The less said about last week the better…
We could only muster one-out-of-three in our search for a second treble of the season.
But you know the drill by now – we dust ourselves down and go again!
Let’s see who we fancy this weekend…
(Prices can fluctuate between time of writing and game time, dependant on market activity)
Premier League Betting Odds
West Ham United vs Newcastle United
We’re starting at the London Stadium as West Ham host Newcastle.
West Ham earned a very respectable point at the King Power Stadium last weekend with a late Craig Dawson header, while Newcastle come into this game hoping to make it four wins on the bounce.
A huge game for the Hammers in their bid for Champions League football next season.
It’s also a huge game for Newcastle, who have turned a corner since losing 4-0 to Manchester City back in December. The Magpies have won their last three in the league, including a 1-0 success at home to Aston Villa last weekend.
However, they do have the second-worst away record in the league this season – picking up just six points from 10 matches – which is why we’re leaning more towards a West Ham win at 7/10.
Arsenal vs Brentford
Next, we’re heading to the Emirates as Arsenal welcome Brentford.
Again, a big game for Arsenal in terms of their pursuit of a top four finish – and the Gunners will be seeking revenge. Brentford began life in the top flight with a surprise 2-0 home win over Mikel Arteta’s men on the opening day of the season.
The Gunners ended a five-game winless run across all competitions when they claimed a slender 1-0 victory away at Wolves last Thursday, and they’re currently four points behind Manchester United in fourth, however they have three games in hand.
Brentford avoided a seventh successive defeat in all competitions when they played out a goalless draw with Crystal Palace last weekend.
The Bees head to the Emirates this weekend after failing to win any of their last eight away matches in the top flight – and they’ve conceded at least twice during this poor run.
Arsenal win at 9/20.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Our final pick comes from Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace take on Chelsea.
Chelsea are finally back in Premier League action after being crowned champions of the world for the first time in their history with their Club World Cup triumph in Abu Dhabi.
The title may be out of reach now – it’s not mathematically impossible but they’re 16 points adrift of a rampant Manchester City side.
The Blues are fairly comfortable in third place thought – six points clear of fifth-placed West Ham United with a game in hand, despite failing to win back-to-back games in the Premier League since October.
Palace have slipped down to 13th in the table having taken just three points from the 15 on offer so far this calendar year, after a very promising first half of the season.
Back-to-back draws against Norwich City and Brentford – both are below Palace in the table – raises question marks over whether they could push for a top-half finish.
However, two of Palace’s five wins this season have come against teams starting the day in the top four, with Patrick Vieira’s men having already toppled Tottenham and Man City this season – perhaps another upset on the cards?
It’ll be a close one but we’re leaning towards a Chelsea win at 4/6.
West Ham to beat Newcastle
Arsenal to beat Brentford
Chelsea to beat Crystal Palace
Trader’s special price for the treble – 10/3!