Premier League football returns for another weekend after the international break and it is time for the run home.
Most teams have nine matches to play between now and the middle of May to complete their seasons and there is still plenty up for grabs.
This weekend is headlined by a pair of massive clashes to kick off your Easter Sunday (AEDT).
Manchester City can take a massive step towards another Premier League title when they take on one of the few sides with any hope of catching them in Leicester.
Following that Arsenal hosts Liverpool in a rivalry with plenty of history and should produce a dramatic contest.
We are previewing every Premier League match this weekend below so read on to see who we are backing.
Saturday 3 April, 10:30pm, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 2 – West Brom 5
Chelsea might be 20 points off the top of the table but they are closing in on a Champions League spot thanks to an impressive unbeaten run.
It has been a defensive oriented approach from Thomas Tuchel with five consecutive clean sheets leading into the international break including their Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid.
An international break will not do a whole lot for a West Brom side that is seemingly destined for relegation and memories of a 3-3 draw with Chelsea in September are far away in the distance now.
By this point in the season, we know team’s identities and there is a vast gap between these sides, so back accordingly.
Back Chelsea to Win to Nil @ $1.80
Sunday 4 April, 1:00am, Elland Road
Leeds 2 – Sheffield 1
Leeds Premier League return has been mired with inconsistency as they find their footing in England’s top flight, but they have been able to pick up points against the worst sides.
Sheffield United is one of the worst sides in the 2020/2021 Premier League season with 23 defeats from 29 matches thus far.
They have scored 16 goals to Leeds’ 45, however both sides have been similarly open at the back with this weekend’s hosts allowing 47 goals compared to Sheffield’s 50.
I’ll back Marcelo Bielsa’s side to come away with a comfortable win as the Blades move one step closer to the Championship.
Back Leeds to Win -1 Goal @ $2.38
Sunday 4 April, 3:30am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 0 – Manchester City 2
Best case scenario for this match, Leicester extends the Premier League title race for another week or two.
Worst case scenario, City proves they are once again head and shoulders above every other team in England.
There is cause for optimism if you’re one to back an upset, with Leicester belting City off the Etihad pitch 5-2 back in September.
Of course since then, City have been largely untouchable and you would be mad to expect a similar defensive capitulation.
City has become the team I will back in essentially every match regardless of who it is against, including this one.
Leicester has been open at the back having kept just one clean sheet in their last seven matches in all competitions so City could be on for a couple of goals here.
Back Manchester City to Win and Over 1.5 Goals @ $1.85
Sunday 4 April, 5:00am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 0 – Liverpool 3
This might be the toughest match of the weekend to pick because memories of Liverpool’s horrendous Premier League form are still at the forefront of many minds while Arsenal remain Arsenal.
Neither team inspires an awful lot of confidence at the moment with the Champions League looking less and less likely.
Arsenal won their most recent meeting at the Emirates Stadium however that did come with Liverpool having just claimed the Premier League title so it’s not like they had a whole lot on the line.
I can’t bring myself to back either side which suggests the draw is the value play.
Back the Draw @ $3.60
Sunday 4 April, 9:00pm, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 3 – Burnley 2
If either side manages to take maximum points from this fixture, they could just about consider themselves safe from relegation.
A win would take the victor to 36 points and up to 10 points clear of 18th placed Fulham.
If one side is going to win this fixture, it is only going to be Burnley as Southampton has been one of the best sides to back against in 2021.
The Saints have evidently saved their good performances for the FA Cup and their Premier League form has suffered, having only defeated Liverpool on January 5 and Sheffield United on March 7.
I’ll continue to take them on and take the value that a Burnley win is offering.
Back Burnley to Win @ $3.70
Sunday 4 April, 11:05pm, St James’ Park
Newcastle 2 – Tottenham 2
Newcastle’s hopes of arresting their form slump will not be at an all time high heading into their Easter weekend clash with Spurs.
Tottenham has been one of the form sides in the Premier League taking 12 points from their last 15 available to give themselves a chance of breaking back into the top four.
On the other side, Newcastle is spiralling towards the Championship with three points from their last 15 and they sit two points above the relegation zone with a game in hand.
Spurs were able to rebound from their mid-March stumble with a comfortable win over Aston Villa and I’ll back them to come away with another high scoring victory here.
