Liverpool’s winning run set to continue at Newcastle, while Crystal Palace could be a match for Everton
We’re all set for another weekend of Premier League action and it kicks off on Saturday lunchtime when Manchester City make the short trip to the Britannia Stadium.
Saturday 5th December
Stoke v Man City 12:45
Two Capital One Cup semi-finalists meet for what should be a closer match than the odds suggest. City’s flying Premier League start has been replaced by mediocre form and Stoke can hold their wealthy opponents to at least a draw.
CORRECT SCORE: Stoke 1 Manchester City 1
BEST BET: Draw @ 31/10 with BetVictor
Arsenal v Sunderland 15:00
Are we crazy to oppose the Gunners? Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Francis Coquelin have all recently been injured, with Sunderland heading to the Emirates off the back of consecutive wins over Palace and Stoke.
CORRECT SCORE: Arsenal 1 Sunderland 1
BEST BET: Sunderland +1.5 @ 11/10 with bet365
Man Utd v West Ham 15:00
Diafra Sakho and Dimitri Payet’s absence means a United win to nil looks highly likely. The Red Devils barely concede at home and have enough going forward to beat an off-colour Hammers side.
CORRECT SCORE: Man United 2 West Ham 0
BEST BET: United win to nil @ 11/8 with Sky Bet
Southampton v Aston Villa 15:00
Hmmm. Aston Villa can’t buy a win, while Southampton were also trounced at home to Liverpool on Wednesday. The Saints should fare better against weaker opposition although they’re too short for the win.
CORRECT SCORE: Southampton 1 Aston Villa 1
BEST BET: Aston Villa or Draw @ 9/5 with bet365
Swansea v Leicester 15:00
The Swans aren’t going to match last season’s eighth spot and Garry Monk remains “under pressure”. However, they actually played well at Anfield last weekend and might just edge out a Leicester team who fly by the seat of their pants in games like this.
CORRECT SCORE: Swansea 2 Leicester 1
BEST BET: Swansea on DNB @ evens with William Hill
Watford v Norwich 15:00
Not much between these teams and the Canaries acquitted themselves well when drawing 1-1 with Arsenal last Sunday. They’ll be confident of avoiding defeat against a Watford side who struggle to make all in front of their own supporters.
CORRECT SCORE: Watford 1 Norwich 2
BEST BET: Norwich @ 6/4 on Draw No Bet with Paddy Power
West Brom v Tottenham 15:00
The Baggies are bidding for another North London team scalp, although Spurs will stand up to the physical challenge offered by the Baggies and their class might tell against a team fortunate to beat Arsenal.
CORRECT SCORE: West Brom 1 Tottenham 3
BEST BET: Spurs to win @ 19/20 with Coral
Chelsea v Bournemouth 17:30
Whisper it quietly but perhaps Chelsea are about to embark on a winning run and head back towards the top places. They might fill their boots against a Cherries team who wouldn’t know how to keep a clean sheet if their life depended on it.
CORRECT SCORE: Chelsea 3 Bournemouth 0
BEST BET: Chelsea win to nil @ 6/4 with Sky Bet
Sunday 6th December 2015
Newcastle v Liverpool 16:00
Away win. Liverpool have demolished Manchester City and Southampton in their own back yard. They’re a polar opposite to a Newcastle side who are in disarray and it might get even worse before it gets better.
CORRECT SCORE: Newcastle 1 Liverpool 4
BEST BET: Liverpool HT FT @ 6/4 with Ladbrokes
Monday 7th December 2015
Everton v Crystal Palace 20:00
The Toffees have been excellent recently although a 3-3 draw at Bournemouth illustrates their vulnerability at the back. Palace are strong away from home and can make their point in this match.
CORRECT SCORE: Everton 1 Crystal Palace 1
BEST BET: Draw @ 5/2 with bet365