Burnley 2.15, the draw 3.30, Aston Villa 3.65
Burnley may have seemed unlikely favourites a few weeks ago but the Clarets’ two wins from two, combined with Villa’s dismal form should make them a sound option. Sam Vokes is returning to full fitness and suddenly, things are looking more positive for Sean Dyche.
The same can’t be said for Paul Lambert who may well be out of the door if my match prediction drops in. Take the home win plus an anytime goal for the in-form Danny Ings.
Best Bet: Danny Ings to score anytime 2.55
Score Prediction: Burnley 2-1 Aston Villa 10.00
Liverpool 1.67, the draw 3.85, Stoke City 5.50
It’s struggling Liverpool versus unpredictable Stoke at Anfield and many will feel that 1.67 is too short for a home side who have won just one of their last five league games. The problem here is that Stoke are a nightmare to call – a team that can routinely defeat Manchester City away and lose at home to the bottom club.
There’s value in the draw but I just sense a return to form for Liverpool and a welcome, comfortable win for Brendan Rodgers.
Best Bet: Over 2.5 goals 1.84
Score Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Stoke City 14.00
Manchester United 1.32, the draw 5.50, Hull City 10.00
The odds here are similar to the Liverpool – Stoke game with a struggling home team who look a little short for comfort. United are back into the top four however, thanks largely to David De Gea, but while Hull’s form is poor, they have already held Arsenal and Liverpool to draws this season.
Once again, a share of the points is a serious tempter but expect Manchester United’s form to improve from here.
Best Bet: Wayne Rooney to score at least two goals 6.00
Score Prediction: Manchester United 3-1 Hull City 10.50
Queens Park Rangers 2.25, the draw 3.40, Leicester City 3.30
It’s no wins in seven now for Leicester and with the Foxes in the bottom three, this match against bottom club QPR could be the earliest relegation six pointer of the season. Rangers may be bottom but impressive results against Chelsea and Manchester City should make Harry Redknapp’s team a solid bet.
However, poor performances against weaker sides have sent QPR to the bottom and the most logical outcome here is an unsatisfactory share of the points.
Best Bet: Both teams to score 1.79
Score Prediction: Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Leicester City 6.75
Swansea City 1.75, the draw 3.70, Crystal Palace 5.00
That 3-1 win over Liverpool last time out should give Palace confidence and it makes Neil Warnock’s side a value option at the Liberty Stadium. The Swans have enjoyed an impressive season overall but recent form has been mixed, despite another strong series of displays from Wilfried Bony.
Bony should have an impact on this game but a draw looks too good to ignore at 3.70.
Best Bet: Wilfried Bony to score at least twice 7.50
Score Prediction: Swansea City 2-2 Crystal Palace 16.00
West Ham 2.13, the draw 3.40, Newcastle United 3.60
An incredible run of six straight wins has taken Newcastle from relegation favourites to serious European contenders and the Magpies will tempt many at that 3.60 price.
Meanwhile, West Ham’s rise up the table has stuttered with two draws and a defeat in their last three but I just fancy the Hammers to edge this. Andy Carroll will be desperate to play against his former club but another former Newcastle favourite could have the final say.
Best Bet: Kevin Nolan to score anytime 3.30
Score Prediction: West Ham 2-1 Newcastle United 9.50