- Chris Sobey
Big away wins for Bournemouth at Newcastle, Burnley at Southampton and new boys Brighton at Swansea who all won 1-0, in the Premier League yesterday. The wins lifted Bournemouth out of the relegation zone and Swansea replaced them, Brighton moved up to eighth level on 15 points with Watford and Huddersfield who also won 1-0 at home against West Brom yesterday. Burnley moved level on 19 points with Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, who defeated West Ham 4-1 at the London stadium yesterday, while Chelsea and Arsenal are both in action today on a mouth-watering Super Sunday that features four matches.
Spurs face Palace in a London derby at Wembley, which kicks off at midday, and leaders Manchester City face Arsenal at the Etihad at 2.15pm in what has the potential to be the match of the day if both teams attacking talent is allowed to dominate. The other big clash is between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge at 4.30pm and Watford are also in action against Everton at Goodison.
From a betting perspective the match between Spurs and Palace could be a low scoring affair as the last six competitive corresponding fixtures ended with less than 3 goals scored. The Manchester City and Arsenal tie should go the way of City judging by their rampant form this season and the last ten corresponding Premier League fixtures suggest more than 2.5 goals in the match. However, City have not always made superiority count in this fixture winning 50% of the last ten in the league so they don’t appeal to win this at the odds, but as goals are more of a certainty and with Sterling back scoring again he looks like a decent value bet to score at any=time during the match. Chelsea have a strong home record against United, who last won at Stamford Bridge in the league back in October 2012, while Watford look like great value to win at Everton who are in a bad place.