Premier League: Kane the provider…

Sunday sees a packed Premier League program, with many games held over from the Saturday so the FA Cup final could be the day’s footballing highlight.

The first televised game sees Tottenham host Burnley, with Spurs looking for three more points to boost their chances of a Champions League spot next season.

Tottenham did themselves a power of good on Thursday by beating north London rivals Arsenal 3-0, and we be flush with confidence as a result. Harry Kane scored twice, but a feature of his play over the last couple of seasons has been his ability to drift deeper and set up chances for his teammates. The England captain has already provided 8 assists in the league this season, and we’ll take a chance he creates another goal today.

The day’s highlight sees Manchester City travel to London to take on West Ham, looking for the three points which would virtually clinch the Premier League title.

City are three points clear of Liverpool in the title race with just two games to go. They also have a superior goal difference, greatly helped by their 5-1 demolishing of Wolves midweek. The Sky BLues are in top form, and are likely to win this afternoon.

That said, the Hammers won’y be a pushover, and given their aerial prowess could give City problems, especially as the league leaders are missing Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ruben Dias, who have all already been ruled out for the season, while Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho face fitness tests.

West Ham would be difficult to compete with from set pieces with a full defensive compliment, never mind withe that many injuries, and thus will take a punt that the big Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek has a headed shot on target.

The late game comes from Goodison Park with Everton taking on Brentford, and the hosts will be looking to cement another season in the top flight.

Everton have collected 11 points from a possible 18 in their last six Premier League matches, putting them within touching distance of safety after looking in deep trouble just weeks ago. With the backing of a raucous home crowd the Toffees will prove hard to beat today.

However, Brentford are full of confidence at the moment, registering six wins in their last nine, barely getting out of first gear in beating Southampton 3-0 last weekend. Christian Eriksen‘s arrival in the transfer window has been crucial in inspiring this turn in form, with Brentford losing just one of the eight matches which the Danish midfielder has started.

Eriksen has scored 23 goals in the Premier League from outside the penalty area in his career, and we’ll take the chance that he does so again this afternoon.

Recommendations:

Tottenham/Burnley: Kane to provide an assist, 1 pt, at 3/1, SkyBet

West Ham/Man City: Soucek to have a headed shot on target, 1 pt, at 9/2, Paddy Power

Everton/Brentford: Eriksen to score from outside the penalty area, 1 pt, at 14/1, SkyBet

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