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Premier League Predictions > Feb 13th - 15th


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West Ham United

They play especially well this season, getting 11W-6D-6L in 23 rounds. Now they are the sixth in the table of the League with 39 points, only 1 point away from top four. They are in form, which have been unbeaten for three matches.

 

Sheffield United

Instead, they play poorly this season, ranking in the bottom of the table. They have got only 11 points in 23 rounds. They are weak in both offensive and defensive, with 15 scoring goals and 37 conceding goals.

 

Verdict:

West Ham United get 1W-2D-1L from Sheffield United. However, Sheffield United have less than 10 % winning percentage as traveller. The Asian handicap first odd is West Ham United -0.5, and then up to -0.75. It is predicted that West Ham United are going to win.

 

West Ham United VS Sheffield United

Pick: Sheffield United +0.75

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Leicester vs Liverpool

The Premier League kicks off with a big one this weekend as potential Champions League qualification rivals Leicester and Liverpool go head-to-head in a 12:30pm GMT meeting at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Both sides have seen their results faltering recently and will be keen to get back to consistent winning ways. Is it possible to separate these two here though?

Leicester are sitting in 3rd place and with the team 7 points behind league leaders Manchester City having played a game more it's probably fair to say the title is out of reach already. The Foxes have won just 1 of their last 4 league matches but have kept 3 clean sheets in a row in all competitions. That defensive resilience will be tested here with Brendan Rodgers team facing one of the most dangerous attacks in European football with key defenders including Timothy Castagne and James Justin both likely sidelined. The good news is that top scorer Jamie Vardy is back fit after his hernia operation but only 2 of his 11 league goals this season have come at home. There is further concern over the team's home form with just 16 of their 43 points accumulated in the league so far coming at the King Power Stadium. This is added to by the fact they've lost their last 3 home league games against Liverpool.

Liverpool have had a season that has been riddled with problems this season. Virgil Van Dijk's long-term injury, transfer targets allegedly choosing other teams, and Mohamed Salah's rumoured unhappiness. Jurgen Klopp has spoken of how he was forced to miss his own mother's funeral due to coronavirus travel restrictions. It says a lot that the Reds are still in 4th place but being 10 points behind the summit and having played one game more than City it's looking like the title is gone. The Reds have lost back-to-back league games after defeats to Brighton and Manchester City at home. Those losses made it 5 defeats in 9 league games for the Merseysiders with the club winning just 6 of their last 17 away league matches. Scoring goals has strangely become a problem with Liverpool only scoring 8 goals in 9 league matches since they ran riot in a 7-0 win against Crystal Palace.

This is going to be a game that could make or break the seasons of both of these teams. My immediate feeling is that a draw is the best option but Leicester have really struggled against Liverpool in the league in recent seasons and that's particularly been the case at home. Neither side is playing their best football right now so I'm swaying towards both teams settling for a point. Liverpool to win is tempting though given their recent head-to-head record. Interestingly, Leicester have been awarded a division-high 10 penalties and Liverpool have conceded a division-high 7 penalties. Odds on a penalty deciding this game? :lol

Draw @ 3.40 with Bet365

A Penalty In the Match - Yes @ 2.62 with Bet365

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Round 24

Leicester vs Liverpool

A late train to title

As late as it is to win and get back to the title game, there is still so much at stake for this game. Leicester needs to solidify their top 3 position on the table. Liverpool, Chelsea, and West Ham all feel they can find themselves even at 2nd and looking for any chances to take advantage of. I do not think Liverpool is happy about this fact either. If both teams draw, Chelsea and West Ham, with their rather lighter schedule might suddenly become contenders for the top three. If Liverpool loses this game, they might find themselves in the 6th position racing with Everton suddenly. Three losses in a row are something unheard of Liverpool, Klopp still has some credit but this won’t be well accepted by fans if they cant take this one home. Leicester has a tough defense, and they are used to the big games like this but up until now they only claimed 5 wins at home with 5 loss and a draw. Van Dijks’ absence costed Liverpool a lot already. Klopp sees young Kabak as a savior but who knows what he can do in such a short time. Whoever scores will try to hold their position. If they fail it will be end up as a draw.

