Brighton v Chelsea
Chelsea pair Pedro and Alvaro Morata will not feature at the Amex Stadium after both were dismissed during that wonderfully anarchic FA Cup replay with Norwich in the week. Chelsea have yet to win a game in 90 minutes in 2018 and I like the look of Brighton here to spring a shock at 11/2.
Betting: Brighton to win at 11/2 (Paddy Power)
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Put simply Arsene Wenger is running out of paper for the cracks at the Emirates. They were woeful against Bournemouth and are in danger of becoming London’s answer to Everton. Alexis Sanchez is on his way and surely only the signing of a name such as Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang will placate their furious fans, who must be getting sick of losing their s**t on ArsenalFanTv every week. Both teams to score at 8/11 this weekend looks a lock as Palace will come to have a go.
Betting: Both teams to score at 8/11 (Betfred)
Burnley v Manchester United
Five unbeaten away from home in the league? Four wins? Paul Pogba back to his best? What’s not to like about the away win here? Oh, and the Clarets have won only one of their last 24 matches against the Red Devils in all competitions.
Betting: Manchester United to win 2-0 at 6/1 (Bet Victor)
Everton v West Brom
“I’m not suited to Bolton or Blackburn, I would be more suited to Internazionale or Real Madrid.” Remember that little nugget from Big Sam? He’s currently manager of an Everton side who have lost their last four and not won a football match since December 18. They’ve also failed to register a shot on target in three of their last five league games. Madness.
Betting: Under 1.5 goals at 43/25 (Marathon Bet)
Leicester City v Watford
The Foxes have yet to concede a goal in 2018 and look a fine bet here at 5/6 to gain revenge for that 2-1 loss at Vicarage Road just after Christmas. Riyad Mahrez worth £100m though? Get to f**k. He’s good. But not £100m good.
Betting: Leicester to win at 5/6 (General)
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town
So Paul Lambert then. Great first result at Old Trafford wasn’t it? It’s like he’d never been away. Hopefully this is a springboard to more Premier League jobs for British managers. Tough to spilt these, so we won’t try.
Betting: 1-1 draw at 6/1 (Hills)
West Ham v Bournemouth
I can’t entertain the Hammers at evens here. They looked like a bag of s**te in the FA Cup the other night and I’d much rather be on young Callum Wilson at better than 2/1 to score anytime at the London Stadium.
Betting: Wilson to score anytime at 39/19 (Unibet)
Manchester City v Newcastle United
If you are not smashing into Sergio Aguero to score against the Toon on Sunday, then don’t even f**king look at me. It’s 11 goals in 11 games against Newcastle for the Argie wonder, despite an average playing time in those matches of 59.7 minutes. 11/5 looks a bit of value, if anything.
Betting: Aguero to score first at 11/5 (Coral/Hills)
Southampton v Tottenham
Tottenham absolutely blitzed the Saints on Boxing Day, and the Saints are winless in five attempts against Spurs since their return to the top flight in 2012. Dele Alli has scored five in his last four matches against Southampton but my cash will be riding on the brilliant Heung-Min Son to find the net again. The South Korean has scored seven goals in 11 games since the start of December and is one of the first names on the teamsheet these days for Mauricio Pochettino.
Betting: Son to score anytime at 21/10 (bet365)
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