The English Premier League is back after a short break and we take a look at 3 of the live fixtures coming up this weekend from a betting angle.
Please note that the Liverpool v Man City match will be covered in a separate preview
Chelsea v Leicester – click here to bet
Chelsea are 3rd on the table with 4 wins and 2 draws in their last 6 matches. They have been very strong at home winning their last 7 games and only conceding 1 goal in their last 6 home matches. They were in action midweek in the Carabao Cup where they drew 0-0 with Arsenal.
Leicester are 8th on the table and they broke a run of 4 matches without a victory when they beat Huddersfield 3-0 at home last time out. They have lost their last 2 matches on the road to Liverpool and Watford but they have managed to score in their last 7 away matches.
Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 away earlier in the season and they won this fixture 3-0 last season.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score, YES, at 9/10.
This is an interesting one as it pits Chelsea’s strong home defensive record against the excellent scoring record of Leicester on the road but I am expecting both teams to score with Chelsea possibly a little bit stretched at the moment after a hectic schedule.
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton – click here to bet
Saturday’s late kick off sees 5th placed Spurs at home to 9th placed Everton
Spurs drew 1-1 at home to West Ham in their last EPL start and that broke a run of 3 successive victories. They are undefeated in their last 10 home matches with 4 draws and 6 wins.
Everton have only taken 2 points from the last 12 they have played for in the League and they have only won 1 match in 11 away starts this season.
Spurs beat Everton 3-0 away earlier in the season and they won this fixture 3-2 last season.
Tottenham Hotspur 3/10
Suggested bet: Total goals aggregated, 2-3 goals at 1/1
I can see this game starting off tight but I do expect goals and this bet would have arrived in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads between the sides.
Bournemouth v Arsenal – click here to bet
Our featured Sunday match pits 16th placed Bournemouth at home to 6th placed Arsenal.
Bournemouth are undefeated in their last 3 League matches most recently drawing 2-2 away at Brighton. Bournemouth’s last 5 matches have delivered for over 2.5 goal backers. Their home form has been erratic and they have only won 1 of their last 5 matches and that was last time out when they beat Everton 2-1.
Arsenal are undefeated in their last 7 League games but they have only had 2 victories in that time with 5 draws most recently at home to Chelsea where the score finished 2-2. They have drawn 3 and won 2 of their last 5 away matches and 4 of their last 5 away games have had 2 goals or less in them.
Arsenal beat Bournemouth 3-0 at home earlier this season and last season this fixture finished 3-3.
Suggested bet: Over 3.5 goals at 23/20.
Goals tend to flow in Bournemouth home games and this bet would have arrived in 2 of the last 3 meetings between the sides.
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change