I was so close to landing a 14/1 double midweek, but I’m looking to bounce back with a 3/1 treble of Spurs, Manchester City and Liverpool to win. I think the home comforts will all three will see them comfortably come through.
My goalscorer tips for the weekend are Sergio Aguero, Enner Valencia, Romelu Lukaku and Odion Ighalo. I think it’s that time of year where Aguero begins to find his form ahead of the Champions League, Valencia will have to pick up the slack now Andy Carroll’s injured again. Lukaku is yet to score against his old club but is in the form to do so, and Ighalo scores goals.
Spurs vs Sunderland – BT Sport – Saturday 12:45
Spurs did everything but score midweek. Sunderland have given themselves a chance to survive with wins against teams around them in the last two games. Spurs will be devestated they didn’t win against Leicester, Harry Kane’s miss was key. Sloppy marking caused them to lose. We’re about to see how good they are. If they’re serious about top four, they’ll win well. Sunderland still look frail, and Spurs have the quality to rip them apart. Jermaine Defoe will look to keep his run going.
Andy’s bet : Spurs 3-1 Sunderland.
Aston Villa vs Leicester – Sky Sports – Saturday 17:30
I cannot believe Leicester are odds against to win this game. I think everyone is waiting for Leicester’s bubble to burst, and it’s not happened. In the last 5 weeks they’ve played United, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool ,City and Spurs. And they’re still up at the top. Villa will be feeling better after breaking their duck midweek and they need to win two in a row. I’m tipping a draw.
Andy’s bet : 1-1, with Jamie Vardy to score on his return.
Liverpool vs Manchester United – Sky Sports – Sunday 1pm
Liverpool at home play with high intensity, we saw that on Wednesday. I think United will join the party, despite letting it slip against Newcastle. I think this will be a really exciting game. But I think Liverpool will win. At home, I think they’ll just have the better attack. Both defences are suspect. I’m calling a home win.
Andy’s bet : Roberto Firmino to score and Liverpool to win.
Stoke vs Arsenal – Sky Sports – Sunday 4pm
Stoke have an incredible record when hosting Arsenal. Stoke are bigger than 3/1 for this game, that’s an incredible price for a Stoke side that love to get in Arsenal’s face. This is another one that screams draw to me though. Arsenal look determined to finally win the title, they did very well to stay with Liverpool midweek, and probably should’ve won it.
Andy’s bet : 1-1 scoreline and Aaron Ramsey to score anytime.
Swansea vs Watford -Sky Sports – Monday 8pm
Watford are in an OK run of form, Swansea are not. They need to get out of this rut that they’re in and there’s pressure on Alan Curtis. I think Watford’s two front men will cause trouble.
Andy’s bet : 2-1 to Watford
Chelsea vs Everton – Saturday 3pm
These two both drew midweek, but there couldn’t have been a bigger contrast. Chelsea threw away a lead, Everton were stubborn against Man City despite a stonewall penalty. This is difficult to predict. Chelsea are still looking for belief, while Everton have drawn too many games. I think a repeat performance and a repeat result from the Toffees.
Andy’s bet : Chelsea 1-1 Everton
Man City vs Crystal Palace – Saturday 3pm
Palace have picked up just two points from their last four. City were unlucky to draw at home this week, I think they’ll put that right at the weekend.
Andy’s bet : Yaya Toure to score and Manchester City to win
Newcastle vs West Ham – Saturday 3pm
West Ham are the form team in the Premier League, they’ve won their last four games, and I predict that run will keep going. Newcastle did amazing to come back during the week but it’ll have taken it out of them.
Andy’s bet : West Ham to win
Bournemouth vs Norwich – Saturday 3pm
Norwich’s away form is dreadful. This is a six pointer, and Norwich looked a bit like they were out of ideas during the week. Bournemouth to win narrowly.
Andy’s bet : Bournemouth 1-0
Southampton vs West Brom – Saturday 3pm
The Saints really needed that win against Norwich during the week, and despite West Brom’s draw against Chelsea, I see Southampton shading it.
Andy’s bet : Southampton to win