A first 0-0 in four years at home for Arsenal? Our betting expert ‘Jones Knows’ makes his Premier League predictions to find some angles to consider for the weekend action.
Southampton vs Everton, Sunday, – 2pm, live on Super Sunday
This should be a fine way to start your Sunday of live sport.
Both teams are playing with bags of confidence in forward areas and seemingly have plenty of faith in what their respective managers are trying to achieve.
Since beating Watford at the end of November, only Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd have won more points than the Saints while Everton have won 43 points from Carlo Ancelotti’s 25 Premier League games in charge – again only Liverpool, City and United have taken more.
So, this could be defined as a ‘top-six’ clash based on current form.
Richarlison, James Rodriguez and Seamus Coleman have all been ruled out for Everton though which does slightly tip the scales in favour of Saints but once again then it’s the price of the draw that makes most appeal at 12/5.
One area Everton will find joy will be from set-pieces. No team has scored more goals than them from corners and free-kicks this season (6) and no team has created more chances from such situations (12).
Michael Keane and Yerry Mina are big threats, especially Mina, who is one of the best in world football at attacking a high ball. The 18/1 for him to score with a header is an insult to his prowess and is firmly on my betting radar this weekend.
JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)
ALSO LOOK OUT FOR: Yerry Mina to score a header at 18/1
Wolves vs Newcastle, Sunday – 4.30pm, live on Super Sunday
When Newcastle took an early lead against Manchester United last weekend, they shot up to fourth in Premier League table.
Yet, at the full-time whistle after a 4-1 defeat, #BruceOut was trending across social media.
It’s a narrative that will be shot down by ‘football people’ within football circles but there is a reason the Toon are fourth favourites to…