Premier League Rundown: Man City-Arsenal Tops Weekend Action

Stuart Woodrow

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:21 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 6:21 PM UTC

Two huge matches dominate the Premier League fixture this weekend. But, before we get to those, there are plenty of games that hold some betting interest for us.

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The early Premier League game on Saturday is Stoke v Leicester. These two sides have been pretty similar in terms of results for much of the season and that could lead to a very dull game. My system has this one down as ending in a draw. At odds of +236 with Pinnacle this isn’t the worst option around and will bring you in some nice profits if you go for it (and it wins).

Up next is Huddersfield v West Brom, and there’s nothing in this one for me. Huddersfield seem like they are more than the sum of their parts, always the sign of a good team. West Brom, on the other hand, are not a team easily beaten so this is one to avoid.

Newcastle look like a good bet to pick up a win against Bournemouth. I don’t think there will be lots of goals in it, though, and 'under' 2.5 goals is a nice option at -120 with Pinnacle. It won’t make you rich and is not one of my “official” bets so weigh it up carefully.

Southampton will find it going against Burnley in their game this week. Burnley are not a pushover, and if Sean Dyche stays at the club I can see them establishing themselves as a Premier League side. Interesting match, but nothing to bet on.

Swansea v Brighton is the last game to kick off at the traditional time, and this one looks like it could go the way of the visitors. I can’t put this down to value as there isn’t enough recent history between the two sides, but I quite like the Brighton win at +264 with 5Dimes.

West Ham v Liverpool is the last game of the day and this should be a Liverpool win. The Hammers are a poor side and Liverpool can be excellent going forward on their day. No value in this one, so I’m leaving it be.

Sunday’s games are interesting and with a London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace getting things started, it could be a great day of football. At +110 with Ladbrokes, I’m going for Tottenham to Win To Nil in this one. They have a formidable defence and showed against Manchester United they can be a threat even if Harry Kane is “rested”.

Manchester City v Arsenal is probably the biggest game of Sunday, and I think City -1 has some value at -132 with BetVictor. Again, not odds to make you rich but hopefully they will make you a little richer than you were before.

Chelsea v Manchester United is one of the two games kicking off at the same time to end the day. No offence to Everton v Watford (no bet by the way), but this is a BIG Game. It features a whole host of excellent players, a Chelsea side that is struggling and Jose Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge. I don’t have a bet for this one but it is essential viewing for the true football fan.

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