Opta Stats: Old boy Ramsey can bag against Cardiff

Six of Aaron Ramsey's 11 goals this term have been scored away

After running his eye over Opta's pearls of wisdom, Lewis Jones can see former Bluebird Aaron Ramsey soaring and scoring for Arsenal...

"Ramsey has netted 11 times in 20 competitive appearances for the Gunners this season and his dastardly runs from midfield are becoming one of the title contenders’ most potent weapons."
Best Bet: Aaron Ramsey to score @ 3.814/5

Cardiff v Arsenal (Saturday, 15:00)
Aaron Ramsey made 16 league appearances for Cardiff before being signed by Arsenal in 2008, as well as six league appearances on loan in 2011
Players returning to their former clubs are always worth a second look in the goalscorer markets, especially when such player is in the form of his life. Ramsey has netted 11 times in 20 competitive appearances for the Gunners this season and his dastardly runs from midfield are becoming one of the title contenders' most potent weapons. At his current price, Ramsey should be backed to have to endure that awkward moment of deciding whether to celebrate or not against his former employers.
Best Bet: Aaron Ramsey to score @ 3.814/5

Aston Villa v Sunderland (Saturday, 15:00)
Christian Benteke scored a hat-trick in this fixture last season, as Paul Lambert's side racked up their biggest win and inflicted the Black Cats' heaviest defeat of 2012/13
Sunderland have won just one and lost 11 of their last 13 Premier League away games and new boss Gus Poyet has struggled to address his new club's form on the road. The Black Cats are just what the doctor ordered in terms of a tonic for Benteke's current six-match goal drought. Villa's main man hasn't scored since mid-September but that errant run should end here.
Recommended Bet: Back Christian Benteke to score first @ 6.05/1

Everton v Stoke (Saturday, 15:00)
Romelu Lukaku has the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history (minimum 20 goals), scoring every 118 minutes
The on-loan Chelsea striker's two goals against Liverpool last weekend took his Premier League tally to 24 in just 28 starts and the future looks very bright for him and Chelsea. He has the power and finishing ability to make a play for the Premier League top scorer crown if staying sound - backable at a tasty 28.027/1 - and can shoot up the charts by bagging against a Stoke side that have the joint-fourth worst away defensive record in the league.
Recommended Bet: Back Romelu Lukaku to score first @ 6.05/1

Chelsea v Southampton (Sunday, 16:10, Sky Sports 1)
Southampton have scored six headed goals in the Premier League, the joint-most in the top flight along with Liverpool
If goalscoring method trends are to be taken seriously then Chelsea will have to defend sharply from set-pieces as the Saints carry a big and underrated aerial threat. Morgan Schneiderlin pops up from midfield into attacking areas at regular intervals in Southampton's fluid formation and looks great value to add to the goal he notched against Hull.
Recommended Bet: Back Morgan Schneiderlin to score @ 17.016/1

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