Bet Builder tips: Saturday’s 25/1 punt for the Premier League 3pm games

Our footie tipster Shane O'Brien has a fab foursome in mind.

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Saturday Bet Builder Tips

3pm: Brighton v Liverpool – Both Teams to Score
3pm: Everton v Southampton – Over 2.5 Everton Cards
3pm: Nottingham Forest v Leicester – Both Teams to Score? No
3pm: Wolves v West Ham – Raul Jimenez to Have Two or More Shots on Target

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Brighton v Liverpool – Both Teams to Score

It has been almost three months since either Liverpool or Brighton last kept a Premier League clean sheet.

Brighton’s clean sheet against Nottingham Forest and Liverpool’s clean sheet against West Ham took place in the same gameweek in mid-October and both sides have now gone seven league games without a shutout. As brilliant as Brighton have been this season, they have conceded 12 goals in their last seven games and have conceded 25 in 17 games this season. Only Fulham and Brentford have conceded more goals in the top ten.

Liverpool, on the other hand, have conceded 10 goals in their last seven games and have not kept a clean sheet on the road since a 0-0 draw with Everton at the beginning of September. After just 17 games, Liverpool have conceded 22 goals, just four fewer than they did in the entire 38-game season last year.

The reverse fixture between these two finished 3-3 and it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Saturday’s game wasn’t similarly high scoring.

Everton v Southampton – Over 2.5 Everton Cards

It is hard to know who needs a win more when Southampton travel to Goodison Park. The Saints are rooted to the foot of the table and are yet to pick up a single point since Nathan Jones’ appointment before the World Cup, while Everton have picked up just one point in their last five games and most recently capitulated in a humiliating 4-1 defeat against Brighton at home.

Southampton’s 2-0 win over Manchester City in the League Cup will give them confidence, but anything other than a win will be seen as a failure.

With so much riding on the game, there is every chance of more than a few full-blooded tackles. Everton, who have received 40 yellow cards in 18 games at a rate of nearly 2.5 per game, are good value to pick up three cards or more when Southampton come to town.

They have collected eight in their three games since the World Cup and could easily increase that record in such a pressurised environment.

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Nottingham Forest v Leicester – Both Teams to Score? No

Leicester secured their first win of the season when they hammered Forest 4-0 back in October in a game that seemed to kickstart their season, but it has all gone horribly wrong for them since the return of club football after the World Cup.

They have lost all three league games since the World Cup, scoring just one goal, in stark contrast with their excellent form before the tournament when they won four of their last five games.

Forest, on the other hand, have enjoyed a decent return to club football, picking up four points from three games to move out of the bottom three while also booking their place in the League Cup semi-finals. They have kept clean sheets in two of their last four home games and were unlucky to concede in their most recent home outing against Chelsea when the visitors took the lead courtesy of a freak goal.

Forest could gain some revenge for October’s humiliation at Leicester and keep another clean sheet in the process.

Wolves v West Ham – Raul Jimenez to Have Two or More Shots on Target

In another huge game at the bottom of the table, West Ham travel to Wolves with the loser set to end the day in the bottom three. West Ham currently sit outside the bottom three on goal difference, while Wolves find themselves second from bottom.

Things seem to have picked up for Wolves since Julien Lopetegui took the reins last month. They secured a vital win at Everton and picked up an important point at Aston Villa either side of a narrow defeat at home to Manchester United. They also deservedly earned a 2-2 draw in an entertaining FA Cup tie at Anfield last weekend.

Wolves are certainly more adventurous under Lopetegui and have recorded 26 shots on target in his six games so far in all competitions. They should continue to find the target against a West Ham side that has faced 29 shots on target in their last five league games.

Raul Jimenez is arguably the most likely Wolves player to find the target; the Wolves forward averages 2.3 shots per game in the league this season and is fresh from scoring in their League Cup quarter-final against Forest on Wednesday. He is good value to test Lukasz Fabianski on two occasions or more.

Bet Builder Tips

All 3pm kick-offs

Brighton v LiverpoolBoth Teams to Score
Everton v SouthamptonOver 2.5 Everton Cards
Nottingham Forest v LeicesterBoth Teams to Score? No
Wolves v West HamRaul Jimenez to Have Two or More Shots on Target

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