Second and third placed Manchester United and Tottenham clash this weekend in what could be a crucial fixture for both, with the loser likely to fall even further behind Manchester City who have won their last 12 matches against West Brom. We’ve tips for those two matches, as well as Watford vs Stoke.
Manchester United vs Tottenham (12.30)
Tottenham were slow to click into to-gear this season as they struggled to come to terms with playing their home games at Wembley. However, they put that hoodoo to bed in fine style against Liverpool last weekend – and the will arrive at Old Trafford full of confidence this weekend as they look to usurp Manchester United in second place behind Manchester City. Manchester United’s disastrous defeat at Huddersfield last Saturday also adds fuel to the distinct possibility of a Tottenham win – but this is a Tottenham side who have failed to secure a single point in their last 3 visits to Old Trafford, failing to find the net on each occasion. Maybe Tottenham will show they’re a better side than United – but recent results suggest that a United win to nil is probably the value bet.
Watford vs Stoke (3.00)
Watford may have scored 10 of their 15 points on their travels so far this season, but their home record is probably better than it looks. Aside from being thrashed by Manchester City (nothing new there), a draw against Liverpool was a good early point, and a sending-off probably cost them two points against Brighton, before they secured their first home win against Arsenal. They also take on a Stoke side who have collected just one point on their travels this season and, despite Stoke having won their last two here, this newly organised Watford team look decent value to win at home at odds against.
West Brom vs Manchester City (3.00)
Just in case Manchester City aren’t confident enough being 5-points clear at the top of the Premier League table, Pep Guardiola should make his players looks at the results of City’s last 12 matches against West Brom. However West Brom players should looks away as it reads Manchester City 12 wins, 0 draws and 0 losses – and West Brom’s undefeated home record this season may be a distant memory come 5 o’clock on Saturday afternoon. However, those wanting bigger odds than the scraps of 3/10 on offer for a City win could do worse than play in the over/under goals market. There have been at least 3 goals in the last 9 encounters, whilst there have been at least 4 goals in 5 of the matches – making odds against quotes for more than 3.5 goals very appealing.
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