Following a fascinating FA Cup quarter-final weekend, the Premier League returns to complete a full schedule of matches across England’s top four divisions and we’re looking to celebrate with this 8/1 treble at SkyBet .
We’re backing three in-form sides to grab important victories and are hopeful of sealing our weekend by bashing the bookies here.
Arsenal V West Ham United
It has already been a very productive week for Arsenal, who secured a place at Wembley with a stunning victory at Old Trafford on Monday night. Arsene Wenger’s men will now be eager to take a huge step towards Champions League qualification with a win in this London derby.
Arsenal will be confident heading into this clash at the Emirates. The hosts boast a brilliant head-to-head record over the Hammers in recent years, winning each of the past nine meetings. Additionally, the Gunners have been firing well in domestic home games and should fancy a few more goals against the disheartened visitors.
As far as West Ham are concerned, a stunning start to the campaign has been soured by a recent dip in form and they enter this clash on the back of just one win in 11 Premier League matches. Speculation that Sam Allardyce might not have his contract renewed have also resurfaced and that could potentially unsettle the struggling Hammers.
Even with one eye on Monaco, the Gunners should prevail.
Arsenal Win @ 4/9 with SkyBet
Brentford V Cardiff City
Our second selection comes from the Championship as Mark Warburton’s Bees look to sting the Bluebirds at Griffin Park.
Brentford are clinging on to the final play-off place right now and could really do with a fourth straight home win against Russell Slade’s inconsistent Welshmen. The Bees 11 goals over the course of those three victories and if the likes of Andre Gray can cause damage in the final third then it could be a long afternoon for the visitors.
Cardiff’s away form has been quite poor and includes just three wins on the road. However, they have gained eight draws and can provide a stiff test for Brentford. A lack of goals could be a real problem, though, especially against the rampant Bees.
It could be tight but we’re backing the home win.
Brentford Win @ 10/11 with SkyBet
Oldham Athletic V Barnsley
New manager Lee Johnson has enjoyed a fantastic start to life at Oakwell and a run of five straight victories has thrust the Tykes into genuine contention for a place in the League One play-offs. The Barnsley boss would love to extend their winning run to six by beating former employers Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park.
Goals weren’t a problem under Danny Wilson but conceding them was. So far, it looks as though Johnson has found a way to rectify that issue and the visitors enter this clash on the back of five straight shutouts. If they were to keep another on Saturday then it would be very likely that they’ll head back to Yorkshire with the three points.
Oldham are in particularly poor form, losing four of their past five outings. Their home record will breathe some confidence but Dean Holden’s men face a real tough test in this one against a Barnsley side that possess the momentum and the bigger incentive for victory.
It’s not often that we’d back a Barnsley away win but, at these odds, it’s hard to ignore the Tykes.
Barnsley Win @ 12/5 with SkyBet
A £10 treble returns £93.76 with SkyBet