A London Derby gets things started this weekend at 12.45 on Saturday with West Ham hosting Crystal Palace at Upton Park,this looks a close game to call with the draw overpriced at 5/2.
Burnley can be backed at 17/10 against Swansea which looks a great bet at Turf Moor, Burnley have been playing really well in recent weeks but need to turn a good performance into 3 points. Despite their win over Manchester United last week Swansea are not the most reliable and I fancy the home team for all 3 points in this one.
Manchester United should beat Sunderland at Old Trafford but are nowhere near where their performances should be at present. Sunderland can frustrate, but United ought to have too much for the firepower visitors despite being without Robin Van Persie for the next month. On current performances you couldn’t go in strong at 2/5 but I will be surprised if they don’t win.
Aston Villa badly need a result this weekend and look a big price at 7/2 to win at Newcastle, whom will themselves be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s thrashing at Manchester City. Newcastle are not ones to trust at odds on in this sort of fixture, so I like Villa at the prices.
Home advantage should help Stoke at 9/10 get 3 points against Hull City.
On Sunday Liverpool look a real value bet at 21/10 to beat Manchester City at Anfield. It has been a tough week for both sides with European losses, but The Reds have been on a great run in the league and can still make top 4 despite drifting out to 8/1 to do so before Christmas they are right in the mix after last weekend’s results.
Arsenal should beat Everton but are no value at 11/20 to do so, with Everton 11/2 for the shock and 100/30 on a draw.
Extra Time in Sundays Capitol One Cup Final at 11/4 looks massive Chelsea are 4/11 to win Cup and 7/10 to do so in 90 mins while Spurs are 4/1 to win in 90 mins and 2/1 to win at any time. If the game is even half as good as their thrilling encounter at White Hart Lane, the Wembley crowd are in for a treat even if it was 0-0 backers of extra time would be in profit!