Why backing Frank Lampard to net for Chelsea is a safe bet
Read why you should back Frank Lampard to score for Chelsea on Saturday, plus the rest of our resident betting expert's tips
With another round of Champions League fixtures out of the way, the focus shifts back to the Premier League – and The Tipster is ready to relish an action-packed Saturday.
Despite their less-than-watertight defence, Chelsea’s Frank Lampard has been in the goals of late – and The Tipster is confident he’ll find the net against Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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The Tipster wishes all participants the best of luck. Now, on to todayâ€™s hot betting picksâ€¦
Frank Lampard to score for Chelsea any time against Wolves – 5/4
Finding the net has not been an issue for Chelsea this season. It is costly mistakes at the back that have proved to be their biggest downfall. Frank Lampard has managed to find some form this season with a return of six goals in 11 league appearances and is also likely to be on penalty duty against Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. So, statistically, odds of 5/4 represent a sensible bet on this clash.
Manchester United to beat Newcastle United by two goals – 3/1
Newcastle are starting to struggle at the back and have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four matches. Cheick TiotÃ© is also a major doubt for the game, which would be a big loss for the Magpies. Meanwhile, Manchester United will welcome back Nemanja Vidic after he failed to feature this week. The Serb has started every league game since the derby humiliation and United have not conceded in any of them. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side could be without Wayne Rooney but they will have enough attacking power in Ashley Young, Nani, Dimitar Berbatov and Javier HernÃ¡ndez. In their six home league games this season, United have won four by two goals or more – so statistically this looks a very good price.
Both teams to score in Arsenal v Fulham – 4/5
Although ArsÃ¨ne Wenger’s men look impressive going forward, there are still some unanswered questions at the back, with Per Mertersacker being exposed on numerous occasions so far this term and most recently in that sloppy first-half moment at Norwich City last weekend. In Arsenal’s last six league games, both teams have scored in five of those clashes – and Fulham wonâ€™t lie down at The Emirates: they will be keen to get something from the game as they currently lie in 16th. So both teams to score looks a good value bet for this game.
Tottenham Hotspur to beat West Brom – 10/11
Harry Redknapp is back in the dugout and Tottenham are on an excellent run. They were very impressive in seeing off Aston Villa on Monday night as they leapfrogged Newcastle into third place in the table. West Brom, meanwhile, have been in decent form but have generally been outclassed when facing opposition above them in the league table. So 10/11 for an in-form Spurs to win at The Hawthorns on Saturday looks like excellent value here.
The long shot: Stephen Hunt to score at any time at Chelsea – 11/2
Chelsea are leaking goals, especially at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have conceded seven in their last two home league games – and while The Tipster is expecting Andre Villas-Boas’s men to beat Wolves, he can also see Stephen Hunt, who has scored both of his league goals away from Molineux this term, finding the net at the Bridge. So, today’s long-range effort is for the Republic of Ireland international to score in west London on Saturday.
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