Can City Earn Their Spurs
Published on 30/09/16
First and second in the Premier League clash this weekend as Spurs play host to Manchester City, and the rest of the Premier League will be hoping that Spurs can do them all a favour by beating City; stopping Pep Guardiola’s side going at least 5 points clear. We’ve a tip for that match as well as for Everton vs Crystal Palace, Sunderland vs West Brom, and Leicester vs Southampton.
Everton vs Crystal Palace (Friday 8pm)
This week’s Friday night match sees fifth placed Everton taking on seventh placed Crystal Palace. Confidence will be high in both camps too, as Everton bid to enhance their decent home record of 7 points from a possible 9, whilst Palace are trying to make it 3 away wins on the bounce. Meanwhile, the last 4 games between the two teams have produced 2 draws and two wins for Everton. It’s 3/4 an Everton win, and 58/19 a draw – and it’s not hard to see that the draw is the value bet on recent results between the two teams.
Draw @ 58/19 (888 Bet)
Sunderland vs West Brom (Saturday 3pm)
West Brom have made the better start to the season after taking a respectable 4 points from 3 away games, whilst Sunderland are already looking like relegation fodder after 3 home defeats. However, Sunderland haven’t lost any of the last 3 renewals, which have ended up 0-0, 0-0 and 2-0. It’s also interesting that one of the teams hasn’t scored in 2 if the last 3 matches between them at West Brom, meaning only one of them has scored in 5 of the last 6 encounters – and the 10/11 for both teams not to score looks decent value.
Both Teams Not To Score @ 10/11 (888)
Leicester vs Southampton (Sunday 2.15pm)
Neither team is playing as well as they did last season, when both games between them ended in a draw. Leicester remain undefeated at home though in the league, though Southampton should put up more of a fight than Burnley or Sunderland, especially with their confidence bolstered after winning at West Ham last week – and the draw again looks the value at 12/5.
Draw @ 12/5 (Bet365, Ladbrokes)
Spurs vs Man City (2.15pm Sunday)
Man City already look a better team than last season under the guidance of new manager Pep Guardiola, but they’ll need to be to beat a Spurs side that has started the season well, and will be motivated by the fact they did the double over their opponents last season. However, the most interesting statistics are that 7 of the last 10 games between them have produced 3 or more goals, whilst 9 of the last 10 have produced 4 or more goals. It’s 2/1 that there’s more than 3.5 goals – and that looks a value poke with City scoring plenty of goals.
More Than 3.5 Goals @ 2/1 (Betvictor, William Hill)