Spurs can enhance top-four claims


Tottenham have the ability to crush Huddersfield Town on Saturday and extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 11 matches.

Spurs may have struggled to overcome lower league opponents Newport County and Rochdale in the FA Cup recently but they have come through a tricky run of games in the Premier League unscathed and should complete the double over a Terriers team they thrashed 4-0 in West Yorkshire five months ago.

Spurs can be backed at 19/2 to repeat that scoreline at Wembley while Erik Lamela is 21/4 to score the first goal.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team could be sitting pretty in the race for a top-four spot by the end of this weekend as Chelsea, who have lost three of their last four Premier League matches, visit Manchester City, who are 20/33 to win the game.

Everton’s dire away form – they have only won once away from Goodison Park this term – is set to continue at Burnley who can be backed at 11/2 to beat the Toffees 1-0.

Brighton are good enough to draw against struggling Arsenal at 14/5 while Liverpool should continue their excellent recent form by easing to victory against Newcastle. Jurgen Klopp’s team are good value at 11/2 to win the match from behind.

Alan Pardew’s unhappy spell as West Brom boss could come to an end if the Baggies lose at Watford, available at 11/10, while Bournemouth are good enough to draw at inconsistent Leicester City at odds of 11/4.

Southampton have enough in the tank to gain three crucial points in what is sure to be a tight and nervy clash against Stoke City. Saints can ease their relegation concerns by beating Paul Lambert’s side 1-0 at St Mary’s at 25/4.

Andre Ayew can show West Ham that they were wrong to sell him in January by scoring the first goal for Swansea City against his former team at 15/2, while the Welsh side are 19/2 to win the match 2-1.