Liverpool vs Swansea
The lunch time kick-off sees Liverpool take on Swansea at Anfield, both teams are at the different spectrum of the league. Liverpool chasing the leaders Chelsea and Swansea slummed at the very bottom of the premier league and the form couldn’t be much more different either, Liverpool have taken 23 of the 27 points on offer at home while Swansea have only taken 7 of the 30 from all their away trips this season.Having lost some ground to Chelsea last weekend at old Trafford, Liverpool will be even keen to put on a good show this weekend and bag all the points. From the betting point of view, you can’t look past Liverpool. Swansea have been shedding goals for fun and Liverpool have been scoring them at home. Expect a few goals this game and Liverpool to take all the three points.Having lost some ground to Chelsea last weekend at old Trafford, Liverpool will be even keen to put on a good show this weekend and bag all the points. From the betting point of view, you can’t look past Liverpool. Swansea
Having lost some ground to Chelsea last weekend at old Trafford, Liverpool will be even keen to put on a good show this weekend and bag all the points. From the betting point of view, you can’t look past Liverpool. Swansea have been shedding goals for fun and Liverpool have been scoring them at home. Expect a few goals this game and Liverpool to take all the three points.
Betting Tip: Liverpool To Win HT/FT
Bournemouth vs Watford
Both Bournemouth and Watford are teams destined for mid table mediocrity again, both hover around the mid table mainly on their home form. Watford have lost all 5 of their away games and Bournemouth suffered a crushing defeat to hull last week after taking the lead. While Watford played out a goalless draw at the riverside against Middlesbrough.
These two sides have tendency to draw games against each other, both have drawn 4 of the last 5 in this fixture. Don’t expect many goals in this fixture and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this game end goalless or one each.
Betting Tip: Match Goals Under 2.5
Crystal Palace Vs Everton
Everton are having their usual season whereby they are beating sides they’re not expected to beat like last week against Manchester city and Arsenal and yet losing to a out of form Leicester side the previous game.
Palace on the hand are in the street fight down at the bottom of the league with just one point above the relegation zone. Palace have only won once in 10 games. With Sam Allardyce at the helm at palace you would expect the Eagles to at least look solid at the back, but big Sam hasn’t had his normal effect on teams he takes over and this fixture could be his chance to stamp his style of gritty football on a lacklustre palace side.
If Everton are put in a bad performance you feel this will the kind of fixture they do it in, while this is exactly the sort of fixture big Sam relish. Expect a gritty palace performance and nick at least a point.
Betting Tip: Both Teams To Score
Middlesbrough Vs West Ham
Middlesbrough are hovering just a few points above the relegation zone but in the past few weeks they’ve displayed good solid defensive performances against fellow relegation contenders. West Ham on the hand have been erratic to say the least this season, it’s hard to predict which hammers will show up in any given game.
Apart from their want away star player Payet being unavailable, West Ham have a near full fit squad for the first time this season. Middlesbrough on the hand have solid form at home, particularly in defence where they’ve conceded few goals especially to fellow strugglers
Both teams will be happy with a point out of this fixture. Might be one to to miss on the highlight.
Betting Tip: Match Goals Under 2.5
Stoke City Vs Manchester United
There’s a great debate going on now about whether Manchester United can challenge for this title this season. There’s no doubt United’s recent form has been tittle winning form only halted by the draw at home to Liverpool last week.
Stoke on the other hand have had erratic form, few wins littered with draws and losses though they stand comfortably in the upper half of the premier league.
After the initial experimental performances for United at the start of the season, they have a settled side and a definitive style of winning play. Though it will be a tough matchup, it’s hard to look past a united win in this fixture.
Betting Tip: Manchester United to win
West Brom Vs Sunderland
Sunderland suffered a crushing defeat to Burley in the midweek FA Cup replay, and that’s probably the best thing that happened to them. They need to concentrate fully on the league and now they can with nothing else else to play for. Sunderland have only taken 4 away points all season and they’ll need to play well to come away with anything from the hawthorne’s.
Last week West Brom went down 4-0 to a rampant Spurs in north London but their home form has been good for a mid-table side. Both teams pride themselves on stopping the opposition play first and foremost. Don’t expect many goals here, Sunderland will be happy to sit in and catch west broom on the counter. Both teams may just settle for a point each in this one.
Betting Tip: Match Result Draw
Manchester City Vs Tottenham
Manchester city’s season is quickly Turing sour after losses in recent weeks and they face Tottenham in the weekends standout fixture at the Etihad. Spurs on the other hand, are the form side in the premier league and 7 points behind leaders Chelsea. Spurs have won 9 of their last 10 games.
It’s hard to make a case for Manchester city wining this fixture but of course on paper they have the better team and surely will find some form sometime this season. Football though, isn’t played on paper and Spurs have the best form in the entire league and mostly likely to push Chelsea the all the way for the title. Whatever the result this will be a great spectacle of premier league football.
Spurs have won all three of e last three in this fixture and it’s hard to see how this match could be any different.
Betting Tips: Match Goals Over 2.5
Southampton Vs Leicester
Southampton take on the the premier league champions Leicester in the lunch time kickoff. The recent form of both teams can only be described as indifferent, with consistency hard to come by. Leicester thumped Man City a few weeks ago, while Southampton won against an inform Liverpool by both recent teams suffered defeats to sides they would have been expected to beat.
Early Sunday kick-offs rarely provide great games and while both teams to do posses the ability to play scintillating football they have rarely lived up to that billing. Both teams might just settle for a point here and may be another one to miss on the highlights.
Betting Tip: Goals Under 2.5
Burnley beat Sunderland in the midweek fa cup replay to progress to the next round in a one-sided match. And while Burnley have been in great form at home, they’re away form is the worst in the entire premier league having only one solitary point their name from none away trips.
Arsenal however have a habit of overpowering sides like burnley and other mid table and lower league table opposition. After a their usual ‘Christmas crisis’, Arsenal are getting back to form. They are now playing free flowing football for they are so famous for, with both Sanchez and Giroud and great goal scoring form and with the return of Ozil they are only likely to get stronger in offensive department.
From betting point of view, Arsenal are heavy favourites and there’s little value in backing them straight. More lucrative may be the goals markets. Both teams score and concede goals freely and this fixture maintain just prove to be a goals fest.
Betting Tip: Match Goals Over 3.5
Chelsea Vs Hull
League leader Chelsea host hull in the final game of the weekend and the fortunes for both teams couldn’t be more different. Chelsea are the runaway league leaders, while Hull are fighting it out in the relegation zone.
Chelsea have great home form having taken 27 points from their 10 games premier lead game at home while scoring an average of 2.8 goals at Stamford bridge, hull on the hand only have 4 points from their away trips this term so far and conceding a 2.4 goals on average on their away trips.
This fixture can only go one way from a betting point of view, Chelsea are rampant even without their talismanic striker Costa taking part in last weeks’ demolition the current premier league champions Leicester. Chelsea might just turn on the style in this game, expect a great a performance and goals and hull might just have to write this fixture off as it never happened or they might just Spring a surprise like the ones seems to happen all too often in the premier league.