The Champions League threw up some interesting results mid-week but the English clubs have to refocus on the Premier League now.
Manchester City are already through to the knock-out stages in Europe and I fancy City to beat Southampton on Saturday (3pm), Crystal Palace to beat Newcastle (Saturday 3pm) and Liverpool to win against Swansea on Sunday (4.15pm)
We had three out of four in the anytime goalscorer accumulator last week and I’m going to stick with Harry Kane (13/8), Sergio Aguero (4/6), Romelu Lukaku (11/8), and Philippe Coutinho (11/5) all to score in a 31/1 acca this weekend.
With three of these strikers playing at home and Lukakau facing Bournemouth’s shaky defence – it’s worth a punt.
Aston Villa vs Watford
I’m hoping Villa’s luck changes soon, and you may bet against me here, maybe my heart is ruling my head a little bit, but I think Villa are due a win. It’s a must win game for them so it’s a narrow Aston Villa win.
Bournemouth vs Everton
Don’t see much respite for Bournemouth today. With Lukaku and Barkley playing terrific football it’s Everton to win.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle
Palace will remember that only a few days ago, Sunderland went to Selhurst Park, did a number on them and took all three points. They struggle at home sometimes, but I’m convinced they are good enough to beat Newcastle.
Sunderland vs Stoke
Sunderland had a good result against Palace, you’d think they’d be confident coming home against Stoke. But Stoke went to Southampton and won last week. Can they make it two in a row? I think they can, it’s a Stoke win for me.
Liverpool vs Swansea
I think this is a tough game for Swansea to get. Liverpool looking resurgent, young and confident under Jurgen Klopp, they’re going to be too good for Swansea for me.
Leicester vs Man United, Saturday, 5.30pm, Sky Sports 1
Leicester are doing everything right, they’ve only lost one match all season! They’re almost safe already and we’re only 13 games in. They’ve been as positive a side as I’ve seen this season. Manchester United are second somehow, but they were very ordinary against PSV.
I hope Jamie Vardy breaks the record – but I don’t see him doing it. For United, maybe Chris Smalling is worth a punt as first goalscorer. I would be looking more at a low scoring draw. May be 1-1.
Man City vs Southampton
Southampton up until last week were in a nice little run, confidence looked to be growing, they were climbing the table but it came to an abrupt halt. City have got to be up for this game, they don’t want United to be sneaking any further away from them in this league, they’ll want to get the job done. They’ll be disappointed that the result didn’t go their way in Turin but I fancy them to beat Southampton 3-1.
Tottenham vs Chelsea, Sunday noon, BT Sports
This Tottenham side are made of good stuff now, they’re a young, ambitious side and we’re seeing that in their results. Chelsea are getting better and had a confidence boosting win mid-week in Europe. It’s a tough game to call but I think it will be entertaining and could see a 2-2 draw.
Harry Kane is in good form – scored in five matches in a row. He’s worth a punt in the anytime goalscorer market or even a first goalscorer.
West Ham vs West Brom, Sky Sports 1, 2.05pm
West Brom had a fantastic result against Arsenal last week and West Ham will know how Tony Pulis’s sides line up away from home. The Hammers’ boss Slaven Bililc has problems now that he’s lost Dimitri Payet so they may lack creativity. I fancy a 1-1 draw.
Norwich vs Arsenal, Sunday, Sky Sports 1, 4.15pm
I fancy Arsenal for an away win. Norwich have been doing OK and put in a decent performance against Chelsea last weekend and were a little unlucky to lose.
The Gunners are the best team for beating sides below them in the league and they can pick up three points here.