IT’S a massive day in the Premier League at the top and bottom including two big derbies.
Newcastle v Sunderland kicks off with both sides in the relegation zone after Norwich’s win at West Brom yesterday while Manchester City entertain Man United with only a Champions League place rather than a title up for grabs.
Spurs will be out to close the gap on Leicester to five points and Southampton entertain Liverpool looking for revenge after being hammered in the Capital One Cup.
Let’s start with Spurs who rested players for both legs of their Europa League defeat to Borussia Dortmund as they concentrate on the league.
They are no bigger than 4-7 at William Hill and it’s a little short against a side almost safe after three wins in a row. Bournemouth are playing with a bit more freedom and should play a part in an entertaining affair.
So instead of going WDW let’s look at Jordan’s tip of Harry Kane to score at 11-10 with bwin. The England striker has netted eight in his last nine games and will be refreshed.
Bournemouth have scored three in their last two win and conceded both times so both to score looks a good shout at 10-11 with Betfred.
I’m not sure about the Manchester derby with both sides lacking form. City have won four of the last six derbies but are again without Vincent Kompany while United are on a low after losing to Liverpool in the Europa League and facing a likely FA Cup exit at West Ham.
A draw here is possible but maybe the best bet could be under 2.5 goals at 10-11 with William Hill and Betfred – after all City couldn’t muster a shot on target at Norwich last week and United have struggled to score virtually all season.
The St James’s Park clash could be the most tense of all as Rafa Benitez tries to arrest a derby slump that has seen Sunderland win six in a row.
Rafa’s bound to improve the Geordies but they look desperately short of goals and I don’t think Sunderland will lose. Sunderland draw no bet pays 7-4 at 888sport while a straight draw is 12-5 at bet365. A red card in this one is possible and pays no bigger than 2-1 at McBookie.
Liverpool won 6-1 at St Mary’s in the Cup and will go there in confident mood after knocking Man United out of Europe. Go again with over 2.5 goals at 23-20 with bet365.
Newcastle v Sunderland (1.30pm)
(Sunderland draw no bet)
Southampton v Liverpool (1.30pm)
(Over 2.5 match goals)
Man City v Man United (4pm)
(Under 2.5 match goals)
Spurs v Bournemouth (4pm)
(Kane to score, both sides to score)