Despite Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs’ raggedy Premier League campaigns, where the trio have lost a combined 15 games already, all three lie within touching distance of the Champions League spots in sixth, eighth and tenth, on 23, 20 and 20 points, respectively.
Each have a chance to claw back more ground this weekend against bottom-half challengers, but our 20/1 treble says only one of these sides will be truly content with their work come 5pm on Saturday:
Stoke to beat Arsenal @ 11/4
The Gunners have managed to win just one of their six Premier League fixtures at the Britannia since Stoke came up to the top flight in 2008, and they’ve been beaten on two of their four visits since that 2010 triumph, going down 1-0 to Mark Hughes’ side only last March.
Arsene Wenger’s men may have won their past three in all competitions, but the last time Arsenal pulled off said feat they went another three matches without victory, losing twice.
Stoke aren’t in the best run of form, losing five of their past seven, but they’ve been useful at home of late, winning two of their last five in front of the faithful and drawing another.
And they always do well at home to Arsenal.
Liverpool to beat Sunderland @ 8/15
Gus Poyet’s side’s steady run of four matches without defeat came crashing to a halt courtesy of Manchester City’s 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light, and there promises to be no respite for the Black Cats on Merseyside.
Liverpool are hardly in resurgent form, with their two recent wins among just eight in 21 fixtures all told this term, but they’ve never lost at Anfield in the Premier League against Sunderland, winning six of their past eight, so Brendan Rodgers’ men look very good for a home win here.
Spurs v Crystal Palace: Draw @ 11/4
The Lilywhites’ 2-0 victory at home to Palace last term, which came about after Jason Puncheon skied a penalty miles over early on, was their first win at home in the league over the south Londoners in ten games, stretching back to 1980.
Half of these sides’ White Hart Lane league clashes over the past 34 years have been draws, and with both Spurs and Palace struggling for consistency in the top flight, another share of the spoils looks very much on the cards.