The action gets underway on Tuesday as struggling Newcastle welcome Man Utd to St James’ Park with the Red Devils looking to avoid a third straight away defeat in the league. It must me very hard for Van Gaal to keep preparing his team under pressure and knowing that any defeat could cost him his position. Newcastle are 5.25 (4.25/1) to beat United on bet365.
The last seven league meetings between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have produced just ten goals. Aston Villa average less than a goal per game in the Premier League and Crystal Palace concede less than one too so, unless the Eagles do what they have done only twice this year and score three or more, under 2.5 goals should be the outcome and it pays 1.57 with bet365.
On Wednesday the Premier League title race is on stage with the top 4 all in action.
Chelsea is building their form and are hosting West Brom. Diego Costa has scored as many goals in two Premier League games under Guus Hiddink this season (three) as in 14 under Jose Mourinho and Steve Holland in 2015/16 (three). He has also scored two and created a third in three clashes with WBA. The Spain international netted once more against Scunthorpe in the FA Cup (2-0), making it the first time that he has notched in 3 successive appearances since the very beginning of his Blues career, which morphed into a run of 11 goals in his initial 10 domestic appearances for the club. Remy and Falcao are sidelined and this increases Costa’s possible minutes on the pitch making him a good pick to score the 1st or the last goal for his team. Either selection pays 4.33 at bet365.
Man City is on a run of five successive home wins and takes on Everton, who usually opposes difficulties to the Citizens. Exactly as they did last week in Goodison Park (2-1) in the 1st semi final of the Capital One Cup. City is covering the defensive weaknesses with their scoring ability and talent. They need a win to keep the pressure on Arsenal who is having a harder task in Anfield. The odds for a home win are close to the Both Teams To Score bet and we will pick the second option at bet365’s 1.57.
Liverpool host Arsenal in a game that rarely disappoints. Liverpool’s injury list is not only worrying but actually threatening Jurgen Klopp, whose training methods were questioned during the past couple of weeks. The Reds had to play with reserves at Exeter where they only secured a repeat cup game at home (2-2). Arsenal will try to stay top and at least keep the 3 points difference from Man City if the Citizens win against Everton. Wenger’s side won 2 in the Premiere League and one in the FA Cup after they got destroyed in Southampton (4-0). They also have important players sidelined. In the last 9 matches between these two teams in Anfield, there were 35 goals scored, on average 3.9 per game. So we are surprised to find the Over 2.5 goals at evens (2.00). Details on this game (Pick of the Day) can be found here.
Later in the day, Tottenham look to get one over on the season’s surprise package Leicester at White Hart Lane. The two teams drew 2-2 in the weekend for the FA Cup with Kane saving a replay match for Tottenham in injury time. There is a lot of backing of Tottenham despite last Sunday’s draw where the odds were so similar. Leicester is a team to respect and wi that in mind we will avoid the home win and go for the Both Teams To Score bet at the odds of 1.72 with bet365.