Both the Teams to Score – YES @ 1.52

Manchester City vs Tottenham

The day that everybody is a Spurs fan

Many times, we thought “this is the game for Mourinho to save his ass” but many times we got disappointed. Especially after the Everton game at the Cup this week. Maybe Keane was right after all. With Keane back, Mourinho will give this one a hard push, to recollect the team’s confidence and get them back to the European qualifiers position but they can hardly win this one. I see no reason why Manchester City couldn’t win this one.

3 way – 1 @ 1.32

HT/FT – 1:1 @ 1.90

Manchester United vs West Bromwich

Eyes still on the top

Evertons’ unfortunate last minute goal devastated United in their last game and they quickly need to leave that behind and push their best to get back up for the title. There is nothing to leave to chance or to leave loose ends like they did with Sheffield and Everton. The squad is on a good condition, they just have to be serious and result oriented.

3 way – 1 @ 1.32

2.5 U/O – Over @ 1.52

Arsenal vs Leeds

An eventful night

Gunners had seen some bad weeks behind and their long time rival is trying to make sure it stays that way. Both teams surprised PL audiences with their results, both good and bad ways and both teams does not like draws indeed. Leeds haven’t seen a draw since November last year, it is really hit or miss with them. Likewise Arsenal saw 3 games drawn in last 15 games. Playing with 3.5 goal average per match, Leeds games are hardly boring.

Both teams to score – YES @ 1.47

Over/Under 2.5 – Over @ 1.55

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Manchester City vs Tottenham

 

 

Manchester City

Doubtful: Sergio Aguero (5/0 f, probably in)

Out (injuries/other): Fernandinho (10/0 m, captain), Nathan Ake (6/1 d), Kevin De Bruyne (17/3 m)

Suspended: -

 

Tottenham

Doubtful: Gareth Bale (6/1 f), Serge Aurier (13/2 d)

Out (injuries/other): Sergio Reguilon (13/0 d), Giovani Lo Celso (11/1 m)

Suspended: -

 

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Over/Under Goals
Manchester City
11 home games
Tottenham
10 away games
73% Over 1.5 goals 60%
27% Over 2.5 goals 40%
27% Over 3.5 goals 30%
18% Over 4.5 goals 20%
9% Over 5.5 goals 20%
27% Under 1.5 goals 40%
73% Under 2.5 goals 60%
91% Over 0.5 goals at half-time 70%
45% Over 1.5 goals at half-time 40%
9% Over 2.5 goals at half-time 10%
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Leicester City vs Liverpool

Leicester City heads to this game after booking a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals in the mid-week. Kelechi Iheanacho’s stoppage-time goal against Brighton secured them a narrow 1:0 win. The hosts have been in a variable form lately, and they booked two wins in the previous five Premier League rounds. The Foxes sit in third place, being three points ahead of their upcoming rivals. Jamie Vardy and the lads are doing very well in the final third. On the other hand, Brendan Rodgers’s side puts pretty decent defensive performances. However, Leicester City should stop spilling points when playing in their backyard. They lost five times in 11 matches played at King Power Stadium, and the hosts should be more confident at their ground.

Liverpool will hardly get back in the title race. The visitors were outclassed last weekend in a 4:1 defeat against Manchester City at Anfield. The Reds’ fans had a flashback of Loris Karius, starred by Alisson. It was Liverpool’s third straight defeat at their pitch, and they slipped to 4th spot. Jurgen Klopp’s side lost three times in the previous five rounds, and they are only one point ahead of Chelsea and West Ham. Although Mo Salah and the lads are among the most efficient teams in the league, they struggle in front of the oppositions’ net lately. Liverpool hasn’t been confident on the road, as the visitors celebrated in only four outings so far. They need to improve significantly not to slip away from the top four.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction

Neither of these two teams can be satisfied with its recent performances, especially Liverpool. Therefore, we won’t be surprised if this clash ends in a draw.

