Weekend Betting Tips: Sturridge to score first, Arsenal to edge out Spurs

Five betting tips for this weekend’s Premier League action.

There are some blockbuster fixtures in the Premier League this weekend and plenty of value to be had across the betting market.

The two stand out fixtures fall on Sunday with Liverpool hosting arch enemies Manchester United in the lunchtime kick-off before Tottenham Hotspur travel to Arsenal later in the afternoon.

Manchester City will be under pressure as they look to make up for a shock defeat at Cardiff City will Hull travelling to the Emirates Stadium and Newcastle United will also be looking to kick start their season into life at home to Fulham.

Manchester City to beat Hull City by two goals

You can get 3/1 in a few places on the market that Manchester City will make up for that Cardiff City defeat with a solid and efficient performance against Hull.

Manuel Pellegrini has far too much experience not to have been right in the ears of his key players this week, putting them all on edge as he expects a dominant and instant response to their first blip of the league campaign.

Southampton to win away at Norwich City

The Saints look as though they are going to be the Chelsea of old; impossible to predict and very difficult to beat when they turn up and produce their best.

Paddy Power is offering a 13/8 price on a Southampton away win, with Everton showing that Norwich can be vulnerable at home if a side wants to go to Carrow Road with an attacking mentality and looking to force the Canaries onto the back foot over 90 minutes.

Andy Carroll to score at any time against Stoke City

The big West Ham target man is 29/20 with BetVictor to score at any point as West Ham host Stoke City at Upton Park.

Stoke reacted well to an opening day defeat to Liverpool but they look as though they are going to be vulnerable away from home for much of the season. They have the defence to cope with Carroll but the relentless pressure that West Ham could build may be a little too much.

Daniel Sturridge to score the first goal against Manchester United

Considering just how effective and impressive Daniel Sturridge has been against all sides this season, a 6/1 price from Bet365 for him to score the first goal against Manchester United is too good to turn down.

He will be right up for the match because it’s another opportunity for him to prove that he is good and consistent enough to keep Luis Suarez out of the side when the striker comes back from his ban.

Arsenal to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1

You can get 9/1 from Ladbrokes on that correct score which is a decent option as the Gunners’ confidence will be much higher after a win away at Fulham and qualification into the Champions League group stage.

Spurs will be dangerous, as they are against all teams, and they will raise their performance levels which could see them nick an early goal but the Gunners have the quality to prevail over 90 minutes.

What do you think? What are your tips for the weekend’s action?

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