It’s already a more interesting Premier League season than last year’s, and two consecutive losses for Manchester City has really opened up the title-race again. However, there’s no Manchester teams in this week’s four bets.
Sunderland vs. West Ham (Saturday 3.00)
The last six renewals have been evenly split with two wins for each team and two draws, and current form may well be more prevalent when looking for value. Sunderland have yet to win at home in the Premier League this season, and their three home games have resulted in a draw and two defeats. Meanwhile, West Ham have been rampant on their travels so far this season, taking the scalps of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in impressive fashion. There’re not many teams, if any more, will beat those teams on their travels – and surely the 7/5 for West Ham to notch up another 3 points here has to be value.
West Ham win @ 7/5 (Various)
Chelsea vs. Southampton (Saturday 5.30)
Everyone keeps saying Chelsea will kick into top-gear soon and, though it may be here, I can’t bring myself to back them at a shade of odds-on. Southampton have managed two draws from their last three visits to Stamford Bridge, while they’ve also drawn 2 of 3 this season’s away games. Chelsea have also drawn one of their three home games – all making the 14/5 for a draw look the right bet.
Draw @ 14/5 (Stan James)
Everton vs. Liverpool (Sunday 1.30)
The Merseyside Derby is always a well-fought affair, and I don’t expect this one to be any different. The last three renewals have all been draws and, with Everton drawing 3 of this season’s seven games, and Liverpool 2 of 6, the draw looks a logical play at 12/5.
Draw @ 12/5
Swansea vs. Spurs (Sunday 4.00)
Swansea have a solid record at home so far this season having notched-up 7 points from a possible 9, and that’s better than the 4 points from a possible nine that Spurs have notched-up on their travels. However, a look at the past renewals shows that Spurs enjoy coming here and have won 3 of the four renewals since Swansea were promoted, making the 9/5 for Spurs very interesting. The other noticeable fact is that both teams have scored in all four games, making the 4/5 look a no-brainer, too.
Spurs win @ 9/5 (365, BetVictor)
Both Teams To Score @ 4/5 (Betfair Sportsbook)