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Football tips: Premier League betting preview by Danny Higginbotham including Arsenal, Everton and Southampton

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’s ready to give you the inside line on Stoke v Southampton, Arsenal v Brighton and Everton v Burnley.


Danny Higginbotham


Stoke v Southampton best bets

Southampton haven’t conceded in their two away games this season – and only Watford and Swansea have conceded more at home than Stoke. This looks like a Southampton victory to me.

The Potters have a lot of injuries – with questions marks over Bruno Martins Indi, Kevin Wimmer and Ryan Shawcross.

When you’re playing with a back three it’s important you work as a group.

You saw against Chelsea they were a little bit disjointed and the Blues got in behind them a few times.

Someone like Southampton’s Shane Long can take advantage of a defence which hasn’t played together much and I fancy him to score anytime.


Arsenal v Brighton best bets

I like Aaron Ramsey to score anytime. He was very good against West Brom in a more advanced role and also very good against Chelsea defensively.

Regardless of where he plays, his timing of getting into the box is brilliant.

He makes very intelligent runs from the midfield area and I expect to see him on the scoresheet.


Everton v Burnley best bets

There’s been a bit of a role reversal for Burnley this season.

Everyone was critical of their away form last season – but this season they’ve played three away matches and haven’t dropped any points.

Those games were also against Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool. They scored in all three games as well.

Burnley aren’t afraid to get the ball up the pitch early and, because they’re doing that, they’re getting runners from midfield to support wither Sam Vokes or Chris Wood.

I like whoever starts to get an assist.