OUR Asian Handicap man Dark Dyson (@darkdyson) has focussing on the Sunday games this weekend.
Arsenal v Stoke | Sunday 13:30 | Sky Sports 1
Arsenal will be reeling from their lame 2-0 defeat against Southampton last time out and as they search for their best form, Stoke arrive at the Emirates today in perhaps their best form of the season.
However the Gunners have a fantastic home record against the Potters and Arsene Wenger needs that run to continue today if they are to avoid losing more ground in the race for 4th place.
Stoke are always a handful, and with confidence high Mark Hughes will be feel his team can get something from today’s match. With the Asian Handicap line set at 1.25, we have some incentive to get involved.
Arsenal have only covered a 1.25 line twice in nine home games, while Stoke have only been beaten by two or more goals on one away day in ten this season. I’ll back Stoke +1.25 at 13/15 with BetVictor where even a one goal defeat today returns a profit.
Manchester United v Southampton | Sunday 16:00 | Sky Sports 1
Ronald Koeman’s Southampton team have completely amazed me this season. Their flying start looked to have ended back in December when they took just one point from five games but since then the Saints have returned to their fantastic early season form.
Comfortable wins over Everton, Crystal Palace and Arsenal combined with a very creditable draw with Chelsea has seen them keep pace with today’s opponents Manchester United in the race for a top 4 finish.
Hosts Manchester United had a disappointing end to 2014 dropping points to Stoke, Spurs and Aston Villa which has placed even more importance on today’s game.
Fortunately for Louis Van Gaal, the injury list at United has eased slightly with Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Rafael all fit to return.
With that in mind along with United’s impeccable home record this season and a tasty looking price, I am taking Manchester United -0.50 at 4/5 with Paddy Power and also like the look of Over 2.5 Goals at 11/10.
Arsenal v Stoke – Stoke +1.25 (13/15 BetVictor)
Manchester United v Southampton – Man Utd -0.50 (4/5 Paddy Power)