It is busy in England with all the Cup games and postponed EPL contests. Though, things are getting back to normal, with the 26th round starting on Saturday.
We have a major derby coming up at Anfield Road, where Liverpool hosts Manchester United in what is the biggest game in England. Chelsea hosts Leeds United, while Arsenal plays at the Emirates against Bournemouth. The opening event of the round is another spectacle, Man City vs. Newcastle. If you want Serie A previews, here they are.
Liverpool VS Manchester United
The Reds are trying to gain some consistency, and they look a bit better in the EPL over the last few games. Liverpool hasn’t allowed a single goal over the past four league games, winning three of those events and posting a draw. But the loss against Real Madrid at Anfield, 2-5, greatly damaged L’Pool’s reputation.
Unlike them, Manchester United doesn’t have any problems, and with 11 matches in which they didn’t lose, come into Sunday’s spectacle high on morale, aiming to win it. In all 11 events, the team from Old Trafford scored at least twice, which proves their amazing form, particularly in the attack.
Because both units score a lot of goals, betting on both teams delivering at least one hit during 90 minutes is our pick.
Pick: Both teams to score 1/2 at BetXchange
Manchester City VS Newcastle
The champions host the Magpies at the Etihad and want to use the poor form of the guests to win, take three points, and wait for Arsenal’s next move. The Citizens have back-to-back triumphs, both on the road, against Bournemouth, 1-4, and Bristol in the FA Cup, 0-3. City has had one loss in the past ten events.
Newcastle didn’t win in the preceding four contests, having two draws against West Ham and Bournemouth and then two losses to Liverpool at home and Man Utd in the finals of the Carabao Cup. They haven’t scored in either, losing with the same result, 2-0.
City is our pick. Eddie Howe will try to keep things tight with little intensity. Yet that won’t help him because City knows how to break tough defenses, especially at home and with Haaland in the lineup.
Pick: Man City 2/5 at BetXchange
Arsenal VS Bournemouth
The Gunners had a rough stretch in February but are on the rise in the previous two weeks. Three consecutive wins brought back a smile on Arteta’s face, and we must say that Arsenal looked very good in these events. After winning in Birmingham against Aston Villa, 2-4, they were better than Leicester also on the road, 0-1. The most recent success was on Wednesday, over Everton, 1-0 at the Emirates.
Bournemouth is battling to stay alive and is second to the last in the standings, but with chances to remain in the Premiership. However, only one win in the previous ten games isn’t encouraging for the Cherries and their fans.
That’s why we take the hosts to win without any problems and to cover a 1.5-goal handicap. The profits on this pick are pretty solid.
Pick: Arsenal -1.5 3/5 at BetXchange
Chelsea VS Leeds United
The Blues are in a hole, and they need to claw their way back out of it. Graham Potter’s team awaits the Champions League rematch against Dortmund, but Leeds comes to town before that. Chelsea has three subsequent losses, and prior to that, had three draws, scoring only one goal during this period.
Leeds is also terrible, winning just one event in six, and failing to score a goal in four meetings. Only one of those six clashes saw three or more goals.
Chelsea will keep its players fresh for Tuesday and Dortmund, and we believe that Potter plans to keep the biggest stars on the bench. All in all, both teams play dull football, so under 2.5 scores looks like an obvious choice.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals 9/10 at BetXchange