Goals Market Prediction

Their head-to-head clashes have been pretty exciting lately, and the crowd could enjoy many goals. We believe both sides are capable of scoring, and the nets won’t remain still.

Draw @ 3.50

BTTS Yes @ 1.65

Correct score 2:2 @ 12.00

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Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City is unstoppable at the moment, and they proved it last weekend at Anfield. They trashed Liverpool 4:1 on the road and remained at the top of the table. The Citizens are five points ahead of Manchester United, having one game in hand. Pep Guardiola’s side is full of confidence and hasn’t lost since November when they went to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Ilkay Gundogan and the lads celebrated 15 times in a row, and they look forward to continuing that amazing run. Manchester City easily booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals after beating Swansea. Their defense is impeccable, as the hosts conceded only 14 goals in the current Premier League campaign. The home fans hope their team can keep up where it left off.

Tottenham Hotspur heads to this game after a thrilling 5:4 defeat against Everton in FA Cup. They needed to go into the extra time but got kicked out of the competition. Jose Mourinho’s side struggles lately, and everything started from a 3:1 defeat against Liverpool. The Spurs lost four times since then and booked only one victory. Additionally, Harry Kane suffered an injury that had a significant impact on Tottenham’s efficiency. The away side sits in 8th place, but it’s only four points behind Liverpool, with one game in hand. Despite their bad run, the Spurs are the second-best defensive team in the competition. However, lately, they have been insecure on the road, celebrating only once in the previous five outings. They need to put much better performance to get away undefeated from Etihad Stadium.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction

Manchester City is a strong favorite in this clash, despite losing in their previous duel earlier this season. Many things have changed since then, and the citizens should meet the expectations by booking another three points.

Goals Market Prediction

Although this is the clash between the two tightest defenses in Premier League, we expect to see an efficient game. Football fans should enjoy at least three goals in total.

Manchester City to win @ 1.40

Over 2.5 FT @ 1.70

Correct score 3:1 @ 11.00

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The two teams have completely opposite directions from Tottenham's triumph earlier in the season, and we expect this to be reflected in the standings. The home side have some concerns with injuries to deal with at the weekend, but the plethora of talented players in all areas of the pitch is sure to prove too much. The last thing Mourinho's team needed before a trip to Manchester was two grueling hours of action in the middle of the week - especially leaving empty-handed - so we can see no result other than a 16th win for Manchester City. The ace odds are very low on the legal betting sites and I will go with the few goals, as the two best teams in the category are competing
MANCHESTER CITY vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR @@ +3.00 Under, odd 1.75

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Crystal Palace vs Burnley

The Premier League gives us just a single 3pm GMT kick-off on Saturday afternoon when mid-table sides Crystal Palace and Burnley meet at Selhurst Park. The winning team from this game has the opportunity to move on up the table. A defeat for either side could put them on a downward spiral back towards an unwanted relegation dogfight. This game is certainly more important than it might initially appear.

Crystal Palace are in 13th place heading into this game and even though they are 14 points clear of relegation there is a feeling that they still have some work to do yet before they can feel safe from the drop. The Eagles lost 2-0 away to Leeds last week but had won back-to-back league games against Wolves and Newcastle before that. Roy Hodgson will still have to consider his team selection without influential attacker Wilfried Zaha. This is a huge concern given the fact Palace have lost 17 of their last 19 league games when Zaha has been missing and have failed to even score in 15 of those matches. Form is also a worry for Palace with the club having only won 3 of their last 12 league games. The Palace defence remains a sticking point for Hodgson with the club conceding 39 goals already this season. Only West Brom have conceded more goals. 

