Toffees and Lukaku could take advantage of struggling Canaries

Michael van Gerwen is a hot favourite to win the PDC's World Championship
Michael van Gerwen is a hot favourite to win the PDC's World Championship

The Premier League weekend begins at Carrow Road, with Norwich City looking to pull away from the relegation zone by beating Everton.

The Canaries are a 2/1 chance (BetVictor) although they look short of quality to survive in the Premier League and the Toffees might take full advantage.

After all, Romelu Lukaku has scored in his past six matches and he’s a 7/2 poke (Paddy Power) to break the deadlock in this clash, while Everton are a 6/4 shot (William Hill) to claim victory after being held by Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in their last two league matches.

Crystal Palace entertain Southampton later in the afternoon, with Stan James offering 8/5 about a home win although the Eagles almost seem better-suited to matches away from Selhurst Park.

The Saints are 15/8 (Ladbrokes) to boost their season with a victory although Ronald Koeman’s side look off colour right now.

Manchester City host Swansea with the home side looking banker material at 3/10 ( and you might just find Wilfried Bony does the damage against his former club.

The Ivorian is a 4/1 chance (bet365) to break the deadlock and the hearts of the visiting supporters.

Sunderland v Watford is an intriguing clash and the Hornets aren’t a bad shout at 17/10 (BetVictor), with Sunderland on offer at 19/10 (Sky Bet) and the Black Cats are finally looking a tougher nut to crack under Sam Allardyce.

West Ham and Stoke could also play out a close encounter, with the Hammers 11/8 (Winner) to finally return to winning ways although the 11/5 (bet365) about the Potters makes more appeal.

On Saturday evening, the neutrals will be donning their Bournemouth scarves and cheering on the Cherries against a Manchester United team who have a spectacularly killjoy brand of football.

Eddie Howe’s team won at Chelsea last weekend and they are 11/4 (Paddy Power) to enjoy an amazing double by winning this clash.

The Red Devils are 21/20 (Ladbrokes) to claim three points at the Vitality Stadium although they offer poor value considering they had a tough match in Germany during the week, with the draw making most appeal at 5/2 (BetVictor).

Aston Villa are cut adrift at the foot of the Premier League and Remi Garde comes up against his former club Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

The Midlands side are 11/2 (Paddy Power) to enjoy a first victory under their new manager, with the Gunners 4/7 (William Hill) to outclass their opponents and continue their title charge.

Newcastle looked down and out when losing 5-1 at Selhurst Park, although the Magpies picked themselves off the canvas to beat Liverpool last weekend and they travel to White Hart Lane with renewed vigour.

They are 8/1 to beat Tottenham, although Spurs will be a popular coupon pick at odds of 4/11 (Ladbrokes).

Liverpool are massive favourites at 5/12 (bet365) to beat West Brom in the other Sunday match, while the Monday night clash involves top team Leicester City who host a Chelsea team completely out of sorts.

The Foxes are 2/1 (Stan James) to continue their winning ways, with the visitors 27/20 (Winner) although nobody in their right mind would consider that a value price right now.

The biggest darts tournament on the calendar starts next week, with the 2016 PDC World Championship kicking off at Alexandra Palace.

‘Mighty’ Michael van Gerwen has had a fabulous 2015 and it’s little surprise to see the Dutchman trading as strong favourite to collect his second title at the home of darts.

Bet365 offer 11/10 that MVG claims the spoils, with the 26-year-old sweeping all before him at the moment, although it’s a tournament which regularly unearths surprises and Gary Anderson will be looking to rediscover the form that saw him win 12 months ago.

‘The Flying Scotsman’ is a 7/1 chance (Paddy Power) to land consecutive titles, while Phil Taylor has been chalked up at 5/1 (BetVictor) and his 16 world championship crowns mean that ‘The Power’ can’t be taken lightly despite the fact he’s entering the twilight of his career.

One player doing well at the moment is Adrian Lewis and the man known as ‘Jackpot’ is 16/1 (Ladbrokes) to claim a third world title, with the Staffordshire ace perhaps the man most likely to dethrone van Gerwen at the moment.

BET OF THE WEEKEND: Bournemouth to beat Manchester United @ 11/4 with Paddy Power.

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