Technically a winning bet yesterday, with one win and one void meaning the double paid around 7/5 as a singe. The accumulator is still on, and if both games win tonight it will pay at around 13/1.
Today I am sticking with my original double, but adding the 3rd game I was very sure of to make a 9/1 treble:
Arsenal vs Swansea: Arsenal -1 Goal @ 21/20
Arsenal now need wins, and fast. Anymore slip-ups and they are out of it completely, and with City in 4th breathing down their necks – and having a game in hand, this game is pivotal. Swansea have improved under Guidolin, but still look uncomfortably poor at the back, and lacking end product going forward. Arsenal should pass them off the pitch, and pick them off over the course of the 90. Welbeck is back and looking in good form, and with the likes of Ozil and Sanchez providing – I think the Gunners will win comfortably. 3-0.
Stoke vs Newcastle: Stoke Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1/1
Stoke face a Newcastle side massively out of form when it comes to away games. In their 14 away games, 8 times they have shipped 2 or more, with more than 3 coming regularly. When an early goal goes in, they seem to give up. With defensive issues and injuries, this could be a first half winner the way they play! Stoke on the other hand have hit 2 or more in 8/16 home games in all competitions – and won 3 of their last 5, including a 2-0 win over Man Utd. Shaqiri and co will give them a torrid time I feel, and an easy win the likely result.
Liverpool vs Man City: Man City Win @ 17/10
This is a rematch of the Capital One Cup final three day ago. City won on penalties, which will give them the psychological edge. With Kompany back, Caballero unstoppable and Aguero nearing his best – I think this time round the shackles will be off and City will demolish an often-iffy Liverpool back four, with Simon Mignolet the clown in the gloves. At this rate, City might need to get through the qualification phases of the Champions League next season – so with a game in hand over Arsenal, a win is imperative.
Double: Man City Win + Stoke Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 4/1
Treble: + Arsenal -1 Goal for @ 9/1.
Best of luck