What a cracking match to get the day’s action going and 2nd place Leicester host 3rd place Manchester United.
Leicester won 3 of their last 4 EPL matches including beating Tottenham 2-0 away last time out. They have actually battled a bit at home though winning just 3 of their 7 games and losing the other 4.
Manchester United are only a point behind Leicester with a game in hand. They have won 6 and drawn 1 of their last 7 League matches hammering Leeds 6-2 at home last time out. It is their away record which is particularly impressive with 6 wins in 6 starts.
Manchester United 14/10
Suggested Bet: Manchester United win at 14/10
Leicester are battling at home and were beaten 2-0 by Everton in their last home match. They face a Manchester United side with a 100% away record as well as an excellent head-to-head record against Leicester, winning 7 of their last 8 starts.
These sides sit 7th and 8th on the log respectively, but Chelsea are in something of a decline having lost their last 2 games, away at Wolves and Everton. Their home record is stronger with 3 wins, 2 draws and a loss in their 6 starts and Chelsea home matches have averaged 3.5 goals with 4 of the 6 games arriving for over 2.5 goal backers.
West Ham have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 6 matches and they are coming off a 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace. Their away form has been decent this season with 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw and they have won their last 2 away games at Leeds and Sheffield United.
Burnley go into the weekend hovering just outside the relegation zone in 17th position. They are unbeaten in their last 3 matches which has included an away draw at Villa, a home draw against Everton and an away win at Arsenal. In 8 of the last 9 Burnley EPL matches no more than 1 team has found the back of the net.
Wolves broke a run of 2 successive losses when they beat Chelsea 2-1 at home last time out and they head into this round of fixtures sitting 10th on the table. Their away form has been a bit hit and miss with 3 wins and 3 losses in their 6 starts.
Looking at the goal stats both sides have been amongst the lowest scoring in the division with Wolves matches averaging 2.3 goals and only 5 of the 13 games getting to 3 goals or more while Burnley’s matches have averaged only 2 goals and only a 3rd of their games have delivered for over 2.5 goal backers.
Everton are 5th on the table and have recovered from a bit of a wobble to take 7 points from the last 9 they have played for. They beat Leicester 2-0 away in midweek and prior to that beat Chelsea 1-0.
Arsenal have now gone 6 League games without a victory and they sit 15th on the table after a 1-1 home draw with Southampton. Once known as a free scoring side, 4 out of the last 5 Arsenal games have seen under 2.5 goal backers collect.
Suggested Bet: Everton win at 27/20
Everton are in good form again and I see nothing from Arsenal in recent weeks that would have me backing them with any confidence.