Steve Claridge

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Clock Icon Friday, 17th March 2017

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Saturday 1st April
12:30 Liverpool v Everton   Odds
15:00 Man Utd v West Brom   Odds
15:00 Burnley v Tottenham   Odds
15:00 Chelsea v Crystal Palace   Odds
15:00 Hull v West Ham   Odds
15:00 Leicester v Stoke    
15:00 Watford v Sunderland    
17:30 Southampton v Bournemouth   Odds
Sunday 2nd April
13:30 Swansea v Middlesbrough   Odds
16:00 Arsenal v Man City   Odds

Saturday 18th March, 12.30pm - West Brom v Arsenal

The first of five televised Premier League games this weekend is West Bromwich Albion against Arsenal and Saturday lunchtime's match is huge for the Gunners. They start the weekend five points adrift of the top-four, albeit with two games in hand on fourth-placed Liverpool, and we're beginning to wonder if this is the year they might miss out.

Having said that, Arsene Wenger's side normally come good at this time of the season and they are a punter's nightmare as you write them off at your own peril but then there is such a high element of risk involved with backing them.

They are odds-on for Saturday which doesn't make great appeal and I'm going to back the 1-1 draw because neither side convinces me, with West Brom losing back-to-back games since reaching the magic 40-point mark in the league.

West Brom v Arsenal Odds.

Saturday 18th March - 12.30pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: West Brom v Arsenal
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Tips The Draw    Best Bet @ 3 / 1  
1-1 correct score  @ 7 / 1  

Saturday 18th March, 5.30pm - Bournemouth v Swansea

Bournemouth go into Saturday evening's game with Swansea off the back of a huge win over West Ham last time out and it was their first victory of 2017. The result has given the Cherries a bit of breathing room as they start the day three points ahead of Swansea, who themselves are three points above the relegation zone.

Neither of these sides should go down as Bournemouth are always a decent prospect and Swansea have shown enough under Paul Clement to suggest that they can get something from this trip to the South Coast, with another 1-1 draw my pick in the correct score bracket.

Bournemouth v Swansea Odds.

Saturday 18th March - 5.30pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Bournemouth v Swansea
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Tips The Draw    Best Bet @ 13 / 5  
1-1 correct score @ 13 / 2  

Sunday 19th March, 12.00pm - Middlesbrough v Manchester United

Moving on to Sunday and Middlesbrough begin life without Aitor Karanka in the midday clash with Manchester United. I watched Boro lose 2-0 against Manchester City in the FA Cup last weekend and they were lucky not to lose by a far wider margin as they were completely bereft of ideas and self-belief.

The Teesiders don't appear to have a striker who is going to score them fifteen goals a season and that is why they are in the midst of a dreadful run, which I don't see improving as I'm backing United to win 2-0 at The Riverside.

Middlesbrough v Man Utd Odds.

Sunday 19th March - 12.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Middlesbrough v Man Utd
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Tips Man Utd to win    Best Bet @ 3 / 4  
Man Utd to win 2-0 @ 7 / 1  

Sunday 19th March, 2.15pm - Tottenham v Southampton

Tottenham then take on Southampton at White Hart Lane and Spurs will obviously have to do without the injured Harry Kane on Sunday afternoon, which is a huge blow and I expect Southampton to give them a good game.

I find it remarkable that Claude Puel is still coming in for criticism from some quarters as Saints have had a pretty decent season all things considered, with a League Cup final and a position in the top-half a very solid return.

There is always going to be a downturn of some description when you are selling your best players each summer but Southampton have done well and I don't expect them to take their foot off the gas at this stage of the campaign.

The pressure may be off for Saints as they are a team that can afford to relax with safety assured but they won't be donning their flip-flops just yet and this won't be a 'gimme' for Tottenham, who should have enough quality to secure a narrow 2-1 win in what promises to be a very good game of football.

Tottenham v Southampton Odds.

Sunday 19th March - 2.15pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Tottenham v Southampton
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Tips Tottenham to win    Best Bet @ 8 / 11  
Tottenham to win 2-1 @ 8 / 1  

Sunday 19th March, 4.30pm - Man City v Liverpool

Finally, there is another really good match in store on Sunday afternoon as Manchester City take on Liverpool and I wonder if City will be out for a bit of retribution after losing 1-0 at Anfield on New Year's Eve.

The game might come at a good time for City as they are looking to get over their mid-week Champions League exit at the hands of Monaco. Pep Guardiola's side had more than enough chances in the second-half in Monaco to put the tie to bed but the manager is still struggling to find the right balance with his team.

They have got so much going forward, with Raheem Sterling and the exciting Leroy Sane providing pace and width, while Sergio Aguero will always score goals, but they are simply not good enough defensively.

Guardiola is asking the brilliant David Silva or Kevin De Bruyne to defend which neither enjoys doing and that leaves Fernandinho as the only player protecting the back four, who are not good enough to cope with being left so exposed.

City leave themselves very open but they will always create chances and I think they will be too good for Liverpool, with a 2-1 home win my pick at The Etihad.

Man City v Liverpool Odds.

Sunday 19th March - 4.30pm OddsWon/LostBet
Claridge Tip: Man City v Liverpool
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Tips Man City to win    Best Bet @ 21 / 20  
Man City to win 2-1 @ 8 / 1  

Steve Claridge Weekend Treble

Steve Claridge TrebleOddsWon/LostBet
Tips: L1: Bradford v Swindon - Home Win @ 4 / 7  
L1: Bristol Rovers v Chesterfield - Home Win @ 8 / 15  
L1: Millwall v Bury - Home Win
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@ 4 / 6  
Treble Pays: @ 3 / 1  

Previous Steve Claridge Football Betting Tips

Fresh Chelsea Tipped To Beat Man Utd In The FA Cup 09 Mar 2017
Tottenham City and Chelsea Tipped For Important Weekend Wins 02 Mar 2017
Man Utd And Saints To Go The Distance In League Cup Final 23 Feb 2017
Premier League Sides To Avoid Upsets In The FA Cup 16 Feb 2017
Liverpool And Tottenham To Share The Spoils At Anfield 10 Feb 2017

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