The Premier League returns with a full slate of fixtures this weekend, as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola resume hostilities at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Sunday’s stand-out game.
Read on for our latest look at what the Premier League betting markets are saying ahead of Gameweek 25, plus our predictions for all of this weekend’s fixtures.
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Saturday’s games, all 3pm unless stated
LEICESTER CITY VS CHELSEA, 12:30
The lowdown: Brendan Rodgers will be looking to bounce back quickly from EFL Cup disappointment in midweek as his Foxes side host Chelsea in the early kick-off. Leicester are currently on a hot streak against the Blues, avoiding defeat in all four of their last league meetings.
Verdict: Leicester to win a lively opening game. 2-1
Best Bet: Both teams to score and Leicester to win at 33/10.
BOURNEMOUTH VS ASTON VILLA
The lowdown: It’s six-pointer time yet again at the Vitality, with the Cherries out to build on their 3-1 win against Brighton last time out in the league. Villa have lost both of their last two Premier League fixtures against Eddie Howe’s side.
Verdict: Nervy nail-biter at the Vitality. 1-1
Best Bet: Draw and under 2.5 goals at 73/20.
CRYSTAL PALACE VS SHEFFIELD UTD
The lowdown: The Eagles look safe enough in mid-table but will be looking to end a five-game winless to streak to calm nerves. London has been an unhappy hunting ground for the Blades, who have failed to record a victory in 19 attempts in the Premier League.
Verdict: Score draw at Selhurst. 1-1
Best Bet: Cenk Tosun to score any goal at 51/20.
LIVERPOOL VS SOUTHAMPTON
The lowdown: Whatever obstacles are thrown in their path, Liverpool continue to swat them away. Another win against West Ham saw the Reds break the 70-point winner in midweek. A win against Saints would make it 20 home league wins in a row for Liverpool – a feat only previously matched by Man City. The away side are looking for a fourth win in five league games.
Verdict: Reds to keep on rolling. 3-1
Best Bet: Over 3.5 goals at 71/50.
NEWCASTLE UTD VS NORWICH CITY
The lowdown: Newcastle will be looking to move one step closer to the 40-point mark as they host rock-bottom Norwich City. The Magpies have won seven of their last eight home games against Saturday’s opponents. The Canaries won the reverse fixture 3-1.
Verdict: Magpies to pull further clear. 2-1
Best Bet: Miguel Almiron to score the last goal at 8/1.
WATFORD VS EVERTON
The lowdown: Watford will be looking to make it four home wins on the spin against the Toffees as they look to put the last-gasp defeat to relegation rivals Aston Villa behind them with a win at Vicarage Road. Everton will be looking for a first clean sheet away from home since the opening weekend.
Verdict: Point apiece at Vicarage Road. 1-1
Best Bet: Draw in both halves at 73/20.
WEST HAM UTD VS BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
The lowdown: Two teams in dire straits towards the bottom of the table will be looking to get their campaigns back on track at the London Stadium. The Hammers have failed to beat Brighton in five attempts in the Premier League, while the Seagulls have picked up just two wins on the road all season.
Verdict: Hammers to punish shot-shy Seagulls. 2-1
Best Bet: West Ham to win from behind at 45/4.
MAN UTD VS WOLVES
The lowdown: Utd ultimately left themselves with too much to do in midweek, as they exited the EFL Cup against rivals Man City despite a 1-0 win. The Red Devils will be hoping their strong home record against Saturday’s opponents continues, with Wolves failing to win in 11 attempts at Old Trafford.
Verdict: Utd to snatch it. 1-0
Best Bet: A 0-0 draw in the first half at 33/20.
BURNLEY VS ARSENAL, 14:00
The lowdown: A rousing 2-0 win over Man Utd has provided Burnley with some breathing space as they welcome Arsenal to Turf Moor on Sunday. Unfortunately for Sean Dyche, Arsenal continue to be the Clarets’ ultimate bogey side, with the North Londoners winning all 11 of their last encounters.
Verdict: Big away win for Arteta. 1-2
Best Bet: Over 11.5 corners at 37/25.
SPURS VS MAN CITY, 16:30
The lowdown: Spurs will be desperate to end a six-game winless streak in the Premier League against the reigning champions in the game of the weekend at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Jose Mourinho hasn’t always enjoyed home comforts with his new club, losing two out of his six home league games so far.
Verdict: City to shade it. 0-1
Best Bet: Man City to win by one goal at 57/20.
Odds correct at time of writing but may be subject to change.
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