Spurs Can Outgun The Gunners
Published on 04/03/16
The mid-week results again went Leicester’s way this week, and they’re fancied to press home their advantage by beating Watford this weekend. Meanwhile, the clash of the weekend looks to be Spurs vs Arsenal, whilst we’ve also got tips for Everton vs West Ham, and Crystal Palace vs Liverpool.
Spurs vs Arsenal (Saturday 12.45)
Spurs may have squandered the opportunity to go top of the Premier League on Wednesday night, but the big question on everyone’s lips now is can they outgun the Gunners in the all-London Saturday lunchtime televised match?
This clash between two bitter rivals is always a hard-fought affair but, as both teams have a genuine chance of clinching the title this season, there should be maximum effort and plenty of fireworks to boot. However, although Arsenal have tended to finish above Spurs in the league most seasons, it is Spurs who have won 3 of the last 4 renewals of this fixture.
Their recent home record is also outstanding having won 4 of their last 5 home games, whilst they drew the other one with league leaders Leicester. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s away form has been very hit and miss in recent weeks with only 1 win in their last 5 away games.
Spurs win @ 7/5 (various bookmakers)
Everton vs West Ham (Saturday 3.00)
Everton have won their last 3 home games against the Hammers, but on their overall form this season it is hard to see why they are trading at odds-on against a team that is 5 places and 8 points above them in the league, and whom beat Spurs on Wednesday night. Everton have also won only 1 of their last 4 home Premier League games – and look worth laying at the price.
Lay Everton @ 1.78 (Betfair Exchange)
Watford vs Leicester (Saturday 3.00)
The bookmakers seem to have overreacted to Leicester’s failure to bag three points against West Brom on Tuesday and, having won 2 of their 4 away games, they probably deserve to be no bigger than even-money to beat a Watford side who has won only 1 of its last 4 home games. Leicester also beat Watford 2-1 earlier in the season, and won this fixture 3-0 last time they met in the Championship.
Leicester win @ 6/4 (Various bookmakers)
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool (Sunday 1.30)
Backing a team that has lost its last 4 home games comes with an obvious risk, but they have beat Liverpool on 3 of the last 4 occasions they’ve met in the Premier League. Liverpool have also lost 2 of their last 4 away games, and may just be vulnerable after expending plenty of energy taking revenge on Manchester City on Wednesday night.
Crystal Palace win @ 29/10 (BetVictor)