By News Team
Last Updated: 22nd January 2020
With the FA Cup taking centre-stage again this weekend, we’ve been gifted a whole round of Premier League midweek matches. We run you through some of the standout bets for Spurs v Norwich and Leicester v West Ham on Wednesday.
Spurs need to prove more than a point against Norwich
With three draws in their last six games, Spurs need to step up. Wednesday provides a perfect opportunity and they go into the game as 4/11 favourites. As it stands, Norwich are the worst-performing outfit in the league, so a trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium should be pretty daunting. While the venue is certainly one of the best in Europe, the home side are far from operating at the top of their game.
Enduring a miserable stretch at the moment, the Lilywhites have failed to win any of their last four in the Premier League and only one of their last six. They mustered a score-draw at Carrow Road just before the turn of the year, where they had to wait for an 83rd minute Harry Kane penalty to even the scores at 2-2. Now without the sidelined Kane and having been held to a goalless draw at Watford last time out, they need to make a statement in front of their home crowd.
Luckily, the stats here are encouraging. It has been eight years since Norwich last won on Spurs turf, with the last two meetings producing an aggregate score of 5-0. Plus, the visitors have conceded two or more goals in four of their last five matches. Three total Tottenham goals at 16/5 and Son Heung-min to grab the first at 7/2 could prove fruitful.
Leicester to hammer another nail into West Ham coffin
Third-from-top plays fifth-from-bottom on Wednesday night as the King Power Stadium plays host to West Ham. The visitors have produced just three wins from their last 16 in the league, losing ten matches in that time. To compound their chances here further, the Hammers have only scored two goals across their last four on the road and a Leicester win to nil here can be backed at 13/8.
While it’s safe to say that many feel the league title is wrapped up, Liverpool’s nearest-chasers Manchester City and Leicester are unlikely to relent. The Foxes are only three points behind City going into this match week and have incentives-galore to keep their foot on the gas. They are more than capable of doing the double over David Moyes’ side, after winning 2-1 at the London Stadium less than one month ago.
King of this season’s Premier League goalscoring table is Jamie Vardy and the odds on him to have over two shots on target look favourable. The current 2/1 on offer seems like a no-brainer as at 67%, he boasts the best shots-on-target figures across the division, with only 15 of his 46 attempts going off-course.