Cheeky Punt: Spurs, Everton cruise; Wembley draw

Date published: Friday 24th February 2017 4:30

Chelsea v Swansea City
The Blues have won 11 on the bounce at home in the league and are massive odds-on shots to make that a round dozen against the Swans. But Gylfi Sigurdsson is a player who won’t s**t himself at the thought of going to Stamford Bridge and given he’s already scored against Man City, Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal this season he could be worth tickling in the anytime goalscorer stakes at fancy prices.

Betting: Sigurdsson to score anytime at 21/4 (Stan James)

 

Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough
Palace look criminally short here in the betting. They’ve just a solitary league win under Sam Allardyce and recently lost 4-0 at home. To f**king Sunderland. Indeed, they’ve lost eight of their last nine home matches in the league.

Betting: Middlesbrough to win at 16/5 (Boylesports)

 

Everton v Sunderland
The Toffeemen are banging in the goals for fun at Goodison just lately and can blast past the Black Cats. Ronald Koeman’s men have been dishing out some proper tonkings at HQ in recent weeks and look a solid bet to be ahead at both the break and at the end on Merseyside.

Betting: Everton/Everton double result at 23/20 (Bet Victor)

 

Hull City v Burnley
Big game down the bottom and Hull could be getting Burnley at the right time here. Sean Dyche’s men are terrible away anyway and confidence will be low after that FA Cup shock against Lincoln. They’ve managed a paltry five goals away from Turf Moor in the Premier League all season so Hull look worth a punt here.

Betting: Hull to win 2-0 at 9/1 (Bet Victor)

 

West Brom v Bournemouth
All the dough in the run up to this has been for the Baggies with Bournemouth currently in the midst of a six-game winless run. They are leaking goals and could yet be dragged into a shady relegation battle if they are not careful.

Betting: West Brom to win at 11/10 (Betfred)

 

Watford v West Ham
Both teams to score at 4/5 here looks sexier than Sue Barker in a shell suit. Troy Deeney remains a perennial goal threat for the Hornets while West Ham have Michail Antonio, who has been sheer class at times this season and has obvious star quality.

Betting: Both teams to score at 4/5 (Stan James)

 

Tottenham v Stoke City
No team has kept more Premier League clean sheets at home than Spurs this season. They did look the mother of all good things to beat Stoke before Thursday’s pathetic Europa League capitulation against some Belgian outsiders whose name I can’t even bring myself to type. Cheers anyway, Dele Alli. I mean what the f**k was that? Not that it cost me £145 after having Tottenham in a ‘bombproof double’ with Ajax or anything.

They dished out a paddling at the bet365 Stadium earlier in the season and have won their last seven games at White Hart Lane. They are consistency personified in north London, having taken 32 points from a possible 36 at home in the league. And once again it should be Harry ‘He’s one of our own’ Kane firing the bullets up top.

Betting: Kane to score 2+ goals at 19/5 (Hills)

 

Manchester United v Southampton
The destination of the first silverware of the season is decided in England on Sunday with United a warm order in the betting to prevail at Wembley. That’s despite Southampton having not conceded a goal in the tournament this season and having knocked out four Premier League teams, including Arsenal and Liverpool. United have appeared in eight League Cup finals in their history and have a 50% win ratio. It could be a low-scoring affair though with the Red Devils having kept an impressive 18 clean sheets so far this season. The Saints will clearly miss Virgil van Dijk but Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens are a very solid pairing in their own right and can be trusted to keep United at bay. At the time of writing I’ve not been able to get a price on Sergio Romero to be seen on TV pouching a steak bake from the dugout but as soon as I do I’ll obviously give you a shout.

Betting: No goalscorer at 8/1 (Hills)

 

Degsy Bilton

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