THE FA Cup dominates the card this weekend but there is of course a full Premier League and Championship card.
Amazingly Leicester will go joint top if they beat Watford and that would surely win them more free food from boss Claudio Ranieri.
The Foxes are 20-23 at Coral and it’s only that big because Watford have won their last two against West Ham and Stoke.
Leicester can edge this though and I’m on Jamie Vardy to net for the ninth league match running. He is 1-1 at Ladbrokes while Watford’s own hotshot Idion Ighalo is 9-4 at Ladbrokes.
In today’s other games I like over 2.5 goals at 19-20 with William Hill at Sunderland v Southampton. Sam Allardyce’s men conceded six at Everton last week and will be picked off if they play so open again.
Unders 2.5 goals has to be the call at Man United v WBA and pays 10-11 at William Hill.
Chelsea can’t be trusted but after a Champions League boost they have a chance at winning at a Stoke side who have gone off the boil. There will be no Jose Mourinho of course as he serves a one-match stadium ban so that could have an adverse effect on the champions. It’s one I’m going to leave alone.
Man United’s last five have gone under 2.5 goals as did West Brom’s previous three before a 3-2 defeat at home to Leicester last week. United are no bigger than 4-1 so best bet has to be under 2.5 goals at 10-11 with Coral and Betfred.
Everton have a great record at Upton Park winning on four of their five last visits with all games see both to score. They are 15-8 at Ladbrokes but I’m not sure what Hammers side will turn up – the one that’s beaten Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea or the one that crashed meekly to Watford last weekend.
Romelu Lukaku ended a four-match scoring drought in the 6-2 rout of Sunderland and is 15-8 at Skybet to score again.
The early live game sees Bournemouth entertain Newcastle on the back of four defeats in a row. The Cherries are struggling to score goals as well as keep them out but Steve McClaren’s visitors are just as poor and sit third bottom one point behind Bournemouth. It’s difficult to call but could be another low scorer and under 2.5 goals pays 5-6 at BetVictor.
Vardy to score
Sunderland v Southampton over 2.5 goals
(10-11, William Hill)
Man Utd v West Brom under 2.5 goals
(10-11, Coral, Betfred)
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