We Have another action packed weekend of domestic Premier League and EFL action and the action kicks tonight with a bitter midland’s derby between West Brom and Aston Villa at the Hawthorns. Third placed West Brom are only four points ahead of Aston Villa their rivals eighth place and wit both teams are in good form of late and factor in the derby factor it should add extra spice and energy in to the fixture. Most of the previous corresponding matches were close and with only wins in ten for both teams and the rest draws we could be in for another stalemate tonight as well.
On Saturday the Premier League kicks-off with the live lunchtime game and it’s a potentially high quality affair between seventh placed Bournemouth and second place Liverpool at Dean Court. Liverpool need to win this if they want to keep the pressure up on leaders Man City, who will no doubt face a stiff a stiff test at Stamford Bridge against third place Chelsea at tea-time later. I think the Reds will maintain the pressure on City today and will improve their winning record against Bournemouth at Dean Court tomorrow with a 2-1 or 3-1 win.
If Liverpool didn’t win at Bournemouth in the early lunch-time kick-off, it hands a big chance for Arsenal to temporarily go third Man City, Spurs and Chelsea all play later kick-offs at 17:00 and 19:45. Second bottom Burnley are in free fall at present and face Brighton, a team who have been in their position, but are now experiencing better times sitting in mid table and they won their last two, which means they’ll be full of confidence and it’s definitely worth considering Burnley on.
Third bottom Cardiff face fellow strugglers Southampton, who sacked manager Mark Hughes through the week, at the Cardiff City Stadium and with the Saints in disarray, the Bluebirds will quietly confident of recording their fourth league home win this season. Manchester United continue to be inconsistent and were fortunate to get away with a draw at Arsenal midweek. They face Fulham at Old Trafford tomorrow and Ranieri side are improving under his leadership with each match took over and I think the Cottagers represent good value in the handicap market.
As mentioned above there are two late Premier League matches tonight and the first live one is the blockbuster heavyweight clash between third place Chelsea and reigning champions and current leaders Man City at Stamford Bridge. Man City are on fire in the league at present and I expect they will dominate proceedings again tomorrow, like they did in the last two Premier League corresponding fixtures winning 1-0 and 2-0. However, they will need to be at their best if they’re going today because new Chelsea manager Sari will have a few tricks up his sleeve with his vast years of experience and surely make life very difficult for the visitors.
The finals Premier League game of the day is live from 7,30pm between ninth place Leicester City and third place Spurs at the King Power stadium. This corresponding fixture has produced some entertaining, high quality and scoring matches in the past and I expect a similar match tonight.
Liverpool Win & BTTS vs. Bournemouth (41/20)
Fulham +2 Handicap vs. Manchester United (13/15)
Cardiff Win vs. Southampton (79/40)