On Saturday, Manchester City will be looking to do something no other team has done this season – win at Chelsea. And they must probably do so to probably keep the Premier League aspiration alive.
The top-match is also ably supported by clashes between Arsenal and Villa and Southampton and Swansea; both offering some interesting Premier League betting opportunities.
Chelsea vs Manchester City
Stamford Bridge remains a Premier League fortress this year; with Chelsea boasting a 100% home record and 7 clean sheets. Indeed, they haven’t conceded a Premier League goal at Stamford Bridge since November 1st.
Meanwhile, Manchester City have looked laboured of late and the cracks have started showing with a draw at Everton and defeat at home to Arsenal.
Chelsea have won three of the last six renewals of this fixture, meaning even-money a home win is statistically correct, however this is the probably the best Chelsea side in this period and I had them priced-up at 8/11.
4 points Chelsea @ even-money
Arsenal vs Aston Villa
Arsenal will be brimming with confidence after defeating Manchester City last weekend, and have now won 4 of their last 5 Premier League games, with the defeat coming at the hands of rampant Southampton.
Villa meanwhile haven’t won in the Premier League since December 7th, and haven’t even scored a Premier League goal since December 20th.
On those statistics it seems a no-brainer win for Arsenal, however the last six renewals of this fixture reveal it’s 3 wins each, and that’s not including an FA Cup win for Villa.
Villa are 14/1 to win, which has to be worth a bet on what is statistically, an even-money shot.
1 point Aston Villa @ 14/1
Southampton vs Swansea
Southampton have notched-up five wins and a draw against Chelsea in their last six games and they’ve deserved every one of those points.
Meanwhile, Swansea haven’t won in the Premier League since Boxing Day and have scored just 3 goals in four games since.
Southampton have also won the last three games between the clubs, and six of their eleven homes games this season have been won with a clean sheet. It’s 6/4 they win to nil here, and that looks the best value.
Southampton to win to nil @ 6/4
Liverpool (7/10) have won 3 of their last 4 games against West Ham, Stoke (4/6) have won 3 of their last 4 games against QPR and Man Utd (1/3) have won their last 5 home games against Leicester.
2 points treble: Liverpool, Stoke and Man Utd