There’s plenty of Premier League action on Saturday, and we’ve tips for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Burnley vs Manchester United, and Leicester vs Watford.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 3.00)
Arsenal’s season is in danger of amounting to nothing after last week’s surprise exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Nottingham Forest, and they’re going to have to make some rapid improvement if they want to have a chance of making up the 8-point gap between them and Chelsea to earn themselves a place in next season’s Champions League. Their record against Crystal Palace at home gives them every chance of making a good start though, with 6 wins in the last 7 renewals. They also won the reverse fixture 3-2 in December. Crystal Palace have caused a few shocks of late though so, with 5 of the last 7 games between the two teams producing at least 3 goals, and the reverse fixture producing 5 goals, I’d sooner play more than 2.5 goals.
More Than 2.5 Goals @ 8/13 Betfair, PaddyPower
Burnley vs Manchester United (Saturday 3.00)
Burnley are 1-point closer to a Champions League spot than they are to the relegation zone, but will be pleased to finish in the top-half of the table come May. Their recent record against Manchester United also suggests that victory will be no easy task for United, with Burnley earning 4-points from their last 3 home games against Manchester United, whilst they’ve also drawn the last twice away to United. Victory would come as no surprise for United, especially as they have won 4 of their last 5 away games, but the value-bet must be the draw considering recent matches between the two teams.
Draw @ 149/50 Marathon
Leicester vs Watford (Saturday 3.00)
4 of the last 5 matches between the two teams have been won by the home team, with Leicester also winning once away at Watford. Both teams have been somewhat inconsistent this season though, losing matches they should have won, and winning ones they weren’t expected to. Leicester’s recent home record typifies that inconsistency with a win against Huddersfield, a draw against Manchester United, and a 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. However, Watford, after winning 3-0 away at Newcastle in November, have lost 4 consecutive away games. Therefore, with both teams hard to predict, it could be worth playing over 2.5 goals, which would have landed the bet in 7 of the last 8 games between the two sides.