Why United, City and Liverpool should get three points this weekend
With United traveling to Arsenal and Tottenham going north to Manchester City, there’s a lot to look forward to this week.
Here’s a look at the top betting tips and the best matches this weekend.
Arsenal v Manchester United
Man United face arch rivals Arsenal in the big game of the weekend at the Emirates on Sunday, and at 2.62 look good value to beat the Wenger boys.
The Gunners were thrashed 8-2 earlier in the season at Old Trafford, and although they have improved since I can’t see why they can be fancied to gain their revenge.
They come into this on the back of a 3-2 defeat away at Swansea and have been finding it hard to find the back of the net at home having scored more than once in just four of their last 16 PL games on their own patch – netting just 20 in total over those matches.
Many will be quick to point out that they do have a good recent record in this fixture having won three and lost one of the last five, but United have by far the stronger current form coming into this and are more than capable of bagging all three points.
Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last six appearances against Arsenal in all competitions make him and Robin van Persie the market leaders to score first at around the 6 mark.
However the best bet surely has to be Rooney in the anytime goalscorer market at the 2.4 on offer with bet365. That looks a huge price for a player on the top of his game.
Given that Arsenal will be out keen to avoid another heavy humiliating defeat I can’t see this being a goal fest, and fancy United to win 2-0 or 2-1.
Bolton v Liverpool
The Reds have won the last 10 Premier League games in a row against the Trotters, and the home side have also managed to keep just one clean sheet in the last 13 games on their own patch.
Kenny Dalglish’s men really should prove too strong for Bolton, despite the fact that they come into this on the back of a disappointing 0-0 draw with Stoke and have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League away games.
They have found goals hard to come by since Suarez picked up his ban, but will never find a more accommodating side than Bolton to put that right.
Steven Gerrard is looking stronger with every game and Craig Bellamy has been devastating away from home.
The latter is a 6 shot with Paddy Power to net the opener, and that makes plenty of appeal from a punting perspective.
Norwich v Chelsea
Chelsea travel to Carrow Road to take on Norwich and at odds of 1.62 should have little difficulty bagging all three points.
The Blues come into this on the back of three consecutive sins in all competitions, and have an excellent record against their rivals.
They have won the last five meetings with them in all competitions, scoring at least 3 goals in each game.
AVB’s men have also lost just one of their last nine Premier League matches (W5 D3 L1) and face a side who have conceded in all 10 of their home games this season.
Frank Lampard has been a key player for Chelsea, and his last four goals have seen draws turn into single goal victories.
I fully expect Chelsea to put the Canaries to the sword, and like the look of 3-0 and 3-1 in the correct score market at 15 with Paddy Power and 12 with Betfred respectively.
Over 2.5 goals at 1.63 with bet365 also looks a rock solid bet.
Manchester City v Tottenham
City have only won five of the 29 Premier League games against Tottenham, but have triumphed in the last two meetings (W5 D5 L19).
They also come into this having lost their last two games on their own patch and struggled to beat Wigan 1-0 at the DW Stadium last weekend.
They are not looking as invincible as they once were and Harry Redknapp’s boys have enough class to grind out a share of the spoils.
The Londoners have lost just one of their last nine PL games and now have a squad capable of mixing it at the highest level.
I fancy them to grind out a 1-1 draw, and that scoreline is a general 7 chance.