By William Hill
16th August 2019
Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Manchester United were among the positives from the opening Premier League weekend and they all crop up again in the latest dose of insider betting analysis from the William Hill trading team
Traders Talk is your regular, money-can’t-buy AAA pass inside the craniums of our odds gurus and this week’s edition considers enhanced odds and golden goals in the gameweek round where the headline pitches Manchester City v Tottenham.
Putting Sterling and Kane on the same side
The opening weekend of the season didn’t throw up too many surprises, and our early feeling is to expect more of the same this season with Man City and Liverpool out in front.
On Saturday evening, Spurs travel to face Pep Guardiola after a last gasp win over Aston Villa.
They last beat Man City away from home in 2016, with Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen on target for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Raheem Sterling’s game has elevated to a new level under Pep Guardiola, scoring 38 league goals in 68 appearances since the start of the 2017/18 season, scoring just 13 goals in his previous 64 league appearances for The Citizens.
With five goals between England’s two stars after the first weekend of the Premier League season, we’re happy to give punters value, enhancing Kane and Sterling both to score to 8/1 (WAS 6/1).
Both will be key players all season for their respective clubs, however Kane has only scored twice in his career against Man City, so there’s every chance we feel he doesn’t add to his 127 Premier League career goals.
The last meeting at the Etihad saw seven goals and Spurs to progress to the Champions League semi-finals.
If you fancy a repeat result on Saturday evening, it’s 66/1 in our Man City v Spurs Correct Score Markets.
Man Utd being backed, but against Wolves?
After hitting the headlines over the weekend with an emphatic 4-0 win over Chelsea, everyone is wondering how far Manchester United can go.
Since the game we’ve certainly seen a shift in the market, perhaps we’ve had some optimistic United fans? They’re now our biggest liability among the top six sides from last season and have been backed in from 40/1 to 25/1 for the Premier League title.
Wolves have won the last two meetings between these sides – and being just two games away from Europa League group stage qualification will have Molineux bouncing.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were rampant in the second half against Chelsea, but a more clinical side may well have been out of sight.
We’re fancying Wolves for this one at 23/10, and remember, you’ll win no matter what if they score first thanks to our Golden Goal offer for Monday night’s game.