West Ham United v Manchester City - 12:45
In every one of their last seven away games in the Premier League, Manchester City have scored at least two goals. And they've often scored more. That's a pretty good stat to start with if you're looking for goals. And if anything, City have just found their shooting boots for the season, in particular Sergio Aguero, who proved with four goals against Spurs last week and another against CSKA Moscow in midweek, that he is well and truly recovered from his injury woes.
That said though, West ham will fancy their chances of taking something from this game. Confidence must be high with the Hammers finding themselves taking in the rarified air that comes with occupying fourth place in the league. And that lofty position is down largely to their goalscoring exploits, with Sam Allardyce's side having bagged 15 goals in eight games to date.
And having got ao close to the summit, I expect Allardyce to stick out a hand and dare reach for the top, by taking a bold approach to this match. City will do the same, as they always do, and should enjoy the game being brought to them.
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.68/13
Southampton v Stoke - 15:00
Southampton used all their luck in one go last week, when almost everything they created ended up in the back of the net against Sunderland. That of course was just one of those freak results. So beware the correction that is due to come sooner rather than later, in the form of a bore draw. And who better to help create that than Stoke.
The Potters, who have conceded six goals in four away games, are likely play in a tortoise-like formation as a reaction to their opponents' last result. Nobody wants to be on the receiving end of a cricket score defeat. It costs managers their jobs. And Mark Hughes is sure to be wary of being too casual against a Saints team that has hit a purple patch.
There's no doubting that Southampton are in tasty form and that at St. Mary's they are a handful. But the value price lies not in expecting another rarity, but in backing a return to normality, with Ronald Koeman's priority being to secure three points, however his side can get them.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.9620/21
Burnley v Everton - 14:30
Finally the goals have started to come for Burnley, and as predicted, they are starting to concede more as well. Two goals were only enough to salvage a point at Leicester, while striker George Boyd's effort proved to be little consolation in last week's 3-1 loss at home to West Ham. With just four points to show from their opening eight games, manager Sean Dyche must be getting pretty desperate now. He tried the keep-things-tight approach and it failed. So now he has little choice but to throw caution to the wind by adopting a more attacking stance and hoping that fortune smiles on him and his team.
Everton too will be playing with a whiff of desperation about them. For Roberto Martinez's team to be down in 13th position at this stage of the season is a huge underachievement. The Toffees simply had to win against Villa last week. Which they did. But it's pretty much the same situation this Sunday, with only three points likely to satisfy everybody connected with the club.
Everton are far better than their league position suggests. Even during these troubled times they have managed to score six goals in four away games, so they should be near certainties to find the net at Turf Moor. And that would leave the Clarets needing at least two goal themselves, if they're to earn their first win of the season - a result that they will be going all out to try secure.
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.01/1
Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United - 14:30
Well, it's taken a couple of months, but now Mauricio Pochettino has finally got Tottenham starting to resemble his Southampton side of last season. It's inevitable that a manager who's had success with a certain style of play should look to take that approach with him. And with two 1-0 results in their last couple of games, we're now beginning to see shades of the defensive foundations that proved so successful for the Saints.
There's room for lots of improvement mind. But it's still early days for the Argentine as he looks to stamp his brand of football upon White Hart Lane. That brand being efficient, and more defensive than it is attacking.
Newcastle meanwhile are looking for a style themselves, having seemingly forgotten how to play. It's been a woeful start to the campaign for the Magpies, whose big problem so far has been finding the net. Just two goals scored in four away games will not have Spurs too worried. But as with Everton, Newcastle's league position belies their true ability. And their bad start will surely start to turn around soon.
Alan Pardew is fighting for his job, and his players for theirs. So don't be surprised if United make this a real game of this. With draws from half their road games, Newcastle are still difficult to beat and should prove especially awkward with their backs against the wall this Sunday.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.186/5