Crystal Palace 1.92, the draw 3.50, West Bromwich 4.25
I’d suggested last weekend that West Brom were playing like a mid-table side rather than one on the verge of a relegation fight and their 3-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester puts Tony Pulis’ team in serious trouble.
The Baggies have a horrendous run in so any game away from the top six sides becomes a must win but when you look at Palace, you find the Premier League’s form team. Saturday’s 4-1 win away to an improving Sunderland makes it four in four for Pardew’s side while West Brom have lost their last three.
The fact that Pulis felt he had to warn his players that they weren’t safe in the wake of the Leicester loss is a worry and Saturday’s match should enforce that message.
Best Bet: Both teams to score 1.88
Score Prediction: Crystal Palace 2-1 West Bromwich 8.00
Everton 1.68, the draw 3.75, Burnley 5.50
With positive results against most of the top teams, Burnley have already proved that they can give you a run for that 5.50 price and unlike West Brom, Sean Dyche’s men are fighting at the wrong end of the table.
Meanwhile, Everton could be the team to finally prove the Europa League hangover theory as results have improved since the Toffees were eliminated from Europe’s second tier competition. The main concern for the clarets is that George Boyd’s memorable strike against Manchester City is the club’s only goal in their last six. Danny Ings is a good option to put that right on Saturday but with 10 points from a possible 12 and a strong home record, Everton are the better bet to take the points.
Best Bet: Danny Ings to score anytime 3.85
Score Prediction: Everton 2-1 Burnley 8.00
Leicester City 2.10, the draw 3.45, Swansea City 3.65
The Foxes’ dramatic win at West Brom last weekend makes Nigel Pearson’s men fairly comfortable favourites for this game and there is a theory that the Swans are coasting to mid table anonymity. Results for Garry Monk’s side might suggest otherwise and with Spurs shedding points above them, there is an outside chance of European football at the Liberty Stadium next season.
So Swansea do have something to play for but the loss of Bafetimbi Gomis seems to have taken away their main, and possibly only threat in front of goal.
Leicester are another team who will fight while it’s still possible to stay up but while the home win might look logical, Swansea remain hard to break down and I’m backing a share of the points.
Best Bet: Gylfi Sigurdsson to score anytime 4.80
Score Prediction: Leicester City 1-1 Swansea City 6.80
Stoke City 3.47, the draw 3.30, Southampton 2.22
Stoke were in touching distance of the European places themselves but one point from a possible twelve has ended that hope. It’s still been a very positive campaign for the Potters however and if they can keep Bojan fit through next season, Mark Hughes’ men can build further.
The home side look generous at 3.47 but there’s plenty to play for within a Saints side who have lost just one of their last five. Top four remains a possibility but at the very least, Southampton fans will be targeting fifth and a higher finish than their former boss Mauricio Pochettino over at Spurs.
However, overall form is good but it isn’t good enough to stop Southampton looking too short at 2.22. The Britannia is a tough ground to get a result and another draw looks decent at 3.30.
Best Bet: Under 2.5 goals 1.62
Score Prediction: Stoke City 1-1 Southampton 6.40
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