Premier League betting preview - Suarez to inspire Reds over Arsenal, Hazard warning for Newcastle
This week’s Premier League fixtures offer plenty of promising bets with a few teams and scenarios looking undervalued in the odds.
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Sunderland are unbeaten in their last four league games, winning three of them, but are still best price 15/13 at home to Hull with Bet Victor. The sides are level on points but the Tigers haven’t won in the league since December, so Sunderland look a particularly good bet.
Away from any title action the game of the weekend must be the Wales derby between Swansea and Cardiff. Just to make things more interesting the Swans don’t have a manager and are in pretty diabolical form. Cardiff’s isn’t much better though and the draw at 5/2 is promising - and so is Cardiff to have the first player booked at 8/13 with Bet365.
Manchester City go to Norwich on Saturday having been reminded what defeat feels like by Chelsea. Hurts, doesn’t it? Norwich could be on the receiving end of a backlash so any bets you can see for City goals - first to score, to win by three and so on - are worth considering. We like the first-half to have the most goals at 11/5 from Boyle Sports.
Newcastle, as ever, are a club in turmoil and a trip to Chelsea isn’t what you want when that’s the case. The Blues are flying and while there’s no value in Jose Mourinho’s side at 1/4, Eden Hazard at 2/1 to score any time is tempting. The Belgian is Chelsea’s most important player now and a few more goals would put him in the company of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the world stage.
The choice fixture of the weekend must be fourth vs. first, Liverpool vs. Arsenal. Back in the summer you’d have expected Luis Suarez to be on the away side given how badly he wanted out of Anfield but the Uruguayan stayed and might be the league’s ultimate big-game player. He’s 5/1 with Coral to score two or more goals and certainly has the talent to do it.
Sunday sees the other half of the North London vs. Merseyside double-header with Everton going to Tottenham. It’s a Champions League decider between two forward-thinking managers and you can get 7/10 from Ladbrokes for both teams to score.
Manchester United wish they could be in the Champions League mix right now but should at least have no trouble seeing off Fulham, who are in a woeful run of form. SkyBet are offering 13/8 that United win by three or more goals and since Fulham concede on average more than two goals per game, that’s worth considering.