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Sam Hendry with his best football bets for the weekend

Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton – Saturday 3pm

Mauricio Pochettino has been handed what, on paper, looks an easy way to get his team back on track when they take on his former team Southampton in London.

But that may not be the case with Saints on a great form away from home right now having won their last four on the road in all competitions.

Pochettino admitted after Tuesday’s humiliating defeat to Colchester that all is not right within the Spurs camp and things could get worse before they get better.

The hosts have already lost ten league games in 2019 and Southampton are a tempting 7/1 with bet365 to inflict another one on their hosts.

If you do fancy a Spurs win, Son Heung-Min could be the man to turn to. He scored twice in their last home win – a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace – and is 7/1 to repeat that trick. For the best prices on all football games super betting sites has links to the top betting sites and the best odds.

Leicester City vs Newcastle United – Sunday 4.30pm

The only Sunday game comes from the King Power Stadium where Leicester are looking to continue their good start to the season which sees them occupy third place.

They got slightly fortunate against Spurs last week where they would likely have lost were it not for Son Heung-Min being a millimetre offside in the build up to Serge Aurier’s disallowed goal.

But they rode their luck and came out with an impressive 2-1 win which solidifies their billing as the most likely team to challenge the established top six.

Newcastle have averaged the lowest amount of possession of anyone this season, recording only 29% as they held Brighton to a goalless draw at St James’ last week.

This game could follow a similar pattern with Leicester in control of the ball and the question then becomes whether they can break Steve Bruce’s side down. Their extra quality in the forward areas compared with Brighton suggests they should.

The stats also suggest this won’t be high-scoring, though, with the two teams having only scored 12 goals between them this season and the Foxes boasting the joint-best defensive record in the league.

It’s 21/10 on bet365 bet builder for a Leicester win and under 3 goals.

Manchester United vs Arsenal – Monday 8pm

After another bad week featuring a deserved 2-0 loss to West Ham and a penalties win over lowly Rochdale, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have another tough proposition in the shape of a fiercely attacking, if defensively vulnerable Arsenal.

United are continuing to struggle for goals and are going to be further weakened on Monday by the expected absences of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

That could mean a first Premier League start for 17-year old Mason Greenwood who has scored twice in two starts this season and could provide the spark United are missing.

He will certainly fancy his chances against an Arsenal defence which has conceded twice in each of their last three league games and haven’t kept a clean sheet since the opening weekend. He is 6/1 to score first and 13/8 to score anytime at bet365.

I also fancy the draw and both teams to score at odds of 3/1.

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