Saturday Night Premier League Multi
Tottenham v West Ham
While most Spurs fans will be eagerly awaiting their Champions League semi-final first-leg on Tuesday, the small matter of securing a top four finish is still the immediate priority for Mauricio Pochettino.
The last-gasp win against Brighton—combined with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all stuttering below them—has put Spurs in a fantastic position, and their clash with West Ham on Saturday is a massive chance to press this advantage further.
The Hammers have been comfortably safe from relegation for a long time, meaning their one point and two goals from their last eight away games has gone totally under the radar.
This dreadful away form is why I’m backing Spurs to win to nil, priced very well at 7/5. Spurs are yet to concede at their new stadium, and I don’t imagine this misfiring (on the road at least) West Ham outfit will change that.
Watford v Wolves
Like their FA Cup semi-final, I’m expecting Wolves and Watford’s meeting to be a belter.
There will be plenty of bad blood between the two sides—particularly after Troy Deeney’s suitably inflammatory post-match comments—and I also expect both teams to score.
59% of Watford’s home games have seen both teams score, while Wolves’ away BTTS-rate also lies at 59%.
Wolves are without an away clean sheet since October, while Watford have registered only two Vicarage Road shut-outs in their last 11.
Southampton v Bournemouth
Our three-leg multi concludes at St. Mary’s, where I’m backing Southampton to beat Bournemouth.
The Cherries have lost 10 of their last 12 away games—the two victories came against Huddersfield and Brighton, who are appalling—and a 1-0 home defeat against Fulham last time out confirms they’re very much on the beach.
Southampton have won three of their last four home games (Spurs and Wolves amongst the victims), so evens looks a solid price to me.