Premier League Tips: Goals for Newcastle, Sunderland and Kane

Vito Mannone is likely to see plenty of action when Sunderland visit Newcastle
Vito Mannone is likely to see plenty of action when Sunderland visit Newcastle
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The Opta stats show support for Swansea, Harry Kane and fans of entertaining Tyne-Wear derbies...


"Sunderland have shipped 38 away goals this season, the most of any Premier League team."

Recommended Bet: Back over 2.5 goals in Newcastle v Sunderland @ 2.1411/10

Swansea v Aston Villa (Saturday, 17:30, Sky Sports 1)

Aston Villa have suffered 30 defeats in their last 42 Premier League away games

Swansea have won two of their last three matches and taken seven points from their last available 12 at the Liberty Stadium, which suggests that they should have little difficulty disposing of opponents who they are unbeaten in six meetings with and have defeated four times in a row.

Aston Villa's general level is atrocious, losing 20 times in the Premier League this term and suffering five straight reverses recently across which they have conceded 17 goals, but they somehow manage to be even worse away, collecting three points out of a possible 42 in their last 14 road trips.

Recommended Bet: Back Swansea to win @ 1.75/7


Newcastle v Sunderland (Sunday, 13:30, Sky Sports 1)

Sunderland have shipped 38 away goals this season, the most of any Premier League team

Though Sunderland have won six successive Tyne-Wear derbies, the outcome is less obvious than usual this time because of the fact that it is Newcastle rather than the Black Cats who are bringing a new manager to the party, and a hell of a coach at that in Rafael Benitez.

However, what does seem likely is a high score. Four of the latest six collisions for north-east supremacy have yielded three goals or more and these are the joint-second most porous defences in the land, being breached 54 times apiece. Whereas Sunderland specialise in travelling leaks, Newcastle spill 1.5 goals per home encounter.

Recommended Bet: Back over 2.5 goals @ 2.1411/10

Tottenham v Bournemouth (Sunday, 16:00)

Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his last nine Premier League games

It's easy to forget now that he is on 19 top-flight goals for the campaign, yet there was a time earlier in 2015/16 when many genuinely believed that Kane was in the process of being exposed as a one-season wonder, kicking it off with a single strike in his first nine appearances.

The turning point came at Bournemouth in October, when he notched within the opening ten minutes and had completed his maiden away Premier League hat-trick by the 63rd. The England international has been back to his most lethal ever since and, with Bournemouth conceding twice or more in four of their past seven games, he is sure to show them his appreciation.

Recommended Bet: Back Kane to score @ 2.01/1


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