Leicester vs Man City
Odds: Leicester – 15/2 Draw – 5/1 Man City – 3/10
Leicester have improved at home in recent times, but they have beaten 3 of the worst teams in the league with their upturn in form. I believe their level is around midtable and that though City have been poor away lately, they’ll likely have too much for a Leicester defence that is still suspect, regardless of if Haaland does start or not. I’ll take City to get a comfortable 2-0 win.
Leicester 0-2 Man City
Bournemouth vs Tottenham
Odds: Bournemouth – 4/1 Draw – 14/5 Spurs – 7/10
If it wasn’t for the injuries Bournemouth had sustained on Monday night, I’d have picked them to get a draw, but with their backup keeper in goal and a Spurs that are playing poorly but still mostly grinding out results, I expect Spurs to nick this 1-0 in a boring affair.
Bournemouth 0-1 Spurs
Brentford vs Wolves
Odds: Brentford – 6/5 Draw – 12/5 Wolves – 23/10
I actually see there being a few goals in this one, Brentford defended poorly last week and Wolves should be back amongst the goals soon. Unfortunately for Wolves, Brentford are a much stronger side at home than away and I expect Brentford to do enough to get the 3 points here.
Brentford 2-1 Wolves
Brighton vs Chelsea
Odds: Brighton – 21/10 Draw – 12/5 Chelsea – 13/10
Both teams are really struggling to score at the moment, but I actually can see both teams scoring here. Chelsea have improved going forward recently but their defence still looks suspect and they are definitely missing Reece James, I can see that costing them points in tight games like this and I’ll take this to be a 1-1 draw.
Brighton 1-1 Chelsea
Crystal Palace vs Southampton
Odds: Palace – 9/10 Draw – 13/5 Southampton – 3/1
I’ll take Palace to win this one. They’re playing much better at home than they are away at the moment and though Southampton are improving, they still have a terrible away record. I don’t see it being a classic and it could definitely end up as a 1-0 Palace sort of game.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton
Newcastle vs Aston Villa
Odds: Newcastle – 4/5 Draw – 11/4 Villa – 7/2
Villa have clearly had a bounce since Gerrard was sacked but I can’t see them getting a result here. I believe they’ll definitely improve though, they can become strong at home and should finish somewhere in the 10th-13th region. But Newcastle are flying at the moment, when Guimares plays they are an excellent team and they can pick up a 2-1 win here.
Newcastle 2-1 Villa
Fulham vs Everton
Odds: Fulham – 5/4 Draw – 12/5 Everton – 21/10
I’m going to be on Fulham here. They’re scoring a lot of goals at the moment and Everton will likely score more at home than away, Fulham have been strong against bottom half sides all season and though I expect Everton to give them problems and score, Fulham can take home the 3 points here.
Fulham 2-1 Everton
Liverpool vs Leeds United
Odds: Liverpool – 3/10 Draw – 5/1 Leeds – 8/1
Liverpool are currently scraping results at the moment more than being convincing but they may be able to get away with it again here. Leeds have been poor at finishing off opportunities lately, and though they should get a few here given how poor Liverpool at the back, I can’t trust them to take them. Leeds also haven’t defended well as of late, with Nunez starting to score consistently and Salah showing signs of improved form, I’ll take Liverpool to win this 2-0.
Liverpool 2-0 Leeds
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest
Odds: Arsenal – 1/5 Draw – 6/1 Forest – 11/1
If this fixture was being played at Forest, I’d fancy them to get a result, but unfortunately for them, Arsenal have been excellent in front of goal at home and Forest really struggle defensively away. Even their draw at Brighton was a lucky result, Arsenal should have too much class here and I expect a comfortable win.
Arsenal 3-0 Forest
Manchester United vs West Ham
Odds: Man United – 4/6 Draw – 3/1 West Ham – 19/5
Neither side are playing inspiring football at the moment and I can actually see this being a draw. United were much improved against Spurs but I believe West Ham are a bit more solid and in less turmoil than Spurs at the moment. They’ve been pretty tight defensively as of late and I can see them getting a 1-1 draw here.
Man United 1-1 West Ham