This weekend Premier league table toppers Leicester come up against 2nd place Man United and will hope for another performance like the last time these two meet at the King Power Stadium. Elsewhere Bournemouth take on Everton and on Sunday there is the London derby of Tottenham versus Chelsea. Here are the best bets for the weekend.
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Bournemouth vs Everton – Everton to win
Bournemouth finally put an end to their losing streak last week, securing a 2-2 draw away at Swansea, although they will be disappointed after being 2-0 up. Meanwhile Everton thrashed Aston Villa at Goodison Park with a great 4-0 win. This week the two sides meet and I can only see it going one way, Everton have some good momentum going into this one, having scored 11 goals in their past three games, whereas Bournemouth go into it having not won a game since they beat Sunderland in September and having lost four out of their last five games. I just can’t see Bournemouth turning that poor form around here against an in-form Everton side.
Everton to win – best price 31/20 with Coral
Cardiff vs Burnley – Burnley to win
Just four places separate these two sides in the Championship; Burnley are in the play-off positions in fifth and Cardiff sit in ninth. While the two sides are close in the table, their current form is quite different. Burnley are unbeaten in their previous eight matches, having won five of those, while Cardiff have only one win in their last five and are struggling for goals. I fancy Burnley to take all three points in this one.
Burnley to win – best price 8/5 with Coral
Leicester vs Manchester United – Over 2.5 goals
Leicester are having a fantastic season; after 13 games they are currently top of the Premier League – which even the most optimistic Leicester fan couldn’t have imagined. They come up against Man United this weekend, who are currently one place behind them in the table. This top-of-the-table clash is too difficult to call, but I feel there will be a few goals in this one. After a bit of a drought United have scored two goals in each of their last two Premier League games and with Martial and Rooney returning to the side they have even more fire-power. Leicester are the league’s top goalscorers and have scored eight goals in their last 3 games. Last season this fixture saw a fantastic 5-3 win for Leicester, and while there might not be eight goals this time around, I still expect there to be a fair few.
Over 2.5 Goals – best price Evens with William Hill
Toulouse vs Nice – Nice to win
Nice are flying in Ligue 1, they are currently in fourth place and are the second highest goalscorers in the league, having scored just three less than star-studded PSG. Newcastle reject Ben Arfa seems to have been rejuvenated by his move to France and is the fourth top scorer in the league with seven goals for Nice already. Toulouse’s form couldn’t be much worse; they haven’t won since the first game of the season and have lost four out of the last five games. I expect Nice to add to the miserable season that Toulouse are having and take all three points in this one.
Nice to win – best price 9/4 with Bet365
Tottenham vs Chelsea – Both teams to score and Tottenham to win
Tottenham are having a great season so far and last week they were thoroughly impressive as they beat West Ham 4-1. They are also unbeaten since the first game of the season when they lost 1-0 against Manchester United due to an own-goal. Spurs have won four out of their last five games, but both teams have scored in all five of those. Chelsea are having a miserable season. The defending Champions are 15th in the league and can’t seem to get their season going. They are coming up against an in-form Spurs side and they haven’t won an away game in the league since they beat West Brom in August. Last season Spurs won this fixture 5-3: expect another Tottenham win, with both teams scoring.
Tottenham to win and both teams to score – 18/5 with Betfair
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