The Premier League goal glut continued last weekend, much to the delight of the majority of buyers of total goals spreads.
The Big Four played their part with games involving those clubs seeing an incredible 19 goals, and notably in the Manchester derby, which saw seven goals.
Buyers of goal minutes at 130-140 minutes would have been ecstatic with a return of 240 times their stake at the final whistle, while buyers of the shirt numbers spread were already in raptures before Michael Owen tucked in his 96th minute winner. The final make-up reached 161.
Not all sellers were distraught however, as spread punters to have sold multi-corners (number of first-half corners multiplied by second-half corners) would have been delighted to see a corner-kick-free first 45 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
United follow this with a trip to Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium fortress, where spread bettors to have sold United’s supremacy will know that the Potters lost just four games last season. The comparisons drawn between Stoke’s home and Burnley’s Turf Moor are extremely welcome to sellers of United’s win index spread, as the Clarets of course defeated United there earlier in the season.
Spread punters who followed the progress of Tony Pulis’s first top-flight season will remember however that United were one of the several clubs to leave the Britannia with three points, thanks only to a late Carlos Tevez goal. Chelsea are the only other member of the Big Four to play here so far this season and interestingly also required a last gasp winner. Buyers of the time of the last match goal will hope for a similar spread make-up on Saturday.
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