Premier League preview: League leaders Liverpool travel to West Ham whilst Man City host Arsenal


Onto Gameweek 25 we go and after a rather underwhelming transfer window, let's hope for an exhilarating weekend of fixtures.

The attention remains predominantly on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool as they continue to march ever closer to their first Premier League title.

The Reds' failure to extend their lead over Manchester City to seven points was a minor blow but any backlash from Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Leicester can be eradicated with a commanding performance against West Ham on Monday night.

The match of the round will take place at the Etihad, where Pep Guardiola's City host Arsenal on Sunday.

Unai Emery will be hoping to create some daylight between Arsenal and fellow top-four rivals Chelsea and Manchester United.

Chelsea host Huddersfield Town whilst United face a trip to Leicester.

Saturday 2nd February

Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United

Mauricio Pochettino has had a tough time as of late, with Tottenham being eliminated from both domestic cup competitions along with a plethora of high-profile injuries.

Dele Alli and Harry Kane both remain sidelined while Ben Davies will continue to be monitored as he continues to recover from a groin problem.

Heung-Min Son - who played 90 minutes in his first game back from the Asia Cup - looks set to continue up top for Spurs and is 11/10 to score anytime with GIVEMEBET.

As for Newcastle, Rafa Benitez looks likely to field the same line-up that shocked Man City at home in mid-week.

Record signing Miguel Almiron will not feature for the Magpies as he still awaits a visa.

Despite Newcastle rising to 14th after Tuesday's result, Benitez's side have not won at Wembley since the 1955 FA Cup final, maybe it's time for that trend to change.

Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur - FA Cup Fourth Round

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Watford

Brighton are hoping to avoid losing a fourth consecutive league game for the first time since 1982 when they host Watford on Saturday.

The Seagulls currently sit 13th in the table after Glenn Murray's early double was cancelled out by four goals from Fulham in a disappointing 4-2 defeat.

Benardo could return after being out for five games with a hamstring problem while Alireza Jahanbakhsh is back from Asia Cup duty with Iran.

Watford are currently ninth in what is a very congested mid-table battle and they enter the clash as a slight underdog with GIVEMEBET, where they are 37/20 to win the match.

The Hornets are suffering from a few injury setbacks with Abdoulaye Doucoure still out with a knee injury, as well as Kiko Femenia, Sebastian Prodl and Tom Cleverley still on the injury list.

Javi Gracia will be hoping his side can bounce back from an unlucky 2-1 defeat to Spurs.

Fulham FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

Burnley vs Southampton

Arguably the most bizarre signing of the window was Peter Crouch returning to the Premier League to join Burnley at the age of 38.

He will be assessed before making his Clarets debut.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady are likely to return after suffering from respective thigh and groin injuries. 

Sean Dyche's men are one of only two teams (Manchester United) to still be unbeaten in 2019 and as a result are four points above the relegation zone in 17th.

Southampton will be without Charlie Austin due to an ankle problem, as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to go five games unbeaten in the Premier League with a crucial three points up for grabs.

A win for the Saints could see them go seven points clear of the relegation zone.

With both sides among the goals mid-week, look for more goals in this match where both teams to Score is 4/5 with GIVEMEBET.

Manchester United v Burnley FC - Premier League

Chelsea vs Huddersfield Town

New Chelsea signing Gonzalo Higuain is a doubt for Saturday's game with Huddersfield as the Argentine deals with a back strain.

Maurizio Sarri's side suffered their worst defeat under the Italian mid-week, when they fell 4-0 to Bournemouth.

Another loss could see the Blues lose vital momentum in the battle for fourth place, so expect them to come out fast and GIVEMEBET have Chelsea to win by 4 goals or more at a tempting 7/2.

Huddersfield Town's days' in the Premier League are looking numbered with the Terriers a huge 12 points away from safety.

Karlan Grant could make his debut up top and a return for Philip Billing is looking imminent.

Aaron Mooy - who came off the bench against Everton - is also likely to make a full return and start the game.

Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday - FA Cup Fourth Round

Crystal Palace vs Fulham

Crystal Palace's new signing Michy Batshuayi is in contention to make his debut against Fulham on Saturday.

The Belgian only scored once in his most recent loan spell with Valencia, but the 25-year-old is still held in high regard and could prove vital in Palace surviving relegation this campaign.

Cheikh Kouyate and James Tomkins are both doubts for the Eagles as they continue to recover from knocks.

