Unbeaten Premier League leaders Chelsea have won all but one of their seven matches and their solitary stalemate was a respectable one away to the champions so it’s perhaps not surprising to see Jose Mourinho’s side rated at just 2/5 by William Hill to overcome Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
However, the hosts have looked pretty solid of late and can definitely make the table-toppers work for the points so they could be worth an interest at 8/11 in Skybet’s handicaps, where they enjoy a two-goal start. Alternatively, Ladbrokes offer 13/5 about the visitors shading it by a solitary goal.
Liverpool’s start hasn’t been the best but they have a trio of winnable fixtures before hosting Chelsea and will be confident of getting back amongst the top four contenders sooner rather than later. A televised trip to QPR is first on the agenda and the probable return of Daniel Sturridge – an eye-catching 4/1 (Coral) to break the deadlock – can inspire the Reds to a Loftus Road triumph, an outcome Ladbrokes price at 8/13.
At the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal (2/5, Stan James) should be too strong for Hull, William Hill make Manchester United 3/4 to make it three wins on the spin as they visit West Brom and Paddy Power chalk 4/7 against faltering Everton getting back to winning ways against Aston Villa. A treble incorporating all three of those teams could pay at 11/4 (Stan James).
Elsewhere, BetVictor post 8/13 against Southampton, who entertain Sunderland, bet365 rate Leicester at 5/2 to snare a point at Newcastle and it’s 9/4 at Skybet to be inconclusive as Stoke face Swansea. Burnley finally, are 12/5 courtesy of Stan James to grab a share of the spoils at home to West Ham.
Chelsea to beat Crystal Palace by one – 13/5 (Ladbrokes)
Daniel Sturridge to score first – 4/1 (Coral)
Arsenal, Man Utd and Everton treble – 11/4 (Stan James)
Newcastle and Leicester to draw – 5/2 (bet365)