• A single bet on Leicester to beat West Ham will double your money 
  • Their title rivals Tottenham are also worth backing away at Stoke
  • Spurs are 31/10 with both teams scoring at the Britannia Stadium 
  • A Kevin De Bruyne-Mesut Ozil-Graziano Pelle treble returns 45/1
  • Rangers and Celtic meet in the Scottish Cup this week with the Hoops 4/6
  • It’s 18/1 that both teams receive a red card in the first derby for over a year 

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It was one down, three to go for Leicester as their search for the victories required to land the Premier League title continued – and they won’t have to look too hard for the next one.

Last week’s win at Sunderland was their fifth on the spin without conceding and next up is a West Ham team reeling from a midweek FA Cup exit.

The Foxes are evens with a few firms and with seven clean sheets in their last eight at home are 5/2 to win without letting one in. West Ham are no mugs away from home though and have lost just four of their last 16 league games on the road. A home win with both teams scoring is 3/1. 

Jamie Vardy rediscovered his goal touch with a deadly double against Sunderland last Sunday 

Jamie Vardy rediscovered his goal touch with a deadly double against Sunderland last Sunday 

The Foxes will be hoping for more of the same this week as they've got the 1.30pm kick-off on Sunday again

The Foxes will be hoping for more of the same this week as they’ve got the 1.30pm kick-off on Sunday again

Like last week and for the next four games, Leicester have the advantage of playing before title rivals Tottenham, who are seven points behind.

Spurs have been playing well and dismantled Manchester United last week but can they do it on a wet…?

The weather forecast for Stoke on Monday night doesn’t scream ‘bring a brolly’ at the Spurs fans. And anyway, they’ve won on four of their last six league visits.

Sir Alex Ferguson tipped Leicester to win the league with three games to spare and that can only happen if Spurs slip-up over the next couple of games. They won’t.

Dele Alli sparked Spurs' goal rush as they swept Manchester United aside at White Hart Lane

Dele Alli sparked Spurs’ goal rush as they swept Manchester United aside at White Hart Lane

BEST BETS OF THE WEEKEND 

HOMES: Leicester, Rotherham, Sheff Wed, Hartlepool, Oxford 25/1 Bet Victor

AWAYS: Tottenham, Man City, Burnley, Bradford, Wigan 33/1 Bet Victor

DRAWS: Everton vs Southampton, Norwich vs Sunderland, Portsmouth vs Plymouth around 38/1

BTTS: Bournemouth vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Swansea, Chesterfield vs Sheff Utd, Exeter vs Northampton, Rangers vs Celtic 17/1 Betfred 

From oddschecker.com

Fergie also tipped Jordan Spieth for the Masters and lost £8,000 on the American. The former Manchester United boss can win some of it back by piling on Spurs to take maximum points at the Britannia with both teams scoring. 

It’s a tasty 31/10 and Stoke, hammered by Liverpool last week, haven’t drawn a blank since February 6.

Behind the title chasers, Manchester City, in the fourth Champions League place, will be preparing to face Chelsea knowing that their closest rivals will be within a point by the time they kick off Saturday’s late game as United host Aston Villa at 3pm.

Louis van Gaal’s side were slaughtered for their shot-shy performance at Spurs but they bounced back by beating West Ham in the FA Cup on Wednesday and host a team who have scored just two goals in their last seven league games away from home. 

United are as short as 1/5 but, with three clean sheets in their last four home league games, are 8/11 to win without conceding.

Marcus Rashford scored a beauty as United dumped West Ham out of the FA Cup

Marcus Rashford scored a beauty as United dumped West Ham out of the FA Cup

United should have more reason to celebrate at the weekend as Aston Villa provide their opposition

United should have more reason to celebrate at the weekend as Aston Villa provide their opposition

Like United, City head into the weekend on the back of an impressive midweek victory after reaching a first-ever Champions League semi at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain.

In nine games following Champions League fixtures, City have won four, drawn three and lost two and they’ve won just two of their last seven away from the Etihad in all competitions.

But, and it’s a big but, Chelsea couldn’t do what City did to PSG – nowhere near it – and a 4-0 drubbing of sorry Villa is their only win in their last six. Ignore the FA Cup tie between this pair – City played the kids. Don’t ignore the 9/5 on offer for an away win this time.

Fergie probably won’t be tempted to back his old neighbours but the EIGHT GRAND he wagered on Spieth could have bought him a ticket for Leicester’s sold-out final home game of the season as certain secondary ticketing websites (touts to you an I) cash in.

But before any loaded Leicester fans fire up the laptop it is worth noting that while it may buy entry to one massive title party, it also includes 90 minutes of Everton. That’s not a pretty sight these days.

The brilliant Belgian Kevin De Bruyne curled home Manchester City's winner against Paris Saint-Germain

The brilliant Belgian Kevin De Bruyne curled home Manchester City’s winner against Paris Saint-Germain

If they carry the same form into the Chelsea clash they stood keep a tight grip on fourth place in the table

If they carry the same form into the Chelsea clash they stood keep a tight grip on fourth place in the table

The Toffees are at home this week, where they’ve won just one of their last nine games and collected 16 points all season as pressure mounts on manager Roberto Martinez.

They drew 0-0 at Crystal Palace on Wednesday night and can scrape another point against Southampton. It’s 12/5 the draw and 7/2 all square with both teams scoring.

Norwich against Sunderland at Carrow Road also has draw written all over it with the pair scrapping away at the foot of the table, scared of winning. The Canaries have two victories in their last 14 in all competitions and for the Black Cats it’s two from 13 in the same period. It’s 12/5 the stalemate while the 8/1 for 0-0 is worth a nibble.

Elsewhere, Arsenal can chalk up a 500th Premier League win when Palace visit the Emirates. They’re 4/11 to win but with nine goals in their last three games, the 10/11 giving away one goal on the handicap and 5/2 giving away a couple offer better value.

Mesut Ozil (right) had gone six games without a goal for Arsenal before last week's draw with West Ham

Mesut Ozil (right) had gone six games without a goal for Arsenal before last week’s draw with West Ham

Mesut Ozil is a decent shout to get among the goals after ending a barren spell by hitting the target in last week’s draw at West Ham while Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has scored against three of his last four opponents – only leaders Leicester have shut him out. He can add to his 10 Premier League goals for the season when he lines up against Everton and complete the any-time treble with City’s man of the moment Kevin De Bruyne. All three scoring returns 45/1.

Hello again, you two

The Old Firm battle is back as Rangers and Celtic meet in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden this Sunday and Paddy Power expect a fiery affair. They go 6/4 any player is sent off, 18/1 a red card is shown to both teams and 10/1 either manager is sent to the stands.

Celtic are the big favourites, 4/6 to win in 90 minutes with Rangers 4/1 and the draw 14/5. To go through to the final it’s 9/4 Rangers and 2/7 Celtic while both teams are 13/1 to win on penalties. 

 

 

 

 

 


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