Back Tottenham to Win and Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.55
Monday 5 April, 1:30am, Villa Park
Aston Villa 3 – Fulham 1
Aston Villa’s form slump in the last month has coincided with the injury enforced absence of Jack Grealish and should he return to the lineup against Fulham, I’d expect the hosts to take care of business easily.
Without him they may be in for a much tougher task having scored just three goals without their talisman.
The good news for them is Fulham cannot score with a full strength squad, so it’s not like we are expecting a whole lot of goals here.
There are two options in this market, taking Villa to win (they are still the better side) and backing Both Teams to Score (No), with the latter appearing as the slightly safer option.
It provides a bit of insurance against Grealish not playing and it also assumes that Fulham’s struggles have not been solved in the international break.
Back Both Teams to Score (No) @ $1.83
Brighton And Hove Albion
Monday 5 April, 4:30am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 2 – Brighton 1
United has not experienced a whole lot of trouble with Brighton in the last two years, winning the last five meetings between the clubs.
It might be the perfect opportunity to end their relative scoring woes as well, having scored more than one goal in a match one time since February 22.
In each of their last four clashes with Brighton they have scored three goals.
Brighton has won its last two matches to give them a bit of breathing space between them and the relegation zone but they won’t be breathing easily.
Those two wins came against Southampton and Newcastle and United is a much tougher opponent than either of those two.
Back Manchester United to Win to Nil @ $2.63
Tuesday 6 April, 3:00am, Goodison Park
Everton 1 – Crystal Palace 1
It would be a huge surprise to see Everton’s price stay at the $1.80 is currently is at considering the gulf in class between these two teams.
Palace is capable of producing on its day, however I wouldn’t have any confidence in them matching Everton if the Toffees can get back to their best.
Expected defeats to Chelsea and Manchester City bookended a stunning loss to Burnley, but I still like the look of the one time Premier League pace setters.
The visitors have not defeated Everton since September 2014 with the Toffees winning five of the last seven matches between the two.
If the outright win price drops I may consider adding in “Under 2.5” or “Under 3.5” to bring it back up but at the current number Everton is good value.
Back Everton to Win @ $1.80
Tuesday 6 April, 5:15am, Molineux Stadium
Wolves 2 – West Ham 3
Wolves appear to still be getting a bit of love in the market on reputation alone while West Ham is getting no respect.
The Hammers run since acquiring Jesse Lingard has been exceptional and their recent hot streak is a big reason why they are in fifth place.
Based on the displays both clubs have put on the pitch lately, this is a much bigger mismatch than the market suggests.
Load up on the value play of West Ham here.
Back West Ham to Win @ $2.55
The biggest football league in the world is back this week, 12 matches kick start the run home in the English Premier League.
By the time you wake up Monday morning Liverpool could be crowned champions of England for the first time in 30 years while the battle for the top four and relegation continues to unfold.
To start things off we have a pair of matches that were originally postponed due to the Carabao Cup Final with Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United before a blockbuster between Arsenal and Manchester City on Thursday morning.
We’ve previewed all 12 Premier League matches here so read on for our tips below.
Thursday 18 June, 3:00am, Villa Park
Aston Villa 0 – Sheffield United 0
The Premier League’s surprise packets Sheffield United finally get to make up their game in hand against relegation threatened Aston Villa.
With the competition’s second stingiest defence, Sheffield have battered their rivals into submission and despite scoring just 30 goals, they are in position to leapfrog Wolves and Manchester United with a win here.
With nine of their 11 wins coming to nil, it is tempting to take the extra value on offer for that margin, but their head to head price is more than enough here.
Back Sheffield United to Win @ $2.15
Thursday 18 June, 5:15am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 3 – Arsenal 0
Under normal circumstances, you’d back City to win this one in a canter, especially if either or both of Mustafi and David Luiz were involved in Arsenal’s central defence.
I’m a bit uncertain about backing a lot of goals to go flying in any match this weekend since there are concerns about how sharp a lot of the players will be.
City should still win this one but don’t be surprised if it’s played at a slightly slower pace than expected.
Back Manchester City to Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.60
Saturday 20 June, 3:00am, Carrow Road
Norwich 0 – Southampton 3
Neither side has given you a whole lot of reason to get excited about this match and in terms of this matchweek, it’s the dud we have to get through to get to the other, more meaningful matches.
