Chelsea entertain Stoke on Saturday and look set to continue their seemingly inexorable march to the title, Stan James offering the Blues at just 3/10 to send the Potters home empty-handed. The visitors can at least trouble their hosts though so a wager on both teams to find the net (8/5, BetVictor) isn’t without appeal at Stamford Bridge, where Jose Mourinho’s side are 13/5 via bet365 to triumph without keeping a clean sheet.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United are a relatively safe bet at 1/3 with Paddy Power to get the better of struggling Aston Villa, Stan James rate their neighbours Manchester City at 4/6 to pick up the three points at Crystal Palace and Paddy Power go 23/20 about Tottenham ultimately proving too strong for Burnley at Turf Moor. That trio meanwhile, combine at 7/2 (BetVictor) in a tempting treble.
Sunderland have enjoyed the upper hand in recent Tyne-Wear derby showdowns with rivals Newcastle but Sunday’s renewal is a tasty 9/4 at Ladbrokes to finish all square and it’s 11/5, this time via Stan James to be inconclusive at Goodison Park, where Everton tackle Southampton.
At the wrong end of the table, it could go from bad to worse on the road for QPR, just 3/4 thanks to bet365 to emerge with nothing from their visit to West Brom, the same firm price Swansea at 10/11 to ensure Hull are still embroiled in a dogfight by edging them out at the Liberty Stadium and BetVictor offer 12/5 about bottom club Leicester and West Ham dividing the points.
Chelsea to beat Stoke and both to score – 13/5 (bet365)
Man City, Man Utd, Tottenham treble – 7/2 (BetVictor)
West Brom and Swansea double – 23/10 – (bet365)
Sunderland and Newcastle to draw – 9/4 (Ladbrokes)