Premier League leaders Arsenal visit a Swansea team in buoyant mood in what should be an entertaining affair at the Liberty Stadium. Skybet give the Gunners the nod at 6/5 but the Swans, Stan James’s 12/5 outsiders shouldn’t be written off and indeed they could nick a point on their own patch, an outcome bet365 quote at 5/2.
With a match tally of three or more goals a distinct possibility at 4/5 (Paddy Power), ambitious punters could do worse than tackle BetVictor’s 14/1 for a 2-2 stalemate and in-form Swansea front man Michu is 9/4 at Stan James to get on the scoresheet.
Managerless Sunderland are 5/1 with BetVictor to react to the sacking of Paulo Di Canio by picking up their first victory as they entertain Liverpool. However, the Reds can’t play as badly again, as they did against Southampton last time out and they have to be fancied at 4/6 via William Hill to pick up three points at the Stadium of Light, where Winner.com price Luis Suarez at 4/1 to break the deadlock.
At Old Trafford, BetVictor make champions Manchester United 3/10 to kick-start their title defence by seeing off West Brom and neighbours City, buoyed by last Sunday’s 4-1 derby triumph are 4/7 via William Hill to frank that form by prevailing at Aston Villa.
Everton, the only unbeaten top flight team, are 8/13 at BetVictor to maintain that record by sending Newcastle home from Goodison Park empty-handed on Monday and a day earlier, bet365’s even money favourites Stoke should have the measure of faltering Norwich.
Also set for a home success are Southampton (8/15, William Hill), who take on Crystal Palace, Stan James offer 5/2 about Fulham sharing the spoils with Cardiff at Craven Cottage and it’s 9/4 at Ladbrokes to also be inconclusive as Hull lock horns with West Ham.