English Premier League punters could not ask for a better way to end the weekend than with 3 cracking games taking place on Sunday. We take a look at each of them from a betting angle.
Chelsea v Fulham – click here to bet
Chelsea go into the weekend on 4th place, 7 points behind leaders Manchester City and last weekend they suffered their first loss of the season going down 3-1 away at Spurs. 9 of the 13 Chelsea matches have had 3 goals or more in them and Fulham games have been even higher scoring, averaging 3.6 a game. Fulham grabbed only their 2nd win of the season last weekend and are of course under new management. They remain bottom of the table but only on goal difference.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score, YES, at 9/10.
Fulham look good for a goal given their new found confidence and Chelsea should be able to breach a Fulham defence which has conceded 33 times in 13 matches.
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur – click here to bet
The match of the weekend for me is Arsenal against Tottenham with the Gunners currently sitting 5th on the table, 3 points behind their London rivals who are 3rd. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 League matches but they have drawn 3 of their last 4 including home draws against Wolves and Liverpool. Tottenham were impressive in beating Chelsea 3-1 at home last week and they have won 6 of their last 7 in the League with the only loss at home to Manchester City. They have won their last 5 away matches.
Tottenham Hotspur 17/10
Suggested bet: Tottenham win at 17/10.
I am tempted by the draw at what look attractive odds but have sided with Tottenham who I believe have the momentum and can take advantage of a shaky Arsenal defence.
Liverpool v Everton – click here to bet
Fierce rivals Liverpool and Everton bring the curtain down on the weekend which Liverpool head into in 2nd place, 2 points behind leaders City. They are still undefeated in the League and have won 4 of their last 5 and have won their last 2 home games since drawing 0-0 at home with City. Everton are 6th on the table, 11 points behind Liverpool but they have battled on the road with only 1 win in 6 games. A quick look at the goal stats throws up a surprising result and that is only 6 of the 13 Liverpool games have delivered for over 2.5 goal backers whereas 8 of 13 Everton games have had 3 goals or more in them.
Suggested bet: Handicap, Everton (+1) at 39/20.
I can’t shake the feeling that Liverpool are beginning to wobble and while Everton’s away form isn’t great they do always lift themselves for this match and I think they are lively runners.
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change