Premier League Betting Tips: Tottenham to tighten grip on top-four spot?
Preview and tips ahead of this weekend’s Premier League ties
We’re at the business end of the Premier League campaign, and there’s still plenty to play for at both ends of the table.
There’s a full preview with the key odds on the late game at the Etihad, where Manchester City host Watford.
But we’ve got six games to look forward to before that, starting with the M23 Derby at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion
Palace and Brighton come into this one with added pressure to pick up all three points, with both sides sitting just above the drop zone.
Roy Hodgson’s side are hot favourites, priced at 5/6 to bag all three points. Brighton are underdogs, but the ‘M23 Derby’ may get them fired up to pull out an unfancied win. They’re 18/5 to down the Eagles.
The Seagulls won the first encounter 3-1 at the AMEX Stadium. Think they’ll pull another performance like that out of the bag? That’s 45/1.
Cardiff City v West Ham United
Three defeats in a row surprisingly doesn’t put Cardiff as the least in-form side in the league, but they’ll need a win in this one if they’re to escape relegation.
They’re outsiders at 23/10, but West Ham’s inconsistency could play into the Bluebirds’ hands.
West Ham beat Cardiff 3-1 at the London Stadium in December, with Lucas Perez bagging a brace. The Spaniard is 12/1 to bag a brace again in South Wales.
Huddersfield Town v AFC Bournemouth
It’s looking bleak for Huddersfield and new boss Jan Siewert at the bottom of the league. With only three wins all season, they’re 12/5 to pick up three vital points here.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will be disappointed with his sides’ inconsistency in the league. They thumped Chelsea in January before losing to Cardiff the following matchweek. They’re favourites to win here at 5/4.
Bournemouth’s top scorer this season Callum Wilson is expected to be back for this one, and they’ve missed his firepower up front.
Steve Mounie netted Huddersfield’s last goal in a shock 1-0 over Wolves in February. He’s their most threatening outlet, and he’s 14/5 to score anytime.
Leicester City v Fulham
With both sides under new management, it’s no easy job knowing what to expect from the pair.
Fulham showed a fighting spirit rarely seen in a narrow 2-1 loss to West London rivals Chelsea, with Leicester showing glimpses of what’s to come under Brendan Rodgers in their 2-1 loss to Watford.
Fulham need goals and if they come, they’re likely to come from Aleksandar Mitrovic. He’s 7/4 anytime.
Newcastle United v Everton
Rafa Benitez has managed to get his side to perform when it’s least expected this season. Everton haven’t been consistent on the road this season, only winning four of the 14 they’ve played away from Goodison Park.
The signing of Miguel Almiron has sparked life into Newcastle, and while they’re slight underdogs at 7/4, they can’t be discounted.
Marco Silva’s Everton are 17/10 favourites, but with only one win in their last five league matches, they could struggle at St James’ Park.
The earlier fixture ended in a draw, and if you think lightning will strike twice, that’s 2/1.
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur
The Saints lost out by the finest of margins against Manchester United last time, but with key players missing in that tie, they’d not likely to be too disheartened by their performance.
Spurs are likely to still be bouncing from their Champions League last-16 demolition of Borussia Dortmund, but they’ll need to refocus and be on top of their game.
Harry Kane has bagged in three of the four games since his return from an injury. He’s still gunning for the Golden Boot, so he’ll want a goal at St Mary’s. He’s 3/1 to open the scoring, or 21/20 to score anytime.
If Kane isn’t scoring, Son Heung-min usually picks up the slack. He’s 7/5 to score anytime.
Charlie Austin grabbed a consolation goal against Spurs in December. He’s 11/5 anytime.
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