Matt Le Tissier previews the weekends action
Manchester City are undefeated at home in the Premier League in 32 games and, although Sunderland are unbeaten this term, they have only won one league game. Backing City at -1 on the Asian handicap gives us at bit more value.
I thought Liverpool’s 5-2 win over Norwich would kick-start their campaign, yet they came unstuck again against Udinese. The visit of Stoke is no gimme, but they don’t always travel well and Luis Suarez first goalscorer at 4/1 with Bet365 appeals.
I’m sorry to say Norwich were my tip for relegation and the Canaries won’t worry Chelsea. They can frustrate when they want however, so take the Draw/Chelsea in the half-time/full-time market at 4/1 with Betfred.
Struggling Reading let my coupon down last week and owe me one. I suspect it will have to wait until another day as Swansea look good for a home win at 21/20 with Hills.
West Brom v Queens Park Rangers is my game on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday so one I’ve studied closely. The Baggies have proved my prediction they’d struggle wrong so far. More of a surprise is how poor QPR have been. I fancy the hosts to maintain their 100% home record and the Draw/West Brom is 4/1 with BetVictor.
I’ve been mightily impressed with Everton’s start to the season and they can take the three points at Wigan at a general evens.
It’s a game of contrasting styles when West Ham welcome Arsenal. Sam Allardyce has had the upper hand in league clashes when his sides are at home to Arsenal and the West Ham Draw/No bet is 7/4 with Sky Bet.
My former team Southampton have had a hard start so the visit of Fulham is a decent chance to get a win. I foresee goals and a Saints 3-2 win pays 33/1 with Stan James.
Tottenham (4/9) may be jaded after their Europa League game in Greece so it might be wise to err on the side of caution. That said Aston Villa have been very poor for the majority of the season. A trip to White Hart Lane is another tough test. Home win.
Demba Ba is the league’s in-form striker and he can help inflict more damage on Manchester United. All three results are possible but the Magpies are hard to beat at home and Newcastle/Draw is worth a bet.