20:00 - Hull v West Brom
Hull City and West Bromwich Albion lock horns in Friday night EFL Championship action at the MKM Stadium. The Tigers have improved under Liam Rosenior but are without a win in four Championship games. As for the Baggies, they returned to winning ways with an impressive 2-0 victory over in-form Middlesbrough last time out, a great result considering how good Boro have been in recent months.
Hull have had a little slump in form of late, but Rosenior has lifted City away from the bottom three. Hull are now in 16th spot, 11 points clear of the relegation zone and looking up towards midtable safety. West Brom have shot up the table after a resurgence under new boss Carlos Corberan. We fancy Albion to come out on top in Hull, and there is good value in 4/1 for the away win and both teams to score in what should be a decent game to watch.
12:30 - Manchester City v Newcastle
The Premier League weekend gets up and running with a Saturday afternoon fixture at the Etihad Stadium between Manchester City and Newcastle United. City will move two points behind Arsenal with a win before the Gunners play at 3pm and they know they simply have to keep winning to try and put some pressure onto the north London outfit. The Citizens have been excellent on home soil this term and will be a tough nut to crack for the Magpies, who have struggled of late.
Man City are now five points behind Arsenal after the Gunners’ midweek win. As for Newcastle, they have won just one of their last seven Premier League fixtures and were beaten by Manchester United in the EFL Cup final last weekend. Man City will be targeting all three points from this one, and we like the look of 6/5 for the hosts to be winning at half time and full time.
12:30 - Blackburn v Sheffield United
Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United square off in EFL Championship action at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon. With both teams pushing for promotion to the Premier League, this is a huge fixture for the pair. The Blades are in second spot with 64 points to their name, with Rovers nine points behind in fourth.
Blackburn have taken many by surprise this season, winning half of their 34 games. They have won four league and cup matches in a row, beating Premier League Leicester City in the FA Cup last time out. Sheffield United also edged past Premier League opposition in the cup in midweek, beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 and these two will now meet in the quarter-finals. As for Saturday’s league game, we fancy the draw at 13/5.
15:00 - Arsenal v Bournemouth
Premier League leaders Arsenal face struggling Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Gunners stretched their lead at the top to five points with an impressive midweek win. As expected, Mikel Arteta’s in-form side are the strong favourites to put another big three points on the board this weekend.
Arsenal were far too hot to handle for Sean Dyche’s Everton in midweek. The Gunners got revenge in style, as goals from Gabriel Martinelli (2), Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard was enough for a 4-0 win. Bournemouth have picked up just two wins from their last 15 league games. We are backing a big Arsenal victory here, and you can get the solid odds of 13/8 for Arteta’s troops to win -2.
15:00 - Chelsea v Leeds
Chelsea and Leeds United clash in a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge this weekend. The pressure is mounting on Graham Potter, and this is a must-win game for the Blues boss. As for Leeds, they are just one point above the bottom three but at least have a manager in place after a long search to replace the sacked Jesse Marsch. Both teams are desperate for all three points.
Chelsea languish in 10th spot after picking up just eight wins from 24 league matches. The Blues have claimed just two Premier League victories since mid-October. Javi Gracia picked up a vital win in his first Leeds game, as a Junior Firpo goal have them a 1-0 success over fellow strugglers Southampton. Both sides really need all three points, but we can see the pair cancelling each other out at the Bridge. The draw and both teams to score is priced at very nice odds of 9/2.
15:00 - Wolves v Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur make the trip to Molineux this Saturday to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. Spurs are back in good form in the league, moving into the top four recently. However, they are looking to bounce back from a disappointing midweek FA Cup defeat to EFL Championship side Sheffield United.
Julen Lopetegui has improved Wolves, but the Midlands club still have a lot of work to do in their quest for Premier League survival. Right now, Wolves are just three points above 18th in 15th. After four wins from five, Tottenham are back in the top four and will believe they can stay there. Wolves will give Spurs a good game, but we fancy Antonio Conte’s boys to nick it so back Tottenham to win by one at 3/1.
17:30 - Southampton v Leicester
Leicester may be up in 14th place in the Premier League table but this is definitely a relegation six-pointer. Just four points separate Bournemouth in 19th and Forest in 13th. The Foxes are a point behind their East Midlands rivals, whilst the Saints are three adrift of the Cherries and sit rock bottom of the table. Time is running out for Southampton but a win here would see them move just one win away from Leicester so there is still everything to play for.
That said, the south coast club were knocked out of the FA Cup in midweek by League Two Grimsby and nothing is going right for them at the moment. Changes of manager have produced nothing and it is hard to see them avoiding the drop this term. As for Leicester, they too are in danger and also suffered defeat to a lower league side in the FA Cup in midweek. With both sides low on confidence we expect a fairly scrappy encounter but with Southampton at home they should have just enough to nick a 1-1 draw at the nice odds of 6/1.
