West Brom v Arsenal
The Baggies are a tough nut to crack at HQ (having won seven out of eight at home before being stunned by Crystal Palace recently) and this won’t be a cakewalk for Arsenal, who look about as appealing as bed sores at odds-on here. West Brom won this fixture 2-1 last season and look a tempter against an Arsenal side low on confidence.
Betting: West Brom to win at 9/2 (Betfred)
Crystal Palace v Watford
It may not be pretty but Big Sam is now finally getting a tune out of Palace, who are the pick to move further away from the bun fight down at the bottom of the Premier League. Watford are leaking goals and have a vulnerability about them at present.
Betting: Crystal Palace to win 1-0 at 6/1 (bet365)
Everton v Hull City
With the in-form Oumar Niasse ineligible Hull look up against it here. Everton have kept four clean sheets in their last five home games and look worth backing again to win to zilch.
Betting: Everton to win to nil at 31/20 (Coral)
Stoke City v Chelsea
The teams around them are hoping Chelsea start to falter but the Blues have been relentless in recent weeks. N’Golo Kante, having kindly taken Paul Pogba out of his back pocket and returned him relatively unharmed to Manchester United earlier this week, continues to amaze and if he doesn’t end up as PFA Player of the Year this season then I’ll eat my trilby.
Betting: Chelsea to win and both teams to score at 11/4 (Betfred)
Sunderland v Burnley
It’s pretty much now or never for Sunderland, who face a Burnley side who’ve taken just two points from 14 matches on the road this season. Jermain Defoe has scored in his last two matches against the Clarets and carries the discerning gentleman’s dough here.
Betting: Defoe to score first at 7/2 (bet365/Coral/Hills)
West Ham v Leicester City
Leicester’s turnaround under Craig Shakespeare has been astonishing. They’ve looked a different team in their last three matches to the collective shower who played out the first half of the season in ‘Can’t be a**ed’ mode. And they look worth supporting here against a West Ham side who have lost their last two.
Betting: Leicester to win at 12/5 (Match Book)
Bournemouth v Swansea
Goals look on the menu here at The Vitality, especially when you consider Bournemouth haven’t kept a clean sheet for 11 matches. Over 3.5 goals is 15/8. Get on it. And get on it large.
Betting: Over 3.5 goals at 15/8 (Paddy Power)
Middlesbrough v Manchester United
If there’s ever a ‘good time’ to play Manchester United then this is probably it. The Red Devils will be playing their third game in a week by the time they hit Teesside and could be jaded. The trouble is Boro’s forwards couldn’t hit a cow’s a**e with a banjo at the minute. A noon kick-off after a Europa League clash? This one could be grim lunchtime viewing.
Betting: No goalscorer at 15/2 (Hills)
Tottenham v Southampton
Spurs will have to do it without the brilliant, but injured, Harry Kane but you’ve got to fancy them to get the job done against a Southampton side who have shipped 16 goals in their last six outings. If you are looking for a likely goalscorer the mercurial Christian Eriksen has scored three in three matches at home to Southampton.
Betting: Eriksen to score first at 7/1 (bet365)
Manchester City v Liverpool
The Reds have been absolute chicken soup against teams in the top six this season, but it’s their efforts against the also-rans of the Premier League that has caused them problems. They’ve got a solid recent record against Man City however, having won five of their last six. Philippe Coutinho loves playing against them, having bagged four goals (more than he’s managed against any other Premier League club). With all this in mind, should Liverpool really be 3/1 here?
Betting: Liverpool to win at 3/1 (Unibet)