Aston Villa 4.80, the draw 3.50, Liverpool 1.83
Form, and the pre-match market might suggest a comfortable away win here but there is real value in a positive result for Paul Lambert’s side. The Reds have climbed up the table on the back of a five game unbeaten run but only the 4-1 demolition of Swansea was really convincing.
The obvious problem for Villa is a lack of goals – one in their last six league games. Under 2.5 looks an obvious bet but the hosts have a real chance of claiming a point.
Best Bet: Under 2.5 goals 1.70
Score Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool 6.75
Burnley 2.45, the draw 3.15, Crystal Palace 3.15
In a sense Burnley are the new Crystal Palace: Slumping early to the bottom of the table before recovering to spoil betting slips week after week. Unbeaten in three league games, last week’s win keeps them just ahead of the drop zone but Sean Dyche’s men need to keep taking the points.
Last week’s victory over Spurs means Palace are level on points with the Clarets but Burnley have been the more impressive of the two in recent games and home advantage should help them to edge it.
Best Bet: George Boyd to score anytime 5.20
Score Prediction: Burnley 2-1 Crystal Palace 9.00
Leicester City 2.57, the draw 3.25, Stoke City 2.90
This looks to be another game where goals will be hard to come by and while Leicester’s results are improving, Nigel Pearson’s men are struggling to find the net. Stoke were simply outclassed last weekend against Arsenal and can be vulnerable against the weaker teams as well but Mark Hughes’ men look good value for the win.
While you can look for a better priced side bet, this is another game where under the 2.5 line looks to be safe.
Best Bet: Under 2.5 goals 1.65
Score Prediction: Leicester City 0-1 Stoke 8.50
Queens Park Rangers 5.85, the draw 4.05, Manchester United 1.60
If this tie were being held at Old Trafford you could confidently put your house on United but QPR’s dismal array record is almost a perfect mirror of their home form. All of Rangers’ 19 points have been earned at Loftus Road and there is value in Harry’s men.
Despite that home defeat to Southampton however, a United win has to be the logical bet, even if it’s closer than this market might indicate.
Best Bet: Over 2.5 goals 1.77
Score Prediction: Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Manchester United 7.50
Swansea City 7.00, the draw 4.10. Chelsea 1.53
After a bright start to the campaign, Swansea’s form has dipped a little and two points from a possible nine isn’t the greatest platform as you prepare to tackle the league leaders.
Chelsea recovered form that 5-3 New Year’s Day reverse to claim a comfortable if unspectacular win over Newcastle and while we now know that Mourinho’s men are not invincible, this should result in a comfortable away victory.
Best Bet: Eden Hazard to score anytime 2.90
Score Prediction: Swansea City 1-3 Chelsea 10.00
Tottenham 1.59, the draw 4.10, Sunderland 5.95
Having beaten Chelsea on New Year’s Day, last weekend’s defeat at Crystal Palace proves that Spurs are not the finished article under Pochettino while home defeats to West Brom and Stoke suggest that Sunderland have a chance.
Jermain Defoe is not expected to feature and that could weaken the Black Cats’ hopes and while Spurs always look too short in this type of fixture, they should claim the points.
Best Bet: Christian Eriksen to score anytime 3.10
Score Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Sunderland 7.50
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