Another week, another poor showing from Andy Gray who managed to predict just the two correct results. You lot did slightly better with four correct predictions and the gap between punter and pundit is getting narrower than Sepp Blatter’s chances of getting in to football heaven. There’s such a thing right?
So as we stand the e-scores on the e-doors are:
Andy Gray 130 – 124 You* (*you plural)
The game is simples. One point is awarded per correct prediction, regardless of the odds associated with it and as we go, we add them all up to see who is smarter. Well, we probably know who is smarter because none of the Paddy Power customers lost their cushy punditry job for making sexually inappropriate remarks, but we want to see who can give the best Premier League betting tips this weekend. Once more into the crystal-ball gazing.
Andy’s treble: Arsenal, Manchester United & Stoke – 3/1
You say: Manchester United, Manchester City & Arsenal – 4/1
West Ham v Crystal Palace
Saturday 12.45pm – Sky Sports 1
West Ham were diddled out of a win last week by Harry Kane’s dive. Crystal Palace weren’t robbed against Arsenal but they played well in defeat.
- Nobody wants him but Sam doesn’t care, he’ll get on with things.
- Hammers unlucky not to beat Spurs last week.
- Palace flattening out after initial Pardew uplift.
Andy’s bets: WEST HAM
You say: WEST HAM
Man Utd v Sunderland
Saturday 3pm – Setanta
The fans aren’t happy, the players don’t seem too chipper and the tactics are predictable from LVG. Yet United are still on course for a top four spot and they play Sunderland this weekend.
- Rooney must be a certainty to play up front with Falcao
- Sunderland are tough to beat away from home.
Andy’s bets: MAN UTD
You say: MAN UTD
Burnley v Swansea
Burnley’s result was a bigger shock last week and they might clamber out of the relegation zone this week. Which will be nice.
- If this was at Swansea I’d fancy them
- Burnley are made of tough stuff as they showed against Chelsea.
Andy’s bets: DRAW
You say: SWANSEA
Newcastle v Aston Villa
Not a great start for Tim last weekend but Newcastle are very beatable at the moment. Or at least very drawable for Villa.
- Newcastle should react to last week’s defeat but they’re still not in great form
Andy’s bets: DRAW
You say: NEWCASTLE
Stoke v Hull
Hull are on a two game winning streak. Three in-a-row seems the stuff of fantasy.
- Hull have one their last two but aren’t great away from home
Andy’s bets: STOKE
You say: STOKE
West Brom v Southampton
A lack of fire power looks set to cripple the Saints’ chances of a top four finish. The Baggies have won four of their last five at home, scoring 14 goals
- The Saints need to find a win and I fancy them to sneak a close one.
Andy’s bets: SOUTHAMPTON
You say: SOUTHAMPTON
Liverpool v Man City
Sunday 12pm, Sky Sports 1
Their shoddy European performances midweek will mean bugger all here. Liverpool are unbeaten in 10 PL games. City have lost just one over the same period.
- I expect this to be an open game
- Goals all round
- Pellegrini will probably start with one up front
Andy’s bets: DRAW
You say: MAN CITY
Arsenal v Everton
Sunday 2pm, BT Sports 1
If Arsenal play like they did against Monaco Roberto Martinez might fancy throwing the boots on and getting in to the mix. Joe Royle might join him.
- Arsenal players will react after a dire midweek showing
- I’m not getting carried away with their wins over Young Boys
Andy’s bets: ARSENAL
You say: ARSENAL