Arsenal's victory owed much to Spurs' continued profligacy in front of goal, but also to their own improved grit. The perfect time to show such resilience...
Another test for David Moyes, and another spectacular failure. Just how much longer can he stay so obviously out of his depth without losing his job..?
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Is the current climate of fiscal uncertainty getting you down? Are you worried by exorbitant gas and electricity bills? Fear not. Just have yourself a nice slice of Aaron Ramsey to score in this match and let the Welshman do the rest. 'A-Ram' has been a real pal to me from a betting perspective this season. He's salt of the earth. He is my squire.
Betting: Ramsey to score anytime at 2/1 (bet365/Paddy Power)
Aston Villa v Everton
Villa have been abysmal at home for the most part this term and given that big Belgian Christian Benteke may not be 100% after his recent return from injury, I fancy the Toffees to battle their way to three points in the Midlands. But they may have to come from behind to do so.
Betting: Everton to 'win from behind' at 11/1 (Ladbrokes)
Liverpool v West Brom
The Reds have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last five league matches while the Baggies have found a bit of form just lately (particularly on the road). Ergo, I reckon there will be goals at Anfield with the hosts shading it when the dust settles, much to the chagrin of Baggies fan Adrian Chiles. Incidentally have you heard my joke about said TV presenter? What is more depressing than being alone this winter? Being Adrian Chiles.
Betting: Both teams to score at 17/20 (Ladbrokes)
Manchester United v Stoke City
It's been quite a week at Old Trafford with Sir Taggart's new autobiography causing something of a sh*tstorm. All this media attention can't be pleasing the new Moyes-iah, who has enjoyed a turbulent start to life as ManYoo boss. There are calls for fans and shareholders to be patient with Moyes and people are asked to remember how long Fergie was given when he took over. But let's have it right. Fergie inherited a mediocre side containing the likes of Arthur Albiston and Peter Davenport. Not a side that had the league title more or less wrapped up last year by the end of January. I digress. Moyes will be delighted Stoke are coming to town. The visitors can't buy a goal at present (drawing a blank in their last three) and their recent record against the Red Devils is lamentable. Give me the hosts here without breaking sweat.
Betting: Manchester United to win to nil at 5/4 (Coral)
Norwich City v Cardiff City
Big Wes Hoolahan has not enjoyed the best of seasons to date but the pocket dynamo is finally fit again and will find the net soon having scored goals wherever he has played (apart from Livingston). The Irishman is 15/1 to score first here and I'd rather be a backer than a layer at such odds.
Betting: Hoolahan to score first at 15/1 (Bet Victor)
Southampton v Fulham
The Saints are absolutely flying right now and after watching them give Manchester United nightmares at Old Trafford last week I am confident they can account for Fulham here in Saturday's late game.
Betting: Southampton to win to nil at 7/4 (Coral)
Sunderland v Newcastle
This fixture provokes fury like no other. Where else would passions run so high that grown men are reduced to swinging punches at police horses? In the same week that Toon fan Barry Rogerson was jailed for a year for trying to have it on the cobbles with the West Yorkshire mounted section, Sunderland and Newcastle clash again. And despite their rancid recent form I have a hunch that Gus Poyet will kick start the Black Cats' season by masterminding a derby win. And hopefully no animals are harmed in this particular production...
Betting: Sunderland to beat Newcastle at 15/8 (bet365)
Chelsea v Manchester City
Two silver-haired former Real Madrid coaches face off at the Bridge this weekend and I reckon Chelsea look a spot of value here if anything. Opportunities to back the Blues at home at odds against are as rare as rocking horse sh*t but we have one here and after four wins from four in West London in the Premier League I can definitely make a case for Senor Mourinho's men at 11/8.
Betting: Chelsea to win at 11/8 (Betfred/Ladbrokes/Hills/Sky Bet)
Swansea v West Ham
Don't f*cking talk to me about Swansea. I had them to win to nil in a Europa League double with an 11/4 shot that was already in the bag, only to see them concede a penalty deep into injury-time against Kuban Kransnodar. It well and truly p*ssed on my chips and the result ensured I barely had a wink of sleep as I chased my money back through the night on American Football. Their home form has been poor for a while now so I'll say draw here, but personally I wouldn't touch the match with a sh*tty stick while wearing rubber gloves.
Betting: Swansea and West ham to draw at 14/5 (bet365)
Tottenham v Hull City
Spurs are still right in the title mix and flying in Europe, such is the strength of their squad these days. I expect them to roll right over Hull here, snapping their necks like a poacher might with a recently acquired rabbit. The eyes of the rabbit are looking straight at its attacker in a desperate late bid for mercy. But to no avail. The neck will ultimately be snapped. Like a breadstick.
Betting: Tottenham to beat Hull 3-0 at 10/1 (Bet Victor)