After a triumphant return to form in last weekend’s Home Heroes, when I successfully backed Everton, Arsenal and Man City to win at home, my confidence is high again this week as I put my faith in Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham to keep my momentum going.
Spurs have a strong home record and historically do well at home to Everton, while West Ham haven’t won at Anfield for 40 years and struggling Sunderland‘s new boss faces an uphill struggle to reverse a shocking recent run against Champions League-chasing Chelsea at the Bridge.
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Tottenham to beat Everton @ 6/5
Tottenham face Everton in a Champions League crunch match and the home side will be looking to build on a fantastic home record that has seen them lose just once at White Hart Lane in all competitions since November 3rd.
During that run they have beaten the likes of Inter Milan, Arsenal, Liverpool, Panathinaikos and Lyon in north London, as well as holding Man Utd to a draw, so they will be confident of picking up another win in a fixture that they have dominated in recent years.
The Toffees haven’t won at Tottenham since 2008, losing three and drawing one of the four ties since then.
Amazingly, Everton’s last five matches have all been at home, but they are winless in their last three away games and haven’t won on the road in the Premier League since January 2nd.
Gareth Bale will be absent with the nasty-looking injury he picked up in last night’s Europa League clash with FC Basel, but expect Spurs to have enough strength in depth to get a crucial win and severely dent Everton’s Champions League hopes.
Liverpool to beat West Ham @ 17/50
West Ham travel to Anfield on Sunday having won just once on their travels since November 11th, losing nine and drawing one during that run, picking up just four points from a possible 33 on the road.
The Hammers are also hamstrung by the fact that they haven’t won back-to-back Premier League games all season, meaning that their 3-1 win over West Brom at Upton Park in their last match is unlikely to count for much as they come up against one of the most in-form teams in the division.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have won four of their last five games, averaging three goals per game during that period, and haven’t lost to West Ham at Anfield since 1963.
Another home win looks a certainty in this one.
Chelsea to beat Sunderland @ 3/10
The furore and controversy surrounding Paolo Di Canio’s appointment as Sunderland manager is unlikely to do many favours to the struggling Black Cats and Chelsea’s own under-fire boss Rafael Benitez might be able to enjoy a rare day out of the limelight at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Di Canio’s task, even without the media circus, looks a daunting one. Sunderland haven’t won for eight games, losing five and drawing three, and have lost their last four in a row against Chelsea in the Premier League.
The Blues, on the other hand, have won their last five home games in all competitions and haven’t tasted defeat at Stamford Bridge in the league since January 2nd.
Another comfortable home victory here should ensure a baptism of fire for England’s most controversial gaffer.