Goals in Tottenham vs Manchester United? Hazard to slay Bournemouth?
The weekend column finished dead level with our Home Banker obliging as Chelsea beat Newcastle to nil at 5/4. There's a full midweek round of Premier League fixtures for punters to get stuck into this week, as well as Coppa Italia and Copa del Rey action.
Running total: -£19.90
The Home Banker
Chelsea should be too good for Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues having kept four consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League. They also shut Newcastle out in the FA Cup at the weekend so bet365 may be making a mistake by offering 11/10 for them to beat Bournemouth to nil. The Cherries often do not show the same ambition on the road and may struggle to break down a well-drilled Chelsea rearguard on Wednesday evening.
Selection: £5 on Chelsea to win to nil at 11/10 with bet365.
The Tasty Treble
West Ham, already down to the bare bones, will have to face Crystal Palace without Pedro Obiang and Arthur Masuaku this week. The former suffered suspected medial ligament damage against Wigan, while Masuaku was sent off in shame after spitting at an opponent and can expect a lengthy ban. The Eagles are 8/5 for the win and know victory would propel them into the top half of the table for the first time this season. Elsewhere Liverpool (4/11) look good things to win at Huddersfield while going for the draw at 23/10 could be the way to go when Tottenham face Manchester United at Wembley. Mauricio Pochettinho has won only two of seven Premier League games against the Red Devils as Spurs boss, while all eyes will be on Harry Kane who is just one goal away from notching 100 in the Premier League.
Selection: £1 on the treble at 10.7/1 with bet365.
The Euro Wager
Barcelona laboured to a 2-1 victory over Alaves on Sunday evening and could also find Valencia a tough nut to crack in the Copa del Rey this week. You can get 21/20 about Valencia covering a two-goal handicap at the Nou Camp and that looks the way to go as Los Che, the 2008 champions, look revitalised under coach Marcelino.
The Wildcard Tip
Eden Hazard -- who has scored five goals in his last four games against Bournemouth -- looks a tempting bet to score first at Stamford Bridge. Alvaro Morata is a doubt for the match after losing one of his best friends in a car crash so the onus will be on Hazard, who has scored three goals in his last three matches, to provide the attacking impetus at the Bridge.
Selection: £2 on Hazard to score first at 15/4 with bet365.
The Bookie Basher
There should be goals when Tottenham face Manchester United at Wembley and a 2-2 draw can be backed at 14/1. Alexis Sanchez scored in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Tottenham in November and should make his league debut for United, who have won their last five.
Selection: £1 on 2-2 draw at 14/1 with bet365.
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