Saturday sees Arsenal make the trip to Old Trafford for the first time since their 8-2 defeat. Jim Knight looks as some familiar bets for this weekend's Premier League games
A freak result like that is unlikely, but there are two other games at the weekend were backing the same results as last year could provide a profitable return.
Norwich’s game against Stoke is hardly one that will get pulses racing but there could be great value in backing the draw. These teams played out a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road last year and it is 9/4 (3.25) with Paddy Power to end all square again.
Stoke haven’t won on the road this year and drawn six of their nine league games this season. Norwich started slowly but picked up their first home win with a victory over Arsenal and then drew away to Aston Villa last week.
Another draw could well be on the cards and it is 5/1 (6.0) with Paddy Power to finish 1-1 as it did last year.
Aston Villa face a trip to the North East to face a Sunderland side who have drawn 75 per cent of their games this season.
With the Villains in dire form having won just once this season, it would be no surprise to see this one end in another draw. It’s 5/2 (3.5) with Paddy Power for both teams to take a point from this clash.
Last year a late goal from Stephane Sessegnon saved the home side from defeat in a thrilling game that finished 2-2. Paddy Power is offering 13/1 (14.0) it ends that way again but with both teams struggling for goals the 7/1 (8.0) for 0-0 or 5/1 (6.0) for 1-1 looks more appealing.
It is a whopping 35/1 (36.0) for both of these games to finish 1-1 in a correct score double.
The managers of all four teams would probably take a point this weekend so the 10/1 (11.0) with Paddy Power on both games to finish as draws looks well worth backing.
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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast
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