Kurt Bristoll returns this week to try and win you all some money, with his five tips for the weekend games.
West Ham vs Sunderland – West Ham to win
West Ham are having an impressive season, they booked themselves into the quarter finals of the FA Cup last weekend and are seventh in the Premier League, just one point behind Manchester United. Meanwhile Sunderland are yet again struggling to retain their place in the league and are currently in 19th place, although they are only one point away from safety. West Ham have had a great home record this season and haven’t been beaten at the Boleyn Ground since the shock defeat to Bournemouth at the end of August. The Hammers have won four out of their last five at home and I think they’ll grab another against Sunderland.
Best price – 5/6 with Paddy Power
Southampton vs Chelsea – Draw
Both sides go into this game in fantastic form and for that reason I feel they may cancel each other out. Southampton have won four of their last five games and haven’t conceded a goal in the league in their past six matches. Chelsea will have some real momentum going into the match after they beat Man City 5-1 in the FA Cup last weekend, but will be wary of the Saints seeing as they have already been beaten by them earlier in the season – a 3-1 reverse at Stamford Bridge. With Chelsea’s new found form and confidence coming up against a well organised Southampton side I can see this one finishing all square.
Best price – 23/10 with Skybet
Bolton vs Burnley – Burnley to win
Two former Premier League teams come head-to-head on Saturday with different goals in mind for the end of the season. Second-place Burnley will be looking to keep up the pressure on Hull City at the top, whereas Bolton are down in 23rd and will be looking to gain three points in their fight to stay in the Championship. The Clarets have been playing well recently, winning seven of their last ten games, with their only loss in that time coming in the FA Cup away to Arsenal. Bolton on the other hand have only one win in their last six and are struggling. Burnley came out on top when these teams met in the reverse fixture back in October and I expect them to do the same here.
Best price – 21/20 with SkyBet
AC Milan vs Torino – AC Milan to win
AC Milan host Torino on Saturday as they look to climb towards the Serie A qualification spots for the Champions League. In their way is a Torino side that have just one win in their last seven games. Milan on the other hand are unbeaten in their last ten, having won six and drawing the other four, so they are definitely the in-form team going into this one. I feel Milan will continue their unbeaten streak and take all three points.
Best price – 8/11 with Bet365
Liverpool vs Manchester City – over 2.5 goals
These two sides go into the Capital One Cup final both looking to find their best form. Man City had lost three games in a row prior to Wednesday’s Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev and Liverpool have been all over the place recently too, with only one win in their last seven games. It’s very difficult to pick a winner in this one, but I am predicting goals. Earlier in the season Liverpool beat City 4-1 at the Etihad and the last nine meetings between these two sides has seen over 2.5 goals in every match, so a goal-fest looks to be on the cards.
Best price – 10/11 with William Hill
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