Premier League odds boosts ratings: England stars to shine on big weekend

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Anthony Gordon and Jarrod Bowen both to score (12/1)

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🟣 Ollie Watkins over 0.5 shots on target, Leon Bailey over 0.5 shots on target & Aston Villa to win by 2 or more goals (3/1)

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🔴 Man Utd to win, Alejandro Garnacho to score anytime & Over 2 goals (6/1)

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🔵 Erling Haaland & Bukayo Saka to have 2 or more shots on target each (9/1)

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Domestic football returns following the international break and it’s a huge weekend in the Premier League culminating in the big showdown between title hopefuls Manchester City and Arsenal. There are a host of Premier League odds boosts to pick from as you look to get more value out of combo bets this weekend and we’ve analysed and rated four options.

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Jarrod Bowen started for England against Belgium – Photo by Icon Sport

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Anthony Gordon and Jarrod Bowen both to score (12/1)

Newcastle and West Ham kick off the weekend action in the Premier League on Saturday lunch time. This is a meeting between two wingers who featured for England over the international break with Anthony Gordon and Jarrod Bowen both targeting a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2024.

With home advantage, Newcastle are the odds on favourites and Anthony Gordon looks a certain starter on the left flank. The 23 year old has scored in three of his last six appearances for Eddie Howe’s team in all competitions so he takes good form into the match and he should see plenty of the ball in this game.

Newcastle’s vulnerabilities right now are at the other end with Sven Botman’s ACL injury the latest huge blow to their hopes of securing European football. St James’ Park hasn’t been the fortress it was last term. Luton drew 4-4 on this ground in February and there’s certainly reason to fancy goals in this match so there’s every possibility that Jarrod Bowen will add to his impressive 14 goal Premier League tally.

Ollie Watkins
Ollie Watkins celebrates scoring for Villa earlier this month – Photo by Icon Sport

Ollie Watkins over 0.5 shots on target, Leon Bailey over 0.5 shots on target & Aston Villa to win by 2 or more goals (3/1)

There’s a West Midlands derby at Villa Park on Saturday tea time and Ollie Watkins and Leon Bailey should feature prominently for the home team against Wolves. Watkins averages 3.0 shots per game in the Premier League this term and is leading the English charge in the Premier League top scorer market

He looks a safe bet to at least hit the target in this match. Bailey has also been excellent and there’s a decent chance of him doing likewise, although he only averages 1.6 shots per game. 

The final leg of this combo is far more questionable though suggesting this may not be the best of the Premier League odds boosts this weekend. 

Villa’s home form has dropped off significantly in 2024 with Spurs 4-0 winners here earlier this month. They are also missing the influential John McGinn to suspension and they don’t have a good recent record against Wolves, failing to win any of the last six meetings while they’ve not beaten this opposition at home since returning to the top flight in 2019.

Garnacho
Garnacho in action against Liverpool in the FA Cup – Photo by Icon Sport

Manchester United to win, Alejandro Garnacho to score anytime & Over 2 goals (6/1)

Manchester United return to the scene of a 4-0 defeat from the very early days of Erik ten Hag’s reign. Over 18 months have passed since then though, and while the jury remains out on the Dutchman, United at least head into this game on a huge high after their dramatic FA Cup win over Liverpool.

They’ve also won six out of seven away games in all competitions so far this calendar year, so they look well capable of winning this game against a badly out of form Brentford side. The Bees are still scoring goals though with Ivan Toney one of the deadliest strikers in the division so it looks likely we’ll see over two goals in this match.

The big doubt with this combo is whether Alejandro Garnacho can get on the scoresheet. The 19 year old has gone seven without scoring since bagging a brace against West Ham and he only averages a goal every 354 minutes in the Premier League this term.

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Bukayo Saka strikes at goal for Arsenal – Photo by Icon Sport

Erling Haaland & Bukayo Saka to have 2 or more shots on target each (9/1)

The headline act this weekend in the Premier League is unquestionably the showdown between Manchester City and Arsenal on Sunday. 

Erling Haaland averages 1.82 shots on target per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season, which is actually more than he managed during his record breaking 2022/23 campaign, although his goals/shot on target return is down to 0.38 from 0.55. Given City’s strong recent record against Arsenal, there’s a good chance he’ll test David Raya at least twice in this game.

The Bukayo Saka leg of this combo is much more questionable though. For starters, he’s a minor injury doubt, although it’s hard to see Mikel Arteta not picking the winger in a game of this magnitude, unless he’s absolutely not fit for action.

Saka also only averages 0.96 shots on target per 90 minutes in the Premier League, so it’d be a surprise if he managed to have two or more attempts on target in such a difficult fixture.


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Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.