The Betting Corner: The Premier League is Back!
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We kick off the weekend's action on Saturday following another international break, and there are yet more exciting games to get stuck into and place bets on.
Last season, Everton versus West Ham would have seemed like a win for Roberto Martinez and his men, but they haven't had things their way this season, succumbing to some surprise defeats and conceding far too many goals.
Since appointing Teddy Sheringham as an attacking coach, West Ham has looked far more dangerous, and it's likely to be the responsibility of rejuvenated England playmaker Stewart Downing to orchestrate the forward play this time around. Downing is 17/4 to score anytime with Betway Sports.
West Ham have looked solid this season; 19/5 with William Hill for an away win looks like a great prospect.
The late kickoff is between Arsenal and Manchester United — a blockbuster fixture which still means a great deal even if the two sides are no longer the dominant forces in English football. United have seemed stronger in recent weeks and, should they get attacks in early on, may win this, especially given the Arsenal tendency to flag in the colder months.
United, like Arsenal, have injury problems affecting the likes of Marcos Rojo, Radamel Falcao, and Daley Blind, but they still have Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. United are a great-value 13/5 with William Hill to win.
Sunday sees Tottenham Hotspur try to shake off the tag as an inconsistent side, on a trip to the KC Stadium to play Hull City. Hull has been on poor form of late, and this game will likely play into Spurs' hands. For the team to win from a drawing position at halftime, you'll get 9/2 with Ladbrokes. Nacer Chadli, who played for Belgium in midweek and is on good form for his club, is 9/4 with Betway to score anytime.
Aston Villa haven't won since September in the league and face Southampton at Villa Park on Monday knowing the visitors, managed by Ronald Koeman, are second for good reason, having excelled in very difficult circumstances. If only the same could be said for Villa, a side on the slide who seem drained of confidence.
Southampton aren't a great value bet, so sure are the bookmakers of a win, but you can have fun betting on other aspects of the game; a 1-0 Southampton win is 11/2 with Bet365.