Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday night may have won them the Premier League title, but much more importantly than that, it also meant that I landed an 8/1 Home Heroes banker treble following victories for Sunderland and Norwich City on Saturday.
This week, I am hoping to continue my gold-rush by backing Manchester City, Everton and Chelsea to beat West Ham, Fulham and Swansea City respectively.
New customers who sign up with bwin online qualify for a free £20 bet and using that to back this weekend’s trio will return £47.12 if successful.
Manchester City to beat West Ham @ 1/4
Man City might have feebly surrendered their title to rivals Man Utd following their capitulation against Spurs last weekend but their home record is still hugely impressive and they should have no problems disposing of inconsistent West Ham at the Etihad.
City haven’t lost on their own patch to a team below them in the league since Everton beat them 2-1 in December 2010, and they have won 16 of their 20 league matches at the Etihad this season.
Sam Allardyce’s Hammers currently sit comfortably in tenth position in the Premier League but they would slump to 15th if the table was based only on away results and they haven’t won away to Man City in the top flight since 2003, before City came by all their riches.
With just one away success since early November, West Ham should make for light work for City in this one.
Everton to beat Fulham @ 9/20
Everton manager David Moyes conceded that last Saturday’s defeat at Sunderland had all but ended their Champions League qualification hopes, but no David Moyes side will ever lie down without a fight and I fully expect them to get back to winning ways at fortress Goodison Park this weekend.
The Toffees haven’t tasted defeat at home in the Premier League in the whole of 2013 and have lost there just twice all season, once to Chelsea and once to Wigan in the FA Cup.
On top of that, they are unbeaten against Fulham for seven matches and have won their last nine encounters in a row at Goodison.
Martin Jol’s men are winless in four and have lost their last two without scoring a goal, so a routine home win looks on the cards again here.
Chelsea to beat Swansea @ 3/10
Swansea memorably beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on their way to their famous League Cup triumph earlier in the season but they have gone off the boil lately and are currently five games without a win in the Premier League.
In fact, Michael Laudrup’s men haven’t won outside of Wales in the top flight in the whole of 2013 and have picked up just three points on the road since that great semi-final win in west London back in January.
Chelsea thrashed Swansea 4-1 at the Bridge last season in their only Premier League meeting there in the modern era, and they go into the match having won every home league game since January 16th.
With a Champions League qualification place up for grabs, Rafa Benitez’s side should make no mistakes.