Premier League tips – 31 October, 1 and 2 November
- Chelsea and Liverpool to draw @ 5/2 with Paddy Power
- Everton and Sunderland to draw @ 18/5 with BetVictor
- Southampton HT FT @ 7/5 with Paddy Power
- Tottenham HT FT @ 11/10 with Paddy Power
Chelsea v Liverpool, Saturday 12.45pm
Some bookies are lifting their heads above the parapet and offering even money about Chelsea winning this Saturday lunchtime encounter, with Stan James among them. However, can you really trust this Blues team to beat anyone at the moment?
Then we have a Liverpool team addicted to drawing games right now. William Hill offer 16/5 about the Reds winning this clash, although the 5/2 with Paddy Power that this game ends all square is surely the way forward.
Jurgen Klopp will want to continue making progress with his new club and a pragmatic approach yielded dividends at White Hart Lane, with a low-scoring draw looking to be on the cards in this match.
Everton v Sunderland, Sunday 1.30pm
The Toffees are a best price 8/15 (Coral) to win this game but there are question marks over Everton, especially with Phil Jagielka missing from central defence after the England player sustained an injury at the Emirates.
Quite simply, Roberto Martinez’s team are not banker material to beat a Sunderland side who have spent most of the season being completely gash although Sam Allardyce is threatening to keep them in the top flight.
BetVictor offer 7/1 about an away win and the draw is 18/5 with the same firm, something that could be on the cards with the Black Cats looking to return home with at least a point.
Southampton v Bournemouth, Sunday 4pm
A south coast derby of sorts, with Southampton strong favourites to claim three points against a Cherries team who have lost matches 5-1 against Tottenham and Manchester City.
The Saints are capable of scoring plenty of goals, with Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle particularly threatening, while Eddie Howe contemplates how to get defensively tighter and stay in the division.
Paddy Power offer 7/5 about Ronald Koeman’s side leading at half-time and full-time, with Bournemouth capable of scoring the odd goal but vulnerable against a rampant attack.
Tottenham v Aston Villa, Monday 8pm
Tim Sherwood might settle down to watch this televised clash between his two former sides wondering what might have been. Spurs decided against giving him a permanent gig, while Aston Villa recently axed someone who could engineer just one win all season to date.
Tottenham are hot favourites to win this match and a home win looks banker material considering the Villans are manager-less and short of confidence right now. Harry Kane got off the mark at Bournemouth with a hat-trick and the defence is pretty strong too.
Paddy Power offer a very fair 11/10 about the home side leading at half-time and full-time, with the visiting players waiting to see who will be the full-time replacement at the club. The supporters are starting to fear the worst.