Premier League action is back again this weekend with plenty of interesting games to choose from. Here are three of the most interesting encounters this weekend, with a lot of riding on each game.
Leicester vs. Chelsea
Leicester host Chelsea who have been under antagonising pressure as of late. It’s no secret that Mourinho is struggling to get this Chelsea side to click with a quite frankly embarrassing loss to Bournemouth last weekend on their home turf. Leicester are in great spirits and have arguably the two most in form players in the league. Can Vardy and Mahrez run the show once again? It will be up to Mourinho to spark a revolution at Chelsea once again to stop them.
If you’re into your Premier League betting then here’s a quick tip for you – Leicester and Chelsea both to score. Leicester struggle to keep the goals out despite scoring so many and Chelsea’s defence has looked fragile lately so this could be a high scoring game for both teams!
Goalkeeper Watch: Courtois is finally back for Chelsea although it doesn’t seem to have made a different to their form. If they are going to get a result though, he could be the man pulling off the crucial saves. World class as always.
AFC Bournemouth vs. Manchester United
Bournemouth host Van Gaal’s Red men facing an abysmal Champions League exit during the week. They come face to face following Bournemouth miraculous win over Chelsea last weekend. High in confidence Bournemouth will be looking to prove it was no luck as Manchester United’s attacking prowess looks frail. Can Bournemouth take advantage or will Van Gaal finally change something about his team?
My betting recommendation would be a 0-0 draw. United have been quite prolific in managing draws this season and Bournemouth may do well in maintaining their insufficient attack.
Goalkeeper Watch: Bournemouth are a team that like to keep the ball and create chances so David De Gea could be fairly busy this weekend. Along with Courtois and Hugh Lloris he is undoubtedly one of the best in the league so Manchester United no doubt have a safe pair of hands behind them.
West Ham United vs. Stoke City
This mid table clash has some fairly important implications. West Ham’s form has dipped as of late compared to their surging form in the beginning of the season. Despite toppling all the big teams they seem to struggle against everyone else. Stoke City come into this game in fairly good form winning 6 of their last 10 and only losing 2 in their last 10. They are always a fairly physical side and should be able to deal with the pace and strength of West Ham.
For this I’m going with a 2-1 win to Stoke. They did well to beat Man City week, coming over deserved winners and I think Arnautovic may bag a goal or two again!
Goalkeeper Watch: Stoke have only conceded 14 this season which makes them the fourth best defence in the league. This also has to be accredited to Jack Butland who has been in fine form for Stoke. His form should surely see him get a push into the Euro’s squad for England next summer?