This wouldn’t be one of the strongest weeks worth of statistics I’ve seen in the Premier League but, as always, we’ve tried to highlight what we think are the best bets of the weekend’s action. We’ve bets for Swansea vs Crystal Palace and Chelsea vs Spurs on Saturday, then Arsenal vs Bournemouth and Manchester United vs West Ham on Sunday.
Swansea vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 3pm)
Swansea and Crystal Palace are both looking like relegation fodder on their current form, but both are finding the net regularly with Palace having scored in their last 4 games, whilst Swansea gave scored in their last 3. Meanwhile, the last 2 renewals of this fixture have finished 1-1. It’s 12/5 if you fancy backing the draw, but 6/1 if you want to be brave and go for another 1-1 score-line.
Draw @ 12/5
1-1 @ 6/1
Chelsea vs Spurs (Saturday 5.30pm)
At the other end of the table, Chelsea and Spurs are both looking potential title contenders, and this London Derby could well be the highlight of the weekend fixtures. It’s a game that Spurs can’t really afford to lose, as they’d fall 7-points behind their table-topping neighbours, and they’ll be buoyed by the fact they drew both games against Chelsea last season. That made it 4 draws in the last 7 games between the two teams, and the 29/10 for another draw is probably the statistical value of the weekend.
Draw @ 29/10
Arsenal vs Bournemouth (Sunday 2.15pm)
A haul of 15 points from 12 games isn’t bad for Bournemouth and they sit just 10 points behind Arsenal. However, they have scored 15 goals less than their opponents. Arsenal also won both the games between them last season to nil – and the 8/5 for the hat-trick looks the value-bet.
Arsenal to win to nil @ 8/5 (Boylesports)
Manchester United vs West Ham (Sunday 4.30pm)
West Ham are probably the unluckiest team of the season so far, but West Ham fans can get a decent price about them getting a draw at Manchester United, something which they achieved twice last season, once in the Premier League and once in the FA Cup. West Ham have also drawn 2 of their last 5 Premier League games, meanwhile Man United have drawn 4 of their last 5 Premier League games, including their last 3 home games.
Draw @ 19/5