Our man-in-the-know is backing Liverpool and United to play out a high-scoring game, with his long shot Steven Gerrard also to score any time at Anfield.
In the later kick-off, he is tipping Arsenal’s Theo Walcott to net against north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a low-scoring affair at The Emirates.
The Tipster feels this is amazing value for one of the Premier League’s in-form strikers. The 23-year-old has scored 12 goals in his last 16 top-flight outings, including two goals already this season. The England international also scored on his Liverpool debut in a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford in January. For that reason, the Tipster feels Sturridge to score any time is a bet really worth taking up at 15/8.
Liverpool and United both have a striker in great form. Sturridge has started the season impressively in the absence of Luis Suárez, scoring winners in their opening two league fixtures, as well as a brace in the League Cup on Tuesday. Robin van Persie has started where he left off last season, with two goals in the opening league encounter to add to the double he managed in the Community Shield. In seven of the last nine meetings between these sides, there have been more than 2.5 goals. So more than three goals at Anfield on Sunday is a great shout at 5/6.
The Tipster is going very much against the recent history of this fixture, which traditionally leads to lots of goals (Spurs have lost this fixture 5-2 in the last two seasons). Tottenham have impressed in the transfer market but there are a lot of new players to integrate into the side, and as a result, the football going forward hasn’t been at its free-flowing best yet. Tottenham’s only two Premier League goals have both been from the spot. And Arsenal might struggle a bit with an over-reliance on Olivier Giroud following Lukas Podolski’s injury. So under 2.5 goals is a good bet at 6/5.
The England man certainly seems to enjoy this fixture, having netted in three of the last five meetings (including the last two at The Emirates). With Podolski out injured, they will be looking to the likes of Walcott to step up to the mark and produce the goals to fire the Gunners up the league. The 24-year-old scored 21 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions last season. And Walcott to net against Spurs is 2/1.
The Liverpool captain has scored four goals in his last six games against Manchester United in the Premier League. Furthermore, Gerrard has netted against the Red Devils in both of United’s last two trips to Anfield. Expect the 33-year-old to be on free-kick and spot-kick duty on Sunday. So for that reason along with his recent record, Gerrard to score any time against the Premier League champions is a great punt at 4/1.
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