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Andy Gray: Leicester’s party will be popped by Arsenal as part of my 5/1 treble

I think things could turn bad very quickly for the Foxes if they're not careful.

by Andy Gray | February 12, 2016

There is a whole host of football on the telly this weekend with six games live. Obviously you have what could be a title decider on Sunday, but I’ve dug through the odds and found a 5/1 treble of Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Everton.

I’ve come close in the last few weeks with my scoring accumulator but this weekend I think Romelu Lukaku will get one for Everton, Sergio Aguero will score for City, Diego Costa will break down Newcastle, and Alexis will do the business against Leicester. Those four come up at just over 13/1.

Sunderland vs Manchester United – Saturday 12:45 – BT Sport 1

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Sunderland have played quite well over the last couple of games. Their 2-2 draw against Liverpool was more a result of Liverpool’s failings but they still got the draw. Before that was a narrow defeat against Man City at home.
I feel this weekend will be close but no cigar again for big Sam. United are so disjointed at the moment, they’ve only won three from their last 12 league games. The defence has been strong and it will be again. Look to Lingard to open the scoring.

Andy’s bet: Man United to win 1-0 at

Norwich vs West Ham – Saturday 3pm – Setanta Sport 

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Norwich need a victory. The thing in their favor is that the season length is starting to affect West Ham. They’ve played more games than anyone and had to go to extra time during the week. I fancy Norwich. This is one of those games that desperation brings a result. Norwich were bad last week against Villa apart from the last 10 minutes. Maybe a 2-0 scoreline and look for Wes Hoolahan as first goal scorer.

Andy’s bet: Hoolahan first goal scorer at

Chelsea vs Newcastle – Saturday 17:30 – Sky Sports 1

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I know Chelsea re going to win this. Newcastle have been erratic, the home side are getting better. If they take their form in the second half against United into this game they’ll win comfortably. Newcastle have only scored six goals away from home all season, that’s the worst record in the division. They’ve conceded 26, over two a game. They won’t be able to change that this week.

Andy’s bet: Chelsea to win 3-0 at

Arsenal vs Leicester  – Sunday mid day – Sky Sports 1

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I know Leicester are flying. I know they’re top. I know they’ve tightened up at the back. But I said last week that Arsenal are due to hammer a team very soon with the amount of chances they’re creating, particularly at home. If they click on Sunday, there could be a repeat of the 5-2 earlier in the year.
I fancy Arsenal to win at home, if they were against any team in the country I’d say the same. They’ll concede (because Leicester always score) but this is a big game, and Wenger knows how to come out on top.

Andy’s bet: Arsenal 3-1 Leicester at

Aston Villa vs Liverpool – Sunday 14:05 – Sky Sports 1

Liverpool always beat Villa at Villa Park, I know that from my history. And I think it’ll happen again. Liverpool rested a lot of players mid week so tiredness doesn’t come into it for me. I think Danny Sturridge being back is huge for Jurgen Klopp, if he can get firing again we could see them make a late charge for Europe. Back him to open the scoring and Liverpool to head back down the M6 with a win.

Andy’s bet: Daniel Sturridge to score first at

Man City vs Spurs – Sunday 4pm – Sky Sports 1

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This’ll be another very good game with a lot of goals in it. It’s the highlight of the weekend for me. I think Spurs can get something. City need a response after a bad defeat. Spurs on the other hand dug out a big win against Watford. A very entertaining score draw. Both sides have a raft of good players that could open the scoring such as Aguero, Silva and Toure for City. For Spurs, maybe Lamela but all the focus will be on Harry Kane.

Andy’s bet: Man City 2-2 Spurs at

Bournemouth vs Stoke – Saturday 3pm

Stoke have lost their last four league games. Mark Hughes will be determined to bring that to an end though, and Bournemouth are coasting slightly. Right now they’re comfortable with their position but results could drag them back into a scrap down the bottom if they’re not careful.

Andy’s bet: Score draw at

Crystal Palace vs Watford – Saturday 3pm

Last three away games for Watford – three losses and no goals. That is not good for any team at any stage, and a team in such bad from will not want to go away to Selhurst Park. Palace got a good draw last week to get their confidence back. The Eagles to win narrowly.

Andy’s bet: Palace to win to nil at

Everton vs West Brom – Saturday 3pm

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This is my home banker for the weekend. I’ve got to go for my old team and this could be nasty for the Baggies. Everton to win comfortably.

Andy’s bet: Everton 4-0 West Brom at

Swansea vs Southampton – Saturday 3pm

Swansea will have been disappointed to draw last week at home to Palace even with that goal from Sigurdsson but Southampton are starting to find their form again, and they’re back playing good football after a bit of a slump.

Andy’s bet: Southampton to win at

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