Match Day 16 Goals Expectancies

English Premier League goals forecast for Gameweek 16

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur lost ground at the top of the table over the weekend, so they will be looking to take advantage of their favourable midweek home fixtures, in their attempts to close in on the leaders again.

Man City were thrashed at Leicester City, with their defensive inefficiencies cruelly evident for all to see as Pep Guardiola tinkered yet again, while Spurs were second best at Old Trafford to a Manchester United side that finally clung on to a deserved lead.

City entertain Watford on Wednesday, while Spurs play host to Hull City and goals are expected at both venues.

Last Saturday’s matches averaged 4.83 goals per game, so it was perhaps welcoming news for fantasy football managers that focus on the more defensive side of proceedings to see 3 of the 8 sides involved on Sunday securing a clean sheet.

However, with the standard of goalkeeping again coming under the microscope, predicting which teams are more likely to keep the opposition out is no mean feat. Having said that, though, the Stoke City versus Southampton match-up does have the lowest goals expectancy, so perhaps that it is the best option for those goalkeeping and defensive picks.

There are just two games scheduled for Tuesday evening, including Bournemouth v Leicester City, where all eyes will be on Jamie Vardy, following his hat-trick at the weekend but the Foxes may have their work cut out judging by the latest English Premier League betting odds.

In-form Arsenal are also in action on Tuesday, when they travel to Goodison Park to face an out-of-form Everton side, while the pick of Wednesday’s action is a repeat of the 2016 FA Cup Final, in which a struggling Crystal Palace side that has only secured one clean sheet this season takes on Manchester United.