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by Liam Newman
The Premier League returns after a highly entertaining international break and clubs across the division will be eager to resume their campaigns in style as we approach a hectic winter schedule.
Saturday serves up seven fascinating contests and we’re looking to bash the bookies with these betting selections.
Chelsea V West Bromwich Albion. 3PM
Jose Mourinho’s title-favourites return from international duty with a four point lead at the top and there is no reason to think they will lose their unbeaten tag at home to the Baggies.
The only thing bugging the Chelsea boss will be a lack of clean sheets. The Blues haven’t kept a shutout in four Premier League matches – expect them to rectify this on Saturday.
Chelsea Win-to-Nil @ 39/40 with BetVictor
Everton V West Ham United. 3PM
The Hammers have been one of the genuine shocks of this season so far and Sam Allardyce will be thrilled with his side’s performance to date. However, they could be in for a reality check as they head to Goodison Park.
Not to take anything away from the visitors, but their fixtures have been very kind so far and they could well slide down the table over the coming weeks. The Toffees have finally pulled their socks up after a miserable start and should put the Hammers away in front of their own fans.
Everton Win @ 20/23 with BetVictor
Leicester City V Sunderland. 3PM
Nigel Pearson’s newly-promoted Foxes hit a real dip in form prior to the international break but will certainly fancy their chances against a Black Cats side that have shown huge defensive gaps this season.
However, Gus Poyet’s side are pretty handy going forward and will be looking to the likes of Steven Fletcher for inspiration. Both teams will be well up for this one and we think that could lead to a cracking contest.
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 21/20 with BetVictor
Manchester City V Swansea City. 3PM
Like West Ham, Swansea have enjoyed a brilliant start to the campaign but could be in for a difficult afternoon as they face the champions.
Manchester City haven’t been spectacular at the Etihad by any stretch of the imagination but Manuel Pellegrini’s men can use the return from international duty as a fresh start as they bid to get their title challenge back on track.
Expect star man Sergio Aguero to enjoy another fantastic performance.
Sergio Aguero to score 2+ goals @ 7/2 with Ladbrokes
Newcastle United V QPR. 3PM
Newcastle are on a phenomenal run right now, winning four Premier League matches on the spin, but Harry Redknapp’s Hoops have shown signs of improvement and can look to punish any arrogance from the hosts.
The R’s have finally started scoring goals on a frequent basis, particularly after the break. However, the hosts have been equally fond of late goals at St James’ Park and we’re expecting a thoroughly entertaining second half on Saturday.
BTTS in 2nd half @ 11/4 with Coral
Stoke City V Burnley. 3PM
Sean Dyche’s men finally claimed a first win of the campaign just prior to the international break, but following that up with a first away triumph could be a tough ask – especially at the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke are a very reliable unit under Mark Hughes and will be fully expected to continue their decent start with another three points here. That’s the minimum we expect from the Potters.
Stoke City -1 Asian Handicap @ 14/11 with BetVictor
Arsenal V Manchester United. 5:30PM
The late kick-off is a huge showdown by two of the Premier League’s most successful clubs and the need for victory is massive in both camps as these giants look to get their seasons back on track.
However, the visitors are depleted thanks to a long list of injuries. Arsenal couldn’t ask for a better time to play the Red Devils and Danny Welbeck must be licking his lips at the prospect of facing a weakened United defence.
We’re backing the England man to haunt his former club.
Danny Welbeck to Score First @ 11/2 with Paddy Power
Liam is a sports writer and professional tipster. Read his daily football betting advice at FootballTips.com