14:00 - Nottingham Forest v Everton
Nottingham Forest and Everton go head-to-head in a massive Premier League fixture at the City Ground on Sunday. Sean Dyche’s Toffees are in the bottom three, while Steve Cooper’s Reds are four points above in 13th position. After a heavy defeat at league leaders Arsenal last time out, can Everton bounce back with a much-needed three points?
Both sides suffered 4-0 hammerings in their last fixtures. Forest were beaten at West Ham United last weekend, with all four goals coming in the last 20 minutes. Cooper’s men have held their own in the top tier so far, but they could get dragged back into the mire with a few bad results. This will no doubt be a close one on the scoreline, and we fancy Everton to win by one goal at the decent price of 10/3.
16:30 - Liverpool v Manchester United
Old rivals Liverpool and Manchester United lock horns in a tasty Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon. The Reds are starting to improve and have collected 10 points from the last 12 on offer. Can Jurgen Klopp’s men keep up their fine run and beat their rivals at the weekend? The home team are the slight favourites.
These two clubs have switched places this season. Liverpool had an incredible 2021/22 campaign, while Man United finished back down in sixth place. However, the Reds are having a season to forget this time around, whereas Man United are enjoying life under new boss Erik ten Hag. This one could go either way, but we fancy in-form Man United to get the points. You can get odds of 15/4 for the Red Devils to win and both teams to score which is the bet for us.
20:00 - Brentford v Fulham
West London rivals Brentford and Fulham meet in the Premier League at the Gtech Community Stadium on Monday night. Both teams are having exceptional seasons in the top flight despite budgets that are very much at the bottom end of the division. Fulham are sitting pretty in seventh with 39 points to their name, while Brentford are just four points behind in ninth.
Thomas Frank’s men have been incredibly hard to beat in recent months, losing just one of their last 14 Premier League matches. Since a loss at Villa Park in October, the Bees have won five and drawn six of 11 but will want to turn some of those draws into victories. Fulham make the short trip to Brentford unbeaten in four in the league, and Marco Silva’s side have won six of their last 10 Premier League games. We fancy the London teams to play out a score draw at very nice odds of 15/4.
20:00 - Chelsea v Borussia Dortmund
Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund meet in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie on Tuesday night. After a narrow loss in Germany, can Graham Potter’s men turn things around at Stamford Bridge? Dortmund are the team in form at the moment, but the Blues are the bookies’ favourites in this heavyweight European tie despite some recent upsets.
Chelsea finally got back to winning ways last weekend, edging past Leeds United in the Premier League in a performance that was enough rather than emphatic. As for Borussia, their 2-1 win over RB Leipzig was a 10th league and cup victory on the spin. Dortmund are in stunning form at present, and we can see the Bundesliga club holding Chelsea to a draw at the Bridge. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score at a decent price of 7/2.
20:00 - Benfica v Club Brugge
Benfica and Club Brugge meet in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie in Portugal on Tuesday. The home side are going great guns right now and are the strong favourites to get the victory on home soil in midweek. In the first leg, Benfica picked up a comfortable 2-0 victory in Bruges and shouldn’t have too many problems finishing the job when the sides meet on Portuguese soil.
Benfica have one foot in the last eight of the Champions League after an impressive performance at the Jan Breydel Stadium last month. Goals from Joao Mario and David Neres gave them a 2-0 win over Club Brugge. The Primeira Liga leaders have suffered just one defeat all season, and Roger Schmidt’s Eagles should be too strong in this one. All things considered, our preferred option is to back Benfica to win both halves at odds of 12/5.
20:00 - West Brom v Wigan
In the EFL Championship on Tuesday night, West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic square off at The Hawthorns. West Brom have their eyes on the top six, while Wigan find themselves in 23rd place in the table as things stand, so this is a massive match for the pair. As you would expect, the Baggies are the big favourites with the bookies.
West Brom have improved dramatically under new boss Carlos Corberan, but they have been in patchy form of late. As for the Latics, last month’s win over relegation rivals Huddersfield Town remains their only Championship victory of 2023. Unfortunately for Wigan, we fancy West Brom to seal a comfortable home win here and we’ll be taking a punt on Albion to win with a -1 goal handicap at a price of 13/8.
20:00 - Plymouth v Derby
Plymouth Argyle and Derby County meet in a big match from EFL League One at Home Park on Tuesday night. With both sides gunning for promotion to the EFL Championship, this promises to be an entertaining fixture in Devon. Argyle are currently sitting pretty in second place in the table with 71 points to their name, while County are 10 points behind them in fifth spot.
