Frustrated by their draw with Newcastle on Monday, Everton might have to settle for another point at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium, where bet365 rate a stalemate at 23/10 and Betfred quote a 1-1 scoreline at 6/1 while at 23/10 courtesy of Skybet, Aston Villa’s trip to Southampton could also finish level.
At Stamford Bridge, BetVictor’s 1/3 for Chelsea to overcome Stoke doesn’t give much away but the same firm’s 7/1 chalked against a 1-0 home triumph possesses more appeal while Stan James’ 4/9 chances Tottenham, are 8/5 with William Hill to beat QPR ‘to nil’ at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Elsewhere, bet365’s 8/11 for Newcastle to get the better of former boss Chris Hughton’s Norwich is hard to overlook, as is Paddy Power’s 5/6 for West Brom to card a home success at Reading’s expense. West Ham can also pick up maximum points in front of their own supporters, Ladbrokes offering 13/10 about them defeating Sunderland but Wigan and Fulham look set to be inseparable (23/10, Stan James).
Despite a dominant performance at the Stadium of Light, Liverpool emerged with only a point from the clash against Sunderland and as a result Brendan Rodgers’ men are still without a Premier League victory this term.
They’d be delighted to pick up their first maximum haul this weekend as they welcome rivals Manchester United to Anfield but bookies believe the Reds are slight underdogs ahead of the mouth watering showdown, Stan James pricing them at 15/8 to send Sir Alex Ferguson’s charges back up the East Lancs Road empty-handed.
The visitors are a 13/8 chance via bet365 so it’s clear that the layers don’t think there’s much between the two in light of Liverpool’s home advantage and with that in mind, Skybet can expect plenty of trade for the 12/5 they mark against a keenly contested stalemate.
Another 1-1 scoreline, replicating the result from last season’s corresponding fixture, is a 6/1 chance at William Hill, it’s 9/2 courtesy of BetVictor to be level at the end of each half and in what looks destined to be a tight affair, a case can be made for a match tally of fewer than three goals at 4/5 with bet365.
Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean there isn’t an abundance of attacking talent likely to be on display and two players in particular pose a significant threat. For the hosts, Luis Suarez bagged Liverpool’s leveller at Sunderland and he’s an enticing 5/2 (Stan James) to net at any time in this one while at the other end, Paddy Power make Robin van Persie 11/10 to strike.
That Merseyside showdown isn’t the only titanic tussle on the agenda in the Premier League on Sunday. Over at the Etihad Stadium, champions Manchester City host Arsenal and like the Anfield battle, this one could also prove to be inconclusive.
The hosts of course, are odds-on favourites at 3/4 with BetVictor but they haven’t exactly convinced so far this term while Paddy Power’s 4/1 outsiders Arsenal by contrast, have impressed in recent weeks and they catch the eye at 14/5 (Skybet) to snare a point. Statistics suggest that both teams should score, an outcome bet365 quote at 4/6 and bold punters might fancy chancing their arm on a 2-2 stalemate at 14/1 via Ladbrokes.