Kevin Palmer's Premier League Friday Flutter in aid of Temple Street
There has been nothing predictable about this Premier League season and our struggles to pick winners in this weekly Indepdendent.ie bet in association with Paddy Power has confirmed as much.
Our latest punt is listed at the bottom of this page and hopefully we can pick up some winnings for Dublin’s Temple Street Children’s hospital, while these bets of the weekend's biggest games likely to inspire you to part with your cash.
MAN UTD v SOUTHAMPTON
United fans are showing up with trepidation in their hearts for games at Old Trafford these days, with the dour levels of entertainment they have been served up by Louis van Gaal’s side this season not fuelling optimism of a thriller against Ronald Koeman’s Saints on Saturday.
Southampton head into this game on the back of successive Premier League wins and they will move to within four points of United if they pull of a win at the Theatre of Dreams for a second successive season. Shane Long and new signing Charlie Austin could both start for Southampton.
* Under 2.5 goals in the game - 4/7
* United skipper Wayne Rooney to score for a fifth successive game - 13/10
* Southampton striker Shane Long to score first - 8/1
CRYSTAL PALACE v TOTTENHAM
Palace manager Alan Pardew is convinced his side can halt his side’s three-game Premier League losing slump against Spurs, with the top six finish he has targeted still very much in his side’s grasp despite what he describes as a “lull” in their season.
Spurs need to win at venues like Selhurst Park if they are to be considered as serious contenders for the Premier League title, with all eyes on Harry Kane as he looks to add to his haul of 15 goals at club level this season.
* Palace fail to score for a sixth successive Premier League game - 8/5
* Tottenham to score a penalty - 15/2
* Spurs striker Harry Kane to score a hat-trick - 33/1
WEST HAM v MAN CITY
The Hammers recorded a famous win against City at their Etihad Stadium home back in September and a repeat result at Upton Park on Saturday evening would edge Slaven Bilic’s side back into the mix for a top four finish.
City cannot afford to drop any more points and so long as striker supreme Sergio Aguero is firing on all cylinders, they should fancy their chances of gaining sweet revenge on their London rivals.
* City striker Sergio Aguero to score two or more goals - 16/5
* Penalty missed - 11/1
* Both teams to score 6/4
ARSENAL v CHELSEA
How the roles have reversed in this battle of the London heavyweights over the last few months, with Arsene Wenger no longer faced with his old nemesis Jose Mourinho is this latest local dust-up.
Fallen champions Chelsea are more concerned about clambering away from the relegation zone than getting in the mix for a top six finish at this stage of the season, so this is the moment for Arsenal to collect their first Premier League win against the Blues since October 2011.
* Arsenal to win and one or two total goals in the match - 7/2
* Gunners striker Olivier Giroud to score first - 5/1
* Chelsea fail to score 17/10
Here is our bet in association with Paddy Power, with all winnings donated to Dublin’s Temple Street Children’s hospital:
€50 on Tottenham’s Harry Kane to score two or more goals against Crystal Palace at 8/1 (possible returns €450.00)