Plymouth’s long wait to be a second-tier club once again could be coming to an end. They are five points above third-place Ipswich Town and just three points adrift of league leaders Sheffield Wednesday. Derby have had a decent season in League One after suffering Championship relegation last term. This could go either way at Home Park, but we can see the hosts ending it. You can get odds of 8/5 for Plymouth to win by one goal, which looks the bet for us.
20:00 - Tottenham v AC Milan
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur have work to do in their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Italian champions AC Milan. Spurs entertain Milan at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this Wednesday looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit. Tottenham are fancied to get the job done on their own patch but it’s never going to be an easy game against Serie A opposition.
Stefano Pioli’s Milan secured a narrow victory in leg one at the San Siro last month. Former Manchester City man Brahim Diaz scored early to give the Italian giants a 1-0 win. Tottenham have blown hot and cold of late, but we can see Conte’s boys turning the tie around on home soil. You can get the tempting odds of 11/4 for the Londoners to win with a -1 goal handicap in this one.
20:00 - Bayern Munich v PSG
European heavyweights Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain lock horns in a mouth-watering UEFA Champions League tie on Wednesday. After a dogged performance in Paris in game one, Bayern hold a narrow advantage in this Round of 16 tie. Will the Bundesliga giants complete the job on home soil, or can the Parisians turn it around?
Julian Nagelsmann’s men showed their mettle in the hard-fought 1-0 win in Paris last month. Kingsley Coman netted the only goal of the game to give Bayern a precious lead in the tie. PSG will be no pushovers in Munich, but the Bavarians will fancy their chances. We like the look of the Bayern victory and both teams to score at the decent odds of 15/8.
17:45 - Sporting Lisbon v Arsenal
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are back in European action in midweek as the Premier League leaders travel to Sporting Lisbon in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League. Winning the title remains the priority for the London side, but Arsenal would love to add a European trophy to their cabinet this season. They are the favourites in Portugal and indeed one of the favourites in the outright betting for this year’s competition.
Arsenal are in stunning form right now. Since losing three and drawing one of four league and cup matches, Arteta’s boys have gone on to win four in a row. They are five points clear at the top of the Premier League, while Sporting sit fourth in Portugal’s top tier. We are backing the away side to win this first leg at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. The Arsenal victory is priced at 11/10 and that looks like really good value to us.
17:45 - AEK Larnaca v West Ham
West Ham United are back in European action this Thursday. David Moyes takes his side to Cyprus to face Jose Luis Oltra’s AEK Larnaca in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Hammers have struggled in the Premier League this term, but their record in Europe has been impeccable. Can the Irons get the right result in Larnaca?
West Ham reached the last four of the UEFA Europa League last term, and the London side have impressed the Europa Conference League this season. United have won all eight European fixtures, beating FCSB, Silkeborg and Anderlecht home and away in the group stage. West Ham should be too strong for the Cypriots on Thursday so back the visitors to win both halves at the big odds of 7/2.
20:00 - Manchester United v Real Betis
Manchester United and Spanish side Real Betis go head-to-head at Old Trafford in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 tie. Thursday’s matchup will be the Red Devils’ first game since the 7-0 mauling at rivals Liverpool. Erik ten Hag will be looking for a positive response from his players in the Europa League and we expect them to deliver.
Last weekend’s loss at Anfield was the low point in Man United’s season, but Ten Hag has enjoyed a fine first year at Old Trafford. In the previous round of the Europa League, United beat giants Barcelona over two legs. We fancy Man United to see off Spanish opposition at Old Trafford once again. You can get the solid odds of 11/10 for the hosts to win -1.
20:00 - Stoke v Blackburn
On Friday night, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers meet in EFL Championship action at the bet365 Stadium. The Potters have had a tough season, but they did pick up an impressive 5-1 win at Sunderland last time out. Blackburn are battling for promotion, and Rovers are riding high in fourth spot in the Championship table at present.
Alex Neil has struggled since taking over at Stoke, but last weekend’s 5-1 victory at the Stadium of Light was the highlight of the Potters’ season so far. Blackburn have been in and around the top six pretty much all season. Rovers are unbeaten in 11 league and cup matches and have won five in a row. We like the look of the away win and under 2.5 goals in this one which is available at odds of 6/1.
12:30 - Bournemouth v Liverpool
Bournemouth and Liverpool get the Premier League weekend up and running with a fixture at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Cherries are bottom of the pile and in serious trouble after picking up just five wins from 25 games, while the Reds have moved up to fifth after an upswing in results of late. Will Liverpool return to Merseyside with a big three points in the bag as they continue their push for a finish inside the Champions League places?
Bournemouth were 2-0 up and on their way to a shock result at Arsenal last weekend. However, the leaders left it late, staging a brilliant fightback to take all three points. As for Liverpool, they stunned in-form Manchester United, thumping the Red Devils 7-0 at Anfield in one of the Premier League’s most surprising results. The Reds won the reverse fixture 9-0, and we are backing Liverpool to win to nil again this weekend at 13/8.
