Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers and West Ham all head into the Premier League weekend with what on paper look like some favourable fixtures.
The Eagles make the long trip to the north-east to face Newcastle, while the R’s and the Hammers host Sunderland and Southampton respectively.
At news.bwin.com/en/, we’ve run the rule over the fixtures and come up with the best bets from each match.
Newcastle v Crystal Palace to produce under 1.5 goals @ 7/4
No team’s matches produced fewer goals than Crystal Palace’s last season and it looks as though it will be a familiar tale when the Londoners go to Newcastle.
There were only 83 goals in Palace’s 38 league games in 2013/14, with 15 of their fixtures producing a goal or less.
Newcastle’s tally of 11 last term could be under threat if their attack continues to remain as toothless as they have thus far. The Magpies have yet to find the net in two league games and scraped past Gillingham in the Capital Cup courtesy of an own goal.
Only three times has the net bulged in the last three corresponding fixtures, with a last minute Papiss Cisse strike separating the sides last season. A similar result would be of no surprise.
QPR and Sunderland to draw @ 11/5
Two teams without a league win this season meet at Loftus Road, and that status quo could well remain after a stalemate between QPR and Sunderland.
Neither side look like good value at the odds, with the R’s on a miserable run of nine defeats and two draws in their last 11 top-flight assignments. Without a goal this season, Harry Redknapp’s side have netted just once in their last eight Premier League games.
A miraculous run of four league wins in a row at the end of last term, which included victories at Manchester United and Chelsea, saved the Black Cats from the drop, but they remain the only four wins in their last 16 Premier League games, eight of which were lost.
West Ham to beat Southampton @ 8/5
Southampton are still finding their feet after their summer of upheaval and West Ham can take full advantage with a win.
Despite a good show at Liverpool, Ronald Koeman’s men laboured to a 0-0 home draw against a West Brom side expected to struggle last time out and they travel to Upton Park with a horrible record against their hosts.
The Hammers have lost just two of the last 11 Premier League meetings between the teams and are unbeaten in the last five, winning the last two fixtures in east London convincingly by 3-1 and 4-1 scorelines.