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Saturday Premier League Tips

We preview both of the televised games on Saturday, featuring Arsenal v Hull at the Emirates Stadium, followed by Liverpool v Tottenham at Anfield.

Arsenal v Hull     sky_sports_hd1

Hull (+2)Asian Handicap13/19Unibet
Under 2.5Total Goals13/8Betfair
Arsenal 1-0Correct Score8/1Bet365
Alexis Sanchez (ew)First Goalscorer3/1Bet365

The Gunners, having lost their last two Premier League games, are now out to 66/1 for the title at Bet365 and as big as 11/10 with Unibet for a Top 4 finish this season.

But they are just 3/10 with BetVictor to win this lunchtime game, while Hull – who beat Liverpool at odds of 6/1 at home last weekend – are as big as 12/1 with Betfair.

However, their last two meetings here both finished as stalemates – a 0-0 FA Cup tie a year ago when Hull were in the Championship, and a 2-2 league draw two seasons ago. In fact, Arsenal needed a last minute goal to salvage a point in that game.

Of course, these clubs also met in the FA Cup Final at Wembley two season ago, a game that Hull led 2-0 after just 8 minutes, but eventually lost 3-2 in extra-time.

With all those in mind, alongside Arsenal’s current poor form, we suggest backing Hull getting a 2 goal start on the Asian Handicap at best odds of 13/19 with Unibet.

The Tigers would have to lose by three clear goals for us to lose our money on this bet – and they have only done that on one of their four league visits to the Emirates.

Remember also, since Marco Silva arrived as manager last month, Hull have won 2 and drawn 1 of their 4 league games, only losing to Chelsea (2-0 at Stamford Bridge).

Those include a 0-0 at Old Trafford earlier this month and so we’ll also recommend backing Under 2.5 Goals at best odds of 13/8 with Betfair, plus the 1-0 home win at 8/1 with Bet365 – who refund losing Correct Score bets on all games that end 0-0.

Finally, Alexis Sanchez is the most likely candidate to break the deadlock here – he has scored 6 goals in the 4 league and cup games that he has started against Hull.

Liverpool v Tottenham     btsport1

1-1Correct Score11/2Bet365
Under 2.5Total Goals10/11Sky Bet
Harry Kane (ew)First Goalscorer6/1Sky Bet

At the start of the year Liverpool were second in the table, 7 points clear of Spurs in fifth, but two draws and three defeats later and they have swapped positions.

Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s side only victory in 10 league and cup games in 2017 was against League Two side Plymouth in an FA Cup replay.

By contrast, Tottenham have won 9 of their last 11 games in the league and FA Cup.

So, we feel it strange that Spurs can be backed at 5/2 with Bet365 – we would have made them shorter than that and a maximum bet on the visitors is recommended.

Remember, Liverpool have lost to both Swansea (17th) and Hull (18th) recently and really cannot be backed to win this at best odds of just 13/10 with Paddy Power.

But the Reds have at least been doing better against the bigger sides this season, including 1-1 draws with both Manchester United and Chelsea recently – while the last two league games between these clubs also finished 1-1 (and 0-0 before that).

We therefore recommend covering that bet on Tottenham with a bet on another 1-1 at 11/2 with Bet365 – again with that offer of money back if the game finishes 0-0.

Also, take the 10/11 on Under 2.5 Goals, plus the 6/1 on Harry Kane – who scored in this fixture in each of the last two seasons – to score first each-way, both at Sky Bet.