In the Barclays Premier League goal betting market, there are clear opportunities this weekend. So let’s take a look at the Over/Under 2.5 goals market.

The stand out fixture is the game at Goodison Park where Roberto Martinez’s Everton will face high-flying West Ham United. Everton’s home games have averaged 4.2 goals per game so far this season with the Toffees bagging 2.0 and their opponents 2.2. Meanwhile, away games involving Sam Allardyce’s team have averaged 3.8 per game with the Hammers managing to score an impressive average of 2.2 on the road. This game is a clear contender for Over 2.5 goals but the price will be short.

Leicester against Sunderland should also be backed in the Over 2.5 market. Nigel Pearson’s Foxes have scored an average of 2.0 goals per home game this season and conceded 1.8 making a total of 3.8 goals scored per home game. Gus Poyet’s team have managed to average a goal per game on their travels but have conceded an average of 2.4 making a combined total of 3.4 goals scored per away match. With such high numbers, this game is another contender in the Over 2.5 goal market.

Newcastle will take on a QPR side that concedes an average of 2.8 goals per away game while only scoring 0.4. Newcastle score and concede an average on 1.4 goals per game but if they take advantage of QPR’s generosity in defence this game could also end up with Over 2.5 goals. QPR’s poor away scoring record means that this bet should be approached with caution.

The stats tell us that less caution is needed when looking at the Arsenal versus Man United game at the Emirates. With The Gunners home games averaging 3.2 goals per game and United’s away game’s totalling 3.0, this one looks like a hot contender for the Over 2.5 goals market.

Predictions:

Over 2.5 goals: Everton v West Ham United, Leicester v Sunderland, Arsenal v Man United

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