Manchester City can ease past West Ham, Dele Alli to strike first vs. Chelsea
The column yielded a tidy profit last time out courtesy of our banker bet winning and Andre Silva obliging at 15/4 after scoring first for Portugal against Poland.
The Premier League makes a welcome return this weekend and we fancy champions Manchester City to showcase their superiority by blasting past West Ham.
Running total: -£18.41
In truth Pep Guardiola probably could have done without the international break as his side seemed to be really hitting their stride -- that 3-1 derby success against Manchester United was their seventh straight win. The goals have really been flowing too (they've already hit 17 in just four matches in November) and they look a solid shout at 4/6 to beat West Ham by more than a goal. Manuel Pellegrini should have his team fired up against his former employers but even the possible return from injury of Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere won't be enough to save the Hammers from a comprehensive defeat at the London Stadium.
The First Goal Flutter
Tottenham and Chelsea clash at Wembley on Saturday where it could pay to back Dele Alli to open the scoring. The England midfielder has admittedly not been ripping it up this season in terms of goals but he has scored five in Spurs' last four meetings with Chelsea, so quotes of 10/1 look tempting.
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The Tasty Treble
Arsenal look worth a punt at 19/20 to win at Bournemouth, who have lost their last two and looked really poor last time out against Newcastle. Unai Emery has started his tenure well but if they are going to finish in the top four this season these are the games the Gunners should be winning. Elsewhere Wolves have the best defensive record of teams outside the top four and look a fine bet at 11/10 to beat Huddersfield without conceding. The Terriers' form has picked up but they are still finding goals hard to come by and could be outclassed at Molieux. Finally look for Claudio Ranieri to make an instant impression as new Fulham boss so adding the Cottagers to beat Southampton gives us a treble with bet365 paying well over 9/1.
Selection: £2 on the treble at 9.44/1 with bet365
The Euro Wager
Anyone who has been blindly backing Real Madrid and Barcelona at short prices in La Liga this season must have lost some serious money and the latter look too short at 6/5 when they travel to Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening. Diego Simeone's side have won five of their last six at home in the league and during that sequence have conceded just three goals. The Blaugrana were last seen losing 4-3 at home to Real Betis and if they put in a similar shift against Atleti, the hosts represent a cracking punt at better than 2/1.
The Wildcard Tip
Liverpool face a testing trip to Vicarage Road and may not have things all their own way against Watford. The Hornets have been solid at home for the most part this season and have already beaten Spurs on their own patch. The corresponding fixture last season finished 3-3 and with this in mind bet365's 7/1 offer on Liverpool to win from behind could be worth a small interest.