Manchester Derby Preview & the Rest of EPL Gameweek 16

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It’s derby day in Manchester this weekend as Man City play host to Man Utd, with Pep Guardiola looking for a third derby win on the spin.

Here’s our preview of another huge weekend of Premier League football, as we look as we look at where the value lies in in the latest Premier League betting for Gameweek 16.

 

Manchester Derby preview plus the rest of Gameweek 16’s Premier League fixtures

Saturday’s games (3pm unless stated)

EVERTON VS CHELSEA, 12:30

The lowdown: Club legend Duncan Ferguson will be looking to lift the mood around Goodison Park as Everton start life without Marco Silva. Chelsea ended their recent losing streak with a hard-fought 2-1 home win against Aston Villa in midweek. The Toffees won this fixture 2-0 last season.
Verdict: Everton to show some fight. 1-1
Best Bet: The score draw at 69/20.

 

BOURNEMOUTH VS LIVERPOOL

The lowdown: Liverpool will be looking to further stretch their lead at the top of the table as they take on out of form Bournemouth. Eddie Howe is suffering his stickiest Premier League run to date, with the Cherries in danger of losing five games in a row for the first time in the top flight. The Reds are now unbeaten in 32 Premier League games – a new club record.
Verdict: A leisurely afternoon for the league leaders. 0-2
Best Bet: Divock Origi to score the last goal at 41/10.

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR VS BURNLEY

The lowdown: Jose Mourinho’s perfect start came to an end in midweek as an out-of-sorts Spurs slipped to defeat at Old Trafford. He’ll be looking for a third straight home win with Burnley the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend. The Clarets will be looking to break a 36-year lean spell away at Spurs, with their last win at their North London hosts coming in 1983.
Verdict: Mourinho to make amends. 2-0
Best Bet: Tottenham Hotspur to win by two goals at 13/4.

 

WATFORD VS CRYSTAL PALACE

The lowdown: Hornets caretaker Hayden Mullins goes up against his old club with his Watford side looking to avoid losing four games on the spin. Goals have been a rarity for the home side this season, with the Hornets bagging just nine all season. Palace will be looking to pile on the pressure after back-to-back wins, and are up there with the league’s best travellers – winning nine of their 16 away games in 2019.
Verdict: Score draw at Vicarage Road. 1-1
Best Bet: Wilfried Zaha to open the scoring at 7/1.

 

MAN CITY VS MAN UTD, 17:30

The lowdown: Local bragging rights are up for grabs as Man City host cross-city rivals Man Utd in Saturday’s late game. City will be looking to make it back-to-back wins after their emphatic midweek win at Burnley, while Utd will be aiming for a first away win since October. City powered to a 3-1 win in this fixture last season.
Verdict: Celebrations in the blue half of Manchester. 2-1
Best Bet: Rodri to score at any time at 11/2.

 

Sunday’s games

ASTON VILLA VS LEICESTER CITY, 14:00

The lowdown: Brendan Rodgers will be looking to celebrate his bumper new contract with Leicester with a ninth straight win in all competitions as his Foxes side travel to Villa. The hosts will be chasing a third win in four home games. Their last meeting ended all square in 2016.
Verdict: Villa to be outfoxed. 1-2
Best Bet: Both teams to score and Leicester to win at 21/10.

 

NEWCASTLE UTD VS SOUTHAMPTON, 14:00

The lowdown: Two teams on an upward curve meet at St James’ Park looking to retain recent momentum. Newcastle’s recent revival has partly been down to strong home form, with the opening weekend to defeat to Arsenal their only loss on home soil. Saints will be looking to make it three consecutive league wins for the first time since 2015/16.
Verdict: Another big win for Brucey. 1-0
Best Bet: A 0-0 draw in the first half at 42/25.

 

NORWICH CITY VS SHEFFIELD UTD, 14:00

The lowdown: The two sides promoted automatically from last season’s Championship meet at Carrow Road on Saturday with the runners-up faring far better in the top flight than the champions. Norwich’s mini revival grinded to a halt in midweek as they lost away at Southampton, while the Blades will be looking to bounce back quickly after an underwhelming home defeat to Newcastle.
Verdict: Cagey draw at Carrow Road. 1-1
Best Bet: A draw in the first half and a draw at full time at 9/2.

 

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION VS WOLVES, 16:30

The lowdown: Brighton finally broke their ‘Big Six’ away day curse in midweek as they picked up a famous win at the Emirates to claim a first win in four attempts. A win here would see them record back-to-back wins for only the second time this season. Wolves have found Albion a bogey side in recent times, scoring just once in six meetings against the Seagulls.
Verdict: An open game at the Amex. 2-2
Best Bet: Over 3.5 goals at 74/25.

 

Monday’s game

WEST HAM VS ARSENAL, 20:00

The lowdown: Unai Emery may have gone, but the problems continue for Arsenal. The Gunners are now on their worst winless run since 1977 after their 2-1 midweek home defeat to Brighton. West Ham won this fixture 1-0 last season and will be looking for a first home win in four games.
Verdict: More agony for Arsenal. 1-0
Best Bet: West Ham to win to nil at 67/10.

Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.

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