Sunderland Can Stop Saints Marching On
There’s no massive games in the Premier League this weekend, and though Arsenal vs Spurs should be a great game to watch on Sunday it doesn’t get my juices flowing on the betting front. However there does look to be 3 great value bets in the games between Sunderland and Southampton, West Ham and Everton, and Aston Villa and Manchester City.
Sunderland vs Southampton (Saturday 3pm)
It’s a surprise to see Southampton as low as 4/5 here. Sure their last two away games have resulted in an away win at Chelsea and a draw at Liverpool, but neither of those teams have been at their best this season. That win at Chelsea was Southampton’s only away win of the season so far, though it’s well worth pointing out that they’ve drawn their other 4 away games. Sunderland may have got hammered at Everton last week, but their last two home games have resulted in a victory over Newcastle and a draw with West Ham, and their record in this fixture reads well with 3 draws and two wins in the last 5 renewals. Considering everything – it’s hard to think that the 11/4 for the draw isn’t fantastic value.
Draw @ 11/4 (Betfred, Betfair Sportsbook)
West Ham vs Everton (Saturday 3pm)
After losing their first two home games of the season, West Ham have turned the corner with wins over Chelsea and Newcastle, and a draw against Norwich. However they won’t be looking forward to this match as Everton are definitely one of their bogey teams. Everton have won this fixture for the last 3 years and, having won two of their 5 away games this season, the 15/8 looks worth a punt.
Everton @ 15/8 (Betfred, Coral)
Aston Villa vs City (Sunday 1.30pm)
After an away win against Seville in mid-week, Manchester City are expected to record another away win here. Villa have struggled all season at home and have won only a single point from their 5 home games, losing 3 of their other 4 games without scoring. They’ve also lost 3 of the last 4 renewals of this fixture to nil, whilst City have kept clean sheets in 4 of their away games this season – all making the 6/4 for City to win to nil look a great bet.
Man City to win to nil @ 6/4 (BetVictor)