Our Midweek Premier League Tips - 08/02/22

Grant McQuillan

Burnley v Man United: United to win and 9+ United corners

While Burnley had another week off due to FA Cup action, Manchester United had to deal with an exhausting 120 minutes that was filled with opportunities to beat Middlesbrough, but in the end, Ralf Rangnick's men came unstuck on penalties.

In a strange way, United never played poorly and did in fact put on an excellent display at times that saw them have 71% of the ball and have 30 shots compared to Boro's six. The only difference was the fact Boro were awarded arguably the most controversial goal you'll ever see and how the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo just couldn't find the back of the net.

At the same time, United once again had seven corners and are continuing to have an array of corners each game. They have, however, failed to score in their past 131 attempts in that regard, but nevertheless, at 11/2, we think United will win and rack up the corner count again.

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Norwich v Palace: Pukki and Gallagher to score

It's been a strange season for Norwich City who are now sitting outside of the relegation zone and with a bit of hope following Burnley, Watford, and Newcastle United dropping further points in the past few weeks. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, are as topsy-turvy as it gets this season as there seems to be very little separating them from winning considerably and losing by a bit of a margin too.

Conor Gallagher remains Palace's main man this campaign and with his seven league goals in 19 appearances, the Chelsea loanee will be used in the attacking sense once again here.

Pukki has gone seven games without a goal now, but he has scored at least one of his five league goals this season every six games and he could be due another now. At the same time, all of the opposition Pukki has scored against this campaign currently sit in the bottom half of the table just like Palace currently do.

We're backing Pukki and Gallagher to score here at 8/1.

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Newcastle v Everton: Alli & Richarlison 1+ shots on target each

Frank Lampard will take charge of his first Premier League game as Everton boss on Tuesday night as they travel to St James' Park to meet with fellow relegation rivals, Newcastle.

It is expected to be a fierce game from the Toffees with the opportunity to put on a show for Lampard and with a bunch of new players to deal with too, such as Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli. Time will tell if either of them starts, but it seems almost certain that Alli will as he has had much more game time than the Dutchman this season, while the former Spurs man is also a permanent deal and not a loan one.

There can be no debating his form once it gets going and the Englishman can seriously start to up his goal contributions now. At the same time, Richarlison is set to get more service than he ever has with creative forces like van de Beek and Alli, so we're backing him and Alli to get at least 1+ shot on target at 2/1.

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Spurs v Southampton: Kane to score and win

Following another magical goal in the FA Cup at the weekend and a tap-in too, Harry Kane has made it seven goals in 15 games for Tottenham Hotspur under Antonio Conte and is seemingly nearing a return to his former prolific self.

Moreover, Kane has 11 goals against Southampton along with eight assists in just 17 games. To make matters all the more impressive, he has scored all 11 of these goals in the Premier League from 13 appearances, as the other games came in League One and the Championship for clubs on loan.

Southampton are also in relatively decent form but far from that of something Conte will worry about. They are winless in the Premier League in their past two games following a sensational 4-1 display against Brentford, while they also drew 1-1 with Manchester City.

Nevertheless, it's been 14 games now since the Saints kept a clean sheet and with Kane's recent goalscoring form, he could score and win here at 13/8.

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Manchester City v Brentford: City to win and over 3.5 goals

Manchester City are a stunning 1/12 just to beat the out-of-form Brentford this weekend and based on current standings, it could well be a field day for the champions.

City are untouchable at the top right now with a nine-point gap on Liverpool and having scored 55 goals in 23 games along with an extraordinary 14 goals conceded, they are once again the kings of the goal difference for the sixth season running.

Goals haven't come in the outrageous regard they once did under Pep Guardiola, as City have scored under 2.5 goals in their past four games. However, prior to this, they scored 17 times in three games. Then, however, they met with Brentford away from home, and that 1-0 win seemingly started the under 2.5 goal spree.

Since then, however, the Bees have conceded 18 times in their past six games and are now playing right into the hands of the attacking excellence of City just five weeks on from when they lost met.

We're backing them to win and see over 3.5 goals not long after hammering another attacking threat of a similar calibre, Fulham, 4-1.

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