Premier League: Son’s Sunday starter…

This Premier League Sunday starts with a London derby, with West Ham hosting Tottenham.

The Hammers have responded well to their defeat by Liverpool, and have climbed into fifth spot in the league with a three match unbeaten run. In theory they should be favourites today, but Harry Kane is expected to start for Tottenham after he was rested as a precaution for their Europa League win.

That for us makes all the difference, as his partnership with Son Heung-Min offers quality up top that very few teams can match. The South Korean is best priced at 6/4 to score anytime, but Paddy Power offers 5/2 that he has at least one shot on target from outside the box. We’ll be on that.

Next up sees Aston Villa take on Leicester at Villa Park.

Villa showed their mettle early in the season when they went to King Power Stadium in October and won. However, Leicester will be flying after beating Liverpool last weekend, and are starting to show some of the swagger of five years ago.

The Foxes welcome back Jamie Vardy, and the England international has scored five goals in his last four Premier League games against Villa. We think this could be a tight game, but we’ll take Vardy to open the scoring today.

The early evening game sees Arsenal entertain league leaders Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners surprised many by winning an FA Cup tie between these two sides last season, but the league matches have tended to be one-way traffic. Arsenal have lost the last seven league games in this fixture, and are winless in 10 clashes since 2015.

Arsenal have improved under new manager Mikel Arteta, but City are on such a run that it’s difficult to see them dropping points tonight – they are the first top-flight team to win their opening 10 matches of a calendar year.

Raheem Sterling has scored four goals in five Premier League games against Arsenal, and we look for him to net again today.

The late games sees Manchester United host Newcastle, looking to cement second place in the league. behind their ‘noisy’ neighbours.

The Red Devils will fancy their chances of getting back to winning ways in the Premier League, after last weekend’s draw at West Brom, when they host Newcastle on Sunday.

Newcastle are the team that everyone in the bottom three thinks they can catch, with only Leeds having been worse defensively away from home. Manchester United should have took much attacking talent to struggle for long in this fixture, and the question really should be, how many!

Bruno Fernandes has scored in his last three Premier League fixtures, and five times in as many outings in all competitions. He also found the net in October’s reverse fixture, and we think is likely to do so again tonight.


Son (Tottenham) to have at least one shot on target from outside the box at 5/2

Vardy (Leicester) to score first at 3/1

Sterling (Man City) to score anytime at 7/5

Fernandes (Man United) to score anytime at 10/11

Four trebles and an accumulator (prices from Paddy Power)


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