OUR Asian Handicap man Dark Dyson (@DarkDyson) has studied the Premier League coupon and come up with his three best bets.
Burnley v Crystal Palace | Saturday 15:00
These sides have had remarkably similar results of late but when you look a little closer the differences emerge. Burnley have scored eight goals in five games, while Palace have managed just three in five and with the South London side managing just one win away from home in 11 road trips, Burnley will see this a great chance to pick up three more points.
Alan Pardew has got the Eagles off to a flying start under his reign and they are capable of getting a draw at Burnley this weekend but I like the way Sean Dyche has his team playing at the moment. They are creating chances and scoring goals, when that’s combined with their defensive record at Turf Moor, just 1.18 goals conceded per game, it’s clear they can win this game.
Only Chelsea, West Ham and Everton have managed to score more than one goal away against the Clarets and with the home crowd behind them I’m taking Burnley -0.25 at 6/5 with BetVictor, where a draw would only mean a half loss.
Swansea v Chelsea | Saturday 15:00
It will be interesting to see what impact the loss of Wilfried Bony has on Swansea for the remainder of the season. I really rated Bony and expect him to flourish at Man City. They needed a reliable goal scorer with Sergio Aguero’s regular injuries, but it’s worth noting the Swans didn’t actually score many goals even with him in the team.
They have averaged 1.45 per game at the Liberty Stadium so far this season which is just about average but take away Bony’s goals and that drops to 1.00 per game. Chelsea on the other hand rack up an average of 2.00 per game on their travels and have a near perfect record against the South Welsh team with five wins and two draws from their seven EPL meetings.
The Blues may not have been at their best recently but Jose Mourinho simply won’t stand for anything less than three points as the race for the title hots up. I’m backing Chelsea -1 at 43/40 with Bet365 and would expect to get our stake back at the very least.
Everton v West Brom | Monday 20:00 | Sky Sports 1
Neither of these clubs have been in form recently but both have showed some signs of life in their most recent games. West Brom did well to draw at West Ham and then picked up their first win in five at home against Hull City last week.
Everton are themselves winless in five Premier League games but managed a creditable draw with champions Manchester City last week and then performed well in the 2-2 draw away against West Ham in the FA Cup.
Although that game went all the way to penalties, the Toffees will have had almost six days to recover by the time West Brom arrive at Goodison on Monday night.
With only six away goals this season West Brom have struggled to impose themselves in attack on their road trips and with Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku slowly getting back into form for Everton, they will have their hands full in defence as well.
Everton are due a win and I think this match gives them a great chance of picking up all three points, so I’m happy to back Eveton -0.5 at 6/7 with BetVictor.