Ladbrokes Premier League Picks: Our top tips for Saturday’s games
The international break’s over. All 32 World Cup places are settled. And now the Premier League is back.
Saturday’s action starts with a huge game at the Emirates, as Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby.
Then there are six 15:00 kick-offs, before Manchester United take on Newcastle United in the late game.
And we’ve got tips for all of them…
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham have been the better side this season. But anything can happen in a derby.
We think a score draw’s the most likely outcome here. The last three meetings at the Emirates have ended 1-1. A Draw and Both Teams to Score is 16/5.
Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield haven’t scored in their last five away games in all competitions. They’ve also lost four of those games.
Bournemouth have struggled this season. But they have a great chance to get an important 4/5 home win here.
Eddie Howe might have to make do without Josh King though. That means Jermain Defoe could come back into the Cherries’ starting XI. The veteran is 6/5 to score Anytime.
Burnley v Swansea City
Burnley have never beaten Swansea in the top flight before. This weekend brings a great opportunity to change that.
The Clarets are riding high in seventh place. Swansea are 19th and look very short of quality. A 11/10 home win looks likely.
Don’t expect too many goals though. No league game at Turf Moor has seen Over 2.5 Goals this season. Burnley and Under 2.5 Goals is 27/10.
Crystal Palace v Everton
Crystal Palace might still be rock bottom, but they’ve looked much more organised under Roy Hodgson.
Everton also gained some momentum with a 3-2 win over Watford before the international break. Neither side can afford a defeat. And that means there could be value in the Draw at 21/10.
Goals have been in short supply for both sides this term. In a tight, tense game, there aren’t likely to be many chances. Under 2.5 Goals looks a good call at 4/6.
Leicester City v Manchester City
Manchester City are 1/3 to continue their superb form and record an incredible 16th straight win in all competitions at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester should put up a good fight at the very least. They’ve won two of the last three meetings between the sides. Man City and Both Teams to Score is 31/20.
In the goalscorer markets, Raheem Sterling could be a smart pick. He’s got four goals in his last six appearances. The winger is 7/5 to score during the 90 minutes.
Liverpool v Southampton
Liverpool haven’t won any of their last five games against Southampton. But they really should be picking up three points here. A home win is 2/5.
Southampton have had a very good run of fixtures but have only won three league games. They also lack a cutting edge. Liverpool to Win to Nil is 27/20.
Mohamed Salah will look to add to his impressive goal haul too. The Egyptian is 7/2 to open the scoring.
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea
West Brom can’t find a win anywhere at the minute. They haven’t won a game in any competition since August. This one looks set up for an 8/15 Chelsea win.
Antonio Conte could rest some players ahead of a big Champions League tie in midweek. But he should still have too much firepower for the Baggies. Chelsea to Win to Nil is 7/5.
Manchester United v Newcastle United
It promises to be a tactical battle at Old Trafford as old foes Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez face each other.
Benitez will have been studying United over the international break to find a weakness. But we think a narrow United win could be on the cards. Man Utd and Under 2.5 Goals is 2/1.
Newcastle will be well organised. We wouldn’t be surprised if they frustrate the hosts in the early stages. A Draw in the First-Half Result market is 27/20.
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