The Premier League returns following the international break and we’ve highlighted four matches to follow in an accumulator.
Chelsea vs West Brom
The Blues are in fine form ahead of entertaining the team second from bottom. Under Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea have moved into the latter stages of both the Champions League and the FA Cup. While they have a few niggling injury concerns, Tuchel is likely to be able to call upon Tammy Abraham for this clash. While their most recent meeting was a 3-3 draw, the results preceding that were all in favour of Chelsea. Saturday’s 1:30pm kick-off should end in a Chelsea win.
Leicester vs Manchester City
The toughest – on paper at least – match to call as City, the champions in waiting travel to face the team in third. The Foxes will be no pushovers – just ask Manchester United who were dispatched in their FA Cup meeting prior to the international break – at home.
The Foxes take on City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off) in a match that will be the start of Sergio Aguero’s farewell tour. The Argentine forward will leave the club after a decade of success.
Southampton vs Burnley
The Saints host Burnley in the third leg of our accumulator and one where we are predicting that home ground advantage will play a crucial role. Danny Ings has eight league goals and James Ward-Prowse is enjoying another good season. Interestingly, Che Adams has found the net in each of his last three matches and will be another focal point of this encounter.
14 is against 15 on Sunday at 1pm. We’re betting on the team slightly higher in the league to come out on top (and in the process remove themselves from the relegation frame completely).
Manchester United vs Brighton
The Red Devils have had two licks to lick their wounds following their FA Cup exit to Leicester. Marcus Rashford did not feature for England as he recovers from an ankle knock. His return would ease the pressure on rushing back Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial, the latter all but guaranteed to miss this clash.
Manchester United are unbeaten in nine league matches and their last two wins came without conceding. Brighton have won two in a row but remain down in 16th. The Red Devils should have more than enough in the tank to ensure they maintain their grip on a top four finish.
This match kicks off at 8:30pm on Sunday.
Suggested bet: Chelsea, Man City, Southampton and Manchester United to win at 6.03