Arsenal vs. Norwich
The mighty Gunners keep booming and winning while Norwich keep on not winning. This match has Arsenal victory written all over it, something that is offered by the sportsbooks at 1/4. The longshot of Norwich winning at 11/1and the shortest correct score odds are 11/2 on 2-0, although your Humble Handicapper thinks that Arsenal might just go on a goal beano in this match, so spread your bets around on some big London wins.
Aston Villa vs. Fulham
Aston Villa may have won last weekend and Fulham may have lost ,but looking at the table Fulham are the clear favourites mostly because Aston Villa have been so dire this season. I do feel that Villa will stay up as Sunderland and Wigan seem to be contesting the final relegation spot. Them going down is available at soccer odds 11/4 which probably means they'll settle for a draw, as will Fulham and that's what your Humble Handicapper is betting on at 12/5.
Everton vs. QPR
Placing your soccer picks on the SU winner is too easy in this match, as Queens Park Rangers have only managed two away wins all season while Everton have only lost once at home. The best QPR can hope for is a draw offered up at 3/1 but I'm putting my wife's money on home victory at 6/13.
Reading vs. Liverpool
The bookies favour Liverpool in this one and it's not surprising as they are healthier by 26 points than Reading at this stage of the season and are 46 goals better off. However almost just for the sake of being contrary, your Humble Handicapper is betting on the underdogs quite simply because bottom of the table Reading deserve a bit of luck and Liverpool are due a shock result. Our free picks for this match are going to back a Redding win, which can be found at 6/1
Southampton vs. West Ham
Southampton keep marching on and are pretty much guaranteed Premier League survival next season, the bookies have them at 100/1 to be relegated and interestingly at 5/2 on a top-10 finish. The Saints are on a very tidy run of three straight victories and are undefeated in their last four. This is strictly speaking a mid-table 6 pointer as a West Ham and Southampton are tied on 37 points the bookies favour home advantage but your Humble Handicapper thinks West Ham are due a win and Saints are due a defeat, so I’m backing The Hammers to take all three points at 4/1.
Newcastle vs. Sunderland
The biggest game of the weekend is the Tyne/Wear derby and with Newcastle in Europa League action Sunderland will be hoping the tired legs will grant them victory at St James's Park. However the bookies and your Humble Handicapper thinks that it will be about Newcastle on Sunday. Newcastle have the form and the skill while Sunderland have a new manager who may or may not be a fascist. Out of the 147 derbies that these sides have played, Newcastle have come out on top in 54 and I predict it will be 55 by the final whistle. Newcastle win at Evens!
Stoke vs. Man Utd
Finally, an absolute banker when Manchester United travel to Stoke. The champions elect may have lost the Manchester derby but there's no denying that they need just 10 points to win another premier league title. I expect them to make a start on that ten at Stoke. Stoke have real problems of their own and while they are 7/1 to go down they are 15/2 to record a top ten finish. Either way I don’t expect Stoke to get anything out of this match. Bet on a United win at 8/13.
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