Degsy fancies Man United at 17/10 to beat Spurs while he's also tipping a big win for Liverpool against Hull. Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud is tipped to add to his tally...
Degsy has a good feeling about Liverpool as they travel to Goodison for the Merseyside derby, while he's also backing Arsenal to only draw against Saints at the Emirates...
Tottenham v Chelsea
My gut feeling when I saw this fixture was home win. It was then pointed out that Spurs have won only three of 42 Premier League games against the Blues. But let's have it right. Life would be a bit pony if we all relied exclusively on stats. Are we mere statistics, as Horace implied? Born to consume resources? Are we f*ck. Sometimes you have to just roll the dice. And this is one of those times.
Betting: Tottenham to beat Chelsea at 13/8 (Bet Victor/Paddy Power)
Aston Villa v Manchester City
The Citizens are all the rage here in light of the demolition job they did on city rivals Manchester United last weekend and the fact that Christian Benteke is definitely out for the hosts. However I smashed into Citeh the other week against Stoke and was badly burned so won't be entertaining current away win odds of 8/15 or worse. I reckon a better bet is that at least one of these two fails to find the net at Villa Park.
Betting: Both teams to score - No at 11/10 (Stan James)
Fulham v Cardiff City
Fulham's recent home form is pure hoss sh*te with the Cottagers having picked up one point from a possible 18 at Craven Cottage. Cardiff have looked a decent little outfit so far and have been outclassed by nobody so don't be surprised if the Bluebirds pinch a point here.
Betting: Fulham and Cardiff to draw 1-1 at 6/1 (Bet Victor)
Hull City v West Ham
Ex-Manchester United man Robert Brady has looked the pig's tits for Hull this season, scoring three goals in six matches. Paddy Power and Betfred look to be all wrong then going 4s that the Irishman scores against West Ham here. I once worked with a man called Rob Brady. A genuine colossus of a sports writer, a philanthropist and someone whose senderos could touch the bottom of a pint glass. On the slack. Ergo kids, the omens for this particular bet are good.
Betting: Brady to score anytime at 4/1 (Betfred/Paddy Power)
Manchester United v West Brom
The situation is by no means a crisis at Old Trafford but David Moyes' start to life as ManYoo boss can now officially be described as 'iffy'. Ye Olde Red Devils have conceded 11 goals in their last six Premier League matches and therefore current Camel Coat quotes of evens that both teams score on Saturday are making me very, very horny.
Betting: Both teams to score at evens (Hills/Ladbrokes)
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Southampton have enjoyed a super start to the season and Mauricio Pochettino's men are warm odds-on to continue their fine run against Palace. I wouldn't be knocking folk over to back them at 8/15 but given their options up top and how Palace have struggled to life among the elite I wouldn't put anyone off backing the Saints to win this with a goal to spare.
Betting: Southampton (-1) to beat Crystal Palace at 5/4 (Betfred)
Swansea v Arsenal
I got no love on the comments page after napping Aaron Ramsey at 11s to score first last weekend, but as Jonathan Swift once mused 'When a true genius appears in this world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him'. Undeterred, I'll go with a piping-hot Ramsey at 4/1 to add to a tally of eight goals from 10 starts this term.
Betting: Ramsey to score anytime at 4/1 (Bet Victor)
Stoke City v Norwich City
Ricky van Wolfswinkel's return of one goal in five games is perhaps not what the Canaries were hoping for when they shelled out £8.5million for him in the summer. However 'The Wolf-Meister' is bound to come good eventually. He's had a solid grounding having represented Holland at under-19, under-21 and senior level. And besides, he has the best name in sport bar none.
Betting; Van Wolfswinkel to score first at 8/1 (Betfred/Hills/Sky Bet)
Sunderland v Liverpool
The red half of Merseyside have been up in arms all season about the fact I have not, and will not, take their side seriously as title contenders once again. Yet two defeats (one league, one cup) inside a week seems to confirm my theory that the Reds, once again, are not up to the job. Yes they will have their victories this term. Wins that make others sit up and notice. But they have not been totally consistent for over two decades and their squad isn't good enough to challenge for the league again this year. In fact, if they do win the title I will somersault into the Albert Dock dressed as Yosser Hughes. That said, they will beat Sunderland here and look a decent bet to score in both halves.
Betting: Liverpool to score in both halves at 13/8 (Sky Bet)
Pretty good picks so far, got the bigger odds right anyway and very unlucky with fulham game late goal.- guy1992