Burnley come into this game having suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Championship side Bournemouth in the FA Cup 5th Round in midweek. It's also 3 league games without a win for Sean Dyche's men leaving the club down in 17th place and just 8 points above the relegation zone. One solid stat for the Clarets is that they have kept 5 clean sheets on the road with only Aston Villa boasting a better clean sheet record away from home. Scoring goals is a problem that persists for Burnley though with the club only scoring 14 goals in their 22 league games so far. Burnley fans shouldn't be too defeatist yet though. The club have only lost 1 of their 7 matches against fellow sides in the bottom 8 places in the table.

There is a part of me feeling this game has a boring 0-0 draw written all over it. Neither side is brimming with confidence right now. These two teams are also bereft of any real attacking threat with Palace missing Zaha. Burnley have won the past two meetings by a 1-0 score-line and you wouldn't bet against them making it a third 1-0 win in a row. I just think a low-scoring draw is the best bet here.

Draw @ 3.10 with Unibet

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 2.64 with SBK

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I'm taking a bit of a break from fixed odds betting at the moment, certainly not going looking for it, as it were. That said, I've got a strong fancy for City to win convincingly today. I recognise it's Mourinho and the proverbial bus may have been finely tuned in the run up to the game but I've decided to back my conviction with a bet.

20 points on >3.5 Man City goals at 4/1 with PP or Sky Bet

I did consider buying their goal rush at 28 (3 goals edges you just into profit) but you really need 5 or more for a significant return and risk the maximum loss in the event of a shut out.

Clambering back onto the wagon now! :)

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Manchester City vs Tottenham

The Premier League has another huge game this weekend when league leaders Manchester City go head-to-head with Champions League chasing Tottenham in the 5:30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. It was actually the visiting side who last inflicted a league defeat on the hosts but can they manage to pull off such a result again here?

Manchester City are undoubtedly one of the in-form teams in Europe right now. It's now 22 games since the Citizens last tasted defeat in a run that has seen the club move to 4 points clear at the top of the table with 2 games in hand on the chasing pack. Pep Guardiola could welcome back leading striker Sergio Aguero with the Argentine front man set to recover from his coronavirus-related absence. The defence has been vital for the team's recent form that has seen them win 15 matches in a row. Only 3 goals have been conceded in their last 14 league games. History could be made here with City set to equal the club's record of 7 home clean sheets in a row that was initially set back in the 1946/47 season. If you are looking for an anytime scorer bet than Ilkay Gundogan is the top scorer in the top flight of English football during 2021 having bagged 7 goals in his last 8 appearances.

Tottenham look a shadow of the side that were looking like potential title challengers earlier this season. Jose Mourinho has come under fire for his conservative tactics but he will undoubtedly be boosted by the return to fitness of star striker Harry Kane ahead of schedule. It's only 1 win from their last 6 away league matches in a run that has seen Spurs drop to 8th in the table and 4 points outside the top four. If Tottenham win this game then it'll be the first time they've beaten both Manchester clubs away from home in the same season since 1959/60. Son Heung-min has scored 6 goals in his last appearances against Manchester City so he might have a key say in the result of this game.

It's almost impossible to feel comfortable betting against Manchester City right now. Mourinho has got the better of Guardiola over recent meetings but the fact remains that City have won 7 of the last 10 meetings at the Etihad Stadium. I'm not sure what is going on with Tottenham but I would be hugely surprised if City didn't go on and seal another win in this one.

Manchester City & BTTS @ 3.30 with SBK

Anytime Scorer: Ilkay Gundogan @ 3.20 with SBK

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Brighton vs Aston Villa

The action in the Premier League draws to a close on Saturday evening with a compelling match between Brighton and Aston Villa at 8pm GMT from the Amex Stadium. These two sides might both be in mid-table but they are looking in opposite directions even though there is very little difference in their overall performance levels so far this season. Who will take the spoils?

