West Ham could be nearer to even money with a win at home to Sunderland at the weekend. West Ham 4/5 managed to hang on to beating Crystal Palace even after going down to 10 men for a proportion of the game, but fete played on their side, and Palace, who was the in form side of the two hopefully wont be too deflated. Perhaps the win can inflate West Ham's morale to pocket successive wins against winless Sunderland. You would have to think Bilic's men will have their work undone if they cannot see off Moyes Sunderland. I do think if Sunderland are priced around evens for 5 or more corners this will be a considered punt.
Layers will be hoping either Arsenal or Liverpool slip up on Saturday with Betbright offering 4/6 for both to win. Usually I would advise if you see these as stronger home bankers to take both to win -1 on the Asian handicap, so if you expect both to win by 2 or more it wins. They win by 1 exactly that part of the bet is voided and returned. However the boost from 4/6 is just 19/20, so keep an eye on the markets with oddschecker as even money is as good as a coin flip for me.
Punters not wanting complexity, especially after a heavy drinking session Friday night may decide to treble Arsenal and Liverpool up with Newcastle and punters should be getting 7/5 or better with Betfred for the pre-weekend partying,
On the away front you may find it tough to take Stoke on at 6/4 at Hull, where Palace may tempt at 3/1 to overturn the Champions League hangover from Leicester. Punters may be lured on Reading against a Rotherham side without a win in the last two and winless since August 20th. With Reading without a win in four will put many off. Those looking for some form can take Carlisle at 11/10 to make it 5/5 but have the long trip south to achieve this.
B Dortmund win and Hoffenheim +2 Asian handicap (Hoffenheim stake refund if they lose by exactly 2 goals) - 2.25 888sport 2pts (German Bundesliga Saturday)
PS - we will be back with other bets before Saturday!