We will see just how desperate Norwich is, with little to no margin for error left this season as they try to avoid relegation.
This is one of the matches they have to win to have any hope of staying up, and there is every chance they can take advantage of a Southampton side that is not very good.
Of course anyone that is not a hardcore Norwich fan shouldn’t back them to win any match at the moment and this is a match I’m happy to stay out of.
Saturday 20 June, 5:15am, Tottenham Stadium
Tottenham 1 – Manchester United 1
A club that has been cursed since losing the Champions League final last June, it seems like Spurs have finally been given a break with several key players getting healthy during the enforced layoff.
United won’t be an easy out however, they had gone five unbeaten in the Premier League before the hiatus (for whatever that is worth), but the signing of Bruno Fernandes has made them a significantly better squad.
All things considered we could be headed for a Mourinho special from Spurs as he stifles the United midfield stacking as many bodies in the way as he is allowed to and plays for the draw.
Back the Draw @ $3.30
Saturday 20 June, 9:30pm, Vicarage Road
Watford 1 – Leicester 1
How much have we missed this early Saturday night kickoff here?
It might be a bit chillier than we are used to when it comes to watching Premier League football but it is primetime viewing for the fans in Australia.
Leicester is another side that will have been able to find a silver lining to the break allowing their talented but thin squad to get healthy for what should be a frantic run home.
They should be able to dispatch Watford with no trouble here and at their current price I can’t turn that down.
Back Leicester to Win @ $2.15
Brighton And Hove Albion
Sunday 21 June, 12:00am, Amex Stadium
Brighton 2 – Arsenal 1
Has the three and a half month break allowed you to steel your nerves enough to back Arsenal against a struggling side on the road?
Before they take on Manchester City, their record stood at two wins, eight draws and three defeats away from the Emirates which sums up exactly why they are stuck in the middle of the table.
Of course it’s a step up on previous years where half of those draws would have been losses.
Brighton is a side in dire straights and is in real danger of going down to the Championship and can go into this match with nothing to lose.
It’s a huge risk but Arsenal at that price against this Brighton team is too much to pass up.
Back Arsenal to Win @ $2.10
Sunday 21 June, 2:30am, London Stadium
West Ham 0 – Wolves 2
This is almost the same script as the match that precedes it, except Wolves are a much better team on the road.
Five wins, six draws and three defeats is good enough for the third best road record in the Premier League and they should be able to take care of a poor West Ham team.
With their eyes on the Champions League, Wolves will be a great team to watch for the rest of this season.
Back Wolves to Win @ $2.15
Sunday 21 June, 4:45am, Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth 0 – Crystal Palace 2
Crystal Palace picked up three straight wins before the break to pull themselves out of a potential relegation battle and need just one more victory to get themselves to safety.
That could very well come against Bournemouth here but once again, it’s tough to back against two sides that have the potential to throw up a poor performance at any given time.
With an unknown element to both sides a draw comes at a very appealing price.
Back the Draw @ $3.10
Sunday 21 June, 11:00pm, St James’ Park
Newcastle 3 – Sheffield United 0
The only thing that will get in Sheffield’s way is the fact they will be backing up from a game Thursday morning.
Of course the counter to that is they will have had a (probably) very easy match against Aston Villa to shake off the rust while Newcastle is having its first proper hitout in this match.
Having that extra match under their belt should allow the Blades to get off to a stronger start and dictate the early stages of the match.
Chances are Sheffield won’t score more than twice in this fixture and there’s good value in backing them to win 1-0 or 2-0 with this doubles market.
Back Sheffield to Win & Under 2.5 Goals @ $4.00
Monday 22 June, 1:15am, Villa Park
Aston Villa 1 – Chelsea 2
Chelsea should be able to dispatch Villa with minimal fuss, they can play out their final nine matches knowing that if they can take care of their own business they will be back in the Champions League.
In early December the Blues won 2-1 thanks to goals from Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham and they should be able to complete the season double when they head to Villa Park.
While not quite as defensively sound as Sheffield United, Chelsea should be able to limit the Villains impotent attack with minimal fuss.
