A truncated League programme after a double game week for some teams, because of the FA Cup Semi finals

Watford v Crystal Palace

Watford have now wins in five Premier League games are are limping to the close of the season now outside the top ten. Palace, with plenty of firepower when Zaha is in the team, won a crucial home game against Brighton to climb to 34 points and 6 points clear of the bottom three.

In these circumstances, where the home team lacks motivation and the away team is still scrapping for every point then the 13/8 available with Bet Victor about Palace winning seems attractive here

Stoke v Burnley

Writing ahead of the crucial away game at West Ham Stoke are six points adrift of safety and with two points in their last six league games. As indicated last week i have detected a slight improvement in performances if not result but with other teams in the bottom half picking up points it may not be enough with only five games of the season to go

Burnley are now safely ensconsed in 7th place and headed for the Europa League after making it five league wins on the bounce when beating Leicester 2-1 at the weekend. Burnley have only conceded 29 goals in 33 league games and it is difficult to see Stoke having the goal-scoring capability to threaten them much

Burnley at 23/10 with Bet Victor is a very attractive bet.

Everton v Newcastle United

Everton are safely in mid table and drew at Swansea as Allardyce continues to set them up to grind out results, albeit not in a style that appealing to supporters. Newcastle have four league wins in a row, and watching them in person ten days ago i was impressed with their enterprise and attacking intent. Benitez has done a fine job given the available budget.

At the prices here Newcastle at 13/5 with Bet Victor is a sporting bet.