Tip
It’s been hard to look beyond Dominic Calvert-Lewin in any goalscoring market when it comes to Everton games this season. The England forward has enjoyed his best season in front of goal thus far by some distance with 18 to his name in all competitions and he was the man on the scoresheet for the Toffees when they played out a 1-1 draw with Burnley earlier in the campaign.
First goalscorer pick: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Fulham vs Man City Tip
Riyad Mahrez has been among the goals for Manchester City in recent weeks. With the embarrassment of riches that the Citizens boast in attack, the former Leicester City man’s quality is sometimes forgotten, but he’s made the headlines with three goals in his last three games including a fine brace in the midweek over Southampton. Fulham will fear him here.
First goalscorer pick: Riyad Mahrez
Southampton vs Brighton Tip
James Ward-Prowse is just one goal away from reaching his record tally for a season for Southampton. With Brighton famously struggling to score goals, we’re looking at the Saints and after finding the net in his last two Premier League games, the free-kick and penalty expert will be a real danger to the Seagulls’ backline here.
First goalscorer pick: James Ward-Prowse
Sheffield Wednesday vs Norwich Tip
Norwich City and Teemu Pukki have rediscovered their best form in the Championship this season after relegation from the top tier last time around. The Finnish international has reached 20 league goals for the season after smashing in nine goals in his last six games and in that kind of form, he is likely to be too hot for the Sheffield Wednesday defence to handle.
First goalscorer pick: Teemu Pukki
Leicester vs Sheffield United Tip
Jamie Vardy loves scoring against Sheffield United. The Leicester City forward has scored three times in his four previous matches against the club from his hometown and has celebrated each one in memorable fashion. With the Blades reeling from some poor results of late, expect the evergreen Vardy to notch his 13th league goal of the season here.
First goalscorer pick: Jamie Vardy
Arsenal vs Tottenham Tip
No player has ever scored more goals in North London Derbies than Harry Kane. The Tottenham superstar has scored no fewer than 11 times against Arsenal in his career to date and is in fine form at the moment, with braces in each of his last two games against Crystal Palace and Dinamo Zagreb to reach 26 goals for the season in all competitions.
First goalscorer pick: Harry Kane
Manchester United vs West Ham Tip
With Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford injury doubts for Manchester United this weekend, Bruno Fernandes will have more pressure than ever to carry the goalscoring burden on his shoulders for the visit of West Ham. Luckily for the Red Devils, their Portuguese maestro is ever-reliable in front of goal, his penalty in the derby victory over Manchester City last weekend taking him to 23 goals in all competitions this term.
First goalscorer pick: Bruno Fernandes
Wolves vs Liverpool Tip
Liverpool have missed Diogo Jota through injury for a large part of his first season at Anfield, but he has recently returned to fitness and will be looking to add to the five goals he scored in the opening stages of the campaign prior to that injury. Can he put his former club to the sword at Molineux on Monday night?