Spurs could close the gap on derby day

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Tottenham Hotspur have a chance to move within two points of rivals Arsenal on Sunday, with BetVictor offering odds of 19/4 that they claim victory in the north London derby.

Perhaps Mauricio Pochettino’s team are potential title candidates this term, having beaten Aston Villa on Monday although it could be a tall order to land victory at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have been going along swimmingly and Paddy Power offer 8/13 that the Gunners beat their arch-rivals for the second time this season, having previously triumphed in the Capital One Cup.

The draw is a 10/3 chance (Stan James), with both sides scoring plenty of goals at the moment and that explains the 4/7 (William Hill) that each team finds the net in this clash.

A 3-2 win in Arsenal’s favour is on offer at 22/1 (Sky Bet), with Alexis Sanchez 9/2 (William Hill) to score first.

Earlier on Sunday afternoon, Remi Garde makes his managerial bow as Aston Villa manager, having been in the stands at White Hart Lane to see his new team lose 3-1 to Tottenham.

Paddy Power offer 13/2 about the Midlands side earning a surprise win against league leaders Manchester City.

Manuel Pellegrini’s team are 4/9 (Sky Bet) to land the three points, with Winner.com going 23/20 about City leading at half-time and full-time, although the Villans players will be out to impress their new manager and a draw is a 7/2 chance (bet365).

On Saturday evening, a beleaguered Chelsea are in action at the Britannia Stadium, with the Blues hovering near the foot of the table right now.

Many anticipate this could be Jose Mourinho’s final game in charge although his team are 21/20 favourites (BetVictor) for the three points.

Stoke recently beat the same opponents on penalties in the Capital One Cup and the Potters are 14/5 (Winner.com) to become the latest team to claim victory over Chelsea, with the draw a runner at 12/5 (Sky Bet).

Bournemouth face Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime, with both sides struggling at the moment and it’s the Cherries who are favourites (6/5 Ladbrokes) to get over the line.

Steve McClaren’s Magpies are showing signs of improvement and perhaps offer better value at 21/10 (Paddy Power).

Two in-form teams clash at the King Power Stadium, with Leicester City’s bubble showing no signs of bursting.

Ladbrokes go 4/5 that the Foxes continue their winning ways and that man Jamie Vardy is even money (bet365) to score for the ninth game running. However, Watford could be meaner opponents than the 7/2 (Paddy Power) suggest.

Manchester United have a chance to return to winning ways against West Brom and William Hill make the Red Devils a 3/10 shot for the three points, while the Baggies are 10/1 (Sky Bet) to claim a surprise victory at Old Trafford.

The draw is priced at 4/1 and Tony Pulis will have noted how problematic scoring has been for United in recent weeks, with a drought being ended during the week with a 1-0 triumph over CSKA Moscow.

Norwich City have lost their last four Premier League matches, although the Canaries are slight favourites (6/4 Stan James) to beat Swansea on Saturday, with the Welsh side 15/8 (bet365) to bounce back from that 3-0 reverse at home to Arsenal.

Garry Monk’s side won their last away match although Alex Neil’s team will be feeling confident after running Manchester City close.

Meanwhile, Southampton are strong favourites (4/5 Paddy Power) to win at the Stadium of Light, with Sunderland having shipped six at Goodison Park and such profligate defending means that bet365 offer 4/1 about the Black Cats win this game.

Sam Allardyce was flabbergasted by his team’s defending last weekend, especially after getting themselves level at 2-2 before the floodgates opened. Graziano Pelle will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing this defence.

West Ham are an 8/5 chance (BetVictor) to get the better of Everton (15/8 William Hill), with the Hammers looking to recover from last weekend’s 2-0 reverse at Vicarage Road.

Slaven Bilic will be wary of a Toffees team who hit Sunderland for six last weekend, although the draw (5/2 bet365) is available should you think the teams will cancel each other out.

Jurgen Klopp will be looking for another Premier League win when his Liverpool team entertain Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Reds are 8/13 chances (Sky Bet) for the three points although a midweek trip to Rubin Kazan is hardly the ideal preparation for a game against an Eagles side who have already won at Stamford Bridge this season.

Alan Pardew’s team are a 5/1 chance (William Hill) to claim three points at Anfield, just as they did here last term.

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