Brighton are starting to show their full potential in their results over recent weeks. The Seagulls are unbeaten in their last 5 league games with just 1 goal conceded during that spell. It's a run of form that has lifted Graham Potter's men to 15th in the table and 10 points clear of relegation. If they manage to avoid defeat here then it'll be the first time the club have remained undefeated for 6 league games for the first time in the top flight since 1981. There is also an opportunity for the team to equal the club record of 3 home clean sheets in a row in the top flight that was recorded back in 1979. Since Brighton have been starting Robert Sanchez in goal, the Spaniard has conceded a goal every 98 minutes. Only Manchester City's Ederson and Chelsea's Eduoard Mendy have a better goals conceded record.

Aston Villa come into this game as one of the most inconsistent sides in English football right now. Dean Smith's men have won 3 of their last 8 league matches and have alternated winning a game and losing a game for their past 6 league matches. This inconsistency has seen the team restricted to 9th in the table but they remain just 5 points outside the top four. The Villains have built their wins around a solid defence keeping 10 clean sheets in their 11 league victories so far. In fact, it becomes clear how important the defensive displays of Villa have become when you see that they've only earned 1 point from the 9 matches where they have conceded with the exception of the 7-2 win over reigning champions Liverpool.

I'm fascinated to see how this game unfolds. I've enjoyed watching both Brighton and Aston Villa this season. I don't think there is realistically 6 league places and 10 points separating these two teams, no matter what the league table says. Brighton have only won 1 of their last 8 home matches against Aston Villa and that came way back in 1980. I'm not sure I can split these two teams so a score draw seems a fair assessment.

Draw @ 3.50 with SBK

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 2.00 with Unibet

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Southampton vs Wolves

The action on Sunday in the Premier League begins with a game between two teams who have only just played each other in the midweek FA Cup 5th Round schedule when Southampton host Wolves in a midday GMT kick-off at St Mary's Stadium. It was the home team who prevailed victorious in that last encounter but can a change of venue change the score-line?

Southampton might well have conceded 9 goals against Manchester United 11 days ago but that result is a distant memory now after the pleasing 2-0 win the Saints achieved over Wolves in the FA Cup. It's back to league duties for the Saints though and the situation isn't quite as positive on that front. Ralph Hasenhuttl's men have lost their last 5 league games leaving the team down in 12th place. Brief flirtations with the top four earlier in the season have now been almost completely vanquished. 18 goals being conceded during those 5 defeats shows where the issues lie. The team has also only won 1 of their last 5 home league games. So given those pair of statistics it's mad to see that only Manchester City have kept more clean sheets at home this season in the league. Are Southampton a mystery wrapped in an enigma concealed in a puzzle?

Wolves will be keen to get revenge after the midweek cup defeat. Nuno Espirito Santo continues to see his team plod along with the club down in 14th place and in danger of seeing this season pass them by. Last season, Wanderers came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at St Mary's Stadium but with no goals scored in 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions it's tough to see them scoring that many goals in a single game right now. Just 1 win in their last 10 league games sees them struggling to find the wins at the moment and it's been the case since Raul Jimenez's injury. Failure to win here will see them go 7 away league games without a win for the first time since 2012. Only Burnley and Sheffield United have scored fewer away league goals this season.

It's a frustrating time to be a Wolves fan right now. The lack of a competent finisher combined with a back-line that is leaking goals is a crippling mix. It's difficult to have any faith in them picking up points when that's the situation. Southampton are desperately short of form in the league but this is a game I wouldn't be surprised to see them take something from the game.

Southampton Draw No Bet @ 1.75 with SBK

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.70 with SBK

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Brighton v Aston Villa

A home side that doesn't score many v an away side that doesn't concede many yet always scores an away goal. Brighton's last 2 home games saw them gain 9 corners against Spurs and 10 corners against Fulham. In their last match at Burnley Brighton notched 7 corners.

Have had a crack at over 6.5 Brighton corners at 19/10 (Unibet).

