The Premier League is back in full swing once again, another weekend of drama up and down the table is in the history books and with a full midweek programme on the horizon, it means that there is no respite in terms of English top flight action.
Waiting for us is a big London derby, title rivals at home and not to mention some key battles in the bid to stave off the unwanted threat of relegation.
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With that in mind, here is our preview for the upcoming Week 28 matches.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26
CARDIFF VS EVERTON
Cardiff’s mini period of resurgence came to an end last Friday when they were dealt a 5-1 home thrashing by Watford. That defeat sees Neil Warnock’s men currently lying 17th and just a point from safety, a situation that they will look to improve on Tuesday night.
They play host to an Everton side who were not in action last weekend and the Toffees go into this game while in the bottom half of the table. Results have gone against the blue half of Merseyside as of late and pressure is beginning to mount on their manager Marco Silva.
Everton have lost their last three in the league and their season is in real danger of petering out, as a consequence Cardiff will fancy their chances of claiming a scalp in front of their own fans and you can get odds of 51/20 with GiveMeBet for them to do so.
HUDDERSFIELD VS WOLVES
They say that the more things change the more they stay the same and that is certainly the case at Huddersfield. Since the Premier League’s basement side appointed Jan Siewert as manager, they have yet to get an additional point on the board.
That run of defeats continued last Saturday at the hands of Newcastle and this Tuesday sees them go up against one of the two sides that they have actually managed to beat in the league this season.
That opposition comes in the shape of Wolves and they will be looking to earn revenge for their Molinuex reverse back in November. Huddersfield have struggled for goals this season and you can get Evens with GiveMeBet if they serve up another Under 0.5 offering in midweek.
LEICESTER VS BRIGHTON
After Leicester’s 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, Claude Puel has become the latest Premier League managerial casualty and Tuesday’s visit of Brighton to the King Power heralds another new era for the club.
A run of form that has seen just 1 point from the last 18 on offer means Leicester hit a real mid-table malaise and if fortunes do not change soon, they could find themselves being dragged into a relegation battle over the next couple of months.
This exact scenario has happened to Brighton, due to them also going without any wins in their last half dozen league outings and they now sit just two places from safety. With a change of mood due at the King Power, then Leicester will be a shrewd tip at 10/11 to win with GiveMeBet.
NEWCASTLE VS BURNLEY
Both teams go into this encounter off the back of much-welcomed win’s last weekend. For hosts Newcastle, it was a case of completing the expected task of beating Huddersfield and for Burnley it was undoubtedly performing the biggest upset of the week at Turf Moor.
That’s because the Clarets toppled Tottenham and in turn put a major dent in their hopes of going on to win this season’s Premier League title and that 2-1 home win, also means that the club are unbeaten in their last eight league outings.
Both teams have daylight between themselves and the bottom three and a win for either would make life even more comfortable. Sean Dyche’s men are one of the form teams in the division at present and you can back them to beat Newcastle with GiveMeBet at odds of 14/5.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27
SOUTHAMPTON VS FULHAM
Wednesday night throws up another relegation ‘six-pointer’ as Southampton play host to Fulham at St Mary’s. For the Saints, it is all about a getting a much-needed win to try and keep their heads just above water.
While for Fulham, they know that they are running out of opportunities in which to kickstart the great escape. A defeat on the South Coast would see the gap between the two clubs then extend to as much as 10 points.
A margin in which you would have to say that it is almost insurmountable in terms of any Fulham survival hopes. Both teams have leaky defences, therefore a look at the total goals market is wise on this one, GiveMeBet are offering odds of 51/20 if Over 3.5 goals hit the back of the net.
ARSENAL VS BOURNEMOUTH
It is fair to say that Arsenal were the biggest beneficiaries in the race for the top four last weekend. A 2-0 win at home to Southampton, now sees the Gunners reclaim fourth spot and also close the gap to Tottenham in third to just seven points.
And they play host to South Coast opposition twice in the space of three days, with Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth coming next to the Emirates. In addition to that, they will be looking to settle a score after the 2-1 defeat that they suffered at the Vitality Stadium last November.
With the North London derby on the horizon, Arsenal will not want to let their momentum halt and they will be clear favourites to win this encounter. You can get an Arsenal win to zero at odds of 33/20 with GiveMeBet.
CRYSTAL PALACE VS MAN UTD
Michy Batshuayi finally opened his account for his new employers last weekend and he will look to continue his goalscoring exploits when Manchester United make the trip to south London on Wednesday night.
Although just how strong the United starting eleven will be remains to be seen, they suffered no fewer than three first-half injuries against Liverpool last Sunday and that’s not forgetting Marcus Rashford and his visible discomfort throughout the game.
Therefore, it could well be that Palace will be smelling blood as a patched up side is sent into battle by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Eagles were soaring after such an impressive win over Leicester and a draw at 47/20 with GiveMeBet looks like being incredibly good value.
CHELSEA VS TOTTENHAM
Chelsea were one of the Carabao Cup finalists last Sunday and unfortunately for Maurizio Sarri, it would not be he and his players that went on to win English football’s first major silverware of the season.
While also not forgetting that Chelsea had to play 120 minutes against Manchester City, something that could well play into the hands of a Tottenham side, who themselves are looking to bounce back after suffering defeat to Burnley last weekend.
With Tottenham now perhaps having to settle for making sure a top-four finish is all wrapped up, they know that objective could be a lot closer if they avoid defeat on Wednesday night. If they do so, GiveMeBet are offering odds of 10/19 on a Spurs double chance outcome.
LIVERPOOL VS WATFORD
Liverpool have returned to the Premier League summit and now that they are back at the top, it is not a standing they will want to give up anytime soon. This Wednesday they play host to Watford, while looking to at least maintain the one point gap that they now have over Manchester City.
They were held to a bore draw against old foes Manchester United on Sunday, in a game that failed to really live up to the pre-match hype. However, Jurgen Klopp will not be all that worried when it comes to entertaining armchair fans, it is now all about grinding out results where necessary.
Upcoming opponents Watford have now moved into seventh place after getting the better of Cardiff, although a trip to Anfield will be a sterner test. Liverpool are a tough nut to crack at home and therefore a 2-0 win at odds of 21/4 with GiveMeBet is where the smart money will go.
MANCHESTER CITY VS WEST HAM
Manchester City and their bid to win the quadruple this season is now one-quarter complete. With success in the Carabao Cup ticked off, the next objective is to hunt down Liverpool and return to the top of the table.
This Wednesday they play host to a West Ham side that got the better of Fulham last Friday, although there was certainly controversy from the goal that put them 2-1 ahead. Javier Hernandez’s effort looked more like it was bundled over with an arm rather than any legal body part.
The Hammers will have to hope that another slice of luck goes their way at the Etihad as this City side now have the bit between their teeth and when they are in the mood, the goals will soon follow. Should over 4.5 in total materialise then GiveMeBet have you covered at odds of 39/20.News Now - Sport News