Fulham are assessing potential debuts for deadline-day Lazar Markovic and Havard Nordtveit, while centre-back Alfie Mawson remains sidelined.

Claudio Ranieri's men are on a high after their 4-2 win over Brighton but need to continue that momentum in order to reduce the six-point gap between themselves and safety.

In the last five games involving either team there has been a combined 33 goals, so the over 2.5 goals at GIVEMEBET looks inviting.

Southampton FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League

Everton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Everton have had a weird campaign thus far, on the face of it finishing eighth in the table wouldn't be the end of the world by any means, but performances under Marco Silva have been rather inconsistent.

Idrissa Gueye and Yerry Mina are both doubts after missing the Toffees win over Huddersfield due to groin and foot injuries respectively.

Phil Jagielka remains on the treatment news while Lucas Digne is suspended.

Wolves have a clean bill of health for Saturday's game, as well as the bonus of Willy Boly returning after serving his three-game ban.

Finding the net 11 times in their last five matches in all competitions, you can back over 1.5 goals for Wolves at 39/20 with GIVEMEBET.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side are looking for their third league win in a row after victories against West Ham and Leicester, however a defeat would see Everton replace Wolves in eighth.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United - Premier League

Cardiff City vs AFC Bournemouth

Leandro Bacuna is expected to make his debut for the Bluebirds after signing on deadline day.

Harry Arter is ineligible due to the game being against his parent club, but Cardiff could see returns for Victor Camarasa and Josh Murphy.

Neil Warnock's side were unfortunate in defeat against Arsenal on Tuesday night and need a win against the Cherries to help their survival cause.

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth are waiting to see if Jefferson Lerma is ready to return after suffering an ankle injury. 

Callum Wilson will remain on the sidelines for a further three weeks, leaving the likelihood of Dominic Solanke making his debut a stronger possibility.

A mid-table finish is looking likely for the Cherries after their terrible run of form was halted by back-to-back wins against West Ham and Chelsea - scoring six and keeping two clean sheets in the process - and GIVEMEBET is 14/5 for Bournemouth to win to nil.


Sunday 3rd February

Leicester City vs Manchester United

Loan signing Youri Tielemans is set to make his debut for the Foxes against United after receiving international clearance.

Claude Puel's side dented Liverpool's momentum with Harry Maguire's equaliser securing a 1-1 draw.

Leicester are currently 11th and with an empty injury list look set to be pushing for a top eight finish.

Man United are still unbeaten under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite having to score two late goals to draw with Burnley at home.

They have won four of their last five against the Foxes and GIVEMEBET is 23/20 that United get back to their winning ways.

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are hoping to recover from minor knocks in order to feature, while Chris Smalling could make his first appearance in two months due to injury.

Manchester United v Burnley FC - Premier League

Manchester City vs Arsenal

Manchester City are remaining on the Liverpool's coat tails despite a shock defeat to Newcastle.

Guardiola's men can reduce the gap to just two points before Liverpool's game on Monday if they can defeat the Gunners, who have looked rather suspect defensively.

Benjamin Mendy could be set to return after suffering a swollen knee and showing the true squad depth that City have, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus could all feature after missing out mid-week.

Arsenal are currently in fourth place on goal difference in what is turning out to be a fascinating battle for that final Champions League spot.

Laurent Koscielny is back in full training after suffering a jaw injury and Ainsley Maitland-Niles could feature after missing the win against Cardiff due to a knee injury.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck remain out.

Despite their loss to Newcastle, City have won four of their last five without conceding a goal, and can be found at 13/10 with GIVEMEBET to win to nil.

Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League

Monday 4th February

West Ham United vs Liverpool

West Ham have suffered three losses in a row, including their humbling 4-2 defeat to AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup.

Currently in 12th, the Hammers could go as high as eighth with a win and a possible return for star striker Marko Arnautovic will only increase their chances.

Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping his brutal post-match comments against Wolves will have the desired effect against Klopp's side.

Liverpool's plan will be to return to winning ways following their 1-1 draw with Leicester.

The Reds have managed just two wins in their last five games and must surely prepare for a Man City win, which makes the three points all the more vital.

Joe Gomez has suffered an injury setback as his return date has been pushed back, and Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also remain on the sidelines.

Liverpool started the season with a watertight defense but have conceded eight times in their last five matches in all competitions.

GIVEMEBET make Liverpool 9/5 to win with both teams to score.

Liverpool FC v Leicester City - Premier League
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