Here we survey the weekend’s Premier League action as the race for a top four spot hots up and relegation scrap continue.
Strugglers Hull have a spot of travel sickness, losing 14 of their last 15 away matches. All of which doesn’t bode well for their trip to play mid-table Southampton. But Hull have improved massively of late and aren’t without a chance on the South Coast. While an away success for Hull at (5-1 Bet365) may be stretching it a bit, Hull can pick up a crucial point so handicap +1 at 13-10 with Bet365 is advised.
Tony Pulis’s West Brom are stuttering at a key point of the season, failing to find the net in six of their last seven Premier League matches. Midlands rivals Leicester are rejuvenated under new boss Craig Shakespeare, only recently exiting the Champions League narrowly to Atletico Madrid at the quarterfinal stage. But despite their marked improvement, Leicester have failed to win 17 of their last 18 away matches and this clash with the Baggies looks like a derby draw at 5-2 with BetFred.
Everton have won their last eight Premier League homes as champions-in-waiting Chelsea rock into town. After beating Southampton 4-2 in midweek, Chelsea know that a draw is a good result at Goodison Park – a ground they have struggled on in the past. Everton +1 on the handicap is the play at 5-6 with Sky Bet.
Old Trafford has witnessed under 2.5 goals in the last seven Premier League games, but BTTS has been the play in the last five meetings between the Swans and United. BTTS can pay dividends again at 8-7 with Unibet. Swansea +2 on the handicap also makes sense at 4-5 with Sporting Bet as the Swans are desperate for points in their battle to avoid the drop, while United may have one eye on their forthcoming Europa League semifinal against Celta Vigo.
Third-placed Liverpool have been superb against the Premier League elite, but have struggled notoriously against the lesser sides. Crystal Palace becoming the latest side to claim their scalp on Sunday as Cristian Benteke returned to haunt the Reds with a brace. Therefore, Jurgen Klopp’s side are way too short at 59-100 with Marathon to win away at Watford on Monday evening. A better bet may prove under 2.5 goals as Liverpool huff and puff but struggle to break down a resolute Watford side at 13-10 with BetVictor.