Leicester and Spurs may have emerged with different results from their tough games last weekend, but both can maintain their title challenges next week against bottom-half opposition – and look worth combining in a double. Meanwhile, West Ham vs Sunderland and Southampton vs Chelsea look to provide the other best bets next weekend – and we’ve got analysis and tips for both games.
Leicester and Spurs are sitting first and second in the Premier League, and are expected to still be occupying those positions come Sunday evening, as they respectively play host to Norwich (Saturday 27th 3pm) and Swansea (Sunday 28th 2.05pm).
Despite an unlucky defeat to Arsenal last weekend, Leicester still look on track to maintain their title challenge having won their previous three games. They also beat Norwich 2-1 on their travels earlier in the season, and Norwich have lost their last 4 away games and are starting to look like relegation material.
Meanwhile, Spurs are in rampant form at the moment, and this is a fixture they’ve traditionally dominated, wining the last four renewals.
Double: Leicester @ 11/20 and Spurs @ 4/9 – pays 1.19/1 (Sporting Bet)
West Ham vs Sunderland (Saturday 27th 12.45pm)
There can be little argument that West Ham are the better team and it would be no surprise if they landed the odds-on quotes. However, the statistic that stands out above all the others is that 4 of the last 7 games between the two teams have ended up being drawn, including 2 of the last 3 renewals of this fixture, and this year’s clash at the Stadium of Light. Big Sam is also sure to have his team wound-up against his former club, and West Ham have drawn 3 of their last 5 home games, whilst Sunderland grabbed a point at Liverpool last weekend.
Draw @ 27/10 (Betvictor, Sporting Bet)
Southampton vs Chelsea (Saturday 27th 3pm)
Having won 5 and drawn 1 of their last 6 games, Southampton are the form team of the Premier League at the moment, and will take plenty of confidence from the fact that they beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season. However, there’s little doubt that Chelsea have improved greatly since the departure of Jose Mourinho, and are undefeated in their last 4 away games. It’s a tough one to call but, as Southampton’s last 4 games have all produced 1 goal or less, and so have 3 of Chelsea’s last 4 away games, the value looks to be in betting on there to be less than 1.5 goals.
Less than 1.5 goals @ 21/10 (Betvictor)