Sunday Treble: 3/1
City @ 2/5
Arsenal @ 8/11
Liverpool @ 4/6
I’ve been quite impressed with the way Newcastle have fought their way back. I know it doesn’t look that way in results, but I watched them very closely against Sunderland and for the majority of that game they were the better team. They were really unlucky to lose a man and eventually lose the game. They were pretty good against Stoke last week. They had all the best chances and I don’t know how they didn’t win that game.
For Bournemouth it’s beginning to be tough for them. They were good against Southampton in the second half last week, but they were beaten quite easily in the first half. I can see a 1-0 in this game. Bournemouth have only won once at home this season and Newcastle haven’t won away so I’m inching towards an away win. Mitrovic and Perez are the obvious choice. Georginio Wijnaldum scored a hat-trick against Norwich a couple of weeks ago and he’ll be good odds.
Everton have been good away from home. They’ve only lost once away this season. While West Ham’s home form has been och it has not as good as their away form. Everton tend to do quite well here. I’ll be look at a score draw. I think Everton can get a point.
After the 6-2 win against Sunderland the Toffees should be high on confidence. I’m looking at a 1-1 in this one. Lukaku and, after his hat-trick last week, Arouna Kone are the best bets for the first goal. They’re the biggest threats for Everton.
The way Chelsea are playing and the way the mindset will be you’ll get odds against Chelsea away from home especially against a Stoke side that are pretty good at home. If it was any other season I would say a narrow 1-0 or 2-1 away win. They knew how to get the job done. Now I think Stoke will want to get something from this one. They might feel they can win. The midweek win should help Chelsea. If that win doesn’t pick them up nothing will.
I’m going for the same scoreline as the draw in the cup earlier in the season a 1-1. Jonathan Walters is always a good bet. He takes the penalties and he starts. If he goes with Diouf up front he knows how to score. You’ll have to wait and see what sort of team Mark Hughes picks.
I fancy City. Remi Garde has as tough a start as any. A City side that were brilliant midweek and still aren’t at full strength. They are in pretty good form and they look a determined bunch to me. They want to win this title. I see City winning, but I think Villa will try harder because they’ll want to impress the new manager, but I can see a 2-0 to City here. If Bony plays I think he’ll score. He’s getting a hard time, but I think he’ll nab one. If De Bruyne scores then I think he’s worth a fiver of anyone’s money.
I think Arsenal want this title. They stared well enough to suggest that they will be in the shake up to the very end. Spurs have only lost once this season, but Arsenal at home is just going to sway it for me. I think they just have too much firepower at the top of the pitch for Spurs and I can see a 2-1 victory. Giroud is in really good form. With Theo Walcott injured then Giroud is probably going to start. At home I would always go for Alexis Sanchez. He’s worth a fiver of anyone’s money.
I fancy Liverpool in a tight game. Palace will make things difficult. They should have beaten Manchester United last time out and Liverpool are coming in off the back of two really good wins over Chelsea and Rubin Kazan. I can see a 1-0 maybe a 2-1 at a push, but I would be leaning towards a 1-0. After his goal against Chelsea I think Christian Benteke will be full of confidence and if he starts he’s the best bet for a first goal.