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There are 10 games in total across Saturday, Sunday and Monday with every single top flight team looking to avoid January blues by picking up as many points as they possibly can.
Looking at Saturday’s fixtures to begin with, there are games which are expected to be extremely one sided. Manchester United are 1/6 to beat Bolton Wanderers at home for example, with the visitors a long shot at 18/1.
Owen Coyle’s side have improved in recent weeks, beating Everton at Goodison in their last game but I can’t really see an upset today. I won’t be backing Utd at 1/6 but do fancy the Red Devils to win with a two goal handicap at 11/10 with Bet365.
Similarly, Tottenham are expected to comfortably do the business against Wolves at White Hart Lane. Harry Redknapp’s men – who are looking to challenge for the title this year – are 3/10 to get the three points, with relegation threatened Wolves 12/1 to come away with a victory.
There are then several 3pm games on Saturday which are expected to be very close including Aston Villa (6/4) v Everton (11/5), Blackburn (2/1) v Fulham (6/4) and West Brom (10/9) v Norwich City (14/5).
As far as potential upsets go, Sunderland (8/1) will travel to Chelsea in excellent spirits after their recent form under new manager Martin O’Neill, having won three out of their last four, including victory over leaders Man City. 8/1 is massive value and should attract plenty of attention with punters.
Likewise, Stoke City (8/1) will be confident of giving Liverpool a run for their money at Anfield, however the return of Steven Gerrard should see Liverpool back to their best.
Moving onto Sunday’s fixtures, these two are expected to be entertaining and worth a bet on. Mark Hughes takes charge of QPR for the first time as they head to Newcastle at 1.30pm, before Swansea host Arsenal at 4pm.
For these two matches, the first goalscorer market it worth a look with plenty of candidates available. Perhaps most interestingly, QPR striker Federico Macheda is 9/1 to open the scoring at the Sports Direct Arena, while Thierry Henry is 4/1 to score the first goal at the Liberty Stadium.
Rounding of this weekend’s action in the Premier League is a Monday night fixture between Wigan and Manchester City. The hosts are rank outsiders for this one at 9/1, but having held Liverpool and Chelsea recently, they may be good value for a draw, available at 15/4.
Happy betting this weekend!