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Football tips: Premier League betting preview by Danny Higginbotham including Chelsea, Man United and Newcastle

Need some top advice ahead of the weekend’s action?

Well, look no further than DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM – the best betting brain in all of Fleet Street.

He is on a hot streak – so make sure you check out Danny’s tips for Southampton v Manchester United, Stoke v Chelsea and Brighton v Newcastle.


Danny Higginbotham

Danny Higginbotham is Sun Bets’ chief tactician

Southampton v Man United best bets

Southampton have failed to score in seven of their last eight Premier League home matches – and that’s a problem for them.

Defensively they don’t look too bad but I fancy Manchester United to get a clean sheet.

They’ll carry on the goalscoring form that they’ve shown in the last few weeks and will get 2+ goals.


They’ve got goals from all over the pitch this season. Romelu Lukaku is going to come in up front – the other spark will come from the left side of the field. It’s a toss up between Marcus Rashford and Antony Martial at the moment.

Whoever plays on the left side of the attack will link up with Lukaku and I can see a goal coming from there.

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Stoke v Chelsea best bets

Stoke have only failed to score in one of the last 13 home matches – so I can see both teams getting on the scoresheet.

Eden Hazard is back and can provide a really good link-up with Alvaro Morata.

Morata is tall and strong and a good person to play off. Hazard has got a great low centre of gravity and, when he gives the ball, he’s also always looking to get it back.

A link-up between Morata and Hazard could be very good for Chelsea this season.


The two wing-backs for Chelsea get very wide – they attack and defend with a five.

The back three of Stoke could get isolated and that will allow Hazard to take advantage.

Brighton v Newcastle best bets

Joselu could have had a hat-trick against Stoke with the number of chances he got.

He might not have got on the scoresheet but the positive is that he’s getting into the right areas.

Matt Ritchie’s delivery is very good and Joselu is very good in the air.

I fancy the former Bournemouth winger to provide at least one assist.