There are four more televised matches this weekend and our Premier League tips for each game can be found below.
Everton v Sunderland
|Under 2.5||Total Goals||43/40||Bet365|
|Romelu Lukaku||First Goalscorer||9/2||William Hill|
|Everton||To Win To Nil||15/8||BetVictor|
|Everton 1-0||Correct Score||6/1||BetVictor|
|Everton 2-0||Correct Score||15/2||BetVictor|
The Toffees are in fine form at present, despite losing to a resurgent Aston Villa last weekend. Before that 3-2 reverse, Roberto Martinez’s men had won 5 and drawn 1 of their previous 6 Premier League games, including victories at Goodison Park against Manchester United and Southampton.
In fact, Everton have lost just one of their last 14 league games at home and we suggest taking the best odds of 5/6 with BetVictor on another victory against a side who have yet to record a league win on the road this year (L4, D2).
Sunderland also have a woeful head to head record against the Toffees – they have won just two of their last 20 games, and they have failed to score in seven of their last 14 Premier League matches against Everton, scoring a mere 8 goals in that run.
Given that Sunderland’s top goal scorer, Conor Wickham, has only five goals to his name, it’s difficult to see how the away side can expect to score more than one, and we think backing Under 2.5 Goals at best odds of 43/40 with Bet365 is worthwhile.
Romelu Lukaku has turned the corner and is looking confident in front of goal again, so we recommend a speculative punt on him to score first at 9/2 with William Hill as that firm will refund losing stakes if he scores second instead.
Everton’s last four home games have all been won ‘to nil’ and we suggest backing that happening again at 15/8 with BetVictor, while we also think that backing the 1-0 and 2-0 Everton wins at 6/1 and 15/2 respectively with BetVictor makes sense.
Crystal Palace v Manchester United
|Manchester United||To Win To Nil||21/10||Coral|
|Wayne Rooney||First Goalscorer||21/4||Stan James|
|Juan Mata||First Goalscorer||9/1||William Hill|
|Manchester United 1-0||Correct Score||13/2||BetVictor, Ladbrokes|
|Manchester United 2-0||Correct Score||17/2||BetVictor|
United have won 11 and lost none of the last 13 league meetings with Palace, and given that the Eagles have also failed to score in eight of their last 10 games against the Red Devils, we suggest backing the visitors here at best odds of 19/20 with Coral.
Because they have kept clean sheets in their last four visits to Selhurst Park, a bet on them to win ‘to nil’ here at 21/10 with Coral is also recommended.
Wayne Rooney needs three more goals to become the second highest goal scorer in Premier League history with 188 (Alan Shearer has 260) and provided Luis Van Gael plays him in a central position rather than wide, he should be backed at stand-out odds of 21/4 with Stan James to score first, while we also like the price on Juan Mata at 9/1 with William Hill to score first – especially as that firm will refund stakes if he scores second instead.
Finally, a play on the United 1-0 at 13/2 and the 2-0 at 17/2 are also suggested.
Manchester City v QPR
|Over 3.5||Total Goals||20/21||BetVictor|
|Charlie Austin||First Goalscorer||10/1||William Hill|
|Edin Dzeko (ew)||First Goalscorer||9/2||Bet365|
|Manchester City 3-1||Correct Score||21/2||BetVictor|
|Manchester City 4-1||Correct Score||15/1||BetVictor|
|Manchester City 5-1||Correct Score||25/1||Bet365, BetVictor, Ladbrokes|
Although their season has fallen apart, City’s home form remains excellent – they have only lost one of their last 15 games at the Etihad and have won the last five games there, scoring plenty: 3-2 (Aston Villa), 2-0 (West Ham), 3-0 (West Brom), 2-0 (Leicester) and 5-0 (Newcastle).
And City are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions against QPR, winning four, although they have drawn their last two encounters.
QPR have won just two of their last fifteen league games and it is worth noting that no team has scored more goals in their last five games (10) or conceded more either (11), so we suggest backing ‘Over 3.5 Goals’ at 20/21 with BetVictor as this match looks to be full of goals.
Charlie Austin has scored 36 league goals in just under two years – the next highest Rangers player is Bobby Zamora with just seven. Austin just has be backed at 10/1 to score first with William Hill, especially as they will refund stakes if scores second.
Edin Dzeko has three goals in just five appearances against QPR, three of those as sub, and he should be backed each-way at 9/2 with Bet365 to score first – he is generally a 3/1 shot elsewhere.
Finally, we have suggested a few speculative high Correct Score options (above) given that both sides have been scoring and conceding of late.
Cheslea v Liverpool
|Under 2.5||Total Goals||4/5||Ladbrokes|
|Liverpool 1-0||Correct Score||13/2||Betfred|
|Liverpool 2-0||Correct Score||9/1||Betfred|
|Raheem Sterling||First Goalscorer||10/1||Ladbrokes|
|Philippe Coutinho||First Goalscorer||12/1||Ladbrokes|
Jose Mourinho has won eight and lost just one of his 10 Premier League matches against Liverpool, but it will be interesting to see how his Blues side react here having already secured the title last week. That is no doubt one of the reasons why they are odds against (11/10 generally) to win on Sunday.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are still fighting for a Champions League spot and as they have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League matches on the road we can see this being a close run thing, so backing ‘Under 2.5 Goals’ at best odds of 4/5 with Ladbrokes looks a sensible move.
Given Chelsea may not have their usual focus and that Liverpool have lost just one of their last four league visits to Stamford Bridge we are going to suggest taking a chance and backing a couple of away win Correct Scores with Betfred, as that firm will refund losing stakes if the game ends 1-1.
Let’s back the the 1-0 Liverpool win at 13/2, as well as the 2-0 Reds victory at 9/1 – and then also back the 1-1 at a best price of 13/2 with BetVictor.
We also suggest backing Raheem Sterling to score first at 10/1 with Ladbrokes, while we also like the look of their 12/1 about Philippe Coutinho.