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15 hours ago, Labrador said:

Brighton v Aston Villa

A home side that doesn't score many v an away side that doesn't concede many yet always scores an away goal. Brighton's last 2 home games saw them gain 9 corners against Spurs and 10 corners against Fulham. In their last match at Burnley Brighton notched 7 corners.

Have had a crack at over 6.5 Brighton corners at 19/10 (Unibet).

 

9 Brighton corners brighten up a turgid game🙂 .

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West Brom vs Manchester United

The action continues in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at 2pm GMT when relegation battlers West Brom look to defy the odds and boost their survival hopes against title contenders Manchester United at the Hawthorns. It seems ludicrous to even suggest that the home side could take a win here but stranger things have happened in this division.

West Brom are staring relegation in the face with the club in 19th place and 13 points adrift from safety in the top flight of English football. With only 15 league games remaining, time is running out for the Baggies. It's just 1 win from their past 13 league matches. The gamble of appointing Sam Allardyce as manager doesn't look like it's going to pay off. The only home victory West Brom have recorded this season was against bottom-placed Sheffield United back in November. In a clear show of where one of their biggest problems lies right now, West Brom haven't scored in 4 of their last 5 games. The defence hasn't been much better at home with the 31 goals the team has conceded at home in the league being the worst by any team in the top flight at this stage since 1960/61.

Manchester United could hardly be a bigger contrast to their opponents for today's game. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are in 3rd place and 8 points behind league leaders Manchester City. The Red Devils have lost just 1 of their last 17 league matches and boast the joint best away record in the division with 8 wins and 3 draws from their 10 away league games so far. Their unbeaten away run stretches across 18 matches from last season. Marcus Rashford has scored 6 of his 8 league goals on the road this season so he could be worth a cheeky anytime scorer bet.

It's hard to see this ending in any thing other than a solid Manchester United win. West Brom are barely competitive this season and look destined to make an immediate return to the Championship. The home side have lost 9 of their last 12 home league games with United and even though United will be without Paul Pogba you feel there's just too much strength in talent there for them to mess this up.

Manchester United HT/FT @ 1.91 with Novibet

Manchester United to Win to Nil @ 2.15 with BetVictor

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Arsenal vs Leeds

One of the more interesting fixtures this weekend in the Premier League is coming up at 4:30pm GMT on Sunday afternoon when we see Arsenal host Leeds at the Emirates Stadium. These two former footballing power houses are going through different phases of recovery after a dodgy period and with the clubs situated next to each other in the table this is a tough one to call.

Arsenal are the enigmatic force that keep on stumping us punters. Mikel Arteta's side are 11th in the table and just when you think they've got their gameplan sussed out things start going up the creek again. It's now 3 league games without a win for the Gunners and the 1-0 loss to Southampton in the FA Cup 4th Round ensured they won't be defending that trophy this season. Home form could be the saviour for Arsenal right now with the team unbeaten in their last 5 home league games. There's is also an opportunity to keep 5 clean sheets at home for the first time since 2014 if they manage it here. Another statistic that can give Arsenal fans cause for optimism is the fact they're undefeated in their last 27 home league games against newly promoted sides. They also beat Leeds 5-0 the last time they hosted the club back in 2004. That was a different stadium and both clubs were in very different places back then.

Leeds remain one of the great entertainers this season. Marcelo Bielsa's side are in 10th place and just 1 point ahead of their opponents heading into this game. The Whites have won 3 of their last 4 league games and have also managed 3 wins from their last 4 away league matches. The manner in which Leeds play this season is summed up by the fact they have scored and conceded 22 goals in 11 games on the road this season. They are a team that doesn't travel well to London though having lost their last 6 top flight league games in the city by an aggregate score of 18-2.

I appreciate that based on form and reputation it's probably more sensible to back Leeds to get something here. The last time these two sides met back in November it ended in a 0-0 stalemate... which is very unlike Leeds. I wouldn't be surprised to see a draw happen in this one. Kieran Tierney's absence has really hit Arsenal's balance and creativity out wide so I think they'll do well to get anything more than a point in this one.

