Leicester top of the league – but the question remains how long are they going to stay there for as they approach their trickiest looking run of games so far this season. Chelsea at home on Sunday is followed by away trips to both Everton and Liverpool before they entertain Manchester City.
Meanwhile the chasing pack of Manchester City, Arsenal and Spurs will all be hoping to land the odds-on this weekend.
Talking of Man City, Arsenal and Spurs – they look well worth combining in a treble this weekend as they should be up to respectively beating Swansea, Aston Villa and Newcastle. The combined odds pay 2/1.
Treble: Man City (1/3), Arsenal (8/13), Spurs (2/5) @ 2/1 (Betfred)
Palace vs Southampton (Saturday 3.00)
Southampton have impressively won their last 3 games at Palace, and will be hoping to continue that run of form. Away wins at Chelsea and at Sunderland in their last 4 away games suggest they’ve got every chance, especially as Palace are struggling for consistency at the moment. Despite a 5-1 win over Newcastle in their last home game, Palace didn’t win any of their 3 previous home games.
Southampton @ 2/1 (Betfred, BetVictor)
West Ham vs Stoke
Another away team with a decent record against this week’s opposition is Stoke, and they ‘ve won 2 of their last 3 games at West Ham, drawing the other. West Ham have also just started to struggle with injuries and a lack of goals. Meanwhile Stoke, who admittedly aren’t goal machines either, have claimed two 1-0 away wins in their last 4 away games – and were unlucky to have a man sent off against Sunderland – making the 2/1 for a Stoke win look worth taking.
Stoke @ 2/1 (Various)
Leicester vs Chelsea
Leicester’s wheels will come off at some point, surely, but they did us a big favour last week, and I can’t really understand why the bookies have made struggling Chelsea such strong favourites. Leicester have only lost one of their last 6 home games, whilst Chelsea haven’t won away in the league since August, losing to the likes of Stoke and West Ham – and I’m hopeful that Leicester can stay top of the league for at least one more week.
Leicester @ 12/5 (Betfred)