After busting my Home Heroes banker treble for two weeks in succession with defeats to West Ham and Swansea City respectively, I was very tempted to bet against Newcastle United as they travel to the south coast to take on resurgent Southampton. In the end though, I have opted to back Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton to get me back to winning ways this weekend.
United have got the game that everybody in the Premier League wants right now – QPR at home – while Spurs haven’t even conceded a goal to West Ham at home in the last five meetings and Norwich’s poor away record shows no sign of improving against an Everton side who are unbeaten at Goodison Park.
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Man Utd to beat QPR @ 7/50
Mark Hughes has finally been sacked by QPR after their defeat at home to Southampton last weekend proved to be the straw that got the donkey the sack.
Bit harsh? Well, not really. QPR haven’t won a match in the Premier League all season, losing eight and drawing four. Even worse, they haven’t won away from home in any competition since November 19th 2011 – a full calendar year.
And considering that the Rs haven’t beaten United in any competition since 1991 – and have lost without scoring a goal on their last three meetings – the omens don’t look good for managerless Rangers to buck that trend now that Sparky has departed.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have won seven out of eight at home so far this campaign and they will surely make it eight out of nine on Saturday with a comfortable victory.
(Read a full Man Utd v QPR betting preview here)
Tottenham to beat West Ham @ 3/5
West Ham actually have a decent away record this season, picking up three points at Newcastle and QPR and drawing with Norwich, and they currently sit one place above Andre Villas-Boas’ side in the Premier League table.
However, they haven’t beaten Spurs at White Hart Lane since April 1999 – 11 matches ago – and of those they have lost seven. And it gets worse. They haven’t even scored a single goal at the home of their London rivals for the last five matches.
Since Spurs have averaged more than a goal a game at home this season that should be enough, assuming that they can keep the Hammers out for the sixth successive match.
Everton to beat Norwich @ 9/20
Norwich travel to Goodison Park on Saturday on the back of their famous 1-0 win over Manchester United last weekend, but also in the knowledge that they are yet to win a single game on the road in six attempts this season.
The Canaries currently sit 13th in the Premier League but would tumble to 17th if the league table was based only on away results. They have averaged just 0.5 goals per game on their travels so far and have a goal difference of minus nine away from Carrow Road.
Everton, on the other hand, are yet to lose at home this season, winning three and drawing two. They average two goals per game at Goodison and haven’t lost to Norwich on home soil since 1993.
David Moyes’ side should bring the visitors back down to earth with a thud and contribute to what I am expecting to be a winning Home Heroes treble.
(Read a full Everton v Norwich betting preview here)