Back Chelsea to Win to Nil @ $2.80
Monday 22 June, 4:00am, Goodison Park
Everton 0 – Liverpool 0
The first Premier League meeting between these sides was a crazy 5-2 encounter that saw Liverpool extend its unbeaten run.
There is little to no chance we see a repeat of that match Monday morning though, considering the 100-odd day layoff for both of these clubs and what might be on the line.
Liverpool could be in position to win the title here but that would require Arsenal defeating Manchester City which is not something you should count on.
What is more likely is that we see a dour, dragged out contest that have become very common in these Merseyside derbies.
Since the start of the 2014/2015 season, nine Merseyside derbies have featured two or fewer goals and Everton has been able to take draws from the last two matches at Goodison Park.
Liverpool should still win this but there’s not a lot of value in that, instead, back a low scoring affair.
Back Under 2.5 Goals @ $2.15
Tuesday 23 June, 5:00am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 5 – Burnley 0
We’re entering the same game multi territory for this one with Manchester City at a very short price to pick up all three points against Burnley.
Regardless of what is happening with the title race, City needs to keep winning all of its matches to keep Leicester and the rest of the chasing pack at bay.
We’ll back them to do just that with a halftime/fulltime double and take Sergio Aguero to put his name on the score sheet.
SGM: City HT/FT, Sergio Aguero Anytime Goalscorer @ $2.61
With nine rounds to go in the English Premier League season, we have a title race as Manchester City overtook Liverpool last weekend.
If the Merseysiders are to end their 19 year League Title drought, they will have to do it the hard (or at least stressful) way.
Even better, there are still a couple of other races not even close to finalised with Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all fighting for the final two Champions League spots with the runners up set to be punished by going into the Europa League.
Meanwhile at the other end of the table, Southampton and Cardiff are desperate to avoid being the third and final side relegated while Burnley, Brighton and Newcastle would also be looking over their shoulders.
We move one game closer to finding out the winners of these races this weekend with another full fixture list headlined by Arsenal hosting Manchester United.
Check out our previews, predictions and same game multis for all ten Premier League games coming up this weekend.
Brighton And Hove Albion
Saturday 9 March, 11:30pm, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 1 – Brighton 2
Brighton can feel the chasing pack breathing on their shoulders as they try to keep some distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
After picking up their first win in over two months last week, they have a chance to win back to back games for the first time since early December against a Palace side that has three wins from its last five.
Brighton’s last set of back to back Premier League wins included a home win over Palace back in December.
Since them though, Brighton have been in pretty poor form while Palace has lost just one of its last six in the Premier League so the play for this game is backing against Brighton more than anything else.
Back Crystal Palace to Win @ $1.83
SGM: Palace to Win, Under 3.5 Goals, Wilfried Zaha Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, Cardiff City Stadium
Cardiff 2 – West Ham 0
Cardiff appears to be destined for the drop after three straight losses and being outscored 10-1 in that time as well.
Five of their seven Premier League wins this season have come at home so if they are going to pull off a rally and survive the drop, it is imperative they pick up points at home.
The problem with applying that theory this weekend they have lost each of their last seven against West Ham including a 3-1 defeat in London in December, five of those defeats have been to nil.
The Irons have put together a good run with one loss in their last five and are offering good value for a win here.
Much like the game above, this pick is backing against a struggling side more than anything else but you can feel better about West Ham looking good here than Cardiff.
Back West Ham to Win @ $2.25
SGM: West Ham to Win to Nil, Andy Carroll First Goalscorer
Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, John Smith’s Stadium
Huddersfield 0 – Bournemouth 2
If you just look at Bournemouth’s recent record without context, you could be forgiven for thinking they were in a bit of trouble.
Winless in their last five, down to 12th in the Premier League and potentially falling out of a top ten finish might be cause for concern.
Of course in their last five they have lost to Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City which is almost forgivable.
They have a chance for a get-right game taking on bottom of the table Huddersfield here, a side with three wins all season.
It’s very rare that Huddersfield’s opponents are over even money so if you get the chance to get on early, take Bournemouth to win.
Back Bournemouth to Win @ $2.25
SGM: Bournemouth to Win, Under 2.5 Goals
Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester 3 – Fulham 1
If you can sense a pattern in the early part of this Premier League Preview, it’s probably because there is one as Fulham is another side worth backing against, especially after five straight losses.
