2020/21 Premier League Predictions | Midweek Football
After all the hype, the biggest game to date in the 2020/21 Premier League ended in a damp squib as Liverpool and Man Utd settled for a stalemate at Anfield.
That result was good news for in-form Man City, however, who now look worthy favourites in the race for the title.
City’s clash with Aston Villa heads up our latest round of Premier League betting predictions…
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Big Sam saw his Baggies receive a much-needed survival boost away at Black Country rivals Wolves on Saturday.
Can they make it back-to-back wins as they travel to his former club West Ham?
Tuesday 19th January
WEST HAM VS WEST BROM
While results elsewhere at the weekend mean West Brom still have plenty of work to do to avoid an immediate return to the EFL Championship, the away side will arrive at the London Stadium with a spring in their step. WBA fought back in impressive style to beat old adversaries Wolves last time out in a 3-2 thriller.
That derby win saw the Baggies record a first win on the road this season, but perhaps even more pleasingly for Allardyce, it also marked a third game unbeaten away from the Hawthorns. Those useful away points could make all the difference in a tight relegation fight, but stretching that run could be tough against a resilient West Ham.
David Moyes’ side aren’t necessarily playing their best football of the season but are picking up handy results. The 1-0 win over Burnley was their third straight clean sheet in the league. That tightened-up defence is likely to be key to the Hammers’ hopes of a first top half finish since 2016.
Verdict: WEST HAM 2-1 WEST BROM
LEICESTER CITY VS CHELSEA
With so much focus on the North West derby at the weekend, and Man City’s relentless form increasingly catching the eye, nobody seems to be talking about Leicester City in the title race.
Brendan Rodgers might just like it that way.
A confident 2-0 win over a decent Southampton side saw the Foxes overhaul Liverpool into third place, and on current evidence, there’s little to suggest that Rodgers’ side will suffer a similar collapse to the one that extinguished their Champions League hopes last year.
This looks to be another big test of their title credentials, but it’s Chelsea boss Frank Lampard who could be feeling the pressure yet again if his side falter against another fellow top four contender. The Blues are yet to beat any of their immediate rivals this season and were forced to settle for a draw in this fixture in 2019/20.
Verdict: LEICESTER CITY 2-1 CHELSEA
Wednesday 20th January
MAN CITY VS ASTON VILLA
Could it all be in the timing for Man City?
The Citizens look to be clicking into gear for a tilt at the title just as some of their biggest rivals appear to be losing some steam. A slick 4-0 demolition job on Crystal Palace was a fifth win on the bounce for Pep Guardiola’s side as they marched into the top two.
The hosts will be looking to catch a Villa side lacking match sharpness out cold as Dean Smith’s first team squad return to competitive action for the first time since New Year’s Day.
The visitors will be looking to improve on a wretched recent record against City after shipping 13 goals in their last three EPL meetings.
Verdict: MAN CITY 2-0 ASTON VILLA
FULHAM VS MAN UTD
It’s a swift return to action for Man Utd on the road in midweek, with the Red Devils bidding to return to winning ways away from home after their checkmate with rivals Liverpool at Anfield.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be keen to keen to avoid any slip-ups away at battling Fulham as he bids to maintain his side’s grip on top spot.
The Cottagers looked on course for at least a point or more against local rivals Chelsea before Antonee Robinson decided to hit the self-destruct button on the brink of half-time.
That red card allowed the Blues to pounce in the second half to snatch a perhaps undeserved 1-0 win, but Scott Parker will at least be quietly assured his side can now compete against the best sides at this level. However, it might take a mammoth effort from the hosts this week. They haven’t beaten Utd home or away since 2009.
Verdict: FULHAM 0-2 MAN UTD
Thursday 21st January
LIVERPOOL VS BURNLEY
Finally, Jürgen Klopp will be looking for some reassurance his side aren’t fluffing their title defence as the Reds welcome Burnley to Anfield on Thursday night.
Liverpool’s lack of fluency of late continued against Man Utd as they were forced to bank a point against their deadly rivals. Klopp might be more concerned about the wider picture surrounding his side’s recent form. The Reds have now just won four of their last 11 league games, with draws starting to prove costly in their title bid.
Sean Dyche would surely happily see his side sit in and settle for a point after an underwhelming defeat to West Ham. The Clarets’ lack of firepower continues to be a going concern after finding the net just nine times this campaign – even worse than Sheffield Utd’s return this season.
Will Burnley’s new owners provide Dyche with some room for manoeuvre this January?
Verdict: LIVERPOOL 2-0 BURNLEY
All fixture information correct at time of writing.
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TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY
WEST HAM 2-1 WEST BROM
LEICESTER CITY 2-1 CHELSEA
WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY
MAN CITY 2-0 ASTON VILLA
FULHAM 0-2 MAN UTD
THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY
LIVERPOOL 2-0 BURNLEY
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