Saturday’s live TV games feature two clubs firmly placed in the trenches of the title battle.
Dean Court plays host to the day’s opening Premier League encounter as Bournemouth welcome Tottenham to the south coast, while West Brom make the trip to Anfield to face Liverpool later in the evening.
With a day on the couch in store, we come up with a handicap double for the day’s live games that should keep you glued to the screen as it pays out at over 6/1.
Credit where credit is due, Eddie Howe has done some job with his Bournemouth side. After a Premier League survival act last season, the Cherries are beginning to blossom this campaign.
They now sit in 11th in the Premier League table with a three game unbeaten run under their belts, and they’re also on the back of a 6-1 dismantling of Hull. However, they’ve had little luck when faced with the challenge of Saturday’s opponent’s Tottenham.
Spurs ripped Howe’s men to shreds twice last season – claiming 5-1 and 3-0 victories respectively. To make matters worse for Bournemouth, Mauricio Pochettino’s outfit are also the only team not to lose in the league so far this season.
They also boast the best defensive record in the top division, only conceding four goals in eight contests so far.
Despite the good form of the Cherries, we fancy Tottenham to cover the (-1.0) handicap to open our double.
If Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are to be taken seriously as title contenders, then these are the games they have to be netting all three points from.
Despite failing to claim bragging rights against Manchester United on ‘Red Monday’, fans of the Merseysiders have been far from feeling blue this season. That’s because Liverpool sit within striking distance of the Premier League summit, just two points behind leaders Manchester City.
Tony Pulis has made his Baggies tough nuts to crack however, and West Brom haven’t tasted defeat in four outings. They picked up a particularly creditable draw at White Hart Lane last time out and shouldn’t be phased by a visit to the newly redeveloped Anfield.
Goals haven’t flowed for the Midlanders though, with only nine scored in their eight matches to date. That’s a figure their opponents on have doubled already this season, Klopp’s men are red hot in front of goals with a total of 18 in the charts.
Like Spurs before them, Liverpool beating the (-1.0) handicap at should come up in this one and that should land our delicious double.