Premier League Treble: A stalemate at Stoke and goals in Wigan and Reading

After three successful Premier League accumulators from the last four Saturday afternoon fixture lists, Al Hain-Cole has upped the ante with a tasty-looking treble worth over 9/1
Premier League Treble
Stoke City
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Tip: Draw at 9/4 (3.25) with Paddy Power

Sunderland’s trip to Stoke brings together the two teams that have drawn the most games in the Premier League this season, with each having played out five stalemates already.

The win against Swansea in the last home match ended The Potters’ run of five successive Premier League draws at the Britannia Stadium, while the 3-0 defeat at Manchester City two weeks ago was Sunderland’s first match on the road this season that did not result in an away point.

Clearly red and white striped kits are not the only thing that these sides have in common, as both Tony Pulis and Martin O’Neill have built teams that are hard to beat but lack a killer instinct up front.

A tight match is clearly on the cards here, and although the visitors are unlikely to trouble Stoke’s unbeaten home record that stretches back 10 games, they should be solid enough to come away with a valuable point.

Nineteen out of the last 30 league matches involving either of these sides have ended in a draw, so odds of 9/4 (3.25) with Paddy Power look very generous on these two cancelling each other out on Saturday.

Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Tip: Over 2.5 goals scored at 8/11 (1.73) with Paddy Power

Reading are one of two sides still looking for their first Premier League win of the season, and so will be desperate to finally get the ball rolling when notoriously poor travellers Fulham come to town.

Martin Jol’s side seem to fall to pieces defensively when they leave the comfort of Craven Cottage, as they have leaked nine goals in their four away games so far this season.

Having hit the back of the net in every game at the Madejski Stadium so far this season, The Royals will be confident of adding to The Cottagers’ goals against tally in this encounter, but their own record of six goals conceded in three home matches could stand in the way of a long-awaited victory.

Whatever the result, the sensible money is on over 2.5 goals to be scored in this match, especially with attractive 8/11 (1.73) odds on offer.

This would have paid out in seven of Fulham’s eight games so far this season, and Reading’s last two at home in the league.

Wigan Athletic
West Ham United
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) with Paddy Power

After finishing last season with four solid home wins on the bounce, Wigan have resumed normal service at the start of this campaign, with poor defending denying them a first league victory at the DW Stadium.

Roberto Martinez’s men have conceded twice in each of their four home fixtures so far, so will be wary of a West Ham side that managed to score four last weekend.

Matches between these two sides are usually high-scoring affairs, with the last four encounters alone reaping an eye-catching 19 goals.

This flurry of goals looks set to continue on Saturday, as over 2.5 have been scored in six of The Hammers last seven away from home, and five of Wigan’s last six in their own back yard.

With Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll causing havoc among a fragile home defence, expect over 2.5 goals to go in here, at odds of 4/5 (1.80).

Premier League Treble
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