12:30 - Bristol City v Blackpool
Bristol City and Blackpool lock horns in Saturday's early game in the EFL Championship. Bristol City have been tough to beat of late, losing just one Championship match since the turn of the year. The pressure is on the Tangerines, as Mick McCarthy’s boys are joint bottom with just 11 games to play. Who will come out on top at Ashton Gate?
Nigel Pearson’s Bristol City are unbeaten on home turf in the league since a loss to West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day. In contrast, Blackpool have not won away from home since October and have suffered six successive away defeats. We can see Bristol City making home advantage count at the weekend, and we like the look of 12/5 for the hosts to win -1.
15:00 - Leicester v Chelsea
Graham Potter takes his Chelsea troops to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Can the Blues build on their brilliant win over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League? Chelsea are in poor form in the league, but Potter’s boys are the favourites to win this one and there are certainly signs that they are beginning to turn the corner.
Leicester too were starting to show signs of life under Brendan Rodgers, but the Foxes have dropped off again and go into this weekend’s matchup having lost four league and cup matches on the bounce. Chelsea have now won two in a row for the first time since October, beating Leeds United last time out in the league, and our money is going on the Londoners here. Check out the tempting odds of 9/4 for the away team to be winning at both half time and full time.
15:00 - Tottenham v Nottingham Forest
Tottenham Hotspur welcome Nottingham Forest to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Premier League action this Saturday afternoon. After being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League with a whimper in midweek, no less than three points will do for the hosts from this one. As expected, the Londoners are the clear favourites on home turf and boss Antonio Conte will surely be demanding a huge reaction after their poor show in midweek.
It has been a disastrous week for Tottenham. They were knocked out of the FA Cup by EFL Championship side Sheffield United before losing to AC Milan in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. Conte’s men can now focus on securing a top-four spot but with a resurgent Liverpool, as well as Newcastle and maybe Brighton in the mix, they face a tough task. Forest have grown into the season, but they have been dreadful on the road and Spurs should win this one. There is good value in odds of 11/10 for the hosts to win -1.
17:30 - Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City meet at Selhurst Park in the Premier League this weekend. The Eagles have given Guardiola’s superstars some tough games in recent times, and Saturday’s clash could be another tricky one for the Manchester giants. However, the champions will fancy their chances in the capital.
Palace are having another steady season in the top flight. They are in 12th spot at present after six wins, nine draws and 10 defeats. Man City are vigorously chasing down leaders Arsenal. However, after the Gunners’ late show last weekend, City are still five points behind. The Citizens should leave Selhurst with a big three points on Saturday. We think back Man City win and both teams to score at 12/5.
12:30 - Norwich v Sunderland
Norwich City and Sunderland meet in an intriguing EFL Championship fixture at Carrow Road on Sunday. Both teams are looking for a top-six finish this season. Before this round of fixtures, the Canaries are in sixth spot with 55 points to their name, while the Black Cats are six points behind in 11th position. This is a huge game for both sides.
David Wagner is doing a fine job at Norwich, guiding the club to a hatful of wins to put City back in the promotion picture. Since back-to-back defeats to Burney and Bristol City, Norwich have taken 13 points from a possible 15. As for Sunderland, they were hammered 5-1 at home by struggling Stoke City in their last match and have lost three in a row. Our money is on Norwich here at a price of 5/6.
14:00 - Fulham v Arsenal
Fulham and Arsenal clash in an all-London Premier League affair at Craven Cottage this weekend. The Cottagers are having an excellent first season back in the top tier after winning the EFL Championship last term. As for the Gunners, they are five points clear at the top of the Premier League table and look in a great position to finish as the champions for the first time since 2003/04.
Fulham were beaten at Brentford last time out, but Marco Silva’s boys had won four and drawn three of seven in all competitions before the loss at the Gtech Community Stadium. Arsenal have won four in a row in the league since that defeat to Manchester City last month. Mikel Arteta’s boys left it late to see off Bournemouth last weekend, and we fancy the Arsenal win and both teams to score this Sunday at odds of 12/5.
14:00 - Manchester United v Southampton
Manchester United and Southampton square off at Old Trafford on Sunday. After a humbling 7-0 loss to Liverpool in their last Premier League match, the Red Devils will be desperate for maximum points from this one. With the Saints fighting relegation, Man United are the clear favourites to get the win on home turf.
Erik ten Hag’s boys hit back with an impressive 4-1 UEFA Europa League win over Real Betis on Thursday night and looked full of confidence despite the previous drubbing at Anfield. Southampton are showing signs of life after Nathan Jones’ departure and have won two of their last three matches in the Premier League. However, we can see Man United cruising to victory at Old Trafford on Thursday and we’ll be backing the Red Devils to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 10/11.
