After a week off due to FA Cup action, the drama of this season’s Premier League returns this weekend and I’ve picked out three players to land me a huge £255 return from a £10 treble.
As always, I’ll be playing all three players as singles so even two winners would land a very tidy profit. But come on boys, let’s go for the jackpot!
West Ham United V Sunderland. 12:45PM
“I just don’t think you understand” is the chant currently ringing around Upton Park, but I think we all know just how good the magical Frenchman can be. And I think he haunt former West Ham boss Sam Allardyce by firing the Hammers to three points against Sunderland.
Payet was brilliant once again in last week’s FA Cup win at Blackburn, netting twice in the process. Despite missing two months of his maiden campaign in England, the 28-year-old still boasts seven league goals to his name and will be a constant threat against the relegation battlers.
Sunderland have improved under Big Sam, but they still leak goals and Payet could be the main to pick the lock. The fact he takes free-kicks could be another huge plus point here, and is another reason to think Slaven Bilic’s main man will score.
I don’t usually back the lunchtime kick-off, but I cannot resists a goal at 2/1. Martin’s bet of the day without question.
Leicester City V Norwich City. 3PM
The shock league leaders might have suffered a disappointing last-gasp defeat at Arsenal two weeks ago, but Claudio Ranieri’s men have had plenty of time to refocus and should be ready to ease past struggling Norwich. And I’m backing Riyad Mahrez to put in another huge shift for the Foxes.
Mahrez already boasts 14 goals this season, and should fancy his chances against a Canaries side that has shipped 30 goals on the road. I’ve no reason to doubt the Algerian star as he looks to lead Leicester one step closer to a phenomenal title victory.
Jamie Vardy may be the main source of goals, but I firmly feel that Mahrez is the puppet master. He should experience plenty of joy against a pretty poor away side, and I’m backing him to cap his birthday week with a goal.
Come on Riyad, keep the dream alive.
Stoke City V Aston Villa. 3PM
Sorry Aston Villa hit new lows in the week as they lost to their U21s, and I can’t see things getting any brighter for the division’s bottom side in this Midlands derby. And I’m backing Bojan to be the man to compound their misery.
Stoke’s little Spaniard was on the bench at Bournemouth, but should be ready to return as long as Mark Hughes doesn’t stick with the winning team. The former Barcelona man has scored five goals this campaign, and often looks like the Potters’ brightest spark. With this in mind, I think he’ll have a big say on proceedings.
Without making much noise, Stoke are in the top half once again and would love to cement their place as the region’s best side here. It wouldn’t surprise me if they hit three or four goals in this one. If they do, Bojan at 21/10 looks epic value.