Premier League tips: Betting previews, predictions & best bets for Sunday's action including Liverpool v Tottenham

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1pt 30+ Arsenal booking points at 11/4

1pt Teemu Pukki to score anytime at 7/4

1pt Heung-min Son to have 2+ shots on target at 7/2

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Newcastle United v Wolves (1400 GMT)

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Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring for Wolves
Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring for Wolves

Wolves took a while to get going this season, not getting their first Premier League win until matchday seven, but they are now gathering pace.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side beat Bratislava in the Europa League in midweek to extend their current unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions and they travel to the north east as favourites on Sunday.

Newcastle performed brilliantly to beat Manchester United in their last home outing before losing narrowly at Chelsea after the international break. They still look short of goals, though, and you have to fancy the visitors to claim all three points here.

Raul Jimenez is a man in form with two goals in as many games - as well as having two more ruled out in the draw with Southampton last week - and he is worth considering anytime at around 2/1.

The eye is also drawn to the 8/1 available on the visitors to score a penalty. They have so far been awarded two penalties in the league (a joint high), both coming on the road and they also had another spot-kick in Europe on Thursday.

Wolves have a tricky, talented attack that is hitting its stride. With Newcastle defending well and looking to keep it tight, a penalty could be what it takes to edge this game, and token preference would be for another one for Wolves.

Prediction: Newcastle 0-1 Wolves (Sky Bet odds: 11/1)

Best bet: Wolves to score a penalty at 8/1

Key stats

  • Wolves scored a 90th minute goal in both league meetings with Newcastle last season, with those goals earning them a 2-1 win at St James’ Park and a 1-1 draw at Molineux.
  • Although only two teams have collected fewer home points in the Premier League this season than Newcastle (5), the Magpies have conceded fewer home goals than any other side (2).
  • Newcastle haven’t scored more than once in any of their last nine Premier League games (five goals), last having a longer run between February and April 2015 under John Carver (10 games).
  • Since the start of last season, Raúl Jiménez has been involved in 25 Premier League goals for Wolves (16 goals, 9 assists), 10 more than any other player.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace (1630 GMT)

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal midfielder (centre, number 34) addresses referee Mike Dean during the defeat at Sheff United
Arsenal players address referee Mike Dean during the defeat at Sheff United

Arsenal must avoid the noise and not panic after their loss at Sheffield United, as they look to get back on track against a dangerous Crystal Palace.

Roy Hodgson's side have been surprisingly strong so far and Unai Emery's men might have to dig in and win ugly as they have on a number of occasions this season, beating Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Burnley and Newcastle all by just one goal.

This London derby could be tight and scrappy and it is worth looking at the cards markets rather than relying on the Gunners to grind their way to three points.

Granit Xhaka already has five yellow cards to his name for club and country this season, but the Arsenal captain's fiery reputation is well known now and we are instead opting to look at team booking points.

Discipline has been a problem for the Gunners, who have picked up 24 yellows and one red in just nine Premier League games - more than any other side in the top flight.

They received four yellows in their frustrating Monday night defeat in Sheffield, seven against Villa at the Emirates last month (with Ainsley Maitland-Niles receiving two) and three against each of Newcastle, Tottenham and Watford.

They could be frustrated here and 20+ booking points for the hosts at just under evens is tempting, but the 11/4 for 30+ booking points is preferred and looks well worth a small bet.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace (Sky Bet odds: 15/2)

Best bet: 30+ Arsenal booking points at 11/4 (Sky Bet)

Key stats

  • Crystal Palace are looking to secure back-to-back wins against Arsenal in all competitions for the first time.
  • Arsenal have never failed to score in 19 home league games against Crystal Palace – they’ve faced the Eagles more often without ever failing to score at home than they have against any other side in their top-flight history.
  • Arsenal have scored at least twice in each of their last 12 home league London derbies (W9 D2 L1), though they are winless in their last two (2-3 vs Crystal Palace, 2-2 vs Spurs).
  • Since February 2018, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 26 Premier League goals in games played on Sunday – no player has scored more on a day of the week in that time (Mo Salah, 26 goals on Saturday).

