PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND 27: BETTING TIPS AND PREVIEWS

Europa League Round of 32, 2nd legs. Betting tips and match previews. The most interesting matches are Napoli - Villareal and Tottenham - Fiorentina.

Premier League, round 27: Betting tips and match previews.
The most interesting clash is Manchester United - Arsenal.


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LEICESTER - NORWICH

TEAM NEWS

Leicester
  • Danny Simpson is suspended following his red card in the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal, with January arrival Daniel Amartey tipped to deputise at right-back.
  • Jeffrey Schlupp and Matthew James remain Claudio Ranieri's only injury concerns once more.
  • The Italian is expected to retain the core of the side that has impressed in recent weeks.
Norwich
  • Alexander Tettey serves the second of his two-match ban for the Canaries here, while Andre Wisdom misses out with a knee injury.
  • Graham Dorrans is pushing for a start having made the bench following a return from illness in the 2-2 draw with West Ham.
  • However, Alex Neil is expected to persist with a midfield pairing of Gary O'Neil and Jonny Howson.

 

PREDICTION


  • Leicester lost ground in the title race last time out, falling to a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal. Nonetheless, the Foxes remain two points clear of second-placed Tottenham and their home form suggests they should at least maintain that gap against a lowly Norwich side.
  • The Canaries have now failed to win in six in the Premier League, though a 2-2 draw with West Ham at Carrow Road brought to an end a five-game losing streak. Alex Neil's side, however, have lost eight of their last nine Premier League outings away from home, with few expecting them to come away from the King Power Stadium with a positive result.
  • It will take a huge upset for Leicester not to return to winning ways on Saturday.

 

 

HOME WIN (1.85, Matchbook)

 

LEICESTER DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5 (1.55, Matchbook)

 

POSSIBLE SCORE: 3-0

 

 

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SOUTHAMPTON - CHELSEA

TEAM NEWS

Southampton
  • Victor Wanyama is suspended for Southampton, while Florin Gardso and Jay Rodriguez both miss out through injury.
  • Ronald Koeman could name the same XI as the one that secured a 1-0 win at Swansea last time out.
  • That would see Steven Davis start on the right, with Cedric Soares forced to settle for a spot on the bench once more, while Dusan Tadic and Sadio Mane will also start among the subs.
Chelsea
  • John Terry is a doubt with an ankle injury, but could be fit to feature at St. Mary's, though Gary Cahill is on standby to partner Branislav Ivanovic at centre-back.
  • Falcao and Kurt Zouma are both sidelined for the Blues, while Alexandre Pato is still struggling for fitness and not expected to feature.
  • Guus Hiddink could name a similar looking XI to the one that thumped Manchester City 5-1.

PREDICTION

 

  • Southampton are now unbeaten in their last six league games, winning five. The south coast side have kept a clean sheet in each of those six matches and have now gone 553 minutes without conceding a Premier League goal.
  • Chelsea have lost only one of their 13 matches with Guus Hiddink at the helm, with the Dutchman steadying the ship at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have failed to win their last three league meetings with Saints, though, and will be keen to avenge the 3-1 defeat sustained to Ronald Koeman's side earlier in the season.
  • However, they could come away frustrated, with a draw the likely outcome here.

 

CHELSEA DOUBLE CHANCE + UNDER 3.5 (1.56, Sporting Bet)

 

DRAW (3.40, Sporting Bet)

 

POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-1

 

 

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TOTTENHAM - SWANSEA

TEAM NEWS

 

Tottenham
  • Mauricio Pochettino is without injured quartet Clinton N'Jie, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Tom Carroll for the welcome of Swansea.
  • Harry Kane is a doubt having missed the welcome of Fiorentina with a broken nose sustained in the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, but will likely play with a protective mask in place of Nacer Chadli.
  • Danny Rose and Kyle Walker are expected to come back into the side at left and right-back, respectively, while Heung-min Son could start out wide with Ryan Mason dropping to the bench as a result.
Swansea
  • Francesco Guidolin has the luxury of a fully fit squad to select from for the trip to Spurs.
  • He may be tempted to field the same XI that started the 1-0 defeat to Southampton almost two weeks ago.

PREDICTION

 

  • Tottenham bounced back from their 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in emphatic fashion, dispatching of Fiorentina with relative ease to progress to the next round of the Europa League. They will be keen to make it six consecutive league wins to keep hot on the heels of league leaders Leicester, who play on Saturday.
  • Defeat to Southampton ended Swansea's four-game unbeaten run last time out, though they're tipped to struggle against an in-form Spurs side. The Swans have failed to win any of the last six league meetings between the two sides, losing five, while the north London outfit boast one of the best home records in the Premier League.
  • Swansea are not expected to simply roll over and accept defeat, but a Spurs win is the expected outcome.

 

 

HOME WIN (1.45, Betfair)

 

POSSIBLE SCORE: 2-0

 

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MANCHESTER UNITED - ARSENAL

TEAM NEWS

 

Manchester United
  • Anthony Martial is a major doubt for the visit of Arsenal after injuring his hamstring in the build up of their Europa League win on Thursday. With Wayne Rooney also expected to be sidelined, 18-year-old Marcus Rashford may have to continue up front.
  • David de Gea has missed their last two matches through injury but is expected to recover in time for this fixture. Chris Smalling also missed their Europa League victory with a shoulder problem, but should be fine to start here.
  • With Cameron Borthwick-Jackson a doubt, Marcos Rojo may have to start here after getting some minutes under his belt on Thursday.
Arsenal
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up a knee and ankle injury in their defeat to Barcelona in midweek and will be sidelined here, paving the way for Theo Walcott to return to the starting XI.
  • Gabriel is almost back to full fitness, but will probably start on the bench, while Danny Welbeck will hope to feature against his boyhood club.

PREDICTION

 

  • Defeat for Manchester United would end their hopes of finishing in the top four. Louis van Gaal's side can pull to within three points of fourth-placed Manchester City, who play in the League Cup final later on Sunday.
  • United have only won 10 of their last 27 matches in all competitions but Van Gaal does have a good record against the top four and will be looking to avenge the 3-0 defeat they suffered in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign.
  • Arsene Wenger was hard on his players after their 2-0 loss at home to Barcelona on Tuesday and he will be looking for a reaction here. Alternatively, confidence could have taken a knock from his drubbing, which United will be hopeful of taking advantage of.

 

 

DRAW (3.30, PaddyPower)

 

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (1.85, PaddyPower)

 

POSSIBLE SCORE: 1-1

 

 

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OTHER MATCHES

WEST HAM - SUNDERLAND

 

HOME WIN

 

 

WATFORD - BOURNEMOUTH

 

BOURNEMOUTH DOUBLE CHANCE

 

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

 

STOKE CITY - ASTON VILLA

 

HOME WIN

 

WEST BROMWICH - CRYSTAL PALACE

 

DRAW

 

UNDER 2.5

 

LIVERPOOL - EVERTON

 

LIVERPOOL DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5

 

NEWCASTLE - MANCHESTER CITY

 

MANCHESTER CITY DOUBLE CHANCE + OVER 1.5

 


 

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