Live on Skysports 1 & 2: Sat 12.45 & Sun 16.00: After another great European night, Spurs are 5/4 favs at Bedaq to see off Liverpool
At 2-0 down Tottenham looked down and out at the Emirates on Saturday but they rallied impressively in the second half to beat rivals Arsenal in their own backyard and that result bodes well for Sunday’s visit of Liverpool.
The Reds were victorious themselves at the weekend, but their three-point haul came at Anfield against rock-bottom West Ham and their record on the road does little to suggest they can belie their status as bet365’s 13/5 outsiders to defeat Harry Redknapp’s charges, worthy 5/4 favourites at Betdaq.
Roy Hodgson’s side will draw encouragement from the fact that Spurs tend to concede first the weekend after a Champions League encounter and Liverpool are 13/10 courtesy of Paddy Power to break the deadlock in North London, however, the appeal of that wager is reduced by the fact that Hodgson’s troops are without Steven Gerrard and have managed just four goals in seven on their travels.
Nevertheless, Tottenham are hardly rock-solid in defence and it should be a game in which both teams find the net (4/5, William Hill) while a tally of more than 2.5 goals also looks likely at evens courtesy of . The latter can be combines with a home win at 14/5 with Partybets.
A 2-1 home win could prove popular then at 8/1 (Betfred) but the ambitious might want to risk a quid on a 3-2 Spurs success, priced by Labrokes at 28/1. Rafael van der Vaart is 2/1 with Coral to contribute to the goal tally at any point.
Chelsea have lost three of their last four in the Premiership, failing to score in that trio of defeats but they should arrest their slide and get back amongst the goals against a Newcastle side significantly weakened at the back. Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson face suspension for the Magpies and so the Blues have to be fancied at 8/11 with 888Sport to collect the points at St James’ Park where the hosts have failed to convince at times.
Furthermore, Carlo Ancelotti’s men can capitalise on Newcastle’s weakened defence by scoring at least twice (4/5, bet365) and Totesport quote Florent Malouda at 2/1 to grab one of those. The Frenchman got back amongst the goals in midweek after a barren spell as Chelsea edged out Zilina and he has scored on his only couple of visits to St James’ Park.
Arsenal have looked slightly more solid away from home than they have at the Emirates so far this terms and they look decent value at 11/10 (Stan James) to be the first visiting team to win at Aston Villa but Partybets’ 6/5 chances Manchester City look like the coupon’s only other away win, as they go to Stoke.
William Hill’s 2/7 favourites Manchester United will bring first choice central defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand back for their clash with Blackburn at Old Trafford, where they’re evens (Paddy Power) to combine victory with a clean sheet, a win ‘to nil’ at 17/10 with the same firm, could also be on the cards for Everton, who are Betdaq’s 8/13 favourites to send West Brom home from Goodison Park empty-handed and Bolton (4/6, Stan James) can continue their recent good form at Blackpool’s expense.
Finally, at the bottom, bet365 offer the draw at 5/2 in the big six-pointer between West Ham and Wigan, Stan James rate struggling Wolves at 13/8 to get the better of Mick McCarthy’s former club Sunderland and Fulham are 11/10 with Betfred to edge out Birmingham.