The Premier League returns after the International break and I’m hopeful that the Blues , the Toffees and the Swans can deliver us a winning 100/30 treble.
There should be goals in the top tier and there’s a a 17/1 anytime goalscorer acca I fancy that will click if Everton’s Romelu Lukaku , Leicester’s Jamie Vardy , Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomiss and Tottenham’s Harry Kane all score at anytime over the 90 minutes in their games.
Watford v Man Utd
An opportunity for United to go top and they’ve won on their last four visits to Vicarage Road in the past. Watford do offer a threat but United seemed to have found their shooting boots recently. Louis van Gaal’s side are still finding their way and have some injuries worries with Wayne Rooney and Martial injured but I think they have the quality and confidence to shade this by a goal in a 2-1 win with Ander Herrera as an anytime goalscorer.
Chelsea v Norwich
Chelsea haven’t won since the beat Aston Villa 2-0 on October 17 and they really need to get their season back on track. This is a ‘must win’ game for Chelsea and have to be at it from the whistle. Norwich are struggling on the road and it’s time the players stood up and were counted. I fancy Chelsea strongly to win this 2-0 and Diego Costa to score first.
Everton v Aston Villa
Two of my former clubs here but this test might come a bit early for Villa under new manager Remi Garde. Everton to win 2-1 with Romelu Lukaku as an anytime goalscorer.
Newcastle v Leicester
A difficult one to predict. Leicester are favourites and that says it all about the start the Magpies have made to the season. The International break would have helped them and they have shown glimpses of form. Both to share the points in a 2-2 draw and if Jamie Vardy he can score at anytime to equal the consecutive goal-scoring record in the Premier League by netting 10 times on the bounce.
Southampton v Stoke
The Potters have a poor record at the Saints and Ronald Koeman’s side can win this 1-0.
Swansea v Bournemouth
The Swans need a result and have really struggled since it all looked so promising when they beat Manchester United after being a goal down. They got a late winner against Aston Villa to claim all three points but really need to win this home tie against the newly-promoted Bournemouth. They can win this 3-1 with Bafetimbi Gomiss netting at anytime.
West Brom v Arsenal
I don’t see any respite for the Baggies against a class side like Arsenal and the Gunners can do them by a goal to nil.
Man City v Liverpool
The tie of the weekend and the Reds will want to bounce back after their first loss in seven games under Jurgen Klopp when Crystal Palace did them 2-1 before the International break. City will be motivated by the chance to go top of the table again but they play Juventus away mid-week so watch what team they play.
Liverpool will look to make life really difficult for City and they can do. City can win this by a brace and I fancy a 3-1 scoreline.
Tottenham v West Ham
This London Derby looks like there may be goals in between the sides that sit fifth and sixth in the division. Spurs are strong defensively and have only conceded four goals at home but only Arsenal have won more away games than the Hammers.
Harry Kane is scoring for Spurs again and with their defensive strength they should run out 2-1 winners here. Harry Kan can make it five goals on the trot by hitting the onion bag over the 90 mins.
Crystal Palace v Sunderland
Sam Allardyc’e philosophy is to get a point away from home and he will set the Black Cats up not to lose this game. Palace are going to have to work around that but I think they can. A 2-0 win for the home side.
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