We take a look at the 8 English Premier League matches taking place on Saturday and suggest a bet on each.
Bournemouth v Liverpool – click here to bet
Bournemouth are 7th on the table after a 2-1 home win over Huddersfield, a victory which broke a run of 4 successive losses. Liverpool remain 2nd on the table after a 3-1 away win over Burnley in mid-week and that came on the back of their last gasp winner to Everton
Suggested bet: Over 3.5 goals at 14/10.
Liverpool games haven’t been that high scoring this season but the head-to-heads between these sides suggests that we will get plenty of goals.
Burnley v Brighton– click here to bet
Burnley are one from bottom of the table after a 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool and they have only taken 1 point from the last 24 they have played for and haven’t won in their last 8 League matches. They face a Brighton side which sits 10th on the table after successive victories at home to Palace and away at Huddersfield.
Both teams have found the net in Brighton’s last 5 games.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score at 21/20.
As mentioned above this stat is prevalent in Brighton’s matches and would have arrived in the last 2 Burnley home games as well.
Cardiff v Southampton – click here to bet
Cardiff are 16th on the table, 2 positions ahead Southampton who are 18th. Cardiff have only won 3 of their 15 matches but these wins have come in their last 7 games and they have won 3 of their last 4 home games. Southampton are without a win in their last 11 matches and they have lost their last 3 in a row on the road
Suggested bet: The draw at 22/10.
This is certainly not one of the more inspiring fixtures on the card and I can see it being very tight with the draw a big runner.
West Ham United v Crystal Place – click here to bet
West Ham are up to 13th on the table after successive victories, at home to Cardiff and away at Newcastle. They managed to score 3 goals in both games and 9 out of the 15 West Ham matches have delivered for over 2.5 goal backers. Crystal Palace matches have been much lower scoring with only 5 of their 15 games having 3 goals or more and they currently sit 15th on the table with just 1 win in their last 10 starts and in mid-week they went down 3-1 away at Brighton.
West Ham United 5/4
Crystal Palace 47/20
Suggested bet: West Ham win at 5/4.
West Ham are starting to play some good football and Palace have lost 4 of their last 5 on the road.
Arsenal v Huddersfield – click here to bet
Arsenal are 5th on the table after a 2-2 draw away at Manchester United in mid-week. They haven’t lost in their last 13 matches but have only won 2 of their last 6 in the League. They face a Huddersfield side, dangling just outside the relegation zone after successive defeats, the last away at Bournemouth.
Suggested bet: Handicap, Arsenal (-1) at 15/20.
Arsenal hammered Huddersfield 5-0 in this fixture last season and I think they will be far too strong at home and can win by more than a goal.
Manchester United v Fulham – click here to bet
Manchester United are 8th on the table but without a win in their last 4 and they have drawn their last 3 games, including a 2-2 home draw against Arsenal in mid-week. They face a Fulham side who finds themselves back at the foot of the table on 9 points from their 15 matches and they are coming off a 1-1 home draw with Leicester and Fulham have lost their last 6 away matches.
Manchester United 7/20
Suggested bet: Both teams to score at 8/10.
This would have arrived in both head-to-head meetings last season and with Fulham under new management I expect they can get something against united defence which has been leaky, this rates as my best bet on the card.
Chelsea v Manchester City – click here to bet
The match of the week is without doubt Chelsea against Manchester City. Chelsea are now 4th on the table, 10 points behind City after a shock 2-1 defeat at Wolves in mid-week. They remain undefeated at home with 5 wins and 3 draws and they face Manchester City who are top of the log having won their last 7 matches in a row, including beating a game Watford 2-1 away in mid-week. City have conceded a goal in 4 out of their last 5 League matches.
Manchester City 19/20
Suggested bet: Manchester City win at 19/20.
I was thinking of both teams to score but that is a bit short at 11/20 and with Chelsea’s confidence having taken a knock I am happy to back Manchester City to keep on rolling.
Leicester v Tottenham Hotspur – click here to bet
Leicester are 9th on the table and undefeated in their last 6 games which have included 4 draws. They drew 1-1 away to Fulham in their last start. They face a Spurs side who is up to 3rd with 8 wins and 2 losses in their last 10 starts.
Tottenham Hotspur 19/20
Suggested bet: Tottenham win at 19/20.
Both teams to score is another tempting option here with this bet arriving in 4 out of the last 5 Spurs matches. Once again the price is a bit short for me and I will go for a Spurs win at just shy of even money.
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change