Draw @ 4.00 with SBK

BTTS @ 1.67 with SBK

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Everton vs Fulham

The last game coming up on Sunday in the Premier League is a 7pm GMT kick-off at Goodison Park where European qualification chasing Everton will take on seemingly doomed relegation battlers Fulham. An inconsistent home side will look to inflict another defeat on an away side that has apparently forgotten how to get 3 points from football matches.

Everton might not be the emphatic side they were at the start of the season but Carlo Ancelotti has still been notching up enough wins along the way to keep the team in contention for the top four. The Toffees are in 7th place and just 3 points outside the Champions League qualification spots. The big issue for the club here is that top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin is unavailable due to a minor hamstring injury. The team have won just 1 of their last 4 league games and his absence won't help the squad confidence coming into this game. It's also now no win in their last 3 home league games. They also don't boast the best record against newly promoted sides having won just 1 of their last 6 home league games against those teams. That said, Ancelotti himself is undefeated in 5 league games against Fulham.

Fulham are down in 18th place and 10 points adrift of 17th placed Newcastle and safety. Scott Parker's men haven't won in 12 league games now and it feels like hope is slipping away. In all fairness, the Cottagers have drawn 8 of their last 11 league games so they're at least making themselves tough to beat. They are also undefeated in their last 4 away league games. An interesting statistic is that Fulham do have a terrible record against the teams that haven't been relegated from the Premier League having lost 30 of their 34 matches against such sides.

I think if both sides were fully fit then I'd be backing Everton all day long to win this game but the absence of Calvert-Lewin is a massive blow for the home side. Fulham are a tricky side to break down at the moment and a player like Calvert-Lewin can be the difference. His lack of involvement will give Fulham a chance to perhaps grab a point or even more that they didn't necessarily feel they had any hope of earning. I can see this game ending in a stalemate.

Draw @ 3.50 with Sporting Index

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.83 with Betfair

 

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Chelsea vs Newcastle United

Chelsea improved its form significantly after Thomas Tuchel took over the bench. The Blues tied three victories and conceded only once in the previous four rounds. They are now just one point behind Liverpool and have a great chance to skip them on the table. Kurt Zouma and the lads tightened up the defense lately, and the home side is in excellent momentum. Although they haven’t been too confident at home recently, Chelsea is still among the best hosts in the league. The Blues booked three wins on the road, including the FA Cup one against Barnsley. They want to keep up where they left off and climb to the top four.

Newcastle United struggles this season, and the away side is just one pace ahead of the relegation zone. However, they won’t slip to the bottom three yet since the visitors are seven points ahead of Fulham. They managed to improve their displays lately and booked two important wins in the previous three rounds. Steve Bruce’s side needs to tighten up its defense, as they conceded 38 goals so far in the season. The Magpies lost six times on the road so far but managed to break a losing streak in their latest outing. They’ll have selection troubles in the final third since Callum Wilson will miss this game due to an injury.

Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction

Chelsea is a firm favorite in this match, and we expect the hosts to meet the expectations. The Blues should secure the advantage at half time.

Goals Market Prediction

The home side is very hard to crack lately, while the visitors come to London without their top scorer. Therefore, we believe Chelsea could keep the clean sheet in this clash.

Chelsea to win HT-FT @ 1.70

BTTS No @ 1.60

Correct score 2:0 @ 6.00

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West Ham vs Sheffield United

The Premier League throws up a double header on Monday night with the action kicking off at 6pm GMT when high-flying West Ham will be looking to move into the Champions League qualification spots as they take on a resilient relegation battling Sheffield United at the London Stadium. Despite their respective positions in the league table, this could be a very tricky one to call.

