English Premier League brings two very big derbies this weekend. Manchester City travels to Leicester, while Chelsea awaits Tottenham Hotspur. The latter match could be the turning point for both sides, who are in a very bad position. They are overwhelmed with problems and rough schedule, and the result of the upcoming contest might be decisive for their entire campaign. Due to such high importance, this event will go first in this article.
Chelsea vs. Totenham Hotspur
The Blues lost at home to Man United last Monday, and are now just one point away from the Spurs who are anxiosly waiting to jump over them. Even though Man City got a suspension from the UEFA competitions, the heat on Chelsea didn’t decrease. United, Spurs, Wolves, Everton, Sheffield, all these teams will try to reach the position which leads to the Champions League and attack Lampard’s crew.
Also, Chelsea has a match against Bayern Munich in the UCL’s round of 16, coming up next week and all that puts them in one hell of a trouble. They’ve posted just one win over the recent five events, and allowed two goals in three contests during that period. The defense is not performing well, while on the other side, strikers are in problems for a long time.
The Spurs lost at home against Red Bull Leipzig. Without Kane and Son, Mourinho’s team is troubling to score, and the way it seems at the moment, it will stay like that because Tottenham doesn’t have a typical striker on the roster. Four of their previous five road trips ended with under 2.5 goals.
This will be a highly competitive match, and there is no point in betting on the winner. Both sides are even, and small details could prevail. Therefore, we are recommending to pick Under 2.5 goals. It is the safest choice, in our opinion, and the odds at BetXChange are excellent as well, 1.10. Even though the bookies don’t expect this to happen, we believe that Mourinho’s ultra-defensive tactics here as the crucial factor for the low efficiency.
Leicester City vs. Manchester City
Many are saying that this is the clash for second place in the standings, but it really doesn’t mean anything in that context. City is suspended, and neither of these two sides can reach the title. Also, Guardiola’s team is facing Real Madrid shortly after, and we are sure that the Spaniard will send a mixed lineup on the pitch. However, the guests’ players who start the match will be very motivated, and so will be the hosts’
What is almost guaranteed here, is the high number of goals. Leicester plays at home much differently than on the road, and they tend to be more offensive. Although City’s results over the recent few weeks haven’t seen some high-scoring affairs, it was mostly due to the fact that their opponents defended throughout all 90 minutes.
This match will be different. Each time Sky-Blues visited King Power Stadium, the fans had a chance to enjoy and witness an efficient contest. Four of the previous five meetings here ended with both sides to score and Over 2.5 goals., and there is no reason for us not to follow the tradition.
As we said, even though City’s lineup is going to be mixed, there are plenty of players who want to go out there and compete, particularly in these tough times for the Citizens. The odds for our recommendation here are 0.69 at BetXChange.