After an impressive Super Sunday last weekend that blessed us with a total of 12 goals over just two games, we can only hope for a similar situation this weekend. Kicking us off in the early afternoon is Brighton & Hove Albion who look to maintain their impressive home form this season as Southampton visit the AMEX stadium.
Later in the day we have an exciting fixture between Leicester City and Everton – two struggling clubs that have both dismissed their manager’s in the past few weeks.
The home team have form on their side, but could Everton be revitalised after Koeman’s departure? It’s fair to say that both games, especially the latter, will be incredibly tense with no manager ready to give their opposition an advantage in the league.
I took a look at both fixtures and give my tips for Sunday’s Premier League double header.
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION vs SOUTHAMPTON
Despite our earlier mention hoping for a repeat of last week’s goal fest – do not expect them to be flying in left, right and centre in this fixture. Whilst Brighton have performed significantly better than many neutrals predicted before the season started, one thing they have struggled for is goals.
And it is not just the home side who have struggled in front of goal. Brighton and Southampton have scored just 9 and 8 goals respectively out of the 9 Premier League games that have been played so far. Equally, they have conceded just 10 and 9 respectively too which shows just how conservative both sides have been this season.
One factor which sits in favour of the home side is their impressive home form this season – especially for a newly promoted side. Losing only one game, 0-2 to Manchester City on the opening day of the season, they have certainly been solid on their own turf.
Because of this, a punt on a Brighton win at 23/10 is a solid shout, however when looking at both team’s poor form in front of goal, I fancy Sunday’s early fixture to end in a draw.
TIP: Draw @ 21/10
LEICESTER CITY vs. EVERTON
Arguably the fixture of the weekend after Manchester United vs. Tottenham, the late afternoon kick-off has the potential to be an exciting one. Both teams have had an abysmal start to the 2017/18 season and have consequently sacked their manager’s.
With new Leicester boss Claude Puel and interim Everton manager David Unsworth looking to impress club owners and cement their respective positions, this tie is set up to be an incredibly tense affair.
While it is hard to predict how both sides will line up and set out to play, going on recent form it would be hard to bet against a home victory. Having scored 12 goals compared to the visitors’ 7, it could be the case that Appleton’s men simply outscore their opponents.
It is more than likely we will see goals from both teams and at EVS, over 2.5 goals in the game is worth a shot in a fixture of this calibre.
TIP: Leicester win @ 11/10
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*
Antonio Conte's men got back to winning ways against Watford - can they build on that success away at Bournemouth? Our preview is available here.