Premier League Saturday late game pick: Stevie G's Aston Villa reign could end thanks to Erling Håland
Last May, on the final day of the 2021-22 Premier League season, Steven Gerrard was within 20 minutes of stunning Manchester City and handing his old club, Liverpool, the title.
But he slipped up (AGAIN), and the Cityzens scored three times in five minutes to win their fourth championship in five years by a single point.
This week, as Gerrard's Aston Villa prepares to host City, it could be the last time he is one the bench for the Villains. We have seen Scott Parker lose his job after a 9-0 Bournemouth loss to Liverpool last weekend, and there is a chance of a drubbing like that Saturday afternoon at Villa Park.
Erling Håland has nine goals already in five league games, and has hit Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest for back-to-back hat tricks. With the Villa defense in tatters, Håland might score six goals himself Saturday.
The crazy thing about this line is, City was -1200 against Forest in midweek and won 6-0. Forest might be a BETTER team than Villa, and this line is only -315. Take the goal line and run, and then back Håland to score multiple goals.
Here are some prop odds on Håland this season via SBK
SBK: Haaland to score 33 or more goals in the 22/23 Premier League
Yes - 9/5
No - 1/2
SBK: Haaland to score 6 or more goals in a single game in the 22/23 Premier League
Yes - 15/1
SBK: Haaland to score a hat-trick in 6 or more games in the 22/23 Premier League
Yes - 5/2
No - 1/4
I think you have to probably take the yes for each one here and go with the value.
ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
Aston Villa +750 v Manchester City -315, draw +460, 12:30 p.m. EDT (NBC and Fubo.tv)
Manchester City -1.5 -105
City over 2.5 goals +117
Håland 2+ goals +315
Håland 3+ goals +1150
Håland 4+ goals +4500