The Leicester fairytale lives on, but for how long may be the question as they prepare to travel to nearest rivals Manchester City. We’ve got a tip for that game and for Liverpool vs Sunderland, Stoke vs Everton, Southampton vs West Ham, and Chelsea vs Manchester United.
Man City vs Leicester (Saturday 12.45pm)
If City win they’ll top the Premier League on goal difference from this weekend’s opponents Leicester and, whilst they’re well-fancied to do just that after bagging 13 points from a possible 15 from their last 5 homes games – do they really deserve to be around the 4/6 mark? Leicester have been beaten just once this season away from home, quite unluckily by Liverpool on a day when things just didn’t go their way. However, they’ve since bounced back from a mini-slump and thumped Liverpool in the rematch. Their ability to hit teams on the break also makes them hard to play against for home teams, whilst the held City to a draw at home earlier this season. Another draw wouldn’t do their Premier League chances any harm – and I’m backing the fairytale to continue by laying City.
Lay Manchester City @ 1.65 (Betfair Exchange)
Liverpool vs Sunderland (Saturday 3pm)
Liverpool are a best-priced 5/11 to win, but you’d be in the poor house if you’d taken those odds in he last 5 renewals, as Sunderland have managed to come to Anfield and draw on 3 occasions – making the 19/5 available for another draw smack of a value win or lose.
Draw @ 19/5 (Betbright)
Stoke vs Everton (Saturday 3pm)
Everton haven’t won at Stoke for over 6 years and, though they’ve drawn 4 of the last 6 renewals, Stoke are playing the better of the two teams at the moment. They also won at Everton earlier in the season, and Everton’s attacking talisman Lukaku limped off with a back injury in mid-week.
Stoke @ 7/4 (Betfred)
Southampton vs West Ham (Saturday 5.30pm_
The bookies might have overreacted to Southampton winning 3 home games on the trot by making them odds-on shots to beat West Ham, who have lost just one of their last 6 away games, and beat the Saints earlier in the season.
Lay Southampton @ 1.76 (Betfair Exchange)
Chelsea vs Manchester United (Sunday 4pm)
Neither of them are likely to have a say in the Premier League title come May, but these two old adversaries will still come out all guns firing. It’s Chelsea who have won 4 of the last 5 renewals but, having drawn their last 3 home games, the 12/5 for another draw offers a touch more value.
Draw @ 12/5 (Betfred)