West Ham are enjoying a vintage season under David Moyes so far. The former Everton and Manchester United manager is rebuilding his career and reputation in East London. The Hammers are currently in 6th place and just 1 point outside the top four with a game in hand on teams above them. Victory here would move them into 4th and above reigning champions Liverpool. Even if it's a short stay in the top four with Chelsea potentially leapfrogging them later on it is still a sign of how far the club has come in the past couple of years. Their tally of 39 points so far is the highest number of points they've accrued at this stage in the top flight in over 35 years. The team are undefeated in their last 19 matches against sides positioned in the bottom half of the table. Moyes himself also has a great record against Sheffield United having beaten them as a manager in each of his 6 home games against them.

Sheffield United might still be bottom of the top flight but the club are now just 2 points behind 19th placed West Brom. Unfortunately, the distance to safety still looks too far at 14 points but with 3 wins from their last 6 league games that have included fixtures against the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea, you have to say their performance levels are on the up. It's also 6 wins in 9 matches in all competitions. The Blades do tend to struggle in their trips to London though with just 2 wins coming from their last 26 visits to the capital city in the league. That's a win percentage of just 7.7%. Grim.

History suggests that this could be a difficult game for Sheffield United. London is a dark place for the Yorkshiremen but their recent results have picked up and they have become a stubborn side to turnover. West Ham showed last week that they struggle to put resilient sides away after the 0-0 draw away to Fulham. That said, after Fulham beat Everton last night, that point doesn't look so bad now. West Ham are obliterated by injuries and have only scored 2 goals in their last 4 matches. I wouldn't be surprised to see a bore draw here. I wouldn't blame people for backing a shock Sheffield United win either! Those odds are certainly too short to back a home win.

Draw @ 3.65 with Unibet

Total Goals Scored Under 2.5 @ 1.79 with SBK

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Chelsea vs Newcastle

The final game of the weekend in the Premier League is an 8pm GMT kick-off on Monday night between Champions League chasing Chelsea and a lower mid-table Newcastle side at Stamford Bridge. The new manager bounce certainly appears to be working for the home team but will they come unstuck against a visiting side that are starting to pick up the odd win again.

Chelsea remain unbeaten under new head coach Thomas Tuchel. It's now 5 matches in all competitions without defeat and that is a run of results that includes 4 clean sheets. The former Borussia Dortmund and PSG gaffer is building his philosophy on a tight back-line and it's helped to move the club up to 5th in the table and just 1 point off the pace of the top four with a game in hand on the teams above them. The Blues have won 3 away league games on the bounce and they have also won 18 of their last 25 home league games against Newcastle.

Newcastle were looking to be in a state of freefall but a couple of wins in their last 3 league matches have helped to steady the ship slightly. The Magpies are still down in 17th place but 7 points clear of the relegation zone. Steve Bruce has managed to get his team to start scoring again with 6 goals coming in their last 3 league games. Callum Wilson being ruled out for up to 8 weeks could halt that though. Playing on a Monday isn't something Newcastle do very well having lost 14 of their 18 Premier League games played on that day.

I can see this being a heavy dose of reality for Newcastle. Their injury problems mean that Miguel Almiron is the only available player in their squad to have scored more than 1 goal this season. If you want to back Chelsea to win this game with a clean sheet then there's no better time to do so. They look a lot more organised under Tuchel and I'd even take a punt at a correct score of 2-0.

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 1.95 with Sporting Index

Chelsea HT/FT @ 1.86 with SBK

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I´ll take today Chelsea to Win and Under 4 Goals. Chelsea under New Coach Tuchel without a Lose so far and strong in Defensive with only 1 Goal against them in 5 Games. Now they will be play today against a weak Newcastle Side. Wilson are out, so Saint Maximin alone with Joelinton in Front - think that can be work good. Joelinton not that Typ of Striker that Saint Maximin needs to play good.

Also with massive Defensive Players miss for this Game - Newcastle will park the Bus. Think that they can made this good, because they have whole Season trouble with Injury´s. But without Wilson i can´t see them Score today.

Chelsea to Win + Under 4 Goals @ 1.86 3/10 bet365

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