With just 7 games to go, Leicester and Spurs will continue to slog it out this weekend, and they have tough-looking games against Southampton and Liverpool. Meanwhile, the relegation dog-fight could have all sorts of twists and turns as Norwich take on Newcastle, and Sunderland host West Brom.
Norwich vs Newcastle (Saturday 3pm)
The Canaries vs the Magpies might not exactly send the pulse racing into overdrive, but this is a potentially massive game for two clubs in the relegation dog-fight. Norwich are currently 3 points above Newcastle and 2 points above Sunderland, but have played a game more than either of them. However, it was Newcastle who proved the stronger earlier in the season when they won 6-2, but they arrive here on the back of 7 straight away Premier League defeats. Norwich’s recent home record isn’t much better though with just 2 draws in their last 5 home games and, with the last two renewals ending in a draw, that result again looks the value.
Draw @ 12/5 (Various Bookmakers)
Sunderland vs West Brom
One team who will be happy if Norwich and Newcastle draw will be Sunderland and, if that’s the case, a win here would lift them out of the relegation places. Beating West Brom might not be that easy however, as the Baggies have lost just 1 of their 5 Premier League away games. Sunderland have lost just one of their last 4 home games though, and this could well be another hard-fought draw.
Draw @ 12/5 (Sportingbet)
Liverpool vs Spurs (Saturday 5.30)
Liverpool have definitely had the upper-hand over Spurs in the last few years, and had won five games on the trot before a 0-0 draw at Anfield earlier this season. This is a new look Spurs though, a team who play together, and aren’t afraid to knuckle down when needed, and it’s not surprising they’ve won 4 of their last 5 away games. Liverpool haven’t been playing badly at home either, though wins against Man City and Manchester United don’t carry the weight they would have done in previous seasons.
Spurs @ 19/10 (Boylesports, Betvictor)
Leicester vs Southampton (Sunday 1.30)
Whether knowing how their nearest rivals Spurs have got on will be an advantage nobody knows but, either way, Leicester have got a tough game against Southampton on Sunday. A Champions League spot is still a slight possibility for the Saints, and one which will keep them motivated after suffering just one defeat in their last 5 away games. Leicester have won 7 of their last 9 Premier League games though and, though I hope they lift the title, this could be yet another draw this weekend.
Draw @ 12/5 (Betfred)