Manchester United face Bristol City test, Willian to net for Chelsea
It was another profitable weekend courtesy of Arsenal's 1-0 win against Newcastle and Napoli's win on the road against Torino. There's more betting action to get stuck into this week with four Carabao Cup games and action in La Liga.
Running total: -£83.97
The Home Banker
Arsenal face West Ham for the second time in a week as the Gunners look to secure a semifinal spot in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. Arsene Wenger's men have been woefully inconsistent in the Premier League so far this season and are fifth in the table after 18 games. This could be their best chance of silverware this term and Tuesday's game should be a much more open affair than the drab 0-0 draw the teams played out recently. Wenger looks set to shuffle his pack with a crunch clash against Liverpool looming on Friday night while the Hammers come into this off the back of a fabulous 3-0 win at Stoke. Before that they gave Manchester City a real argument despite eventually losing 2-1 and the percentage call here might be both teams to score, which looks a solid shout at 3/4.
The Tasty Treble
Leicester host Manchester City on Tuesday with Pep Guardiola's side coming off an emphatic 4-1 win over Tottenham. Kevin De Bruyne was ridiculously good against Tottenham, scoring one and creating six chances as he dominated in midfield. Leiceste, meanwhile, had a shocker on Saturday, losing 3-0 at home against a revitalised Crystal Palace. The away win can be backed at 9/20 and it's hard to make a case for anything other than a resounding win for the league leaders. Chelsea also look good at home to Bournemouth, who were given a bit of a footballing lesson by Liverpool on Sunday. The Blues are 1/3 on to win at Stamford Bridge while Manchester United also look a bet to win at Bristol City. United claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win against West Brom at the weekend and can make it back-to-back away wins at Ashton Gate. Backing the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea in a treble won't win many prizes for originality but should hopefully secure a profit.
The Euro Wager
Real Sociedad have failed to win any of their last six matches and are also struggling for goals. With this in mind, Sevilla look a great bet at 23/10 to win at the Anoeta Stadium on Wednesday. Sevilla are fifth in La Liga, just two points behind Real Madrid and won this fixture 4-0 when the teams met back in January.
The Wildcard Tip
Jose Mourinho's men are favourites to beat Bristol City but we expect the Championship side to give a good account of themselves. They are coming off a four-game unbeaten run and will fancy their chances of recording an upset against the holders. United to win 2-1 is a 15/2 shout and looks tempting under the circumstances.
The Bookie Basher
Willian has looked in decent nick for Chelsea and looks a big price at 6/1 to open the scoring against Bournemouth. The Brazilian scored in the Carabao Cup win against Everton back in October and has scored four goals in his last eight appearances for the Blues. Bournemouth might still be licking their wounds after shipping four against Liverpool and might struggle against the guile and pace of Willian at Stamford Bridge.