The twists and turns of an interesting Premier League Football season continue to unfold and a resurgent Manchester United will be looking to extend their five-match winning streak under interim manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer this weekend. However, a trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham will be a much harder task than victories over Reading, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Huddersfield, and Cardiff.
Meanwhile, Liverpool need to bounce back from their first defeat of the season, whilst Manchester City host Wolves who, after beating Liverpool in the FA Cup, will be looking to take more points of a City side they drew with earlier in the season. At the other end of the table, Burnley and Cardiff both have decent opportunities to extend their lead over the bottom two clubs Fulham and Huddersfield.
Brighton vs Liverpool (Saturday 3.00)
Jurgen Klopp obviously has bigger fish to fry than the FA Cup and Liverpool look likely to field a much stronger team against a Brighton side that is unbeaten in its last four games. That good run of form is fancied to end here though as Liverpool have dominated the last three matches between the two teams, whilst both Tottenham and Chelsea have left the American Express Community Stadium with three points this season.
However, it’s hard to get excited about Liverpool winning at odds of around 2/7 away from home. Therefore, the best bet could be for Mo Salah to open the scoring, as the in-form Egyptian has netted first in the last two games between the two sides.
Brighton vs Liverpool Free Tip:
Mo Salah To Score First @ 4.00 Betfred, 188Bet
Burnley vs Fulham (Saturday 3.00)
Playing in Europe seemed to affect Burnley at the start of the season but three wins on the bounce suggest they shouldn’t be embroiled in the relegation battle come May. Victory over Fulham here would see them pull seven-points clear off the second-bottom club and, despite losing 4-2 at Craven Cottage earlier this season, The Clarets are fancied to inflict Fulham’s tenth Premier League away defeat of the season at a bigger than expected price.
Burnley vs Fulham Free Tip:
Burnley @ 2.40 Betdaq, Matchbook, Smarkets
Cardiff vs Huddersfield (Saturday 3.00)
Both teams were knocked out of the third round of the FA Cup by teams from lower leagues last weekend but, whilst that was Huddersfield’s ninth consecutive defeat, Cardiff have put together some decent results in the same period, including wins over Southampton, Wolves, and Leicester.
They’d also won three home games on the bounce before losing to the Solskjaer inspired Manchester United and odds-against looks worth taking about a Cardiff win against the bottom club, who have claimed just one win and two draws on their travels this season.
Cardiff vs Huddersfield Free Tip:
Cardiff @ 2.30 Betway, Matchbook, Smarkets
Tottenham vs Manchester United (Sunday 4.30)
Manchester United are hunting down a Champions League spot after Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s fantastic start to his new managerial role, but Tottenham will also be in no mood to let United close the current 10-point gap. Either team could win but, with the last two games between the two teams have both produced three goals, this could be a pulsating match with both club’s managers now adopting an attacking mindset.
Anything around 2.50 for there to be more than 3.5 goals looks well worth taking, whilst taking much bigger prices about more than 4.5 goals and more than 5.5 goals could also pay dividends.
Tottenham vs Manchester United Free Tips:
More Than 3.5 Goals @ 2.63 888Sport, Unibet
More Than 4.5 Goals @ 5.00 Betfair SB, BetVictor
More Than 5.5 Goals @ 10.00 888Sport, Unibet
Manchester City vs Wolves (Monday 8.00)
Manchester City have the smell of blood in their nostrils after beating Liverpool to close the gap on the league leaders to four-points, and City were simply ruthless in disposing of Tranmere 7-0 in the FA Cup and Burton 9-0 in the Carabao Cup. I imagine Pep Guardiola’s team talks before those games were something along the lines of go out and show the world what you’re capable of, and his no mercy approach should have filled his team with confidence to come out and potentially rip Wolves to pieces.
That’s yet to happen this season so far though, with only Tottenham managing to score more than two goals against Wolves, whilst Wolves turned that form around in style at Wembley a few weeks ago with a 3-1 victory over Tottenham. So, though it’s a long-shot, the bookies could be being a little generous offering 7/1 about Wolves nicking a second draw against City this season.
Manchester City vs Wolves Free Tip:
Draw @ 8.00 Betdaq, Matchbook, Smarkets