Liverpool are five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, having made it seven wins from seven games last weekend. Jurgen Klopp’s side are playing some fantastic football and it would take a brave man to back against the Reds on current form.
Meanwhile, the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have struggled in recent weeks. The race to finish in the top four is wide open this campaign and Leicester City will be quietly confident of breaking into the European places.
Without further ado, it is time to preview this weekend’s biggest fixtures. Punters looking to back our Premier League four-fold can do so at 14/1 with 888sport – fingers crossed for another winning accumulator in 2019/20.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur
Brighton have gone nine home games without a win – a run that stretches back to a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town. The Amex Stadium was once regarded as a fortress for the Seagulls but confidence is at an all-time low down on the south coast.
Tottenham’s dismal 2019 continued on Tuesday night as they slumped to an embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich. Mauricio Pochettino’s position as manager is under threat and some fans have started to turn on the Spurs boss.
Despite that loss and their poor form this year, I’m giving Tottenham one final chance in my weekly accumulator. 19/20 is almost too good to turn down given the gulf in class between the two sides.
TIP: Tottenham to win (19/20)
Liverpool vs Leicester City
Will this finally be Liverpool’s time to lift the Premier League title? Based on their efforts in the early stages of the campaign, the Reds will be right in the mix come the end of May. A win here against high-flying Leicester will certainly help their chances.
Brendan Rodgers deserves plenty of credit for Leicester’s transformation in recent months – the Foxes have picked up the third most Premier League points since his appointment. The 2015/16 champions will be dreaming of a top four finish this season…
Liverpool are looking to preserve their 100% winning record and Klopp’s side should prove too strong for Leicester at Anfield. 19/10 is a very reasonable price for Liverpool to win and both teams to score.
TIP: Liverpool to win and both teams to score (19/10)
Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester City are five points behind Liverpool in the race for Premier League supremacy but Pep Guardiola’s men won’t be hitting the panic button just yet. In fact, City rarely panic and that is what makes them so dangerous.
Wolves have been hit and miss this season – Nuno’s side have struggled to cope with the added demands of Europa League football. With Wolves heading to Turkey for a clash with Besiktas on Thursday night, this could be a case of damage limitation for the visitors.
Backing against Manchester City can be foolish but I’m going to do that here. The Premier League champions laboured to a 2-0 victory over Dynamo Zagreb in midweek and another relatively low-scoring game could be on the cards on Sunday afternoon.
TIP: Under 3.5 Man City goals (3/4)
Newcastle United vs Manchester United
Steve Bruce has come under scrutiny after a dreadful run – and who can blame the Newcastle fans for voicing their disappointment? The Magpies let Rafa Benitez leave the club in the summer and a certain Newcastle owner is now more unpopular than ever.
Manchester United are in the middle of their worst start to a Premier League season. Yes, that’s right – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be at the wheel but the Red Devils are all over the road; will the Norwegian be at Old Trafford in May? Only time will tell.
Like Tottenham, I’m giving Manchester United one final chance. The Red Devils should be too strong for Newcastle but stranger things have happened of course. 17/20 remains an exceptional price for an away win despite their struggles…
TIP: Man United to win (17/20)
*Credit for the main photo belongs to Rui Vieira / AP Photo*