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First/anytime goalscorer tips: Burn and De Bruyne backed in 1,578/1 four-fold

First goalscorer/anytime goalscorer tips

We had two winners and one near miss with our first and anytime goalscorer tips in the Premier League last weekend.

Teemu Pukki opened the scoring for Norwich (16/5) and Josh King was on target for Bournemouth (15/8), while we were close with our other first goalscorer tip but our 8/1 selection Ashley Barnes had to settle for netting the second goal of the game between Arsenal and Burnley.

Hopefully we can repeat that success this weekend when our selections can be combined as a four-fold acca at odds of 1,578/1 and also qualify for a 7.5% bonus thanks to the BetStars acca bonus.

Here are our best goalscorer bets for this weekend:

And if you're feeling lucky, combining all our goalscorer tips into a 4 fold accumulator can be backed at 1,578/1.

This weekend's first goalscorer tips

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) vs Crystal Palace

Manchester United are not blessed with too many forward options after the sale of Romelu Lukaku this summer, while Alexis Sanchez could also be on his way out before the transfer deadline closes on the continent.

It means the pressure is on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to produce the goals and both have made impressive starts to the season.

"I want both of them to be more scoring easy goals," said United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently. "Because you don't have to work too hard to score them, just a little bit of movement."

England striker Rashford scored twice against Chelsea with Martial also on target, and it was the latter who gave United the lead at Wolves on Monday night.

The France international is being played through the middle, rather than out wide as he often was under Jose Mourinho, and is reaping the rewards so Martial to open the scoring is one of our first goalscorer tips against a Palace team yet to find the net.

Feature match preview for this weekend

If you're interested in tips on our feature matches for the weekend, check out our in-depth preview below:

James Maddison (Leicester) vs Sheffield United

Sheffield United have had a reasonably kind start to the season with games against Bournemouth and Crystal Palace and have made the most of it with four points on their return to the Premier League.

The visit of Leicester should be a tougher test despite the Foxes having failed to win either of their opening two matches, but they remain unbeaten after drawing with Wolves and Chelsea.

Leicester will feel they did enough to claim all three points at Stamford Bridge after dominating the second half, when Maddison took control.

This weekend's best bets

If you're interested in football accumulators, check out our regular betting columns:

He created Wilfred Ndidi's equaliser, missed a golden chance to win it himself and also created a fine opportunity for Jamie Vardy.

Vardy is the 7/2 favourite in the first goalscorer odds but has a poor regard in this regard, with only four of his 18 Premier League goals last season being the first of the game.

Instead there is better value to be found in backing Maddison at 8/1. Three of the midfielder's seven goals last season were against promoted teams and he can run the show again on Saturday.

This weekend's anytime goalscorer tips

Dan Burn (Brighton) vs Southampton

Brighton are a new-look team under Graham Potter and their more attacking approach has so far paid dividends, with the Seagulls picking up four points already.

A switch to three at the back seems to suit the current squad and one of the players to most impress has been Dan Burn.

"He's a top professional, he's applied himself fantastically every day and he's done his best every day," said Potter after the 3-0 win at Watford. "(He) takes on board what you ask him to do and then carries it out to the best of his abilities."

Burn almost gave Brighton the lead inside the opening minute against West Ham last week when he headed a Pascal Gross free-kick inches over the crossbar.

He looked to have provided an assist for Leandro Trossard until VAR adjudged he was offside in the build-up, but Burn is clearly getting into some threatening positions.

He is no stranger to finding the net, having scored six goals for Wigan in the 2017/18 season, and can now thrive at Brighton under the new manager so he stands out at 12/1 in the anytime goalscorer odds.

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) vs Bournemouth

Manchester City may have dropped points in a 2-2 draw against Tottenham last weekend but the early signs are that Kevin De Bruyne can give them an edge in the title race.

The Belgium midfielder missed much of last season due to injury but looks back to his best and has been the main man for the champions so far.

He created two goals against Tottenham - sending in a looping ball for Raheem Sterling to head home and setting up Sergio Aguero - and could easily have had a couple of his own.

De Bruyne was not too downhearted last week, saying: "Obviously we're disappointed about the result but not about the way we played.

"We played really well and deserved to win but it happens. We have to look forward. The way we played was really good and to get to this level so early in the season is good.

"We should have scored one more, we had enough opportunities to score. That really doesn't bother me because to create them is even more difficult and I know on another day we can score more goals."

The same can be said of De Bruyne and it seems only a matter of time before he opens his account for the season, so we'll take anytime goalscorer odds of 2/1 for that to be on Sunday.

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Andrew McDermott
@a_mcdermott in Football