The big Premier League question on everyone’s lips this weekend is can Leicester beat Manchester United and stay top of the league? We’ve got a tip for that match, and also for Spurs vs Chelsea, Crystal Palace vs Newcastle, and Sunderland vs Stoke.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle (Saturday 3.00pm)
After a good start to the season, Crystal Palace have hit a rough patch which has resulted in just 1 point from their last 3 home games, including defeats to West Ham and Sunderland. Playing Newcastle at home might be the perfect chance to steady the ship, however Newcastle have won 5 of their last 6 renewals of this fixture. They’ve also boosted their own confidence with a couple of recent wins over Bournemouth and Norwich and, having sneaked out of the relegation zone, the 17/4 for a Newcastle win looks worth chancing.
Newcastle win @ 17/4 (BetVictor)
Sunderland vs Stoke (Saturday 3.00pm)
Sunderland have won 4 of the last 5 renewals, and are slowly improving under Big Sam. However Stoke are also playing well, if boringly, at the moment. Indeed they’ve won 3 of their last 4 away games 1-0. The result of the match is a difficult one to call but, with both teams likely to play quite defensively, the 2/1 for there to be less than 1.5 goals might be the way to go.
Less than 1.5 goals @ 2/1 (BetVictor, William Hill)
Leicester vs Manchester United (Saturday 5.30pm)
Leicester…Leicester top of the league – but the question is for how long? Leicester have played some exciting football to watch so far this season, but they have only played two games against serious title contenders, which resulted in a 5-2 at home to Arsenal and a 1-1 draw against Spurs. Leicester fans will point to their brilliant 5-3 defeat of United last year, coming from 3-1 behind. Hopefully it will be more of the same, but they’d probably be very happy with a draw.
Draw @ 5/2 (Sporting Odds)
Spurs vs Chelsea (Sun 12.00pm)
Both teams are starting to find a bit of form, though Chelsea’s away record in the Premier League is still pretty dismal. Meanwhile Spurs have fared indifferently against the big clubs at home so far with a defeat against Arsenal, victory over Manchester City, and a draw against Liverpool. A look at past head-to-heads shows that 3 of the 5 renewals of this fixture have ended 1-1, whilst 2 of their 5 games at Chelsea in the same period also resulted in draws – making the 5/2 for the draw look the value bet.
Draw @ 5/2 (Bet365, Betfred)