Our snapshot preview of the four televised Premier League games this weekend, concluding with Spurs hosting Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Everton v Middlesbrough
Saturday 17th September / 5.30pm
|Under 2.5||Total Goals||4/5||Bet365, Coral|
|Everton 1-0||Correct Score||6/1||Bet365|
|Everton 2-0||Correct Score||7/1||Bet365|
|Romelu Lukaku||First Goalscorer||4/1||Coral|
Everton sit third in the Premier League table, with three wins and a draw under the stewardship of new manager Ronald Koeman.
Everton have only conceded twice in those four games thus far, while Boro have leaked just four goals in four games, so this looks set to be a low scoring encounter.
We can see the home team winning 1-0 or 2-0 and suggest backing both scorelines with Bet365, who refund losing Correct Score bets on all games that finish 0-0.
Finally, Romelu Lukaku scored a second half hat-trick against Sunderland on Monday night and Coral are offering stand-out odds of 4/1 on him to score first.
Watford v Manchester United
Sunday 18th September / 12pm
|Man United 2-0||Correct Score||15/2||Bet365|
|Man United 3-1||Correct Score||14/1||Bet365|
|Zlatan Ibrahimovic (ew)||First Goalscorer||7/2||Paddy Power|
In spite of two defeats in five days for United, the bookmakers anticipate that they will get back on track at Vicarage Road on Sunday lunchtime.
The United manager made eight changes to the side that suffered a 1-0 Europa League defeat at Feyenoord on Thursday, but will revert to “a normal team” here.
The Hornets have lost both home games this season (1-2 to Chelsea and then 1-3 to Arsenal), and have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six league games here.
In fact, they have kept just one clean sheet, home or away, in their last 15 league games – conceding 30 goals in that period (exactly two goals a game on average).
We can see United winning this by two clear goals and will go for 2-0 and 3-1 away wins at 15/2 and 14/1 respectively with Bet365, plus that 0-0 money-back guarantee.
We also want to back Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the 7/2 with Paddy Power to score first.
Crystal Palace v Stoke
Sunday 18th September / 2.15pm
|Under 2.5||Total Goals||3/4||BetVictor|
|Crystal Palace 1-0||Correct Score||6/1||Bet365|
|Christian Benteke||First Goalscorer||7/1||BetVictor|
Stoke find themselves rooted to the bottom of the table with just one point to show for their four games and they are 16/5 with Betfred to win at Selhurst Park, with the Eagles available at best price 11/10 with BetVictor and the draw at 5/2 with Bet365.
The best bet looks to be on Under 2.5 Goal’s at 3/4 with BetVictor, with Stoke having scored just twice in those four games, and Palace just three in four themselves.
We also recommend backing 0-0 at half time at 13/8, the 1-0 Palace win at 6/1, plus Christian Benteke to score first at a huge 7/1 with BetVictor (just 4/1 elsewhere).
Tottenham v Sunderland
Sunday 18th September / 4.30pm
|Yes||Both Teams To Score||21/20||Bet365|
|Tottenham 2-1||Correct Score||17/2||Bet365|
|Tottenham 3-1||Correct Score||11/1||Bet365|
|Dele Alli (ew)||First Goalscorer||13/2||Paddy Power|
|Jermain Defoe (ew)||First Goalscorer||11/1||Paddy Power|
Tottenham may have crashed to a home defeat at Wembley in the Champions League on Wednesday, but they are fully expected to return to winning ways here.
Spurs have scored at least once in all games this season and Sunderland have only failed to score once themselves, so we feel a bet on Both Teams To Score is the best option at the best odds of 21/20 with Bet365.
On the same basis, we want to be on 2-1 and 3-1 home wins at the best odds of 17/2 and 11/1 respectively with Bet365 (again, money-back if the game ends 0-0).
Finally, Paddy Power offer stand-out odds of 13/2 on Dele Alli and 11/1 on former White Hart Lane hero Jermain Defoe to score first – back both players each-way.