Premier League Treble: Backing City to maintain the pressure, a stalemate in Swansea and more joy for QPR

Al Hain-Cole has scanned Saturday's Premier League fixture list and picked games from the bottom, middle and top of the table to form a balanced treble worth over 6/1
Premier League Treble
Manchester City
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Tip: Manchester City to win at 1/4 (1.25) with Bet365

Manchester City have started the new year looking like a team with a point to prove, winning three games out of three and scoring eight goals without reply.

Roberto Mancini's men can't afford any more slip-ups if they are to maintain pressure on a rampant Manchester United at the top of the table, and this spells bad news for Fulham.

The hosts have won 31 of their last 35 matches at the Etihad Stadium, and have not lost any of the last eight encounters with The Cottagers.

Martin Jol's side do not go into this game with great confidence, considering they have only won two of their last 14 Premier League fixtures, and they are yet to beat any of the sides in the current top six.

A comfortable home victory looks like a certainty here, and is the perfect way to ease ourselves into the treble at odds of 1/4 (1.25) with Bet365.

West Ham
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Tip: QPR to win or draw at 3/4 (1.75) with Bet365

Harry Redknapp's appointment seems to have had the desired effect at QPR, who are yet to lose a game in 2013.

They will be optimistic of continuing this run against a Hammers team who are missing some important players in defence, and have slipped down the league after suffering six defeats in the last nine.

Redknapp knows this opposition better than most, and has enjoyed the upper hand in his last five managerial meetings against Sam Allardyce, winning four and drawing one of their last five encounters.

The Hoops earned a fantastic win at Stamford Bridge in their last away trip, and have now picked up a respectable five points from four games on the road since their new boss took over - two more than they had managed in the previous 20 in opposition territory.

The resurgent Rangers will be boosted by the addition of new signing Loic Remy to their ranks, and look undervalued at 3/4 (1.75) to get something out of this game.

Swansea City
Stoke City
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Draw at 12/5 (3.40) with Bet365

There may only be one point separating Stoke and Swansea in mid-table, but in terms of styles the two are miles apart.

The Swans have become synonymous with passing football since gaining promotion to the Premier League, and the appointment of Michael Laudrup as replacement from Brendan Rodgers has only added to their attacking flair.

Meanwhile Stoke have made their name as a tough nut to crack, and their pragmatic approach has seen them draw six of their 11 away games this season, including three of the last five.

Tony Pulis' men will be looking to frustrate their hosts yet again, and will be encouraged that the Welsh club have shared the spoils with four of their last five opponents, and been forced to settle for a point on six occasions at the Liberty Stadium this year.

The clash in cultures looks likely to result in the sides cancelling each other out on Saturday, and 12/5 (3.40) seems like a very tidy price to round up the accumulator this week.

Premier League Treble
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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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