Penalties were on the agenda at the weekend as Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United found their winning goals from the penalty spot. COVID 19 is rearing its ugly head in the UK once more, with Brighton vs Tottenham the latest game to get postponed and there will be plenty of sides out to ensure they keep their squads fully fit and healthy over the hectic Xmas period. With plenty to play for at both ends of the table, it promises to be another busy midweek round of Premier League action.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the Premier League:
Brentford – 4/1
Manchester United – 4/5
Draw – 3/1
Brentford will be doing all they can to build on their late win over Watford on Friday night as they take on Manchester United. This should be a belter, with the atmosphere sure to be red hot in West London but United should just about prevail here.
Norwich City vs Aston Villa – Carrow Road
Norwich City – 7/2
Aston Villa – 23/10
Draw – 33/10
Dean Smith welcomes his former side to Carrow Road as Norwich City take on Aston Villa. This should be a super encounter in East Anglia, with Villa most likely to pinch the points.
Manchester City vs Leeds United – Etihad Stadium
Manchester City – 1/8
Leeds United – 22/1
Draw – 9/1
Table topping Manchester City will be looking to continue their decent run of recent form, as they take on Leeds. The whites will make this difficult for City and beat them at the Etihad last season, but the blues will want revenge here and should get it.
Brighton vs Wolves – AMEX Stadium
Brighton – 23/10
Wolves – 3/1
Draw – 29/10
Brighton take on Wolves in what has the hallmarks of an excellent game on the South Coast. This should be a really good game, with the draw the most likely outcome.
Burnley vs Watford – Turf Moor
Burnley – 21/10
Watford – 7/2
Draw – 35/10
Two sides battling it out at the bottom of the table do battle as Burnley host Watford. The Hornets have plenty of goals in the tank this term and should take the game to Burnley, but this could be a very even encounter in Lancashire, with the draw looking favourite.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace – 21/10
Southampton – 7/2
Draw – 33/10
Two sides looking to break into the top half come the end of the season face off, as Crystal Palace welcome Southampton to East London. Palace are purring at home, and they should pick up another big win here.
Arsenal vs West Ham United – Emirates Stadium
Arsenal – 17/10
West Ham United – 3/1
Draw – 33/10
A classic London Derby looks set to be on the cards as Arsenal host West Ham at the Emirates Stadium. West Ham are a seriously good side, playing with confidence but Arsenal could just have the edge here.
Leicester City vs Tottenham – King Power Stadium
Leicester City – 19/10
Tottenham – 7/2
Draw – 4/1
Leicester City will be looking to build on their big win over Newcastle last time out as they take on Tottenham. This should be a decent game in the East Midlands, with the draw the most likely outcome.
Chelsea vs Everton – Stamford Bridge
Chelsea – 1/3
Everton – 14/1
Draw – 6/1
Chelsea will be looking to build on their dramatic late win over Leeds last time out as they take on Everton. This should be one way traffic in West London, as Chelsea should pick up another three points.
Betting tip: Chelsea to win the match – 1/3
Liverpool – 1/7
Newcastle United – 25/1
Draw – 10/1
Liverpool will be looking to keep pace with Manchester City as they host Newcastle United, and the reds should have no issues here in seeing off Newcastle.
Betting tip: Liverpool to win the match – 1/7