With their drop to the Championship likely to be confirmed in the next month or so, Fulham is simply playing out the season and looking to create as much havoc for their opponents as possible.
Leicester lost Brendan Rodgers first game in charge last week but he has a chance to pick up his first win with the Foxes here.
There should be a few goals in this one with Fulham having the worst defence in the league and each of Leicester’s last four games having three or more goals.
Back Leicester to Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.40
SGM: Leicester to Win, Both Teams to Score, Jamie Vardy First Goalscorer
Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Newcastle 3 – Everton 2
Everton picked up a draw that would have felt like a win last weekend with a draw in the Merseyside Derby that knocked Liverpool out of top spot in the Premier League.
Up this weekend is a game with a slightly less intense rival who might not actually be a rival at all in Newcastle.
The Magpies last win in this fixture came in December 2014, since then Everton won five in a row before the sides drew 1-1 in December.
That draw was the first time Newcastle had scored against Everton after being held scoreless in the last five meetings.
At home though Newcastle have been very, very competitive with six of their eight league wins coming at St James’ Park and with these sides being very evenly matched a draw is the play here.
Back the Draw @ $3.00
SGM: Draw, Both Teams to Score
Sunday 10 March, 2:00am, St Mary’s Stadium
Southampton 2 – Tottenham 1
Spurs haven’t won their last three Premier League matches and are backing up after a big win in Germany during the week.
That could give the side the boost they need to get through this weekend when they take on a relegation threatened Southampton side.
Last year when Spurs visited St Mary’s they were held to a frustrating draw, the only time in the last three seasons they have failed to beat Southampton.
In terms of value, Spurs look to be slightly over the odds for this one and are another good value play.
Back Tottenham to Win @ $1.85
SGM: Tottenham to Win, Harry Kane First Goalscorer
Sunday 10 March, 4:30am, Etihad Stadium
Manchester City 3 – Watford 1
Eight wins from their last nine including four in a row has City back on top of the table and destination of the Premier League title in their hands.
All they have to do is match Liverpool’s results over the next nine rounds and they will claim back to back Premier League titles, becoming the first team to do so since United did so in 2007/2008 and 2008/2009.
Up next on their list of challengers is a Watford side with three wins from their last four games and currently sitting in eighth place.
With a Champions League tie on the horizon City might not go all out and play for a big win, which does make finding a play on this game a bit tough.
City have gone four Premier League games without conceding a goal but at below even money there isn’t any real value on offer there so steer clear of betting on this game.
Sunday 10 March, 11:00pm, Anfield
Liverpool 4 – Burnley 2
Much like Manchester City, Liverpool is at very short odds to win their game this weekend as they prepare for the second half of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.
Chances are they won’t opt to prioritise one competition over the other and instead try to go all out in both games knowing their best (and perhaps only) chance of winning the Premier League is winning every remaining game.
Liverpool have also gone four Premier League games (plus a Champions League clash with Bayern Munich) without conceding a goal so even though it’s at a similar price as City to win to nil, this looks to be a slightly better play of the two title challengers.
Back Liverpool to Win to Nil @ $1.80
SGM: Liverpool to Win to Nil, Mo Salah First Goalscorer
Monday 11 March, 1:05am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 1 – Wolves 1
Wolves picked up a massive upset over Chelsea back in December and the Blues will be out to avoid a repeat of that effort at Stamford Bridge.
They will need to find a way to keep improving on their last two performances beating Tottenham and Fulham as Wolves will see a vulnerable opponent as a great chance for an upset.
Of course, Chelsea has only lost a grand total of one game at home this season so any upset would be highly unlikely here.
For a bit of added value in the main play, look for the doubles market of Chelsea to win and over 1.5 goals with each of Chelsea’s last seven games having two or more goals scored.
Back Chelsea to Win & Over 1.5 Goals @ $1.85
SGM: Chelsea to Win, Over 2.5 Goals, Eden Hazard Anytime Goalscorer
Sunday 11 March, 3:30am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 2 – Manchester United 0
How on earth can you expect Manchester United to back up from their memorable (albeit slightly controversial) night in Paris during the week?
