Opta Stats: Arsenal and Liverpool to lean on returnees

Daniel Sturridge has fired 33 goals in 40 league starts for Liverpool
Daniel Sturridge has fired 33 goals in 40 league starts at Liverpool

Theo Walcott, David Silva, Daniel Sturridge and Jon Walters are likely Premier League scorers this weekend...

"Daniel Sturridge has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Everton."
Recommended Bet: Back Walters to score at Newcastle @ 14/53.8

Tottenham v Arsenal (Saturday, 12:45, BT Sport 1)

Theo Walcott scored four goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Tottenham

Walcott delivered three assists in those six clashes too, showing how much he relishes facing Spurs. He has been starved of north London derby action for over a year though having suffered an injury which caused a ten-month layoff in the one last January. However, the England international is back on top form now, starting and scoring in Arsenal's last two games against Brighton and Aston Villa.

Recommended Bet: Back Walcott to score @ 12/53.4


Man City v Hull (Saturday, 15:00)

David Silva has already equalled his best ever Premier League season goal tally (seven)

Seven might not be a sensational total, but consider it in this context: he was on two until December 20. Since then, the skilful Spaniard has struck five times in seven outings, with bottom-eight teams his favoured prey. Silva fired past Crystal Palace twice and West Brom and Burnley once apiece, so should destroy Hull, who lost 0-3 to mid-table West Ham and Newcastle in their two prior matches.

Recommended Bet: Back Silva to score @ 11/53.15


Everton v Liverpool (Saturday, 17:30, Sky Sports 1)

Daniel Sturridge has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Everton

The two times that Sturridge moved in January, he was an instant hit, scoring eight in 11 Premier League starts at Bolton and ten in 11 at Liverpool. It was therefore no shock that he justified the like-a-new-signing chatter by netting within 12 minutes on his return from a five-month absence against West Ham. Opta also note that Sturridge has notched in five of his seven league substitute showings for the Reds, so the possibility of him starting on the bench shouldn't put you off backing him.

Recommended Bet: Back Sturridge to score @ 6/42.5


Newcastle v Stoke (Sunday, 14:05, Sky Sports 1)

Jonathan Walters has scored four Premier League goals against Newcastle

QPR are the sole club that Stoke's hardest-working forward has punished more frequently than the Magpies in the Premier League, and they only overtook due to his perfect hat-trick against them at the Britannia Stadium last week. The Merseyside-born Republic of Ireland regular is enjoying one of his most productive campaigns despite often playing out wide, and he has bagged ten times already.

Recommended Bet: Back Walters to score @ 14/53.8

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