We preview all four of the televised Premier League games this weekend, including Newcastle’s visit to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.
Norwich v Everton
Saturday 12th December / 12.45pm
|Yes||Both Teams To Score||5/7||10Bet|
|Nathan Redmond (ew)||First Goalscorer||11/1||Paddy Power|
|Ross Barkley||Anytime Goalscorer||10/3||Stan James|
The Canaries have won just two of their seven league games at home this season, scoring eight and conceding nine, while Everton have managed just two wins from their seven games on the road (D4, L1).
But Everton have scored at least one goal in each of their last four away games, while Norwich have scored in six of their seven league games at home. So our first suggestion is to back both teams to score at stand-out odds of 5/7 with 10Bet.
In five of those seven home games Norwich have scored exactly one goal and with Everton having drawn four times on the road (no team has drawn more away from home), we recommend a bet on a 1-1 scoreline at best odds of 13/2 with BetVictor.
Indeed, since Norwich returned to the Premier League, four of the six league games between these sides have been drawn, with two of the three here at Carrow Road finishing 2-2. BetVictor also offer the best odds of 14/1 on that scoreline.
Finally, we suggest backing Norwich’s top scorer, Nathan Redmond, each-way to score first (1/3 odds for the ‘place’, if he scores any of the first five goals) at 11/1 with Paddy Power and Everton’s second top scorer, Ross Barkley, to score at any time in the game at a stand-out price of 10/3 with Stan James (as short as 2/1 elsewhere).
Bournemouth v Manchester United
Saturday 12th December / 5.30pm
|Man United 1-0||Correct Score||13/2||Bet365|
|Glen Murray||Anytime Goalscorer||3/1||Betfred|
The Cherries could not be in better heart for this fixture following their sensational 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge last weekend. By contrast, United drew 0-0 with West Ham at home and were then knocked out of the Champions League in Germany.
Bournemouth have only won once at home this season (D3, L3), while United have drawn 3 of their last 6 league games 0-0 and with that in mind we suggest backing a couple of Correct Scores with Bet365 who refund losing bets on games that end 0-0.
Let’s take the 0-1 United victory at 13/2 and a 1-1 draw at 11/2 (4 of Bournemouth’s 7 league home games this season have finished either 0-1 or 1-1).
Glen Murray was Bournemouth’s hero at Stamford Bridge last Saturday and he likes playing the big clubs – he also scored against Man City earlier in the season, while last season for Crystal Palace he scored against Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool.
Betfred are offering stand-out odds of 3/1 that he adds United to that collection.
Aston Villa v Arsenal
Sunday 13th December / 1.30pm
|Aston Villa (+1.5)||Asian Handicap||1/2||Bet365|
|No Goalscorer||Correct Score||12/1||Betfred|
|After the 27th minute||Time of First Goal||10/11||Paddy Power|
|Under 2.5||Total Goals||19/20||Bet365|
Having overcome the odds to progress to the next stages of the Champions League, you could well imagine that Arsenal would be a decent bet to beat struggling Villa.
The bookmakers certainly make Arsene Wenger’s side strong favourites at Villa Park – the best price you can get being 10/17 with 10Bet. However, we feel this may be the time to be with Aston Villa at a massive 6/1 with Coral.
Those exertions in Greece are certain to have taken their toll on the side that played in the epic 0-3 win against Olympiacos on Wednesday night and in the two league games following their midweek Champions League away games this season Arsenal scored a total of just one goal (0-0 and 1-1 scorelines).
So, we suggest going large on Villa +1.5 goals – meaning that you’ll collect so long as Arsenal don’t win by two or more goals. Take Bet365’s 1/2.
We also suggest backing the stalemate here – or rather No Goalscorer (if the game finishes 1-0 or 0-1 from an own goal you’ll still get paid out, so giving extra value) at 12/1 with Betfred. It’s interesting to note that this fixture has produced no less than four 0-0’s in 15 games since March 2001.
Tottenham v Newcastle
Sunday 13th December / 4pm
|Newcastle||Draw No Bet||13/2||BetVictor|
|Newcastle (+1.5)||Asian Handicap||13/15||BetVictor|
|Spurs 1-0||Correct Score||8/1||BetVictor|
Tottenham have not lost in the league since the opening day of the season and have only conceded five goals in their eight home league games, while the Magpies have only scored three times in their seven away games, conceding 18.
In a table made up of just home games Spurs would be in second place (behind Man City), while Newcastle would sit bottom of a table made up of just away games.
However, Newcastle did manage to beat Liverpool 2-0 at home last weekend and have actually won this fixture on both of their last two visits, so we are tempted by BetVictor’s 17/2 on them here.
But given that no side has drawn more games (8 of 15) than Spurs this season (4 at White Hart Lane), we would rather back the visitors in the Draw No Bet market at a massive 13/2 with BetVictor – most firms go 5/1, while Sky Bet offer just 9/2.
We also recommend backing Newcastle with a +1.5 goal start, meaning that you’ll collect as long as Spurs don’t win by two or more goals – take BetVictor’s 13/15.
We’ll finish with a couple of Correct Score bets – the 1-0 home win looks overpriced at 8/1, while we also like the 1-1 at 21/2 – again both with BetVictor.