There’s only one way to get prepared for another farcically unpredictable round of Premier League fixtures. Here are some tips to aid your weekend’s betting. Remember to bet carefully and responsibly.
The weekend’s Premier League action kicks off with a Saturday lunchtime meeting between Norwich and Everton at Carrow Road. Most of the focus will be on the man in form, Romelu Lukaku, who took his Everton tally to 50 goals in a 100 appearances with his ninth goal in nine league games against Crystal Palace on Monday night. Norwich have conceded 10 goals from crosses so far this season, more than any other top flight side. Everton will be looking to Gerard Deulofeu to provide Lukaku will plenty of deliveries in order to exploit the Canaries’ key weakness.
Manager-less Swansea are in for a tough time at the Etihad. Manchester City have won 13 of their last 15 home league games, while the visitors have won only one of their last eight away matches in the Premier League, drawing two and losing five. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have managed 99 shots on target in the league this term, more than any other top flight team. City have also had more different scorers (13) than any other Premier League side. If the title favourites decide to show up, Swansea could be on the end of a thrashing.
One for your Sunday accumulator, and the perfect opportunity to put a curse on the old enemy. Aston Villa are in the midst of a dreadful run of form, winless in 14 league games - the longest winless league run in the club’s entire history. Remi Garde’s side are without a win in eight league home games, while Arsenal have lost only two of their last 14 league matches away from home. Petr Cech has the chance to move level with David James (169) at the very top of the Premier League clean sheet charts; I wouldn’t put it past Arsenal to keep Villa out. Between the opposing set of posts, Brad Guzan has conceded more goals (202) than any other top flight goalkeeper since the beginning of the 2012-13 campaign.
Coutinho was superb when Liverpool thrashed Manchester City last month, instrumental in the team's impressive display at the Etihad. The Merseysiders have missed the Brazilian’s impact over the last couple of weeks, but Coutinho should return to first team action for Liverpool’s home match against West Brom. The midfielder has scored four goals in his last three Premier League appearances, and should contribute towards a Liverpool win this weekend. The hosts have won 19 of their last 25 league meetings with West Brom, drawing four and losing just two.
Crystal Palace vs. Southampton - DRAW
Manchester City vs. Swansea - HOME WIN
Sunderland vs. Watford - HOME WIN
West Ham vs. Stoke - AWAY WIN
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