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by Liam Newman
It has been a fascinating month of Premier League action and the excitement is set for a huge climax with this weekend’s mouth-watering set of fixtures.
We’re looking to bash the bookies with the following selections from Saturday’s eight matches.
West Bromwich Albion V Arsenal. 12:45PM
Arsene Wenger’s side are still miles short of being genuine title contenders but their confidence will be sky high after the midweek win over Dortmund and we think their class will shine through in the lunchtime clash at West Brom.
There are plenty of shortcomings in the Gunners team but Alexis Sanchez is a real beacon of hope. Meanwhile, the return of Oliver Giroud should also help. The Baggies don’t boast the tightest of defences and Arsenal have more than enough quality to punish them on Saturday.
When facing poor sides, Arsenal are still capable of obliterating the opposition and we think that could happen again here.
Arsenal to score both halves @ 7/4 with William Hill
Burnley V Aston Villa. 3PM
The Clarets have finally got their season up and running with back-to-back wins over Hull and Stoke. However, they could be set for a huge disappointment as they take on Villa at Turf Moor.
Paul Lambert’s side are on an awful run but did well at West Ham before just failing to hold out for three points at home to Southampton. We’re backing them to finally end their miserable run on Saturday.
Aston Villa ‘draw no bet’ @ 13/8 with BetVictor
Liverpool V Stoke City. 3PM
A run of three straight defeats has left manager Brendan Rodgers fearing the sack but last season’s Premier League runners-up must dust themselves off and secure a return to winning ways against Stoke.
However, as was evidenced once again in midweek, the Reds defence is susceptible to shipping silly goals and the Potters will look to capitalise on this. The visitors are more than capable of scoring, but the hosts should pick up the points.
BTTS & Liverpool win @ 27/10 with Coral
Manchester United V Hull City. 3PM
Louis van Gaal’s side were fantastic with their smash and grab victory at Arsenal last weekend and the Red Devils can give their Champions League ambitions another timely boost by taming Steve Bruce’s Tigers.
Manchester United have been fairly decent at Old Trafford, bouncing back from an opening day loss to Swansea by picking up 13 points from the five matches since, and should have too much quality for home.
Expect their plethora of attacking talent to inspire another victory.
Manchester United to score over 2.5 goals @ 5/4 with Coral
QPR V Leicester City. 3PM
The battle of newly promoted clubs at Loftus Road could be huge for the survival hopes of each club and we’re backing Charlie Austin to continue his fine form by opening the scoring.
Harry Redknapp’s side have certainly improved since Austin, who has scored in each of his last two home games, has returned and we think the England hopeful can inspire a vital victory for the R’s.
Charlie Austin to score first @ 5/1 with Paddy Power
Swansea City V Crystal Palace. 3PM
Garry Monks’ Swans have been brilliant this season and will consider themselves unlucky to have lost at Manchester City last weekend. However, we think they could be stunned by the Eagles on Saturday.
Palace haven’t been great but will be in buoyant mood after their heroic turnaround against Liverpool. Back them to take that momentum forward during the trip to Wales.
Crystal Palace to score over 1.5 goals @ 11/4 with William Hill
West Ham United V Newcastle United. 3PM
Goals have been a common feature at both ends of the pitch for West Ham this season and that trend looks set to continue as they welcome high-flying Newcastle to the Boleyn.
The Magpies enter the clash on the back of five straight victories and will be supremely confident. However, the Hammers have been equally impressive and that should be a recipe for goals during Satuday’s showdown.
Over 2.5 match goals @ 21/20 with BetVictor
Sunderland V Chelsea. 5:30PM
The summer signings of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas has catapulted Chelsea to the next level and the deadly Spanish striker could well increase his personal tally as the champions elect head to Sunderland.
Gus Poyet’s side don’t concede that many goals at the Stadium of Light but Chelsea are a class above this term and should have no trouble picking up the points in this evening kick-off. Expect their star man to shine once more.
Diego Costa to score 2+ goals @ 4/1 with William Hill
Liam is a sports writer and professional tipster. Read his daily football betting advice at FootballTips.com