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur (1630 GMT)

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Heung-min Son: Spurs forward celebrates one of two goals against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League
Heung-min Son: Spurs forward celebrates one of two goals against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League

Liverpool are on a 44-game unbeaten run at Anfield in the Premier League, while Spurs are without a win on their last 10 away from home. Does that double negative for Spurs mean they will somehow come out on top?

Probably not, but another good performance is very much needed from them, so maybe a step up in opposition is what they need. We saw that with Manchester United against Liverpool last week and it would not be a surprise were the visitors to do something similar here.

Mauricio Pochettino's side responded well to their home draw with Watford by hitting five past Red Star Belgrade - their front three all getting in on the scoring with two each for Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, and one for Erik Lamela. If ever a win was much needed, it was in time for this.

Whether they can take another step forward and do what no side has done in such a long time remains doubtful, however. Liverpool will be keen to respond after an uncharacteristically sluggish display at Old Trafford and they have become metronomic in their reliability, especially at home.

But Spurs should at least get their chances against a Reds defence which has shown vulnerabilities this season, and that's why we're keen on backing Son to register two shots on target.

He has five goals for the club in all competitions this term and averages nearly three shots per game in the Premier League, hitting three, five and six shots against Leicester, Palace and Newcastle respectively.

He is expected to start and will be one of Spurs' danger men on Merseyside, so the 7/2 price to get at least two shots on target looks too good to turn down.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Spurs (Sky Bet odds: 17/2)

Best bet: Heung-min Son to have 2+ shots on target at 7/2

Key stats

  • Liverpool won both league meetings with Spurs last season, and also beat them 2-0 in the Champions League final. They last won four in a row against them between 2013-2015 (a run of five).
  • Liverpool have lost just one of their last 48 games in the Premier League (W39 D8 L1), losing 1-2 vs Man City in January 2019. At Anfield, the Reds are unbeaten in 44 Premier League contests (W34 D10), last losing against Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace in April 2017 (1-2).
  • Tottenham are without a win in their last 10 Premier League away games (D2 L8), including a 1-2 defeat to Liverpool in March. The Lilywhites last endured a longer such run between May 2000-January 2001 under George Graham (14 games).
  • Between them, Sadio Mané (17), Mohamed Salah (12) and Roberto Firmino (7) have scored 69% of Liverpool’s last 52 home league goals. The last time neither of the three scored for the Reds at Anfield in a league game was December 2018 (1-0 vs Everton via Divock Origi).
  • Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored six goals in his last eight starts against Spurs across all competitions, with four of those coming while playing for the Merseyside club (also one each for Basel and Fiorentina).

Pundits on Liverpool v Spurs

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Norwich v Manchester United (1630 GMT)

Teemu Pukki celebrates for Norwich
Teemu Pukki: Due another Norwich goal

Teemu Pukki has not scored in his last four Premier League appearances for Norwich but he can get back in the goals for the visit of Manchester United.

The Finland international scored in their European Championship win over Armenia just over a week ago to take his tally for the campaign to 10 for club and country, and he will be keen to return to form for the Canaries, too.

Daniel Farke's injury-hit side have also been on a poor run, failing to win any of their last four since the shock victory over Manchester City, and Pukki is the man they will look to.

He has scored against Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City this term, and it's that record against the big boys which offers real encouragement here.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, meanwhile, have won just one of their last seven and are yet to claim three points on the road in the Premier League season.

They must continue where they left off in the draw with Liverpool last week, but that remains to be seen and Pukki can capitalise on a dodgy defence at an appealing 7/4 anytime.

Prediction: Norwich 2-1 Man United (Sky Bet odds: Price Boosted to 9/1)

Best bet: Teemu Pukki to score anytime at 7/4

Key stats

  • Norwich could become the first promoted side to win a Premier League game against both Manchester clubs in the same season since both Wolves and Portsmouth did so in 2003-04.
  • Manchester United are winless in eight Premier League away games (D3 L5), their longest such run in the top-flight since a streak of 11 between February-September 1989. They’ve also failed to score more than once in any of these eight games, their longest such run since May 1987 (11 games).
  • Norwich’s Teemu Pukki was involved in eight goals in his first five Premier League games (6 goals, 2 assists) – since then, he has failed to score or assist in any of his last four games.

Odds correct as of 1500 BST on 25/10/19

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