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The weekend punt: Which selections should be on your Saturday coupon?

Saturday 21st January 2017

Whether you're at the stadium or watching Jeff Stelling and the boys, placing a bet on the football is a crucial part of the perfect Saturday. However, there's no doubt that it's a lot more fun when you're winning!

Knowing which games to back can be a minefield, but we've done the hard work for you. After looking over the weekend's coupon, we've picked three selections to create a treble that offers a potential payout well worth winning.

In the words of Ray; have a bang on that.

Salomon Rondon to score for West Bromwich Albion

The Baggies couldn't ask for a better fixture as they bid to bounce back from last weekend's hammering at Tottenham, and Tony Pulis' men will be baying for blood against a Black Cats side that has shipped 40 goals in just 21 games.

Even if Sunderland scrape a result, we can't see them keeping a shutout. If anyone is going to score for the hosts, Rondon is the most likely candidate, especially as five of his seven league goals have come at the Hawthorns. It's been a while since he made the net ripple, back him to end his drought here.

Single Odds: 13/10 with Betfair

Newcastle United to score three goals or more

Newcastle are in great form at St James' Park, and Rafa Benitez's men should have no trouble against rock-bottom Rotherham. Given that the Magpies have scored 26 in 12 home games while the Millers have shipped 36 in 13 on the road, there's every chance that we could see a rout on Tyneside.

Dwight Gayle and co. will certainly fancy their chances as they bid to give their promotion push another massive boost. Rotherham could potentially hold out for a while but one goal should see the floodgates open. Scoring three goals is never easy in the Championship. However, nobody would be surprised if Newcastle manage it here.

Single Odds: 21/20 with Betfair

Southend United V Bolton Wanderers: Both teams to score

Roots Hall has seen 43 goals in 15 League One matches this season, with 25 of them going to the hosts. With this in mind, Phil Brown's men should be fancied to find the target for the 16th competitive home game on the spin. However, it won't be an easy outing against one of his former employers.

Bolton are not the most frequent scorers on the road, but have found their groove in recent weeks and will be eager to keep the pressure up on Sheffield United and Scunthorpe. While it's unlikely to be the day's highest scoring fixture, we should see goals for both teams – as has been the case in each of Southend's last three at home.

Single Odds: 4/5 with Betfair

The Bet:

The treble of Rondon anytime goalscorer / Newcastle over 2.5 goals / BTTS: Southend V Bolton is available at 7.49/1 with Betfair. Place a £10 stake, and your returns will be just under £85.

If that doesn't make your weekend a little sweeter, what will?
Liam Newman
Liam is a freelance football writer published by Shoot, Goal, Bleacher Report, Late Tackle, Blowing Bubbles, SportsKeeda, These Football Times, Football Whispers, and more. He supports West Ham and has watched England play in over 35 countries.

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