Going for Goals!

Chris Hammer takes sole control of Going For Goals this week and he has four games where both teams are backed to score.

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Christian Benteke should cause Norwich problems on Saturday

Christian Benteke should cause Norwich problems on Saturday

Norwich v Ason Villa

Aston Villa discovered their goalscoring touch last Monday night when ruthlessly thrashing Sunderland 6-1 and they'll now head to Norwich with renewed hope of beating the drop.

Villa are now five points clear of third-bottom Wigan so Paul Lambert will surely urge his side to go for the jugular at his old club on Saturday as they seek the 40-point mark. With hat-trick hero Christian Benteke in such hot form, I can certainly see the visitors finding the net at Carrow Road.

Norwich's defeat at Stoke last time out means they are still looking over their shoulder and we can expect them to press for a win which will pretty much secure their Premier League survival.

West Brom v Wigan

Wigan could be leaving their annual late season charge to survival a little bit too late this year and failure to win at The Hawthorns this weekend would probably leave them with just too much to do.

The Latics do have a game in hand but with a trip to Arsenal on the horizon, they realistically must target victories in their other three fixtures starting against a mid-table West Brom side with nothing to play for.

Wigan were unfortunate not to hold on for what would have been an impressive 2-1 win against Spurs last weekend and there was enough attacking promise to convince us they can score again on Saturday.

The Baggies did score three at Southampton which suggests the players aren't thinking of their summer holidays just yet so it would be no surprise to see them cause Wigan problems at the back.

Nottingham Forest v Leicester

A win for either Nottingham Forest or Leicester at the City Ground may not be good enough to sneak into one of the final two play-off spots up for grabs on Saturday but that doesn't mean both sides won't go all out for three precious points.

Forest could only get away with a draw if Bolton to lose at home at Blackpool so their mentality will be focused on victory while the Foxes have no option but to attack as they sit two points outside the play-offs.

This game is all set up to be an end-to-end thriller - even if both sides eventually leave the field dejected - and for that reason it has to be in our coupon.

Crystal Palace v Peterborough

Our final selection this week also promises to be an all guns blazing encounter as Crystal Palace look to seal their place in the play-offs against a Peterborough side battling desperately against relegation.

Palace have hardly been out of the top six all season but they could cruelly slip out on the final weekend if they lose and both Bolton and Nottingham Forest win while Posh, who lie just outside the drop zone on goal difference, know that playing for a draw would be a very risky strategy.

Games involving the Eagles tend to promise goals anyway and this crunch clash shouldn't be any different.


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