They have the maximum available rest time before travelling to London to face Arsenal in the final match of the week and thankfully for them, the Gunners will be coming back from a Europa League clash in France with 24 hours less rest.
United has won their last two trips to the Emirates by a score of 3-1 including an FA Cup Fourth Round clash back in late January.
In the Premier League though, Manchester City has been the only visiting team to take maximum points from the Emirates Stadium.
Backing the Gunners at home has been a successful strategy this season, especially when you add in the value of an undermanned defence conceding as well.
Back Arsenal to Win & Both Teams to Score @ $3.80
SGM: Arsenal to Win, Alexandre Lacazette Anytime Goalscorer, Paul Pogba Anytime Goalscorer
Manchester City’s magic number sits at six wins before being officially crowned Premier League champions.
That number could be significantly shortened this weekend when their closest challengers Manchester United and Liverpool face off in Saturday’s early fixture.
Brighton’s impressive run of form continues this weekend when they face Everton with an eye on a further jump up the table.
Read on for our preview of this weekend’s Premier League action and recommended plays.
Saturday 10 March, 11:30pm, Old Trafford
The “Who Gets to Finish Second This Season” Derby takes place at Old Trafford in the round’s first match.
All three meetings between Mourinho and Klopp in their current positions have ended in draws, two of which have been scoreless.
Liverpool’s short rest coming into this game is negated somewhat by the fact that they played their game against Porto at a snail’s pace.
This has the makings of another Mourinho special where he slows the game down and finds a way to negate Liverpool’s attacking talent.
Back the Draw and Under 2.5 Goals @ $4.40
Brighton & Hove Albion
Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, Goodison Park
Everton’s form has taken a dip since February losing three of their four league games including last weekend’s defeat away to Burnley.
They tend to put in a much stronger performance at home having collected 26 of their 34 points at Goodison Park.
Brighton will coming into this game full of confidence having extended their unbeaten run with a huge win over Arsenal and a win here could catapult them into seventh spot.
A win here might be a step too far but a draw between sides looking to solidify their position in the top ten is the most likely outcome.
Back the Draw @ $3.10
Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, St James’ Park
Two sides on the edge of the relegation zone could desperately use three points from this game.
Southampton have a significant edge in the recent meetings between these sides winning four and drawing three.
This is a match that has plenty of goals in it, contrary to the goal scoring troubles both sides have had this year and that represents a nice value play.
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ $2.30
Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, Olympic Stadium
With three losses in their last four games, including back to back 4-1 thumpings, West Ham are still a way off safety.
Burnley meanwhile are sitting comfortably in the top ten and might even have half an eye on Arsenal who sit five points ahead of them going into this weekend.
They have built their campaign on picking up points away from home and limiting the goals in their games.
As such an interesting proposition on the road, this looks like good value for a possible upset win.
Back Burnley to Win @ $3.50
West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, The Hawthorns
Leicester have a slight edge in the head to head record between these sides since their most recent promotion to the Premier League.
They have won three League matches and drawn two with West Brom managing to snatch a point when both sides were in their early season malaise.
Since then Leicester have put together a nice run of form to bring themselves into the top half of the table.
It has been a long time since either of these sides were victorious with Leicester winless in five while West Brom have lost five straight.
Something has to give in this game and Leicester are a much better side.
Back Leicester to Win @ $2.55
Sunday 11 March, 2:00am, Kirklees Stadium
Swansea’s impressive 2018 got back on track last weekend with a convincing win over West Ham.
Backing that up with a win this weekend over Huddersfield would go a long way to securing their safety from relegation.
They won their first meeting with Huddersfield in October thanks to a Tammy Abraham double.
This is another match where the underdog represents an intriguing value play, particularly with Huddersfield’s inconsistent form as of late.
Back Swansea to Win @ $3.10
Sunday 11 March, 4:30am, Stamford Bridge
Crystal Palace cannot catch a break in their horrendous run of fixtures at the moment.
After coming close to taking a point off Tottenham they were leading a lacklustre Manchester United 2-0 before Mourinho’s men staged a comeback to extend their losing streak to three.
Palace are one of only three teams with a three or more game losing streak currently attached to their name and it won’t get easier as Chelsea will be looking to respond after their underwhelming performance against Manchester City.
In terms of value plays you will need to look for an added element to the Chelsea win market and they seem likely to put Palace to the sword here.
