The Premier League continues after a monster January transfer window which saw record spending. I’ve picked out some bets that I like the look of and will have you covered for Everton vs Arsenal in the early game, Newcastle vs West Ham in the evening game and also a 3pm accumulator.
Everton vs Arsenal bet builder pays 13/1 with With Paddy Power:
Arsenal to win
Odegaard to have 1+ shots on target
Eddie Nketiah to score anytime
James Tarkowski to commit 2+ fouls
Sean Dyche will take charge of his first Premier League game as Everton manager and he faces the task of holding off league leaders Arsenal. The Gunners enter the game on an unbeaten run of 13 league games, picking up 11 wins during that time. As for the hosts they have taken just two points from their last eight games and are in the most uncertain times of their Premier League era. I think this game can almost be written off if you are Sean Dyche, it doesn’t matter if you get any form of result here, it’s a free pass that no one is expecting him to do anything; but you never know how players will perform in front of a new manager and a re-energised home crowd.
He will be looking to see the players’ preparation and performance on the pitch and learning who is ready to go to battle for him. I think this game is a comfortable win for Arsenal if they play at the levels we have seen in recent months. Martin Odegaard has been a key reason that Arsenal are top of the Premier League with his creativity having contributed eight goals and six assists. The Arsenal captain has also had 17 shots on target this campaign and I expect him to be causing problems for the Toffees on Saturday. Another player I am expecting to play a role is Eddie Nketiah who has six goals in his last seven games for the Gunners, so I will be having a bash on him to score.
- Arsenal have won seven of their last eight Premier League games.
- Everton have lost six of their last seven Premier League games.
- Arsenal have scored at least two goals in five of their last six Premier League matches.
- Everton have conceded at least twice in six of their last seven Premier League matches.
Nathan Patterson, James Garner, Andros Townsend and Michael Keane will miss out this weekend, Ben Godfrey is also a doubt.
Arsenal will be without Gabriel Jesus, Reiss Nelson and Mohamed Elneny. Emile Smith-Rowe and Thomas Partey are doubtful for the clash.
3pm accumulator 15/2 with William Hill:
Brentford win against Southampton (17/20)
Wolves or draw against Liverpool (EVS)
Manchester United win (2/5)
Brighton over 1.5 team goals (4/9)
Southampton come into the game off the back of a Carabao Cup exit and some incredibly poor Premier League form. With seven losses from their last eight Premier League games I struggle to see where The Saints are going to get a result here. With Brentford having not lost any of their last eight Premier League games and winning three of their last four in the league I think they will be too much for Southampton on Saturday.
I am backing Wolves to take something from this game, I think Jurgen Klopp’s side are clearly struggling at the moment and the recent big defeats to Brighton and Brentford highlights just how far the teams standards have fallen. This was not an easy one to pick, it’s one where I look at it and think that Wolves will be all wrong for Liverpool right now. Wolves we know generally like to shut up shop and frustrate teams and I think that Liverpool’s creative juices aren’t flowing at this moment in time.
I fancy Manchester United to get the win over Crystal Palace, who they only drew 1-1 with in the league just two weeks ago. I think at Old Trafford we can expect to see a different story, United are far more dangerous on home turf and slowly but surely Eric Ten Hag looks to be turning the stadium into a fortress again. Having won all their last 12 games in all competitions at Old Trafford something is definitely building in Manchester. Palace have also flattered to deceive in recent weeks taking just two points from their last four games.
Brighton look good for a win this weekend but instead of the win I am backing them to score two or more goals because I prefer the odds on offer. Bournemouth have conceded 31 goals in their 10 away games this season. They have conceded in all ten of their away games and only once have they conceded less than two goals. The Seagulls are flying and have been dropping bombs all over the Premier League this season with their 3-0 win against Liverpool and 4-1 win against Chelsea raising the most eyebrows. Having scored 22 goals in their last eight league games I think they will be looking at Bournemouth as easy prey.
Newcastle vs West Ham 13/1 bet builder with Paddy Power
Newcastle to win
Over 4.5 Newcastle corners
Joelinton to commit two or more fouls
Sean Longstaff to have a shot on target
St James Park will be rocking after confirming their place in the Carabao Cup Final on Tuesday, it’s going to be an intimidating place to go if you are a West Ham player. The Geordies are on cloud nine right now and St James Park could probably boast the best atmosphere in the country at this moment in time. The Magpies will be without midfield talisman Bruno Guimaraes for this clash after he picked up a red card against Southampton in that semi-final. That should mean Joelinton will drop back into midfield and I expect it could mean a rare start for Allan Saint-Maximin on the wing, with Alexander Isak coming off the bench late on. I think that’s how Eddie will line his side up as I can’t see him wanting to risk Isak getting injured at this moment in time.
As for West Ham, they got their first win in eight games against Everton last time out, and I can’t see them running up hills here. Regardless of Bruno’s absence I think Joelinton’s presence in the midfield will be enough for Newcastle to dominate in front of a packed out crowd. After his two goal haul in the semi-final on Tuesday I can’t look past Sean Longstaff to have a shot on target at 21/10, that could be a bet alone. With Joelinton dropping deeper I am expecting some altercations and tackles in the middle of the park, and he is never one to shy away from either.
- Newcastle have kept clean sheets in all of their last six Premier League games
- Newcastle are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League matches
- All of Newcastle’s last four Premier League games have produced under three goals
- There has been at least three goals in six of the last seven head-to-head encounters at St James Park.