Our resident betting expert is backing Jose Mourinho’s men to beat the Black Cats to nil in a low-scoring game at Stamford Bridge.
In Saturday’s early kick-off, he is tipping Christian Eriksen to score for Tottenham but Fulham to win at White Hart Lane.
The former Newcastle United striker has leapfrogged Fernando Torres and become Chelsea’s first-choice striker in the absence of Samuel Eto’o. The 28-year-old striker has scored four goals in his last five Premier League games. The Tipster is backing Ba to score any time against Sunderland at 8/11.
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 26 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge – good luck Sunderland! In fact, the Blues have won and kept a clean sheet in this last six top-flight outings in west London. With Sunderland failing to win any of their last nine Premier League games, the Tipster likes the look of Chelsea to win to nil at 5/6.
Sunderland gave Manchester City a scare mid-week and managed to secure a valuable point thanks to a 2-2 draw at The Etihad. The Black Cats, despite being bottom of the table, have acquitted themselves well against the big teams in recent weeks, valiantly losing 2-1 to Liverpool. The Tipster can see Sunderland frustrating Chelsea in Saturday’s late kick-off. He is backing under 2.5 goals at 13/8.
Tim Sherwood likened Eriksen to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp after the Dane’s goal against West Bromwich last week. The 22-year-old has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League games. The Tipster is backing Tottenham’s form player to find the back of the net against Fulham at 2/1.
Tottenham have been inconsistent at best since Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas. Spurs have failed to win four of their last five Premier League games. Fulham are fighting for their lives fresh from a win against Norwich last week. The Tipster’s long shot is Fulham to win or draw against Spurs at 7/2.
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