Arsenal entertain local rivals Tottenham in the second derby of the weekend and it’s Arsene Wenger’s men that get the nod from bookies at the Emirates Stadium.
Ladbrokes have installed them as odds-on 5/6 favourites to get the better of their neighbours, BetVictor’s 4/1 outsiders, and as the Gunners have lost just once to Spurs on their own patch in over two decades, it’s easy to see why.
Moreover, Mauricio Pochettino’s charges have seen some of their flaws exposed over their last few matches and the lack of a natural leader might prove to be their undoing in the heated atmosphere of a North London showdown.
Arsenal won all three of last year’s meetings ‘to nil’, a feat they’re 9/4 with betway to repeat in this one and BetVictor chalk them up at 19/2 to notch twice without reply. Danny Welbeck meanwhile, opened his Gunners account in last weekend’s convincing triumph at Aston Villa and he isn’t without appeal at 9/2 via Stan James to break the deadlock in this one.
Three points clear at the summit, Chelsea are just 2/9 at best courtesy of William Hill, to overhaul Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge and Jose Mourinho’s team are a safe-looking 4/6 in Paddy Power’s handicaps, when starting a goal in arrears. They’re identically-priced, this time at Ladbrokes, to lead at the end of each half and BetVictor rate the Blues at 11/2 to record a 2-0 triumph.
Ten-man Manchester City snatched a dramatic point against Chelsea, thanks to Frank Lampard and they can build on that result by seeing off Hull, a result Winner.com chalk up at 4/7. Despite their shocking capitulation at Leicester, Manchester United (1/3, bet365) can also collect a maximum haul and they double up with the champions at 11/10 with Stan James.
At the St Mary’s Stadium, Ladbrokes go 1/2 about second-placed Southampton inflicting more misery on struggling QPR, Skybet mark 11/10 against a Stoke success as they entertain rock-bottom Newcastle and it’s even money (William Hill) for West Brom to build on the win at Tottenham by edging out Burnley.
Arsenal, Southampton and West Brom treble – 21/5 (Betfred)
Man City and Man Utd double – 11/10 (Stan James)
Swansea to beat Sunderland – 9/5 (BetVictor)
Chelsea (-1) to beat Aston Villa – 4/6 (Paddy Power)
Crystal Palace and Leicester to draw – 12/5 (Stan James)