The Euro qualifiers are over and, with England finishing off their campaign in style, it’s time to turn our attention back to the excitement of the Premier League – with 4 recommended bets for this weekend’s fixtures.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham (Saturday 3.00)
It’s one win for each and one draw since Palace returned to the top-flight, but it was West Ham who comfortably got the better of this London derby last year with a 3-1 victory. Palace have achieved what has been expected of them at home so far this season with victories over Villa and West Brom, and defeats by Arsenal and Manchester City. West Ham probably divide the gulf in class between those two-sets of opponents, but have the most impressive away record in the premier league this season, with victories at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City and a draw at Sunderland. West Ham have looked to prefer being able to counter attack the more attacking teams, and Crystal Palace may well play in to West ham’s hands – who look a big-price at 16/5.
West Ham @ 16/5 (BetVictor)
Everton vs Manchester United (Saturday 3.00)
Everton may have only picked-up 5 points from 4 home games so far this season, but they’ve won the last 3 renewals of this fixture. Meanwhile, defeat by Arsenal ended Manchester United’s brief spell at the top of the table, and it will be interesting to see if LVG has the tactical nouse to motivate his team into victory here. I confess I’ve backed Anthony Martial to be top-goalscorer so I’ll be routing for a couple of goals from him, however the 23/10 for another Everton victory is probably the value bet.
Everton @ 23/10 (Bet365, BetVictor, Hills)
West Brom vs Sunderland (Saturday 3.00)
Having won 4 of the last 5 renewals, this is a great chance for West Brom to put a bit of early distance between them and one of the teams they’ll be trying to stay ahead of in the relegation battle, however they’ve only taken 1 point from 12 at home so far. Sunderland have also only taken 1 point on their travels – so I’m firmly in the West Brom camp at 21/10.
West Brom @ 21/10 (Skybet)
Swansea vs Stoke (Monday 8.00
The two teams are similarly placed in the Premier League, and Stoke haven’t fared too badly on their travels so far this season in taking 5 points from 12. However Swansea have won 3 of the last 4 renewals and just look a shade of value at 20/19.
Swansea @ 20/19 (888, Unibet)