Spurs travel to Arsenal in another round of exciting Premier League fixtures this weekend. Here are some tips to aid your weekend’s betting. Remember to bet carefully and responsibly.
They may be outsiders but a Newcastle win wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Bournemouth are in the midst of a dreadful run of form, and could lose four successive league games for the first time since March 2013 when they were in League One. The Cherries have lost four of their last five in the Premier League, drawing the other. Newcastle aren’t exactly in the finest of form either, but you get the feeling they’ve been rather unlucky in recent weeks. If they play like they can, Steve McClaren’s side could emulate their six goal display against Norwich last month. If they fail to win, they will set a new club record (currently nine points) for the fewest points after 12 matches of a Premier League campaign.
The Manchester United captain is one goal away from moving ahead of Dennis Law (237) into second in the club’s all-time leading goalscorers chart. He’s also currently level with Andy Cole in the all-time Premier League chart with 187 goals - only Alan Shearer (260) has scored more. Rooney’s goal against CSKA Moscow in the week could see the beginning of a run of form in front of goal, or perhaps it was merely a rare high point of a disappointing campaign for the striker. Regardless, he will be hoping to contribute towards a home win, preventing West Brom from winning a third consecutive league game against the Red Devils.
This one has the potential to be a high scoring contest. Chelsea are desperate for a win, while Stoke will be confident they can add to the Blues’ misery. Jose Mourinho’s side have won six of their last seven league meetings with Stoke. The exception came in form of a 3-2 win for the Potters in December 2013. The sides drew 1-1 last month in the Capital One Cup, with Stoke eventually going on to win 5-4 on penalties. Expect a more open contest over 90 minutes this time around.
Admittedly, this is more of a wish than a tip. But maybe Spurs could do with a bit of wishful thinking. Arsenal will be a tough test for a Tottenham side unbeaten in 10 Premier League games, winning five of their last seven. Mousa Dembele has found the net in his last two league appearances against Bournemouth and Aston Villa respectively. Then, on Thursday, the Belgian came off the bench to bag a stunning winner against Anderlecht in the Europa League. Dembele has scored only five goals for Spurs in three seasons prior to the current campaign, so who's to say he won’t surprise the Tottenham faithful once again against the old enemy?
Leicester vs. Watford - HOME WIN
Man United vs. West Brom - HOME WIN
Norwich vs. Swansea - AWAY WIN
Sunderland vs. Southampton - DRAW
West Ham vs. Everton - DRAW