14:00 - West Ham v Aston Villa
David Moyes’ West Ham United take on Unai Emery’s Aston Villa at the London Stadium in the Premier League this Sunday. After an impressive away win in Europe in midweek, can the Hammers pick up a precious three points in the league? Despite being 11 points behind Villa in the table, West Ham are the favourites.
After last weekend’s humbling league loss to Brighton and Hove Albion, Thursday’s 2-0 success at Larnaca in the UEFA Europa Conference League was just what the doctor ordered for the Irons. Emery’s Villa have won two on the spin and will be tough opponents, but we are backing West Ham to nick a narrow win at the London Stadium and we’ll be plumping for United to win by a one-goal margin at odds of 3/1.
16:30 - Newcastle v Wolves
Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers do battle at St James’ Park on Sunday. After a bad run of results in the Premier League, the Magpies will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend. However, Wolves are full of confidence after last weekend’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Newcastle have had a great season so far, but Eddie Howe’s troops have failed to win any of their last five games in the Premier League and have secured just one league victory in eight. Julen Lopetegui has improved Wolves, guiding Wanderers to Premier League triumphs over Everton, West Ham United, Liverpool, Southampton and Spurs since taking over. Wolves are capable of snatching a point at St James’, and the draw and under 2.5 goals is nicely priced at 10/3.
19:45 - Wigan v Coventry
Wigan Athletic and Coventry City meet at the DW Stadium in the EFL Championship on Tuesday. The Latics are bottom of the table on just 32 points, while the Sky Blues are just four points away from the play-off places. Can Coventry extend their unbeaten run and move a step closer to the top six?
Wigan are in dreadful form at the moment and have won just one league game since November. After beating Huddersfield Town last month, Athletic have taken just three points from a possible 18. In contrast, Coventry are playing well at the moment, as Mark Robins’ troops have won four and drawn three since their last defeat. We can see City leaving the DW Stadium with all three points. The away win is priced at odds of 29/20 which looks good to us.
20:00 - Manchester City v RB Leipzig
Manchester City welcome RB Leipzig to the Etihad Stadium this Tuesday in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The tie is in the balance after the pair drew 1-1 in Germany in the first leg. Pep Guardiola’s boys are incredibly hard to beat at the Etihad, and the Premier League champions are the strong favourites to go through to the last eight of the tournament.
Man City are in good form, winning four league and cup games in a row since the first-leg draw at the Red Bull Arena. Leipzig battled hard to hold City in the home game, but Guardiola’s superstars will surely be too strong for the Bundesliga outfit at the Etihad. As such, we’ll be taking a punt on Man City to be winning at half time and full time at a price of evens.
20:00 - Porto v Inter Milan
On Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League, Porto and Inter Milan lock horns in the second leg of their Round of 16 tie. Inter nicked a 1-0 victory on home soil in the first leg, leaving the tie delicately poised. Will the Italian side complete the job in Portugal, or can the hosts make home advantage count and turn the tie on its head?
The first leg looked to be heading for a goalless draw, but Romelu Lukaku had other ideas. Otavio was sent off for Porto with 12 minutes to go, and Lukaku netted in the 86th minute to give Nerazzurri a 1-0 win at the San Siro. We are backing Inter to battle to draw in Portugal on Tuesday. Check out the draw and under 2.5 goals at odds of 10/3.
20:00 - Middlesbrough v Stoke
Middlesbrough and Stoke City do battle at the Riverside Stadium in EFL Championship action this Tuesday. After a stunning run of form, Boro are now just four points behind Sheffield United in the battle for second place. Stoke have picked up some good results of late, but in-form Middlesbrough are the odds-on favourites in this one.
Michael Carrick is doing an incredible job at the Riverside. Boro have picked up a hatful of wins under Carrick to fire their way into automatic promotion contention. They lost at West Bromwich Albion recently but bounced back with wins over Reading and Swansea City, scoring eight goals to book. All things considered, the bet for us here is to back the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap in midweek at the solid odds of 11/5.
19:30 - Brighton v Crystal Palace
Rivals Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace meet in the Premier League at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday night. The Seagulls have enjoyed a sensational season and could secure a European spot. As for the Eagles, they have spent most of the season in mid-table and are in little danger of going down.
Brighton are sitting in seventh position in the table at present after having collected 39 points from 24 league games. Albion are in great form and have lost just one of their last 11 league and cup fixtures. Palace are winless in 2023, having drawn five and lost six of their last 11 matches. Brighton will want to hit back after dropping two points at Leeds United last weekend and we like the look of the home win at odds of 1/2.
