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Premier League: Man City and Watford to be highest and lowest scorers respectively?

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Another FA Cup weekend means another break in the Premier League, where managers can afford to rest several of their key players as the season draws on.

Liverpool continue to march on at the top of the table, and can extend their lead at the top when they take on West Ham on Wednesday evening.

There is, however, still plenty to play for, with the Champions League spots still up for grabs. The small matter of relegation is also still in the minds of several sides, who will be keen to up their goals tally in order to avoid dropping out of the top flight.

At the top of the table, it’s unsurprisingly between the Reds and champions Manchester City for the most goals scored. The two clubs are leading the way by some margin this season.

KHARKIV, UKRAINE – OCTOBER 23, 2018: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City goes to the pitch before the UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk at OSK Metalist stadium in Kharkiv

Pep Guardiola’s men have 65 goals from their 24 league games so far. Jurgen Klopp’s men boast 54 from their 23. Their nearest competitors are Leicester with 52.

Man City are, therefore, currently 1/10 to finish the season as the league’s top scorers. The Reds meanwhile can be backed at 11/2.

At the bottom of the table, it’s perhaps the tightest it’s been in a number of years.

Norwich occupy bottom spot with just 24 goals from their 24 games. But it’s 19th place Watford who have scored the fewest. They have netted just 21 times in the league this season.

Despite sitting 11th in the table, Crystal Palace are the second lowest scorers with 22.

And Bournemouth aren’t far ahead having found the net on just 23 occasions. And it’s Newcastle and Sheffield United who follow them in the goals for tally with 24 and 25 respectively.

It is, however, Nigel Pearson’s side who are currently favourites to be the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season.

The Hornets are available at 5/2 to finish the campaign at the bottom of the goals for table.
Crystal Palace can be backed at 3/1, with Norwich and Bournemouth both available at 4/1.

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle are currently 5/1 to be the league’s lowest scorers, with Sheffield United currently 20/1.

Brighton and Burnley are both available at 28/1.

With the transfer window reaching its final days, there is still time for several of the lower ranked sides to bolster their attacking options.

It is, however, no easy feat trying to convince a striker to join in January, and particularly to persuade them to join a side on the verge of relegation.

Sports Journalism graduate, Liverpool and Northern Ireland fan. Currently working as a freelance journalist for GOAL, while I am a graduate of the FISU Young Reporters Programme at the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Can follow me on Twitter or view my linkdin biography or contact me via my email .

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