Premier League Punts: Swansea and West Ham among the picks

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There are six Premier League fixtures on the cards this Saturday, with vital fixtures at both ends of the table.

The North London derby is the most prestigious fixture on the cards. But there’s more on the line elsewhere, with Swansea City and Stoke City both seeking vital points in the battle against the drop.

Here are our top tips on the day’s action…

Swansea City v Burnley

Having been seemingly relegation-doomed at Christmas, the Swans are a whole new team under boss Carlos Carvalhal. They’ve managed 11 points from their last six Prem games – having picked up a measly 13 in the previous 20!

The South Wales club have also won four home games on the bounce, scoring a huge 14 goals in the process. And they face a Burnley side who are winless in seven on the road, failing to net in three of those.

Victory for Swansea looks a good call at 7/5, while the Swans to Win to Nil is 5/2. And with the hosts firing on all cylinders, we like Swansea to Score in Both Halves at 15/4.

Everton v Crystal Palace

There’s always goals when the Toffees are involved. Sam Allardyce’s side have shipped 13 in five games, but have scored in four of those.

Visitors Palace have seen both sides net in five of their last six games. So Both Teams to Score looks generous at 19/20. Meanwhile, it’s 13/10 that we see Over 2.5 Goals.

Games between these sides tend to be a close run thing, with four of the last five ending with a point apiece. A Score Draw can be backed at 7/2.

Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion

The Potters are showing the first shoots of recovery under Paul Lambert, with four points from their last two home games. But they host a Brighton side also enjoying decent form of late – with a 3-1 victory over West Ham United last weekend.

Still, with plenty at stake for Stoke, this will likely be a tight, tense affair. Only one of the Potters’ last six league games have seen both sides register. So Both Teams to Score – No looks good at 3/4.

The ace up Brighton’s sleeve is Glenn Murray. The wily hitman has scored in five of his last seven games, and Murray to Score Anytime can be backed at 12/5.

West Ham v Watford

This fixture tends to be a corker, with three of the last seven meetings producing four or more goals. So we like Over 3.5 Goals at 12/5 for starters.

Hammers fans are growing fond of Mexican goal-poacher Javier Hernandez, following goals in two of his last three Prem outings. Hernandez to Score Anytime could prove popular at 17/10.

As for the Hornets, they’ve been good at home – but have lost six of their last seven on the road. West Ham to Win and BTTS could be a great call at 15/4.

And the rest…

We’ll be giving you full previews of the other two Saturday games, as Tottenham Hotspur host Arsenal, and Leicester City visit Manchester City.

But in the meantime, here’s a couple of quick tips to keep you going…

Foxes ace Jamie Vardy has netted four times against the Citizens in the last two seasons, and can be backed at 23/10 in the Anytime Goalscorer market.

In North London, the Gunners’ patchy away form could cost them again . Spurs are favourites to win for a reason, with the 19/20 for a Tottenham victory our tip.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.