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5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

Everton to clinch the derby, Kane to keep hitting the net, and other tips to think about for this weekend’s fixtures.

Can Harry Kane keep the scoring going at Swansea this weekend?
Can Harry Kane keep the scoring going at Swansea this weekend?
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1. Manchester United to win at Arsenal (11/4)

ALTHOUGH UNITED HAVEN’T been incredibly impressive of late, neither have Arsenal. Besides, United are top of the Premier League, with players like Mata, Martial and Smalling finding real form.

Arsenal struggled during the week in Europe, but expect Petr Cech to be back between the posts for Sunday’s encounter at the Emirates.

United have a decent record against Arsenal and won in this fixture 2-1 last season, and expect a similar result this weekend.

2. Saido Berahino first goalscorer, Crystal Palace v West Brom (7/1)

Palace are favourites with the bookies for this one and understandably so after winning at Watford last time out in a mid-table clash.

The Baggies were unlucky to lose out the last day at home to Everton having been 2-0 up, and one-time wantaway striker Berahino has banged in a couple. He netted the only goal of the game at rivals Villa last month, and he was first goalscorer again in the loss to Everton.

He’s worth a few quid to do the same at high-flying Palace.

3. Everton to win & score over 2.5 goals v Liverpool (3/1)

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Everton - The Hawthornes Romelu Lukaku could be celebrating again come Sunday afternoon. Source: Tim Goode

I expect a Merseyside classic of old and a few goals in this one to boot. Danny Ings will be flying high after his England call-up and could hit the net for the Reds, but Everton are a daunting prospect on any day at Goodison (just ask Chelsea).

If Lukaku keeps up his recent form the Toffees are very likely to score goals, and both teams will be pumped for this one given there’s only a point between them in the table.

4. Harry Kane to score two or more goals for Spurs at Swansea (11/1)

When a striker breaks a bit of a goal-scoring drought they can tend to use that momentum, and Kane will be full of confidence after breaking his duck against Man City.

The 4-1 win for Spurs will have done a lot for their belief, and they head into this away fixture at Swansea in sixth place in the table, just four points off leaders Manchester United.

England may have already qualified for Euro 2016, but the upcoming fixtures against Estonia and Lithuania will give Kane and his teammates a chance to impress to ensure they are on the plane/boat/train to France. Scoring this weekend can only help.

5. West Ham to win to nil at Sunderland (16/5)

On form this result can only go one way, with West Ham sitting pretty in third and the Black Cats rooted to the bottom of the table.

Sunderland have lost to nil in their last three games in the Premier League (0-1 home to Spurs, 2-0 at Bournemouth, and 3-0 at Manchester United last weekend).

West Ham should win this game, and Sunderland are struggling to score. It’s a cert, right?

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