Back Chelsea to Win to Nil @ $2
Monday 12 March, 12:30am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal are fast becoming a Premier League punchline as they endure one of the worst runs of form in Arsene Wenger’s time with the club.
There are big questions facing punters ahead of this game wondering if they should continue to back against Arsenal’s general poor form or take them to bounce back at home.
Watford have won three of their last four in the league and will be very excited about the possibility of doing the league double over the Gunners having beaten them at Vicarage Road in October.
Arsenal are a good side when playing in front of their home fans but on such a short turnaround following their Europa League engagements and with their apparent lack of confidence it is hard to back them to do anything at the moment.
Back Watford Win/Draw Double Chance @ $2.55
Monday 12 March, 3:00am, Vitality Stadium
Tottenham seem to enjoy playing Bournemouth recording four wins and a draw in the five Premier League meetings between the clubs.
All of those wins except for the most recent one have been by multiple goals and Tottenham look well positioned to keep their streak going.
After their midweek match against Juventus, they will be looking to bounce back from their Champions League exit and turn their focus onto finishing the Premier League on a high note.
Back Tottenham to Win -1 Goal @ $2.35
Tuesday 13 March, 7:00am, bet365 Stadium
Stoke have picked up three straight draws in the Premier League but when the champions-elect come to town, they are in for a very different challenge.
City strolled through the midweek Champions League match and will be fresh when they travel to a place that opposing teams used to fear.
Stoke’s home record is not atrocious, in fact it is very much middle of the pack and they would love to turn around their 7-2 deficit from the last time these teams met.
That being said with City’s form it is hard to see anything beyond a victory for them and with the value of the market this might be one to just sit back and watch.
The English Premier League returns after a week off for international football and there are a number of big games.
Arsenal and Manchester City are in the hunt for a top four finish and both sides will do battle this weekend, while Chelsea face a tricky assignment against Crystal Palace
Throw in the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton and it is another huge weekend of football, with plenty of outstanding betting opportunities.
Saturday 1 April, 10:30pm, Anfield
Liverpool 3 - Everton 1
Liverpool have had the edge over their Merseyside rivals in recent seasons and they go into this clash with Everton as clear favourites.
Liverpool have lost just one game at Anfield over the past 12 months and they have won 13 of their past 20 games as home favourites for a narrow profit.
Everton went into the international break on the back of two strong wins over West Brom and Hull and they really have been in outstanding form in 2017.
Winning away from home has been somewhat of an issue for Everton this season and they have won just one of their past 10 games as away underdogs for a clear loss.
The price isn’t massive, but Liverpool have a great record in big games and should prove too strong for their local rivals.
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Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Turf Moor
Burnley 0 - Tottenham Hotspur 2
Tottenham Hotspur take a three game winning streak into this clash and it is no surprise that they will start this game as clear favourites.
Tottenham don’t have the best record away from home, but they have still proven to be a profitable betting play as away favourites – although they have drawn four of their past ten games in this scenario.
Burnley have not won a game since the first day of February, but they continue to have one of the best home records in the whole English Premier League.
They have won nine of their 14 games in front of their home fans and they have taken a point from some of the best sides in the competition at Turf Moor.
It cannot be understated how difficult Burnley are to break down at Turf Moor and they are capable of taking a point from Tottenham.
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Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 1 - Crystal Palace 2
Chelsea are cruising towards the English Premier League title and they really should have no trouble accounting for Crystal Palace.
Chelsea just continue to go from strength to strength and they have not lost these sort of games all season long.
They have won 12 of their past 16 games as home favourites for a clear profit and their record against Crystal Palace is good.
Crystal Palace have not been playing the best football, but three straight wins in the lead-up to the international break earned that they are now well-clear of the relegation zone.
This is a much tougher assignment and it is tough to have any confidence in them against such quality opposition.
They have won only four of their past 17 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and it would not surprise to see them produce a fairly lacklustre effort.
Chelsea should get the job done comfortably, but there is no value at their current price.
West Ham United
Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, The KC Stadium
Hull City 2 - West Ham United 1
The fact that Hull City will start this clash as clear favourites is an indication of just how poor West Ham have been this season.
