Premier League Preview: More Misery For Leicester & Liverpool Beckons

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Premier League Preview: More Misery For Leicester & Liverpool Beckons

Sam Tighe

Burnley vs. Leicester City: Burnley win (19/10)

At 19/10, Burnley are phenomenal value to beat Leicester City at home.

Turf Moor has been a relative fortress this season; the Clarets have accrued 25 of their 26 points there, good for the fourth-best home record in the division. Leicester, by contrast, are yet to win away this season and were recently drubbed 3-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Sean Dyche was able to rest a glut of stars at the weekend, including Andre Gray, and should be ready to continue piling the away-day misery on Claudio Ranieri.

Andre Gray

AFC Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace: Over 2.5 Goals (17/20)

Fixtures involving the Cherries tend to be filled with goals; each of their last seven (in all competitions) have featured three or more. With Palace coming to town, there’s a very good chance that streak becomes eight.

Despite the installation of Sam Allardyce as manager, the Eagles are still in choppy waters. He’s been so unimpressed with his team he’s bought an entirely new left side and experimented with new formations. Eddie Howe’s attacking delights will be looking forward to this.

At the other end, the expected return of Wilfried Zaha could well galvanise Palace’s attack and re-fuel it with goals.

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Liverpool vs. Chelsea: Chelsea Clean Sheet (12/5)

Tuesday’s match against Chelsea represents Liverpool’s ninth fixture of January. Of the eight played, they’ve only won one (against Plymouth Argyle, at the second attempt).

Playing a game every three or four games has destroyed the Reds’ fitness levels, and you can see they’re struggling with the physical load. Movement off the ball is limited, and when turnovers are created, no one is springing forward into space. If you’re lacking that, you’re not breaking Chelsea apart.

Sadio Mane might be back, but he’s not a one-man panacea.

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West Ham vs. Manchester City: Both Teams To Score Yes (8/13)

Manchester City kept a clean sheet the last time they met West Ham, but plenty has changed since that early January fixture. Slaven Bilic’s men have scored six goals in the two games since, with Andy Carroll finding form and the team syncing up – despite the absences of Cheikhou Kouyate (AFCON) and Dimitri Payet (AWOL).

Pep Guardiola’s team have the attacking talent to score in every game and will generally do so, but only really tend to keep clean sheets when Willy Caballero is in goal. Fortunately for the Hammers, Claudio Bravo – the man who doesn’t save shots – should be reinstated for league play; watching the Chilean trying to cope with Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll should be fun.

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Or if you have the minerals, you can back all four – 4 Fold Accumulator.