19:30 - Southampton v Brentford
Southampton and Brentford clash in Premier League action at St Mary’s on Wednesday. After collecting an excellent point at Old Trafford at the weekend, Southampton would love to follow that up with a midweek home win. Brentford’s loss at Everton on Saturday was their first Premier League reverse since October. Who will come out on top in this one?
Southampton have improved of late and have taken seven points from the last 12 on offer. Brentford recently went on a 12-game undefeated run in the Premier League, winning six and drawing six. Both teams would love the points on Wednesday, but a point apiece would be a decent result for the pair. There is good value in the draw and both teams to score at odds of 10/3.
19:45 - Blackburn v Reading
Blackburn Rovers and Reading go head-to-head at Ewood Park in EFL Championship action on Wednesday night. Rovers are gunning for a top-six finish, while the Royals are looking over their shoulder at the bottom three. As you would expect, Blackburn are fancied to put a big three points on the board.
Blackburn have spent pretty much the entire season in the top six. Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men have had a few hiccups along the way, but only Burnley, Sheffield United and Middlesbrough have picked up more wins. Reading have lost three in a row, conceding seven and scoring none. Have a punt on the home team to win to nil on Wednesday at the decent price of 7/4.
20:00 - Real Madrid v Liverpool
Real Madrid and Liverpool do battle at the Santiago Bernabeu in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie on Wednesday night. The European champions have one foot in the last eight after a stunning performance at Anfield in the first leg. Can Real beat the Reds on the night to go through in style?
Liverpool raced into a two-goal lead after just 14 minutes in leg one. However, Real ran riot after that, with goals from Vinicius Junior (2), Karim Benzema (2) and Eder Militao giving them a resounding 5-2 win. Los Blancos will be looking for another victory over the Premier League side, and we like the look of the 11/4 odds for the Real Madrid win and both teams to score.
20:00 - Napoli v Eintracht Frankfurt
Napoli and Eintracht Frankfurt face off in Naples in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. In-form Napoli are flying in Serie A right now and have impressed in Europe this season. Will Luciano Spalletti’s troops complete the job at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona and go through to the last eight?
After losing at home to Lazio in the league, Napoli bounced back last weekend with a 2-0 home league victory over Atalanta to move a step closer to the Serie A title. They also won the first leg of this Champions League tie by two goals to nil, with Victor Osimhen and Giovanni Di Lorenzo getting the goals in Germany. It could be close, but we’re putting our money on Napoli to win to nil again at odds of 6/4.
20:00 - Sunderland v Sheffield United
Sunderland and Sheffield United clash in a tasty EFL Championship game at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night. Both sides have the Premier League on their mind. The Blades are still in second spot in the table, while the Black Cats are five points behind sixth spot (in 10th position). This promises to be an entertaining match at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland recently lost three games in a row and picked up just one point from a possible 12, but they secured a much-needed 1-0 win over Norwich City last time out. Sheffield United have lost four of their last six Championship games, which has allowed Middlesbrough to close the gap to just four points. This is tough to call, so our money is going on the draw and both teams to score at odds of 10/3.
17:45 - Real Betis v Manchester United
Erik ten Hag takes his Manchester United troops to Spain this Thursday to face Real Betis in the UEFA Europa League. The Red Devils have a strong hold of this Round of 16 tie after an easy victory at Old Trafford last week. Man United are now looking to complete the job with a positive result at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Thursday.
After the embarrassing 7-0 Premier League defeat to fierce rivals Liverpool, United bounced back with a convincing victory over Betis in the first leg, with Marcus Rashford, Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst on target. Man United should win this one, and we fancy the away team to overcome a -1 goal handicap again, which is nicely priced at 13/5.
17:45 - Freiburg v Juventus
In the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, Freiburg and Juventus do battle at Europa-Park Stadion. The Old Lady have a narrow advantage after winning the first leg on home soil. However, with just one goal in it, this Round of 16 tie is delicately poised. Can Juve complete the job in Germany and go through to the quarter-finals?
The Bianconeri edged the first leg at the Juventus Stadium last Thursday. 35 year-old Angel Di Maria was the hero, as the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner scored the only goal of the match shortly into the second period. This could be another close one between the pair, and there is excellent value in the odds of 3/1 for Juventus to win by one goal.
20:00 - Arsenal v Sporting Lisbon
Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon meet in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 tie in midweek. After the pair played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in Portugal last week, this intriguing tie is in the balance. Having said that, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are the strong favourites to win on the night and progress to the last eight.
Arsenal are flying high at the top of the Premier League table and are one of the favourites to win the Europa League. It is shaping up to be a memorable season for the Londoners. Lisbon will have a go, but we are backing Arsenal to get the job done on home soil. You can get odds of 11/5 for the home win and both teams to score in this one, which looks good to us.
