Leicester v Man United, Betting Preview & Prediction


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.


Leicester 37/20

Draw 26/10

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.

Chelsea v West Ham, Betting Preview & Prediction


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.

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Chelsea 5/10

Draw 73/20

West Ham 5/1

Suggested Bet:  Handicap, West Ham (+1) at 16/10

West Ham did the double over Chelsea last season and they might just be meeting them at the right time with Chelsea going through a bad patch and West Ham looking for their 1st consecutive away win.

Burnley v Wolves, Betting Preview & Prediction


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.

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Burnley 27/10

Draw 43/20

Wolves 12/10

Suggested Bet:  Wolves win at 12/10

Both fixtures between these sides were drawn last season, but I was impressed with Wolves against Chelsea and they are well capable of winning on the road here.

Newcastle v Fulham, Betting Preview & Prediction

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Newcastle were beaten 5-2 away at Leeds in midweek, but were coming off successive victories at home to West Brom and away to Crystal Palace.  Newcastle have won 3 and lost 3 of their 6 home matches.

Fulham are 18th on the log and have come off back-to-back draws at home against Brighton and Liverpool.  Their away record is not great with 1 win, 1 draw and 4 defeats in their 6 starts.


Newcastle United 16/10

Draw 23/10

Fulham 37/20

Suggested Bet:  The draw at 23/10

I am batting to make a case for either of these sides and I don’t see much in this game and for that reason I am on the draw which I think offers the best value.

Everton v Arsenal, Betting Preview & Prediction

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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.


Everton 27/20

Draw 5/2

Arsenal 2/1

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.