Newcastle v Bournemouth

Newcastle United may have secured their first Premier League win of the season against Watford last weekend, but I’m backing them to come crashing back down to earth at the hands of high-flying Bournemouth.

In truth, Newcastle were absolutely battered by Watford, and I’ll never quite know how they emerged from the contest with all three points.

However, this win is actually good news for this treble! The price for Bournemouth to win is now much higher than it otherwise would have been (they’re still favourites, mind), and they themselves were mightily unlucky to lose to Manchester United at The Vitality.

The Cherries have won their last two away games against Watford and Fulham 4-0 and 3-0 respectively, so I have absolutely no hesitation in backing them to beat a poor Newcastle side.  

Bournemouth - 1pt @ 5/3

Southampton v Watford

We’re going to crank the Risk-O-Meter up a level, though not too much: I fancy Watford to beat Southampton at St. Mary’s.

The Hornets are a funny side: they lose 4-0 at home to Bournemouth, beat Wolves at Molineux, only to then lose to previously-winless Newcastle at St. James’. After their brilliant start to the season, Watford have started to look massively inconsistent.

However, Southampton are awful. Absolutely awful.

The Saints are winless at home – their latest result being a horrific 0-0 draw with Newcastle – and should they catch Watford on a good day, they will lose this match.

The visitors being bigger than 2/1 to beat this terrible Southampton side is too good to turn down.

Watford - 1pt @ 85/40

Nottingham Forest v Stoke

Though Forest have lost just twice all season, I have a sneaky feeling Stoke might spring a little surprise here.

The Potters will look to follow the blueprint used by Norwich City, who beat Forest at The City Ground at the end of October, in order to claim this big scalp.

While their squad is still packed with talent, Gary Rowett’s side are still recovering from a poor start to the season which saw them win just one of their first seven.

However, Stoke are unbeaten in five matches on the road, a run which includes a brilliant 1-0 win at Carrow Road against Norwich – the sort of result I could potentially see them springing on Saturday.

It’ll be tough for them, but a Stoke win boosts this big price treble massively.

Stoke - 1pt @ 2/1