🎙 Premier League Betting roundup: Promoted clubs struggling in defence, Spurs look for a ruthless streak
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🎙 Premier League Betting roundup: Promoted clubs struggling in defence, Spurs look for a ruthless streak

This weekend's eight Premier League matches produced a flurry of talking points as per usual.

We've picked out three trends from matchday two with a specific focus on Sunday's high-scoring matches.

🥅 Goals, goals & more goals

Spurs beat Southampton 5-2 at St. Mary's which meant that the first half of this round of matches had produced 28 goals. Newcastle vs Brighton is usually a low-scoring affair with only four goals across the last six meetings between these sides, but an early Neil Maupay brace paved the way for a stunning 3-0 away win for the Seagulls.

Strangely, Chelsea vs Liverpool was the Sunday encounter that produced the fewest goals with the Champions relentlessly disposing of Frank Lampard's 10 men, Sadio Mané on the double to deliver a 2-0 win. Leicester beat Burnley 4-2 to throw six more goals into the weekend hat.

The 2019-20 EPL season produced an average of 2.72 goals per game. This weekend has produced 39 goals at an average of 4.90 goals per match across eight encounters, with two still to play.

😳 Newly-promoted clubs struggling in defence

There have been 62 goals scored in the season so far, with 27 of those coming from the five matches involving Leeds, Fulham and West Brom - none have managed to conceded fewer than three goals. 

So, West Brom vs Chelsea looks like a goal-fest next weekend right? Brighton vs Man United also has the new potential for goals, with Seagulls holding midfielder Yves Bissouma suspended and the increased likelihood of a more open game.

🐓 Spurs turning a corner?

Sergio Reguilón has arrived for £25m, Gareth Bale has returned to the club and Spurs beat Bale's old club Southampton 5-3 at St Mary's. It's been a good week for Tottenham Hotspur. When they led 5-1, Spurs had scored with every single shot on target that they had mustered, a ruthlessness that Jose Mourinho strives for with his teams. Their counter-attacking capabilities under Mourinho have always been apparent but Harry Kane's four assists for four-goal hero Son Heung-min highlight that fact.

Kane, Son and perhaps even Bale will be licking their lips ahead of a clash with Newcastle next weekend. The Magpies were probably fortunate to concede only three against Brighton and Spurs might see that fixture as an opportunity to put a few more goals on the board.

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But that's the future and we're going to come back to the present, with two matches in the Premier League tonight.

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