It's all still up for grabs in the Premier League
Even Arsenal can lift this season's title says Andy
West Ham vs Arsenal – 12:45 Saturday – Live on BT Sport 1 – bet now
Arsenal are still very much in with a chance of winning the Premier League but of their remaining seven games they have to win at least six of them and only draw the other one. That would give them nineteen points and a real chance of pipping Leicester and Spurs for the title.
If Arsenal are going to drop points over the remaining games then I think it’s going to be at West Ham. The Hammers’ form is good, their confidence is high and they’re very difficult to beat at home. They do have an FA Cup semi-final replay coming up midweek and that could be one thing that’s in Arsenal’s favour. I don’t know if Slaven Bilic will play all his best players or rest some of them for this huge replay against Manchester United. If he plays his best team I think they’re good enough to get something from this game. Which is why I fancy this to be a score draw. Not a high scoring draw but I do see both teams scoring.
As long as Arsenal don’t lose they still have the games and the potential to win this league.
Andy’s bet: 1-1 draw at
Manchester City vs West Brom – 17:30 Saturday- Live on Sky – bet now
City had a good win in the league and another good result against Paris St Germain and I think because they’re not safe in the top four Manuel Pellegrini will have to pick a pretty strong side against the Baggies. West Brom are safe having hit the 40 point mark but I can only see a home win. I’d be amazed if Man City don’t win this game.
I don’t think the Baggies will score so I’m only looking at the City players in the goalscorer markets. Kevin De Bruyne would be a decent bet but he could be one of several players who are rested. Wilfred Bony and Iheanacho could well start and they’d both be worth backing.
Andy’s bet: Man City -1 goal at
Sunderland vs Leicester – 13:30 Sunday – Live on Sky – bet now
Sunderland are becoming draw specialists having drawn their last four league games. They’re playing well and they should be picking up more points so they can move towards safety but because they’ve been a little bit sloppy in recent weeks they’ve dropped some points they’ll feel they shouldn’t have. They need to win a game and they need to win a game soon.
I know this is Leicester and they’re top of the league but I think this is a one where the Foxes could come unstuck. I don’t think they’ll lose but Sunderland could find themselves drawing their fifth straight game.
Andy’s bet: Draw at
Spurs vs Manchester United – 4pm Sunday – Live on Sky – bet now
Everytime it seems like Manchester United need a result they get one but I think this Spurs side are made of better stuff these days. I think they’ll be ready for this game after getting a really good result against Liverpool. Having lost the lead Surs teams of old would have crumbled but they didn’t, they fought hard and managed to get a point. Which I think will turn out to be a really good point.
Against Manchester United historically they don’t usually do very well but this is a different Spurs side. I think they’re better than United by quite some distance. They have better players, they’re a better team and they have better idea of what they’re trying to do than United. Although United will really make life difficult I really fancy Spurs strongly this weekend to beat United.
The obvious choice for first goalscorer is of course Harry Kane but if you fancy a bit more of a punt then take a look at someone like Eric Dier who offers a physical threat from set-pieces or maybe Christian Eriksen who can hit a pretty mean free-kick.
Andy’s bet: Spurs win at
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth – 3pm Saturday – bet NOW
I see nothing to cheer me up about Aston Villa. Bournemouth play well against the teams lower down in the league and this is an away win for me.
Andy’s bet: Bournemouth to win at
Crystal Palace vs Norwich City – 3pm Saturday – bet NOW
Palace are desperate for win, I think Norwich are playing better but this is Alan Pardew’s best chance of breaking that duck. A narrow Palace win.
Andy’s bet: Crystal Palace to win by exactly one goal at
Southampton vs Newcastle – 3pm Saturday – bet NOW
I think Southampton will concede against Newcastle but I also think they’ll win comfortably. Southampton, home victory.
Andy’s bet: Both teams to score and Southampton to win at
Swansea vs Chelsea – 3pm Saturday – bet NOW
I see goals in this game and I’m going to go for an adventurous high scoring draw of 2-2.
Andy’s bet: 2-2 draw at
Watford vs Everton – 3pm Saturday – bet NOW
I fancy my old team here. I think Everton need to finish the season strongly. They have an FA Cuyp semi-final coming up and they’ll want to do well. Watford have hit the buffers of late so for me it’s an away win.
Andy’s bet: Everton to win at
Liverpool vs Stoke – 4pm Sunday – bet NOW
This could be one of the shocks of the weekend. Liverpool are coming back from a very good result in Dortmund but they’re very much and up and down side for me and I wonder how much that will have taken out of them. They’ve lost Jordan Henderson to injury but they might bring Sturridge back in to start the game.
I think Stoke are the type of team who are scruffy. There are very few goals when these two play and I think this game will the same again but I fancy that Stoke can upset them and win 1-0.
Andy’s bet: Stoke 1-0 at