BIGGEST game of a busy Premier League card is Liverpool v Arsenal but I’m focusing on one of the lower-profile ones.
So let’s start with Swansea v Sunderland with the visitors a big price of 43-10 at 888sport against a side that’s lost it’s way a bit.
The Swans paid the penalty for rotating their squad with an FA Cup defeat at Oxford and it was obvious some players weren’t interested.
That include Jonjo Shelvey who yesterday move to Newcastle in a £12million deal while others were made to look ordinary by the League Two men.
Boss Alan Curtis will recall the likes of Ashley Williams, Lukasz Fabianski, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Andre Ayew while Sunderland give a debut to defender Jan Kirchhoff, who has signed from Bayern Munich.
The Black Cats have drawn their last three with the Welsh side and more than half their Sunderland’s points this season have come against bottom-four clubs having defeated Villa, Newcastle and Stoke (who were on that position when the sides met).
With second-bottom Sunderland trailing the Swans by four points it’s a bit of a cup final and I’m backing Sam Allardyce to put one over Curtis although it might be wiser to go draw no bet at 29-10 rather than the straight win.
And now to the big one. Liverpool were also rocked by League 2 opponents when their reserves plus Christian Benteke drew at Exeter.
Jurgn Klopp’s selection problems are easing and he has Mamadou Sakho, Kolo Toure, and loan signing Steven Caulker available while Jordan Henderson, Jordon Ibe and James Milner could also be back.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will recall Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker but remains without Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere.
Arsenal have won seven out of eight but I expect Liverpool to rise to the occasion and I’m on a draw here at 38-15 with 888sport.
Elsewhere Watford have a chance at Southampton at 10-3 with bet365 while there should be goals at Spurs v Leicester – days after they drew 2-2 in the FA Cup. Both to score pays 31-40 at McBookie and BetVictor.
Bets to Consider
Watford not to lose
Spurs v Leicester btts
Man City/Chelsea double
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