Premier League preview and football tips – Match Day 22

Saturday Matches

The first game of the weekend sees the Premier League’s best attacking side Liverpool (49 goals from 21 games this season) at home to the worst defensive side Swansea (who’ve conceded 49 goals from 21 games this season). There’s surely only one outcome here, and the returning Philippe Coutinho will undoubtedly cause the away side even more trouble after scoring or assisting 11 goals in 11 league games at the start of the season, and as such should be back in the starting line-up on Saturday after missing 7 games through injury. As such a first goal by Coutinho is at the attractive price of 9/2 with bet365 – make this each way for a pay out at 1/3 odds for unlimited places in 90 minutes play.

The late game should provide plenty of entertainment as Manchester City take on Tottenham at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s City team have become consistently inconsistent, summarised by their last 2 games in which they thrashed West Ham 5-0 away from home in the FA Cup and followed that up with a dismal 4-0 hammering away at Everton. They’ve won 9, drawn 6 and lost 7 of their last 22 games in all competitions and conceded 3 or more goals in 5 of those. It’s anyone’s guess which City turns up on Saturday evening, but they are current favourites to take the three points here at 6/5 with bet365. This is also our Pick of the Day for Saturday.

Sunday Matches

On Sunday Arsenal are at home to Burnley and are strong favourites to claim the three points at 2/11. Burnley have the worst away record in the league this season, losing 8 and drawing 1 of their 9 games. They’ve scored 3 and conceded 20 those 10 matches, giving many Arsenal players opportunity to bag first goal – Alex Iwobi could be an interesting option at 5/1; the Nigerian is enjoying an extended run in the side and assisted twice in last week’s 4-0 win at Swansea. Olivier Giroud is a doubt even at 13/5 with an ankle injury, if he’s not available then Alexis Sánchez at 3/1 could move back into the central striking position in which he’s been so effective this season and could well add to his league tally of 14 goals and 8 assists.

The final game of the weekend is another home banker, and one in which goals should be on the cards for title favourites Chelsea. They’re up against a Hull side who are ill-equipped for life in the top flight and have lost 8 successive away league games. With 23 goals conceded in those 8 games it’s difficult to see how they’ll keep Chelsea at bay.

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