Liverpool host Leicester City in the blockbuster Sunday fixture in the Premier League which also presents a challenge for Arsenal.
Fulham vs Everton – 2pm
With three straight defeats the trip to Craven Cottage takes on significant meaning for Carlo Ancelotti and his one-time Premier League leading outfit. Their rise to the top of the pile was just reward but now they must rebuild although this contest is unlikely to feature their biggest star, Richarlison. Also doubtful is Allan but even then the Toffees should have too much for their hosts. Everton start in seventh but will be weary as they were 2-0 losers on their last visit to the London club.
Suggested bet: Everton to win at 1.89
Sheffield United vs West Ham United – 4pm
The Blades have won all three of their Premier League home matches against West Ham and will need to continue on that path as they look to escape the relegation zone. With just a single draw to their name, Sheffield are looking like relegation candidates and West Ham will be arriving full of confidence. Although they are sitting in mid-table, the Hammers have shown against Man City (1-1) and Liverpool (2-1 loss) that they are a side capable of pushing towards the top six. The visitors have a number of injury concerns – Michail Antonio, Angelo Ogbonna, Mark Noble and Andriy Yarmolenko – which could sway this towards a stalemate.
Suggested bet: Both teams to score at 1.79
Leeds United vs Arsenal – 6:30pm
All three results are very much in play in the curtain raiser for Sunday’s biggest game. Both sides lost before the international break with Arsenal going down to Aston Villa quite badly after their famous win over Manchester United. That sentence has become standard fare for the Gunners, always a case of one step forward and two back. Like Leeds, they have goals in them but also conceded plenty. The visitors have Mohamed Elneny, Pablo Mari, Reiss Nelson, Calum Chambers and Gabriel Martinelli on the sidelines. And added to that Thomas Partey has a slight thigh concern. It’s shaping up for a long evening for Mikel Arteta.
Suggested bet: Leeds to win, both teams to score and under 3.5 match goals at 8.88 (Jengabet)
Liverpool vs Leicester City – 9:15pm
Let’s start with the defending champions … they cannot call on Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold at the back. Jordan Henderson is an injury doubt after picking up a muscle strain on international duty. And up front, there will be no Mohamed Salah after their top scorer tested positive for coronavirus while in Egypt.
The Reds are unbeaten in their last 63 PL home matches, their joint-longest such run in the top flight. Guess who ended their previous run between February 1978 and December 1980? Leicester!
The Foxes will have a rested Jamie Vardy raring to go as he looks to add to his scored seven goals in 11 league appearances against Liverpool. He will not be the only motivated visitor with Brendan Rodgers now in the opposite dugout after his failed stint as Reds manager.
An away win is not out of the imagination as Jurgen Klopp looks to solidify his makeshift defence.
Suggested bet: Diogo Jota and Jamie Vardy to score anytime at 8.69 (Jengabet)