Premier League odds and betting tips

What a brutal, withering assessment of Mikel Arteta’s 'Arsenal project'.

The Gunners are 6/1 to beat Manchester City at the Emirates (4.30pm).

And that’s basically the same chance the bookies are giving Sheffield United of beating their visitors Liverpool next Sunday.

A bit harsh on Arsenal, but then it’s very hard to price up a Big Six side whose standing has crashed so far. The squad remains high-class on paper and in theory. Just not on grass and in shorts.

The shrivelling contribution of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hasn’t helped.

He hinted at a return to his brilliant best with a hat-trick against Leeds, but in midweek he was back to spurning chances that he once snaffled up – as Alanis Morissette had it – with one hand in his pocket and the other giving a high-five!

Chances – spurned or snaffled – will be in short supply against the Prem’s meanest defence.

The Evens (Fred) about NO ‘both teams to score’ looks juicy enough on the combined stats.

Tomas Soucek will set Tottenham a series of big, awkward problems at the Boris Blunderdome this lunchtime.

West Ham ’s leggy lovely looks tailormade to get right up Spurs’ beak (12pm). Get on Soucek ‘anytime scorer’ at a fair 7/2 (Paddy) .

Aston Villa should have been battered by Brighton last weekend, but got away with it. Today’s visitors Leicester (2.05pm) have far more quality to call on – punt long-shot lover James Maddison ‘anytime’ at 13/5 (Unibet).

In theory, Manchester United ’s Europa trip to Turin on Thursday will hand some sort of freshness edge to Newcastle at Old Trafford.

But Bruno Fernandes could have run to Italy and back and he’d probably still be the brightest spark on the pitch this evening (7pm).

He’s a solid ‘anytime scorer’ poke at Evens (Paddy) on his data.

Worldie hunters need a nibble of the 20/1 ‘no goalscorer’ (Sporting Index) – that's just too big for this one.

Over in Spain, bet the 12/5 DRAW when Villarreal go to Athletic Bilbao (8pm) – the visitors have drawn 12 of 23 games in La Liga so far.

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