Our Five Premier League bets column returns with three away tips, a 23/10 home success and another blank for Newcastle.
Everton to win at Bournemouth 31/20
Everton are a consistent lot and their three defeats this season have come against title contenders Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal.
Bournemouth are far from that and will do well to make sure they’re not relegated by Easter. Boss Eddie Howe may well be forgiven for thinking he ran over a black cat and walked under a ladder ahead of the a season because their injury list has been crippling. They have not managed to recover from that and they have lost half of their home games and scored just five times on home soil.
Everton look in the groove at the moment and have a striker in Romelu Lukaku who has scored in his last three games.
Watford to win at Aston Villa 19/10
Remi Garde is yet to get a reaction from his Villa squad, although he did assert his authority in midweek by dropping Jack Grealish. Still, that is unlikely to help them against Watford.
Villa have not won in 12 and have failed to score in five of their last seven at Villa Park – not ideal preparation against a side who tend to save their best displays for away days.
The Hornets have won twice away at Newcastle and more impressively Stoke and they have conceded just eight goals away from Vicarage Road, so a single goal might be enough for three points on Saturday.
Stoke to win at Sunderland 7/5
Stoke have an awful Premier League record against Sunderland and have managed just one win in the last eight meetings, but they won there in the League Cup last season and they can repeat that again on Saturday.
The Potters simply do not give goals away and five clean sheets in their last six Premier League games means Sunderland, who have scored just seven goals in six games at home face a struggle to break through. Mark Hughes’ men have won 1-0 away from home in four of their last five away games and one goal is likely to be enough again.
Leicester to beat Man Utd 23/10
Leicester are red hot after winning five of their last six Premier League games and they look too good to turn don to sink United. They fought back from two goals down to win last season’s corresponding fixture 5-3 with Jamie Vardy on the scoresheet.
On Saturday Vardy will be hoping to break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 10-match scoring streak and United, who have conceded just eight goals away from home, will have to be at their best to stop the England man and top scorers Leicester.
C Palace to keep a clean sheet 6/4
The Dog and Duck could keep a clean sheet against Steve McClaren’s men at the moment so the 6/4 on Palace to keep it clean looks good. The Magpies have failed to score in seven of their 13 games and Palace, even though they have been better away from Selhurst Park, should be able to keep them out.
McClaren may well try and park the bus at Selhurst Park and considering Palace’s recent inabiloty to break down teams at home, the clean sheet might by the best way to oppose the visitors.