Southampton v Newcastle (Saturday, 15:00)
Newcastle have taken just five points from the last 33 on offer
Both of these sides were active in the transfer market, but it is at Southampton where the signings have settled quicker and the manager is greeted with greater warmth. Pretty much every Opta stat about this game leans in the Saints' favour. For instance, they have won ten of their 14 prior home Premier League clashes with Newcastle, who have been shut out in seven of their last nine league
Recommended Bet: Back Southampton to win @ 1.814/5
Sunderland v Tottenham (Saturday, 15:00)
Tottenham's last four league away wins against Sunderland have all ended 2-1
The Opta stats suggest that Spurs will win on Wearside again: they won six and drew the other two of the past eight Premier League head-to-heads. The question is whether it will be 2-1 again, and two trends imply that the answer is yes. Seven of their last nine away victories came by one-goal margins (four were 2-1), while Sunderland scored in 11 of their previous 12 home encounters against them.
Recommended Bet: Back Tottenham to win 2-1 @ 10.09/1
West Brom v Everton (Saturday, 15:00)
Everton have only managed one clean sheet in eight Premier League trips to The Hawthorns
Few foresaw Everton's recent defensive traumas, given that they shipped the third fewest Premier League goals last term, two of their back four started for England at the World Cup and keeper Tim "Secretary of Defense" Howard was heroic for USA. Quite how they have gone from that to equalling the worst defensive start in the division's history (leaking ten times in three matches) is bewildering.
Best Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1.758/11
Man United v QPR (Sunday, 16:00, Sky Sports 1)
This is Man United's worst start since 2007/08, when they won the league and Champions League
Man United have been awful so far, but they now have Radamel Falcao, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw to insert into that side, the best of Angel Di Maria to come and the knowledge that the last two times that they were this point-light three fixtures in, they recovered to take the title. Their 14.013/1 winner odds are tasty when you consider that they were heavily backed as short as 5.7 not too long ago. As for QPR, Harry Redknapp has never won a Premier League point at Old Trafford.
Recommended Bet: Back Man United to win the Premier League @ 14.013/1