Cheeky Punt: Liverpool to beat Arsenal, Spurs win

Date published: Friday 3rd March 2017 4:00

Manchester United v Bournemouth
The Cherries are in free fall and it would take a punter with sizeable cojones to back them at Old Trafford against a United side who have lost just one of 23 games at home this term. Alas, I am not that punter, but do like the look of Juan Mata to score first at 7s. The Spaniard scored at Bournemouth earlier in the campaign and has found the net first four times at Old Trafford already this season.

Betting: Mata to score first at 7/1 (Bet Stars)


Leicester City v Hull City
The Foxes pulled a fine 3-1 win against Liverpool out of the bag on Monday night but it was a display that begged the question: Where the f**k had those players been all season? Whether you agree with the decision to ditch Claudio Ranieri or not the bottom line is he’s now gone and it’s a new era at Leicester, a team who have the players and maybe now the stomach to punch out another win against Hull City here.

Betting: Leicester to win at 10/11 (totesport)


Stoke City v Middlesbrough
The last time Boro scored, Arjen Robben had hair. Seriously, Middlesbrough have found the net just 19 times in the Premier League this season, and have not had more than four shots on target in a league game. Shambles.

Betting: Stoke to win 1-0 at 11/2 (Bet Stars)


Swansea City v Burnley
Swansea have won three of their last six and produced strong showings against Manchester City and Chelsea in recent weeks. Burnley’s away form is p**s poor, taking just two points from a possible 36 away from HQ. This stinks of home win.

Betting: Swansea to win at 21/20 (Boylesports)


Watford v Southampton
The Saints are unbeaten in six against Watford and if they get anywhere near the level they reached at Wembley last week they will win this. Manolo Gabbiadini is already looking the real deal and he can fire them to a welcome three points here.

Betting: Southampton to win and both teams to score at 17/4 (Stan James)


West Brom v Crystal Palace
Like Boro, Palace are struggling to find the net and the omens are not good for them, having never beaten the Baggies away in the Premier League. It’s Tony Pulis v Big Sam of course, so you can fill your boots, then fill your nan’s boots, on it not being a goalfest.

Betting: Under 1.5 goals at 15/8 (Bet Bright)


Liverpool v Arsenal
The bad news for Jurgen Klopp is that he’s under pressure following a very dodgy start to 2017. The good news is his team are still unbeaten this season against the rest of the top six and are facing an Arsenal side who have not won at Anfield since 2012. Liverpool beat the Gunners on the opening weekend of the season and, having also slammed Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester City this season, they are worthy of support here at odds against.

Betting: Liverpool to win at 23/20 (bet365)


Tottenham v Everton
Spurs have been absolute bosses at home this season, winning 11 from 13 at White Hart Lane. The Toffees have not won against them in north London since 2008 and with Harry Kane on fire the home win looks the banker of all bankers here. Kane has hit a frankly ridiculous three hat-tricks in his last nine matches and can help Spurs go marching on.

Betting: Kane to score and Tottenham to win at 5/4 (Sky Bet)


Sunderland v Manchester City
The Citizens have won five in a row against the Black Cats and as a result are a comedically skinny price to win at the Stadium of Light again. It’s looking bleak for Sunderland, who prop up the Premier League table with 12 games to go. Pep Guardiola is finally getting a tune out of Leroy Sane and the whippet-fast German looks a bet at 2/1 to score on Wearside.

Betting: Sane to score anytime at 2/1 (Stan James)

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