Hull City have struggled for consistency through the EPL season, but a win over West Ham would go a long way to ensuring their safety at the end of the season.
They have proven tough to beat at The KC Stadium this season and they have won five games in front of their home fans for a clear profit.
West Ham went into the international break on the back of three straight defeats and it really has been a season to forget for this club.
They have won four of their 14 games as away underdogs and their recent record against Hull City has been good.
While West Ham are a tough team to trust from a betting perspective, it really is difficult to get Hull City as short as their current price and I have to take them on.
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Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, King Power Stadium
Leicester City 2 - Stoke City 0
Leicester City have improved substantially following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri and they are favourites to continue their winning streak this weekend.
The King Power Stadium continues to be a happy hunting ground for Leicester City and they have won eight of their past 13 games as home favourites for a clear profit.
Stoke City have played some strong football in recent weeks and they were unlucky not to take a point from their clash with Chelsea.
They have generally saved their best form for their home fans and they have won just one of their past 16 games as away underdogs for a clear loss.
Leicester City should get the job done comfortably and they are one of the best bets of the weekend.
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West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 - West Bromwich Albion 0
Manchester United have not lost in the English Premier League since October and that looks unlikely to change this week.
The problem for Manchester United has been winning games like this one and they have drawn eight of their past 19 games as home favourites.
West Bromwich Albion will have taken plenty of confidence from their 3-1 victory over Arsenal before the international break and they have a genuine chance of taking something from this clash.
They have won only three of their past 18 games as away underdogs for a clear loss, but they have drawn seven games in this scenario.
West Brom are more than capable of taking a point form this clash and the $4.75 on offer for the draw is outstanding value.
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Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Vicarage Road
Watford 1 - Sunderland 0
Sunderland are staring down the barrel of relegation and they desperately need to win this game to have any chance of avoiding the drop.
Sunderland have won only one of their past eight games and it is no surprise that they will go into this clash as clear underdogs.
They have won only three of their past 15 games as away underdogs for a clear loss and are a very tough team to trust from a betting standpoint.
Watford have struggled for consistency so far this season and they have not won a game for almost two months.
The Hornets have struggled badly as home favourites this season and they have won only three of their nine games in this scenario for a clear loss.
Neither of these teams can be trusted from a betting standpoint and I am more than happy to stay out of this game.
Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, St Mary's Stadium
Southampton 0 - Bournemouth 0
Southampton went into the international break on the back of a fighting loss to Tottenham and they will start this clash with Bournemouth as clear favourites.
Southampton have proven tough to beat at St Mary’s Stadium this season and they have won eight of their past 12 games as home favourites for a clear profit.
Bournemouth have put a gap on themselves and the relegation zone with two straight victories, but this is obviously a much tougher challenge.
The Cherries have struggled away from home this season and they have won just two of their past 14 games as away underdogs for a loss.
Southampton are a safe bet to take the three points from this clash and should be able to keep a clean-sheet in the process.
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Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Liberty Stadium
Swansea City 0 - Middlesbrough 0
This is a crucial game for both these sides that are stuck in the relegation dogfight.
Swansea City suffered disappointing defeats at the hands of Hull City and Bournemouth, but they will still go into this clash as favourites.
Liberty Stadium has been a fairly happy hunting ground for Swansea City this season and they have won won of their past eight games as favourites for a clear profit.
It has been an eternity since Middlesbrough won a game in the English Premier League and they are in massive trouble heading into the final couple of months of the season.
They have won only one of their past 13 games as away underdogs and their recent form has been putrid.
This is a must-win clash for Swansea City and they really should come away with the victory.
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Sunday 2 April, 1:00am, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 2 - Manchester City 2
This is easily the match of the round and is a crucial clash for a struggling Arsenal.
There really is nothing separating these two teams in betting and neither bring the best form in this clash.
Arsenal have lost four of their past five games in the English Premier League and their season hit another low when they went down to West Bromwich Albion before the international break.
They have proven tough to beat at Emirates Stadium and they have won 12 of their past 16 games at home for a small profit.
Manchester City were bundled out of the Champions League before they played out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
They have won 11 of their past 18 games away from home and taking three points from this clash is definitely not out of the realms of possibility.
In saying that, there really is nothing between these two sides in general and the $3.60 for them to play out a stalemate really does appeal.
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