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And ahead of the biggest game of the season, Super Bowl LIV on February 2, our own Leigh Copson and Dave Kuzio have picked out the men they expect to score the first touchdown when the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs collide in Miami…
Super Bowl Tips
Leigh Copson: Back Raheem Mostert to score the first touchdown @ 11/2
As you will know from my Super Bowl LIV tips I fancy the San Francisco 49ers to spring an ‘upset’ here by beating odds-on Kansas City, and a big reason for that is the differing ways in which these two teams start games. While the Niners tend to make a fast start, the Chiefs have toiled in the early stages of both of their playoff games so far. They trailed 21-0 after the opening period of their game against Houston and then gave up 10 points before finally getting on the board against Tennessee last time out. That makes the Niners roster the most appealing group for me when it comes to making a First Touchdown scorer selection for Super Bowl LIV.
Deebo Samuel, Emmanuel Sanders and George Kittle all offer plenty of appeal, but with his form over recent weeks and this offer firmly in mind, I simply have to go with 49ers running back Raheem Mostert to be the first man to find paydirt in Miami. Mostert has bounced around a few teams before landing in San Francisco, but he has made his mark as part of the league’s most impressive run game and he goes into the Super Bowl on the back of a sensational career-best display against Green Bay where he ran for 220 yards and four touchdowns. That performance will almost certainly earn him plenty of touches in this meeting with Kansas City – after all, if it isn’t broke why fix it, right? One of them could see him become the first man to score a touchdown on February 2. And given that Mostert has scored 12 touchdowns across his last eight appearances, he may not stop at one either.
Dave Kuzio: Back Tyreek Hill to score the first touchdown @ 13/2
Kansas City Chiefs need a good start against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. In their last two matches, the Chiefs have come back from big deficits. They were 24-0 down after the first quarter against Houston Texans in the Divisional Round before winning 51-31. They fell behind 1-0 behind in the Conference Championship against Tennessee Titans before running out 35-24 victors. It’s safe to say they know how to complete a comeback, but it will be a whole different ask against the Niners. San Francisco have one of the best defensive records in the league and they know how to grind out victories.
The Chiefs will need a fast start, they cannot afford to be chasing the game in the Super Bowl, no matter how good they are at doing it. Tyreek Hill is a great target man for Patrick Mahomes, he found him five times during the Titans game and raced for 67 yards and two touchdowns. Hill will most likely be lining up against former Super Bowl winner in Richard Sherman. This will be an intriguing battle, but if Mahomes opts to find Hill from deep, then Sherman might not have the legs to keep up him. If Mahomes gets the ball in his hand first, then it would make sense for him to chance his arm to Hill in a bid to catch the 31-year-old cornerback cold. Derrick Henry delivered a 9/2 winner for me in this market a week ago, and I am backing Hill to hand me another winner here.
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