The Premier League continues this week as the trailing pack look to reel in runaway leaders Chelsea while things are beginning to take shape at the other end of the table with several sides still searching for their first win of the campaign. Tom Powell has been scouring the Premier League odds in search of winning bets to back up his haul of three winners from five last weekend…
Burnley v Sunderland (Sat, 15:00)
Sunderland To Win @ 213/100 – BET NOW
Burnley may be making themselves tough to beat thanks to a sturdy backline but they look toothless in attack and so visiting Sunderland may well proffer this weekend.
Sunderland showed decent fight in twice coming from behind to take a point off Spurs so carrying on from last season Gus Poyet’s side have lost just two of their last nine league matches. The pressure is on the hosts here given they are the bookmakers’ favourites but just one goal in four matches doesn’t bode well for their survival chances so I’d back the visitors at a healthy price.
West Ham v Liverpool (Sat, 17:30, SS1)
West Ham or Draw Double Chance @ 5/4 – BET NOW
No way should Liverpool be as short a price as 4/6 to win this match based on their current Premier League form. They were extremely abject against Aston Villa, and have had to play a midweek Champions League match which could mean further squad rotation and their back-up options aren’t as good as the bookmakers clearly think.
West Ham battled back twice to come away from Hull with a point last time out and while I wouldn’t back them for the three points I think they are decent value to avoid defeat.
Leicester v Man Utd (Sun, 13:30, SS1)
Leonardo Ulloa Anytime Scorer @ 10/3 – BET NOW
Admittedly I was one of the many people who questioned Nigel Pearson when he splashed out £8m on Ulloa during the summer but thus far the Argentinian has not put a foot wrong.
Last Saturday saw him net the winner against Stoke meaning he’s found the net three times in his opening four matches including goals against Arsenal and Everton who both finished ahead of Man United last term. Although United kept a clean sheet last time out I still think the new look defence needs time to bed in so Leicester and their attacking philosophy should cause LVG’s side problems with Ulloa the most likely to profit.