Chelsea managed to open-up a 3-point gap last week as Liverpool blew a 3-1 lead at Bournemouth, and the Stamford Bridge faithful will be hopeful of at least maintaining their lead as they entertain West Brom at home. However, this week’s headline match is Sunday’s game between Manchester United and Spurs, whilst we’re also recommending bets for the Saturday lunchtime match between Watford and Everton, as well as Swansea vs Sunderland, and Arsenal vs Stoke.
Watford vs Everton (Saturday 12.30)
Evidence suggests there’s very little between Watford and Everton, with only two points separating them in the Premier League after 14 games of the season, whilst both games between them last season produced draws. Everton have also drawn 4 of their last 8 games, whilst Watford have drawn 2 of their last 8 games, and 12/5 for another draw looks the value-bet.
Draw @ 12/5 (Bet365, Paddy Power, Betbright)
Arsenal vs Stoke (Saturday 3.00)
You have to go back to 1981 to find the last time Arsenal didn’t win this fixture, and they’ve won 3 of the last 4 renewals to nil, suggesting the 6/4 for them to repeat that feat is great value. However, as Arsenal haven’t been keeping many clean sheets, and Stoke have scored in 9 of their last 10 games, the 7/4 for Arsenal to win and both teams to score may be the better value.
Swansea vs Sunderland (Saturday 3.00)
Both teams have found a bit of form of late, boosting their chances of Premier League survival, and victory for either side could move them out of the drop-zone. However, with 6 of the last 10 games between them ending-up as draws, the value has to be the 13/5 to make it 7 draws in the last 11.
Draw @ 13/5 (Betstars)
Manchester United vs Spurs (Sunday 2.15)
United have won 4 of the last 6 renewals to nil, but haven’t kept a clean sheet in the Premier League since October, and only 4 in 14 games this season. Meanwhile Spurs, who have failed to score just once in the Premier League this season, have won 2 of the last 4 renewals, and sit 6 points above their rivals in the Premier League. It’s a game that could easily go either way, but a Spurs victory may offer a bit of value at 13/5.