After Liverpool’s 7-0 victory over Manchester United and a dramatic win for Arsenal in the title race last weekend, BestOfBets previews this weekend’s action and looks at three games worthy of your attention…
Leicester vs Chelsea, Saturday 11th March @ 3pm
Has the pressure finally lifted from Graham Potter’s shoulders? A morale-boosting Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund was just the tonic for struggling Chelsea in midweek, after they finally notched three points in the Premier League last weekend against Leeds. They’re on the up.
Now Potter’s men head to the King Power Stadium to face a Leicester side who are certainly looking vulnerable. Can Kai Havertz start to become the consistent goalscorer Chelsea need up top? Can Raheem Sterling put together a run of form and fitness for the Stamford Bridge outfit?
They’re decent odds at Evens for the victory at Leicester, with the Foxes 14/5 and the draw 13/5.
Our tip: Chelsea win (Evens)
Crystal Palace vs Man City, Saturday 11th March @ 5.30pm
If there’s one team who can put another spanner in the works of Manchester City’s title charge, you feel it can be Crystal Palace.
Patrick Vieira’s side aren’t in scintillating form right now, but under the Saturday night lights at Selhurst Park, sitting deep and frustrating Man City, you feel they have a real chance of a result this weekend. City have only won five of their past 10 meetings with Palace since New Year’s Eve 2017. The Eagles have been a constant thorn in Pep Guardiola’s side and there’s no reason why they can’t sting them again.
The bookies are fairly confident of a City win at 2/5. And 8/1 is long odds, even for Vieira’s inconsistent side. But the draw at 4/1 is an appealing flutter if you want to back an underdog in this week’s Premier League schedule.
Our tip: Draw (4/1)
Manchester United vs Southampton, Sunday 12th March @ 2pm
Manchester United sent the perfect message to their post-Anfield critics with a 4-1 demoltion of Real Betis on Thursday night. But to truly shake off the demons of last week’s 7-0 defeat to Liverpool, they must get back to winning ways in the Premier League as well. A home game against a relegation-threatened Southampton seems like the perfect opportunity.
Saints have been slightly improved under the stewardship of Ruben Selles, with crucial 1-0 wins over Chelsea and Southampton of late, but they might just come up against a United team with something to prove. Just ask Bruno Fernandes.
The bookies clearly think Erik ten Hag’s men will bounce back, with United 1/3 to grab the three points on Sunday. Southampton are 8/1 and the draw is 4/1, but the money might be on United to win to nil, given Saints aren’t exactly prolific in front of goal.
Our tip: United to win to nil (13/10)