Man City are favourites to win the 2018/19 Premier League Title after taking over at the top with a win over Everton. However, as they host Chelsea this Sunday, they look to have a tougher match than rivals Liverpool who entertain Bournemouth on Saturday. We’ve free tips for both those games as well as free tips for Fulham vs Manchester United, Watford vs Everton, and Brighton vs Burnley.
Fulham vs Manchester United (Saturday 12.30)
Manchester United quickly got over their blip against Burnley with a scrappy win over Leicester. But the two goals that Burnley scored at Old Trafford may convince Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri that attacking Man United could be the best policy, and Fulham could certainly do with a win if they’re to have any chance of escaping relegation.
Whether Fulham are good enough to take the game to Manchester United is a different matter as, even under Jose Mourinho, United beat Fulham 4-1 earlier in the season. That’s not the only big defeat Fulham have been on the end of this season either. They’ve also lost 4-1 and 5-1 to Arsenal, and 3-1 to Tottenham and this has the makings of another game with the potential for lots of goals. So, odds-against for more than 3.5 goals looks the play.
Fulham vs Manchester United Free Tip
More Than 3.5 Goals @ 2.60 BetVictor and RedZone
Liverpool vs Bournemouth (Saturday 3.00)
Liverpool lost the lead in the title race to Manchester City in midweek but do have a game in hand. They could also bounce back to the top with a win against Bournemouth here, which would pile further pressure on a Manchester City side that host Chelsea on Sunday.
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Jurgen Klopp only needs to point to Liverpool’s recent results against Bournemouth to motivate his team, as Liverpool have won their last three encounters 4-0, 3-0, and 4-0. The problem for Liverpool is that their once super-tight defence has sprung a few leaks recently and has kept just one clean sheet in seven games.
So, with Bournemouth scoring four past Chelsea recently, it’s interesting that the two matches before these two teams in the 2016/17 season ended 2-2 and 4-3 to Bournemouth. That means it could just be worth sticking to the theory that this will be a high-scoring game whatever the result.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Free Tip
More Than 3.5 Goals @ 2.16 Marathon Bet, 2.12 Unibet and 888Sport
Watford vs Everton (Saturday 3.00)
Neither team is the most adept at breaking down stubborn defences but both have played in their fair share of high-scoring games this season against teams that like to try and play some nice football.
One of those games was the match between them at Goodison Park earlier in the season, which ended 2-2, and I can’t see any reason why this match won’t be played in a similar style with both teams safe in the middle of the table.
Three of the last five matches between the two sides have actually produced at least four goals and, whilst the other two of those five games ended 1-0, one of them was when the defence-minded Sam Allardyce was in charge of Everton.
That’s why it could be time to grab yourself some 9/4 or better (23/10 in places) about there being more than 3.5 goals. Win or lose, it looks the best value of this weekend’s Premier League action.
Watford vs Everton Free Tip
More Than 3.5 Goals @ 3.30 Betfair, BetVictor, PaddyPower, Unibet, RedZone, 888Sport
Brighton vs Burnley (Saturday 5.30)
Matches between Brighton and Burnley have been low-scoring affairs in the last couple of years, with Burnley winning 1-0 at Turf Moor earlier this season, whilst both games last season between the two teams ended 0-0.
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Brighton’s current home form is also littered with tight matches, with their last four matches at the Amex Stadium ending 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, and 1-0. As both teams are also in danger of being dragged into the relegation battle, it’s hard to see them straying from their natural defensive strategy, and the odds against for less than 1.5 goals looks a value-bet.
Brighton vs Burnley Free Tip
Less Than 1.5 Goals @ 2.80 Unibet and 888Sport
Man City vs Chelsea (Sunday 4.00)
Chelsea won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, maintaining their brilliant record when hosting the league leaders, which City were at the time. City have also lost at home to Crystal Palace since but stepped up a gear after that with six straight home wins including victories over Liverpool and Arsenal.
During that period, Chelsea have also lost the knack of winning on their travels, suffering three straight away defeats against Arsenal, Tottenham, and Bournemouth. Worse still, they failed to score in any of those three games.
However, the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain had an immediate effect, with the Argentinean scoring two- goals in a 5-0 win over Huddersfield. His arrival has also freed up Eden Hazard to play his preferred creative role.
With the pressure on City, that makes anything around 11/2 or bigger for a Chelsea win a sporting bet.
Man City vs Chelsea Free tip
Chelsea Win @ 4.75 Bet365 and Marathon Bet