This weekend’s football gets off to a flyer with the Saturday Lunchtime match being the London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham, whilst we’ve also got tips for Manchester United vs Newcastle, and Watford vs West Ham.
Arsenal vs Tottenham (Saturday 12.30, Sky Sports)
Betting Guide: Arsenal 6/4, Draw 5/2, Tottenham 2/1
The pubs of London will be busy this Saturday as Arsenal and Tottenham fans pack themselves in for a match that features one of the fiercest rivalries in football. It promises to be a great match too, with Arsenal having won all 5 Premier League home games this season, whilst Tottenham only lost their 100% away record against Manchester United. However, the last three seasons have been a lean time for Arsenal against Tottenham, with no wins in 6. Tottenham have won 2 of their 3 home matches, whilst the other four matches have been draws. Therefore, the draw again looks the value-play. Meanwhile, those of you looking for bigger-odds, may want to back a 1-1 scoreline, the score in the last 3 renewals of this fixture.
Draw @ 27/10 Black Type
Correct Score 1-1 @ 7/1 WilliamHill
Manchester United vs Newcastle (Saturday 5.30, BT Sports)
Betting Guide: Manchester United 1/3, Draw 5/1, Newcastle 14/1
Newcastle haven’t fared too badly at Old Trafford in recent times, winning one, drawing one and losing one of their last 3 visits. However, having already lost 1-0 against Burnley, Brighton and Huddersfield on their travels this season, it’s hard to think they’re going to leave with any points this year against a Manchester United side that is 5 from 5 at home, and are yet to concede a goal in any of those 5 matches. Therefore, the obvious bet looks to be Manchester United to win to nil.
Manchester United to win to nil @ 3/4 Black Type
Watford vs West Ham (Sunday 4.00, Sky Sports)
Betting Guide: Watford 7/6, Draw 5/3, West Ham 3/1
West Ham have started to get their act together of late on their travels, with three straight away draws against Crystal Palace, Burnley and West Brom, but that wasn’t enough for Slaven Bilic to save his job. It remains to be seen as to whether new Hammer’s boss David Moyes fares any better than his predecessor, and he might just need a few matches to get bedded in. Meanwhile, Watford are 9 places above West Ham, but owe that position more to their away form than their home form. However, despite an unlucky defeat at home to Stoke last time, Watford have been good enough to beat Arsenal and draw with Liverpool at home this season. They also beat West Ham in this fixture two seasons ago, and were unlucky to only get a draw last season. Arguably a better team now – odds-against for a Watford win looks worth taking.
Watford Win @ 23/20 BetVictor