KevMac surveys this week's card in the Premier League and presents his best bets in England.
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
SPURS have hit their stride again but the acid test of their revival will come in tomorrow’s North London derby at the Emirates.
Both teams delivered for me on Thursday night, with the Gunners winning at Olympiakos and Tottenham beating Zagreb at home to bring up my Euro double.
That made it five wins on the spin for Jose Mourinho’s side and they have roared back into the race for a top-four finish.
The Special One has a 100 per cent record in this fixture but both those wins came at home and Arsenal’s form at the Emirates has been decent.
Since December’s defeat to Burnley, only Manchester City have beaten the Gunners at home so I’m steering clear of backing Spurs at 7/4 (McBookie).
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Arsenal are slight 6/4 favourites with the draw 12/5 but I’m steering clear of backing a result.
Both teams to score has landed in three of the last four derbies and I fancy it here at a best 14/19 with SportNation which is decent for accumulators.
The last meeting saw just three cards but it was fiery before that, with 21 yellows and 1 red across the previous three encounters.
Over 3.5 cards is only good for accas at 4/6 with McBookie but Granit Xhaka (21/10 William Hill) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (5/2, Unibet) appeal for cards.
Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has three derby goals to his name and is a decent 8/5 with Paddy Power in the anytime scorer market for this one.
Leeds United v Chelsea
The weekend kicks off with a tasty lunchtime clash between Leeds and Chelsea at Elland Road.
Thomas Tuchel remains unbeaten as Blues boss and his side have conceded just twice in 11 games.
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Another clean sheet here pays 17/10 with McBookie but I fancy Marcelo Bielsa’s free-scoring side to breach their iron curtain.
Fulham v Manchester City
Manchester City’s amazing run of wins ended last weekend with my tip of backing rivals United in the derby double chance market paying off.
Pep Guardiola’s men roared back to form by battering Southampton 5-2 in midweek but now face a Fulham side buoyed by their shock victory at Anfield.
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Scott Parker has made the Cottagers tough to beat so I’d be surprised if City ran riot tonight.
Under 2.5 goals is a decent 21/20 at McBookie while a one-goal winning margin for either side pays 19/10 with the same firm.
City have picked up just two cards in five games so the evens McBookie offer on Fulham picking up most cards looks great value.
Championship & League One
- Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to be carded (5/2, Unibet)
- Fulham to pick up most cards against Man City (Evs, McBookie)
- Bournemouth v Barnsley
- Blackpool v Fleetwood
- (29/10, SportNation)