We see Tony Pulis take charge of his first Premier League game as West Brom manager against fellow strugglers Hull and this looks like a great opportunity for Pulis to get his tenure at the Hawthorns off to a winning start.
The former Stoke boss was announced as Crystal Palace manager on the 23rd of November 2013 and on that day Palace won 1-0 away to who? Hull, you guessed it.
We all know history loves to repeat itself so I am taking the EVENS available for WEST BROM to pick up all three points this weekend.
By Danzig – @burns_daniel
Super Harry Kane
It’s a difficult betting weekend with the big sides heavily odds on or spread across the whole weekend so I have gone for a bit of value and an in-form Tottenham at 23/20 to beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park looks worth a bet.
Tottenham will have the impressive young Englishman Harry Kane leading the line tomorrow evening. And while Kane hasn’t single-handedly turned Spurs from inconsistent underachievers to winning six and drawing two of their last eight games – including the 5-3 victory against Chelsea – but he has certainly been a massive influence.
His work-rate is admirable but there is more to it in my eyes. He’s not just running around like a headless chicken, it’s clever movement, knowing when to press and he also has that first touch similar to Teddy Sheringham that opens up opportunities for himself.
It’s Alan Pardew’s first league game in charge and, unlike his fellow former Palace manager Pulis, I think he will have his work cut out for him and I’m not sure he has the ability to get his out-of-shape in form straight away.
For me it’s a TOTTENHAM win against Crystal Palace at 23/20.
The other teams I fancy this weekend are Chelsea and Liverpool. I can’t see either having any problems with Newcastle and Sunderland respectively , but they are short prices with Liverpool offering slightly better value. So if you are looking for some free cash to get you through January and aren’t on Betfair their offer on Chelsea is a stick on – help yourself.
As usual I like to find myself a nice easy favourite to supplement my weekend coupon, because I’m greedy.
Alan King sends out Balders Success to pick up prize money and his first win after hitting the post a few times already in hotter contests than this – he will, in my opinion, take all the beating.
BALDERS SUCCESS – EVENS
Danzig’s Top Treble
West Brom, Tottenham and Balders Success at 7.6/1.