20:00 - West Ham v Larnaca
West Ham United welcome Cypriot side Larnaca to the London Stadium this Thursday for the second leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League Round of 16 match. The Irons have a handy lead in this tie after a comfortable win in Cyprus last week. Michail Antonio was the hero, scoring both goals in the 2-0 success.
West Ham have had their troubles in the Premier League this season, as David Moyes’ men are just two points off the foot of the table. However, they have had no such issues in Europe, winning all nine of their Europa Conference League fixtures. The Irons should make it 10 in a row on Thursday, and we fancy West Ham to win both halves at a nice price of 13/8.
19:45 - Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton
Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers go head-to-head in a tasty EFL League One fixture at Hillsborough on Friday night. The Owls are flying high at the top of the third-tier table after winning 23 of their 34 league matches so far. As for the Trotters, they are currently in the play-offs having collected 63 points from 37 fixtures, so this could be a classy affair and one for the neutrals to enjoy.
Wednesday have looked the real deal in League One up until now, losing just three times. Bolton are also having a fine campaign, but this will be a tough test for Ian Evatt’s boys. Sheffield Wednesday have suffered just one league defeat at Hillsborough this term and have won seven home league matches in a row. We like the look of 11/4 for Darren Moore’s men to win and both teams to score on Friday.
20:00 - Nottingham Forest v Newcastle
In the Premier League on Friday night, Nottingham Forest take on Newcastle United at the City Ground. With the teams at opposite ends of the table, this is a massive matchup for the pair. Forest are just above the relegation zone in what is an incredibly tightly packed lower half of the table. As for the visitors, the Magpies are only four points behind the UEFA Champions League places and will be looking for a strong finish to the season.
Nottingham Forest have been tough to beat at the City Ground this season, undefeated on home turf in the league since September. After no wins in five, Newcastle picked up a much-needed 2-1 home success over Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend. We fancy United to follow that up with another precious three points here. Newcastle to win by one is available at the solid price of 13/5.
15:00 - Southampton v Tottenham
Bottom club Southampton welcome UEFA Champions League chasers Tottenham Hotspur to St Mary’s in Premier League action this weekend. After another damaging defeat in midweek, the Saints are desperate for a positive result. However, Spurs head to St Mary’s as the favourites to get the three points.
Southampton have shown signs of life lately, beating Chelsea and Leicester City and drawing against Manchester United at Old Trafford. However, they were beaten at home by Brentford on Wednesday which put hopes of their Premier League survival in real doubt. After the Champions League exit, Tottenham can now turn their attention to securing a top-four place. They won 3-1 against Nottingham Forest last week, and we like the look of the price of 3/1 for the Spurs victory and both teams to score in this one.
15:00 - Wolves v Leeds
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United meet in a massive Premier League fixture at Molineux this Saturday. These two are embroiled in the relegation battle, and only four points separate the pair. Wolves are in 13th with 27 points to their name, while Leeds are down in 19th on 23 points. Will we see a winner in this big basement battle?
Julen Lopetegui is an experienced manager, and the Spaniard has guided Wolves to some huge results since arriving. Javi Gracia is the new man in charge at Elland Road, and the former Watford boss has a real job on his hands. Unfortunately for United, we can see the home team edging a tight and tense tussle at Molineux. As such, we’ll be putting some money on Wolves to win by one goal at odds of 11/4.
17:30 - Chelsea v Everton
On Saturday evening in the Premier League, Chelsea and Everton square off at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have finally found some form under Graham Potter, while the Toffees have improved since Sean Dyche’s appointment. Both teams will be desperate to keep the momentum going with three points from this one, but who will come out on top at the Bridge?
Chelsea have had a disastrous season on the whole, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. They recently beat Borussia Dortmund to reach the last eight of the UEFA Champions League, and the Londoners have sealed back-to-back league wins over Leeds United and Leicester City. Dyche has picked up some big results at Goodison Park, but Chelsea should prevail here. You can get odds of 13/10 for the home team to win with a -1 goal handicap.
17:45 - Manchester City v Burnley
Manchester City and Burnley clash in the FA Cup at the Etihad Stadium this weekend. Man City legend Vincent Kompany is back at the Etihad, and can his in-form Clarets side cause an almighty cup upset? Burnley are flying high at the top of the EFL Championship table right now, while City are second in the Premier League.
Kompany is having an exceptional first season at Turf Moor. After suffering relegation last term, Burnley are nailed on for an instant return to the Premier League. The Lancashire side will enjoy this one in Manchester whatever the outcome, but Man City should be too strong on home turf. We fancy the hosts to dominate this FA Cup tie, and you can get a price of 5/4 for City to win both halves.
