Premier League, round 29: Betting tips and previews for Saturday and Sunday matches. Big match is Tottenham-Arsenal.
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TOTTENHAM - ARSENAL
- Clinton N'Jie and Jan Vertonghen are both sidelined for Tottenham ahead of Saturday's North London Derby, but Dele Alli is expected to come into the side here.
- Mousa Dembele is closing in on a return to fitness, though is unlikely to be fit in time in to start for Spurs here.
- Danny Rose and Kyle Walker are both expected to rotate into the side, while Heung-min Son could also start in place if Nacer Chadli after coming off the bench against West Ham in midweek.
- Petr Cech sustained a calf injury in the 2-1 home defeat to Swansea and will miss out, with David Ospina set to start for the Gunners.
- He joins Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Laurent Koscielny and Mikel Arteta on the sidelines.
- Danny Welbeck could start in place of Olivier Giroud up front, but Joel Campbell can be expected to retain his starting spot after netting in midweek.
- Tottenham lost points for the titleafter the 1-0 defeat at West Ham on Wednesday, but have bounced back impressively following defeats this season, taking 16 points of a possible 18 in the Premier League following competitive defeats. They will hope to maximise their ability to return to form with the welcome of their north London rivals.
- Arsenal's season has taken a turn for the worst having failed to win any of their last four competitive games, losing three. They now need a win at White Hart Lane if they are to rescue their campaign and improve their chances of hauling themselves back into the title race.
- Spurs are favourites to beat the gunners and should have the best.
HOME WIN (2.40, Matchbook)
TOTTENHAM DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5 (1.55, Matchbook)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 3-1
EVERTON - WEST HAM
- Cleverley and Besic are in doubt for the Toffies and will be assessed closer to Saturday's kick off.
- The Everton coach, however, is without Tony Hibbert, Tyias Browning and Darron Gibson for the next clash vs West Ham.
- Oumar Niasse could be part of the match on the left side, while Leighton Baines may also replace Bryan Oviedo in what could be coach Martinez's only changes from the XI that defeated Aston Villa in the previous round.
- Sam Byram is still banned and with James Collins, James Tomkins and Winston Reid all injured, Slaven Bilic has some troubles to arrange the defense.
- Midfielders-by-trade Cheikhou Kouyate and Reece Oxford could start alongside Angelo Ogbonna in a three-man defence, similar to the one that ground on a 1-0 win over Spurs on Wednesday night.
- Joey O'Brien and Enner Valencia are both out for the Hammers.
- A win over lowly Aston Villa on Tuesday night means Everton have won five of their last six competitive outings, losing only to West Brom in that run. The Toffees are also unbeaten in their last five home league meetings with West Ham, winning three.
- Victory over Spurs means the Hammers have won nine of their last 14 competitive outings, increasing their chances of a European finish. However, they have faltered on their travels of late winning only one of their last night league fixtures away from home.
- Goals are expected to be the order of the day at Goodison Park on Saturday, but Everton could sneak all three points here.
SOUTHAMPTON - SUNDERLAND
- Shane Long is a doubt having taken a knock to the knee in the 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Tuesday night and with Charlie Austin sidelined, Graziano Pelle could start here.
- Florin Gardos and Jay Rodriguez both once again miss out for the hosts, while Victor Wanyama serves the last of his five-match ban this weekend.
- Ronald Koeman could revert to a four-man defence after a three-man system at Bournemouth failed to have the desired effect.
- Saints have endured back-to-back defeats following a six-game unbeaten streak and will hope to bounce back with a win here in order to improve their chances of a European finish. They will be hopeful of a repeat performance from the 8-0 drubbing they handed the Black Cats at St. Mary's in this fixture last season.
- A 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace handed Sunderland a much-needed point in their quest to stave off relegation. Sam Allardyce's side have lost only two of their last six Premier League encounters, but are currently out of the relegation zone on goal difference only.
- Saints should be confident of bouncing back from defeats to Chelsea and Bournemouth win a win here.
HOME WIN (1.55, Betfair)
UNDER 3.5 (1.32, Betfair)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-0
WATFORD - LEICESTER
- Jurado and Tommie Hoban remain sidelined for Watford, while Joel Ekstrand is still some way from fitness coming into the welcome of Leicester.
- Nathan Ake and Craig Cathcart could come back into the starting XI having missed the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United, with Sebastian Prodl and Jose Holebas the players to drop out.
- Nordin Amrabat could also start on the left wing, while Mario Suarez is pushing for a start.
- Watford have disappointed in 2016 with just two league wins to their name this calendar year. However, they are relatively strong in front of their own fans having fallen to defeat just five times at Vicarage Road upon their return to the Premier League.
- Despite dropping points in midweek, Leicester opened up a three-point gap between themselves and second placed Tottenham in the week. The Foxes having taken the most points away from home (28) in the Premier League this season, and so will be confident of putting another victory on the board in Saturday's late kick off.
- Watford could make it difficult for Leicester, but the away side may come away with maximum points here.
LEICESTER DOUBLE CHANCE + UNDER 3.5 (1.65, PaddyPower)
AWAY WIN (2.40, PaddyPower)
POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-2
CHELSEA - STOKE CITY
UNDR 1.5 1st HALF
MANCHESTER CITY - ASTON VILLA
HOME WIN + OVER 1.5
NEWCASTLE - BOURNEMOUTH
SWANSEA - NORWICH
CRYSTAL PALACE - LIVERPOOL
LIVERPOOL DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5
WEST BROMWICH - MANCHESTER UNITED
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