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Son can silence Terriers

Son can silence Terriers


Tottenham can put a dent in Huddersfield Town’s excellent defensive record on Saturday but it may be worth looking beyond Harry Kane in the first goalscorer market.

The 24-year-old England international has found the net nine times in his last five appearances, including a hat-trick in Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League victory at Apoel Nicosia.

Heung-Min Son is 19/4 to score the first goal in what looks set to be a low-scoring affair, as the Terriers have kept four clean sheets in their first six Premier League encounters.

A 1-0 Spurs victory is available at tempting odds of 25/4 while the chances of there being two goals in the match are 49/20.

Crystal Palace’s appalling start to the campaign is unlikely to come to an end at Old Trafford where it seems set to be a case of how many goals Manchester United will win by.

Confidence is so low in Roy Hodgson’s squad that it seems inconceivable that they will not crash to a seventh defeat in a row since the start of the season. However, it may be worth looking at Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who looked lively at Manchester City last weekend, to score at any time at odds of 7/1.

Palace will have to break their duck at some point so a punt on both teams to score at 31/20 should be taken up.

Bournemouth take on Leicester City with both teams in the bottom four at the start of play.

Eddie Howe’s side have looked brittle this season and have flattered to deceive while the Foxes have had an horrendous set of fixtures to begin the campaign with but have acquitted themselves well, even in defeats to Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.

There should be plenty of goals on the south coast so odds of 39/20 on there being over 3.5 in the encounter should be taken up while Riyad Mahrez looks good value at 31/4 to score the first goal.

Stoke City should be strengthened defensively for Saturday’s visit of Southampton to the bet365 Stadium by the return of Kurt Zouma and Geoff Cameron.

That should be good news for Darren Fletcher whose lack of pace was so ruthlessly exposed by Chelsea last weekend.

Goal-shy Saints – they have found the net only four times in their first six Premier League matches – will not be anywhere near as potent in attack as Antonio Conte’s side and this match seems set to be settled by one goal.

Stoke are struggling for consistency and the pressure may grow on Mark Hughes after this match as we can see Southampton edging this match by a one-goal margin – available at odds of 27/10.

Watford have been the big over-achievers in the first six games of the season with last weekend’s victory at Swansea City lifting them up to sixth in the table.

Aside from the 6-0 home humbling by Manchester City, Marco Silva has fashioned a side that looks more than capable of clinching a top-half finish this season, available at 6/5.

The Hornets visit West Brom on Saturday and Silva has the talent to outwit Tony Pulis and extend Watford’s excellent start to the campaign.

Richarlison already appears to be one of the best summer signings and is 7/1 to score the first goal at The Hawthorns while a 2-1 victory for Watford can be backed at 11/1.

West Ham still seem to be missing Upton Park and, if they lose to Swansea City this weekend, the end could be nigh for Slaven Bilic after his bizarre decisions in last weekend’s derby defeat to Tottenham.

He brought on Andy Carroll for the injured Michail Antonio midway through the first half rather than Andre Ayew or Diafra Sakho, and Spurs took full advantage as they soared into a three-goal lead.

Home fans vented their displeasure towards Bilic who is beginning to look like a dead man walking.

Swansea frustrated Spurs earlier this month and can do the same with the Hammers. A draw is available at 49/20 while the odds on there being under 1.5 goals in the game can be backed at 43/20.

Sunday’s matches start with Brighton’s visit to Arsenal. Arsene Wenger picked a much-changed side for the midweek Europa League trip to Belarus to take on BATE Borisov and the Gunners should have too much quality for a Seagulls outfit that seem certain to head to the capital looking for a draw.

Chris Hughton has a big job attempting to keep Brighton out of the bottom three and it will be games like last weekend’s victory against Newcastle and their next match at home to Everton that will determine whether they will still be playing in the top-flight next term rather than Sunday’s encounter.

A routine 2-0 home win for Arsenal at 11/2 should not be ignored.

Everton are still not firing on all cylinders and Burnley are the type of team that can frustrate Ronald Koeman’s plodding side.

The Clarets have already drawn at Liverpool and Spurs, as well as beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, so are quite capable of drawing at Goodison Park at odds of 11/4.

Newcastle United’s attack may not be as potent as two decades ago but Liverpool’s defensive frailties bring back memories of the seven-goal thriller at Anfield in 1996 when Stan Collymore grabbed the dramatic stoppage-time winner.

Rafa Benitez will be desperate to clinch victory against his former team but the current Magpies side already looks to be mid-table material, good enough to stay clear of a relegation battle but unlikely to trouble the top six.

Benitez’s side are always well-organised whereas Liverpool have contrived to concede 11 goals in their first six Premier League fixtures.

Joselu has missed a hatful of chances in the last few matches and appears to be low on confidence so it may be worth looking at Ayoze Perez in the first goal market at odds of 17/2 while a rare Liverpool clean sheet is available at 33/20.

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Mark Race Having worked in the media for nearly 30 years, Mark knows his sport inside out and at all levels. An avid football fan, Mark also has serious knowledge of the tennis world and is quick to point out value bets in a number of other sports.