Premier League preview: the best weekend bets
Here we look at the big matches coming up and the best football bets for each game:
Tottenham v Chelsea
The big match on Saturday sees Spurs play host to Chelsea (12.45pm Ko, Live on Sky Sports 2), and the visitors look worth a punt at 2.6 with Boylesports and Paddy Power to emerge victorious
The League leaders go into the match on a five-game winning run, but face an improving Spurs side who are unbeaten since losing their first game of the season at Newcastle.
The Blues have also not won on their last six league visits to White Hart Lane, but they did register a 5-1 success at the ground in the FA Cup last season.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side will clearly have to be at the top of their game to emerge victorious, but they have already won away at Arsenal this season and go into the game full of confidence.
One player clearly on the top of his game and likely to be a major influence in the outcome is Juan Mata.
The Spaniard has scored in the last four games and is priced up at a tempting 13 with bet365 to bag the opener.
He is the type of player that will cause Kyle Walker all sorts of problems if allowed to drift down the left-hand side, and in his current form he needs siding with from a betting perspective.
Both teams to score at 1.62 with bet365 also looks a decent punt given that both sides like to play attacking football
Norwich v Arsenal
Arsenal are priced up at 1.53 with bet365 and Paddy Power to beat Norwich at Carrow Road, and everything suggests they are bankers to do so.
The Gunners have started the season well and come into the game in 7th place having comprehensively beaten West Ham 3-1 when last in action.
By stark contrast, Norwich currently sit second bottom with just 3 points and have failed to win a game this season.
Chris Hughton’s side are really struggling, and their frail defence is going to be tested to the limits by an Arsenal side packed full of attacking talent.
One player who in particular come into the game full of confidence is Olivier Giroud who netted his first Premier league goal against West Ham and followed up with a last-gasp equaliser for France during the World Cup qualifiers in the week.
He looks a bit of value at 6 with Paddy Power to ne the opening goal, while the 2.5 on offer with Boylesports about him getting on the scoresheet makes plenty of appeal.
Another bet that looks worth a wager is for their to be over 3.5 goals in the game at 2.5 with bet365.
Norwich have conceded four goals in three of their seven games, and Arsenal’s last five tallies against the Canaries reads 3,2,4,4,5.
Manchester United v Stoke
Manchester United take on Stoke at old Trafford and look worthy odds on favourites at 1.3 with bet365 and Paddy Power to bag another three points.
It’s been all or nothing for Sir Alex’s side so far with eight wins and two defeats from their 10 games in all competitions.
They come into the game on the back of an easy 3-0 away victory at Newcastle, and although they lost their last home game to Spurs this looks a good opportunity for them to erase that firmly from the memory with an emphatic victory.
As far as the stats are concerned, United haven’t lost to Stoke in the league in the last 5 seasons, and have beaten the Potters every time at Old Trafford in that period.
They have managed to put at least two goals in those encounters on their own patch, while their opponents have only found the net once.
That makes the even money (2) on offer with Paddy Power for United to win to nil look a good bet.
Robin van Persie heads the betting at 3.6 with bet365 to open the scoring, with Wayne Rooney rated a 4.75 chance to do so with the same firm.
However the value could be Danny Welbeck to score anytime at 2.3 with Paddy Power. He has really impressed of late and is odds on with a few firms to get on the scoresheet.
United should win this with plenty to spare and I fancy them to win 4-0 at odds of 13 with Paddy Power.
West Brom v Manchester City
Manchester City face a potentially tough trip to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom, and are a general 1.73 chances to get the job done and come away with all three points.
Under normal circumstances that would be a tremendous price, but City have won just two of their last seven and have so far not impressed as much as they did last season.
West Brom have also played host to both Liverpool and Everton this season and saw off both without conceding, so are clearly not going to go down without a fight.
However the Citizens are unbeaten on the road as well as in the league, and simply don’t lose very often.
If they play at their best then they may well win again, but at the odds on-offer the draw looks worth a small wager at 3.75 with Boylesports.
If you are playing in the correct score market, 1-1 makes most appeal at 7.5 with Boylesports.