Premier League action for Matchweek 27 gets underway on Saturday morning as our team go through a big preview.
With the title race, top four and relegation set for another twist, all the best bets are in.
southampton vs. norwich
february 26th 7:00am
The Saints of Southampton will be looking to bring their strong run of home form into this fixture against Norwich at St Mary’s Stadium.
The Saints are currently 10th on the table, one point behind ninth-placed Brighton & Hove Albion, while Norwich are back at the bottom, now five points from the safety of relegation.
Southampton has won its last four home games against Norwich in all competitions and is unbeaten in its last 10 matches at St Mary’s.
Norwich are capable of finding the back of the net, but we are expecting Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men to collect the victory.
Prediction: Southampton 3 Norwich 2
Suggested Bet: Crystal Palace head to head at $2.35
leeds vs. tottenham
february 26th 11:30pm
Two teams struggling for Premier League form meet when Leeds does battle with Tottenham at Elland Road.
It looked as though the narrative around Tottenham’s inconsistent season was about to change with a miraculous upset win over Manchester City, but Spurs crashed back to earth with a thud after being down by Burnley on Wednesday.
Leeds has had to do it the hard way this season with injuries battering its squad.
The Peacocks were smashed for six by Liverpool in their most recent fixture and will need to do some soul searching heading into this one.
That Leeds is simply horrific in defence will be music to the ears of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, who should help to relieve some of the pressure on Antonio Conte.
Prediction: Leeds 1 Tottenham 4
Suggested Bet: Tottenham head to head at $1.90
brentford vs. newcastle
february 27th 2:00am
Newcastle United will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run of form in the Premier League to seven matches when it travels to Brentford Community Stadium for a clash against the Bees.
The Magpies have moved out of the relegation zone into 17th position due to their impressive run of results in recent weeks, while Brentford sit 14th, just four points above the bottom three.
Eddie Howe has him men humming along at the moment and there is no reason they cannot continue that form here.
Prediction: Brentford 1 Newcastle 2
Suggested Bet: Newcastle head to head at $2.95
brighton & hove albion vs. aston villa
february 27th 2:00am
Ending a run of outs will be on the minds of both Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa when the pair meet at Amex Stadium this weekend.
The Seagulls have had a week to recover from their demorsalizing 3-0 thrashing at the hands of basement team Burnley, while Steven Gerrard most recently oversaw a 1-0 home defeat to Watford.
After such a bright start to the year for the home team, Graham Potter has been under the pump trying to recapture the form that had his squad vying for a spot in Europe.
A wake up call from Burnley might just be what Brighton needed plus it also gets back Lewis Dunk from suspension and Adam Webster.
Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Aston Villa 1
Suggested Bet: Brighton & Hove Albion head to head at $2.25
crystal palace vs. burnley
february 27th 2:00am
Burnley and Crystal Palace will try to continue their winning form when they meet at Selhurst Park on Sunday morning.
Both teams scored eye-capturing wins in their mid-week fixtures with the Clarets holding steady for a 1-0 win over Tottenham, while Palace battered Watford 4-1.
Sean Dyche’s men have done everything they can this month to avoid relegation, but facing a Palace side with all the attacking options at Patrick Vieira’s disposal will be a much more difficult test of their defensive mettle.
Expecting a stalemate to prevail after 90 minutes.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1 Burnley 1
Suggested Bet: Draw at $3.50
manchester united vs. watford
february 27th 2:00am
The desperation for three points will be on display when Manchester United meets Watford at Old Trafford.
Watford will have fond memories of its 4-1 smashing of the Red Devils back in November which ultimately cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job.
It will be intriguing to see how United respond from a gruelling 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in mid-week Champions League action.
Ralph Ragnick might be forced to make a swath of changes to deal with fatigue and that might just effect team balance and chemistry.
Prediction: Manchester United 1 Watford 1
Suggested Bet: Draw at $5.25
everton vs. manchester city
february 27th 4:30am
A return to winning ways will be envisaged by Pep Guardiola as Manchester City hit the road over to Merseyside for a battle against Frank Lampard’s Everton.
City were left dumbfounded after a late 3-2 loss to Tottenham earlier this week, which blew the title race right open.
The Toffees, meanwhile, are also hoping to bounce back with a victory and could move five points clear of the relegation zone if they were to cause an upset against the Citizens.
Lampard’s men did struggle to break the of the net against Southampton, but coming up against a City team who looked shaky in defence against Spurs, might give them the a sniff here.
City will, in all probability, win this contest, but this could be closer than people think.
Prediction: Everton 1 Manchester City 2
Suggested Bet: Dominic Calvert-Lewin anytime goalscorer at $3.40
west ham vs. wolverhampton
february 28th 1:00am
Wolverhampton will look to get over a gut-wrenching 2-1 loss to Arsenal when it faces West Ham United at London Stadium.
The Wolves were left shattered in the 95th minute after an own goal sealed their doomed fate at the Emirates, but they must now quickly turn their attention to West Ham.
The Hammers are on the hunt for a spot in the Champions League, but have hit two speed humps with draws against Leicester and Newcastle.
David Moyes will be hoping to get more out of his front half and midfield in this contest after they were staved off by the Magpies last weekend.
Expecting the Hammers to collect three points here as they rebound off those draws.
Prediction: West Ham 1 Wolverhampton 0
Suggested Bet: Arsenal head to head at $1.62
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