Premier League: Kane to start ball rolling…

This Premier League weekend starts with a cracker – Tottenham versus Arsenal at Wembley.

Although this game doesn’t need building up, Arsenal’s good recent run and Spurs dropping points mean these two sides are challenging each other for next year’s Champions League football. An Arsenal victory today would take to within one point of Spurs, something that looked unthinkable earlier in the season.

That said, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has never lost a home derby to the Gunners and will be looking to end a run of two consecutive league defeats.

We’re not sure how this game will develop – we’re edging towards a draw – but what we do know is that Harry Kane always scores against Arsenal. He has scored eight goals in eight games to date! He looked ‘energised’ against Chelsea midweek and we’ll take a punt that he opens the scoring today.

The late game sees West Ham host Newcastle at the London Stadium.

This is another tricky game to predict. West Ham won the reverse fixture 3-0 earlier in the season but have picked up just five points in their last six games. By contrast, Newcastle have won four of their last six, including victory over reigning league champions Manchester City.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has got the best out of his side by keeping things very tight away from home and trying to pick up wins at St. James’ Park.

West Ham are attempting to go their fifth game on the trot at home without defeat, but that does include a couple of draws. With this all in mind, we’ll plump for a draw in the late game.

Recommendations:

Tottenham/Arsenal: Kane to score first, 1 pt, at 4/1, BoyleSports

West Ham/Newcastle: A draw, 1 pt, at 5/2, bet365

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