EPL Preview, Sunday 17 March


Only 2 English Premier League matches take place on Sunday due to FA Cup action and we take a look at both games from a betting angle.


Fulham v Liverpoolclick here to bet

This match pits 2nd from bottom Fulham against 2nd from the top Liverpool and Fulham will be looking to halt a run of 6 successive defeats.  Fulham home games have averaged 3.3 goals this season and their last 4 home games have delivered for over 2.5 goal backers.  Liverpool can return to the top of the table with a victory here, but they have battled a bit on the road of late and they have drawn their last 3 away games.  Liverpool away matches have been fairly low scoring, averaging just 2.1 goals each and the last 4 away games they have played have delivered for under 2.5 goal backers.

Liverpool beat Fulham 2-0 at home earlier in the season.

Suggested Bet:  Matchbet + Totals:  Under 3.5 goals and Liverpool win at 21/20

Liverpool had a stunning win in midweek at Bayern Munich to book their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals and while I expect their victory here, I don’t think they will run away with it


Everton v Chelseaclick here to bet

Everton are 11th on the table and last time out they were beaten 3-2 at Newcastle.  Normally very solid at home they have battled of late with 3 losses, a draw and 1 win in their last 5 home games.  Matches at Goodison Park this season have averaged 2.8 goals each and 4 of their last 5 home games have had 2 goals or less in them.  Chelsea are 6th on the table after a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves last time out.  Their last away game delivered a 2-1 win at Fulham and that broke a run of 3 successive away losses during which time they conceded 12 goals without scoring.  Chelsea away games have averaged 3 goals each and the last 3 would have seen overs backers collect.

Suggested Bet:  Everton win at 31/10.

This Chelsea squad may be starting to feel the effects of their European exploits and I think they could be ripe for the taking at Everton, a side who need to turn the corner.

Prices correct at time of posting but are subject to change