There are some intriguing Premier League clashes this weekend as inform Brighton travel to Manchester United, and equally inform Burnley host an Arsenal side that has struggled on their travels this season so far. We’ve tips for those two games, as well as Tottenham vs West Brom.
Manchester United vs Brighton (Saturday 3.00)
Brighton are the kind of team that may not normally relish a trip to Manchester United, but they come here on the crest of wave having beaten Swansea and West Ham in their last two away games. However, this is a much tougher task, as Manchester United have been utterly dominant at home this season in winning 6 out of 6 games, with the 4-1 win against Newcastle being the only time they haven’t won to nil. United are expected to win but, with only one team also scoring in 5 of Brighton’s 6 away games this season – the value may be in backing Manchester United to win to nil.
Tottenham vs West Brom (Saturday 3.00)
Wembley is probably the last place you want to visit on the back of 4 straight defeats, and West Brom could easily be in the relegation zone after this weekend’s matches, unless the team are spurred on by their lack of a manager after the sacking of Tony Pulis. West Brom actually haven’t got a bad record against Spurs in recent seasons, with draws in their last 5 games against them, however a 4-0 defeat in last season’s renewals suggest they could again be there for the taking by a Spurs side that has been dominating big European Teams like Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in recent weeks. Therefore, I’m happy to back Tottenham to win 3-0 and 4-0.
Tottenham To Win 4-0 @ 13/1 7/1 Betfair, BetVictor
Burnley vs Arsenal (Sunday 2.00)
After 12 games of the Premier League season, it’s unthinkable that Burnley and Arsenal have actually got the same number of points, though Arsenal are just edging this weekend’s opponents on goal difference. Arsenal have also just edged the last four games between the two teams by one goal each time, winning the last two renewals of this fixture 1-0. However, Arsenal haven’t been at their best away from home this season, with just 4 points from a possible 18, whilst Burnley are unbeaten in their last 5 home games. Therefore, odds-on quotes for Arsenal look on the short-side, and laying them looks the value-play.
Lay Arsenal @ 1.60 Matchbook