Liverpool and Manchester City too short for their televised trips to Carrow Road and the Boleyn Ground
We’re gearing up for another big weekend in the Premier League, with two televised Saturday matches sandwiching six 3pm kick-offs. Here’s what we think will happen!
Norwich v Liverpool 12:45
Only eight points separate these teams in the table, so it’s hard to understand why the bookies have Liverpool as strong favourites. Once again, we have to oppose the Reds who are half the side without Philippe Coutinho.
CORRECT SCORE: Norwich 1 Liverpool 1
BEST BET: Norwich and Draw @ 17/20 with bet365
Crystal Palace v Tottenham 15:00
Palace have been in a Premier League pickle since winning 2-1 at Stoke. They’ve taken just two points from their last five and scored precisely zero goals. The omens don’t look great against a Tottenham side bouncing after wins over Sunderland and Leicester.
CORRECT SCORE: Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham 2
BEST BET: Spurs @ 6/5 with Paddy Power
Leicester v Stoke 15:00
Stoke are a big old price to beat Leicester and they are arguably the better team of the two. The Potters could well have beaten Arsenal on Sunday, while Leicester’s season is starting to catch up with them.
CORRECT SCORE: Leicester 1 Stoke 2
BEST BET: Stoke to win @ 3/1 with Paddy Power
Man Utd v Southampton 15:00
The fact that Southampton have lost their past four away matches means we’re leaning towards the Red Devils even if they’re odds-on. United won at Anfield by running a tight defensive ship and the same could happen here.
CORRECT SCORE: Manchester United 2 Southampton 0
BEST BET: United to win @ 9/5 with BetVictor
Sunderland v Bournemouth 15:00
The bookies might be underestimating the Black Cats, with Bournemouth vulnerable on the road and Sam Allardyce is canny enough to expose the Cherries and ensure his team grind out a win.
CORRECT SCORE: Sunderland 1 Bournemouth 0
BEST BET: Sunderland on DNB @ 6/5 with Winner
Watford v Newcastle 15:00
It’s typical that a promoted side might enjoy a bright start before fading away. This applies to Watford who are dropping down the table and Newcastle might have enough in their locker to oblige at big odds.
CORRECT SCORE: Watford 2 Newcastle 3
BEST BET: Newcastle to win @ 14/5 with BetVictor
West Brom v Aston Villa 15:00
Say what you like about West Brom but they get results. Six points clear of the drop zone with a modest squad and they can pull right away by beating a Villa side who are just so short of confidence.
CORRECT SCORE: West Brom 1 Aston Villa 0
BEST BET: WBA win to nil @ 11/5 with BetVictor
West Ham v Man City 17:30
The Hammers are way too big for the following reasons. They’re sixth in the table, Dimitri Payet is back in the team, City are missing Vincent Kompany, City have only won four from ten on the road. Must we go on?
CORRECT SCORE: West Ham 2 Manchester City 1
BEST BET: West Ham Draw No Bet @ 11/4 with bet365
All odds were correct at time of posting.