12:00 - Sheffield United v Blackburn
The first FA Cup game on Saturday sees EFL Championship sides Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers square off at Bramall Lane. Both teams are in the promotion hunt in the Championship, and the Premier League is the priority for the pair. However, both will be looking to win this one and progress through to the FA Cup semi-finals.
After the midweek results, Sheffield United moved four points above third, while Blackburn are sitting in fifth place as things stand. In the previous round of the FA Cup, Sheffield United knocked out Tottenham Hotspur, and Rovers won at Leicester City. This could go either way, but we fancy the home side to edge it. Take a punt on Sheffield United to win by one goal at a price of 11/4.
12:30 - Swansea v Bristol City
Swansea City and Bristol City do battle at the Swansea.com Stadium in the EFL Championship this weekend. The Swans are in bad form and have lost seven of their last nine league games. This will be the fourth meeting between the two this season, and Bristol City are unbeaten (with one win, two draws).
Swansea are slipping down the table at an alarming rate. The pressure is building on Russell Martin, as his side are now just eight points above 22nd-place Blackpool. Bristol City have grown into the season with some good results of late, and Nigel Pearson’s boys have shot up to mid-table. The Robins beat Swansea in Wales in the FA Cup back in January, and we like the look of the away win here at odds of 12/5.
14:00 - Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Premier League leaders Arsenal are in action this Sunday when they welcome struggling Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium. With Manchester City playing in the FA Cup this weekend, three points for the Gunners would take them eight points clear at the top of the table. Arsenal should be too strong for Palace in this one and they could win by quite a margin if things go their way.
Arsenal have been flying of late. Since that loss to title rivals Man City in February, Mikel Arteta’s men have won five in a row in the Premier League. In contrast, Palace have not won since a New Year’s Eve victory at Bournemouth. We are backing the hosts to cruise to victory in this one and we’ll be taking a punt on Arsenal to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 2/1.
14:15 - Brighton v Grimsby
Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion take on EFL League Two side Grimsby Town in an FA Cup quarter-final this Sunday. Grimsby have done remarkably well to reach the last eight, but Paul Hurst’s boys are the massive underdogs in East Sussex. Brighton should be too hot to handle at the Amex Stadium this weekend.
Roberto De Zerbi’s boys are flying right now. After the midweek win over rivals Crystal Palace, the Seagulls are just six points away from fourth in sixth. Grimsby were a National League side last term, and the Mariners are in 15th place in League Two. We are backing a big win for Brighton here – take a punt on Albion to win both halves at odds of 10/11.
16:30 - Manchester United v Fulham
The only all-Premier League FA Cup quarter-final is Sunday’s tie between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford. Of course, the Red Devils are fancied to get the win on home turf, but the in-form Cottagers will be no pushovers in Manchester. This promises to be an entertaining cup tie between two top-tier teams.
Man United have had a little slump in form in the Premier League, losing 7-0 at Liverpool and drawing 0-0 at home with lowly Southampton in their last two. As for Fulham, they have lost two in a row in the league without scoring. This could be close, but home advantage should swing the tie in Man United’s favour. Put some money on the hosts to win and both teams to score at odds of 21/10.
19:45 - Republic of Ireland v Latvia
On Wednesday night, the Republic of Ireland welcome Latvia to the Aviva Stadium in an international friendly match. The Irish will be looking for a solid performance and the right result before their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign gets underway with a home match with France on Monday. Ireland are the clear favourites in this one but there are no easy games in international football these games and this will prove a real test.
Stephen Kenny has had a tough time in the Irish dugout since taking over back in 2020, but they did secure several solid results last year. In the last one, a Callum Robinson goal gave them a 1-0 win in Malta back in November. Six of their last seven wins have come with clean sheets, and we fancy Ireland to win to nil again here at odds of 5/6.
19:45 - Italy v England
Roberto Mancini’s Italy and Gareth Southgate’s England meet in a mouth-watering UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier in Naples on Thursday. These two clashed in the UEFA Euro 2020 final a couple of years back, with the Italians prevailing on penalties. Gli Azzurri have a good recent record over the English, but can the Three Lions pick up a positive result at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Thursday?
Italy and England are the two top dogs in Group C, and the duo should battle it out for top spot. Both teams will be gunning for all three points in Naples, but a draw would not be a bad result for either. We like the look of the odds of 7/2 for the draw and both teams to score.
19:45 - San Marino v Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland kick off their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a trip to San Marino in midweek. Norn Iron have had a difficult few years, but Michael O’Neill, who had a successful first spell in charge, is back in the Northern Ireland hot seat. Can O’Neill guide the Green and White Army to a big three points in Serravalle on Thursday? The bookies certainly think so.
This is a tough group for both nations, with Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan and Slovenia also in Group H. However, three points for Northern Ireland in game one would set them up nicely, especially if they manage to bang in a few goals. San Marino are the group minnows, and Norn Iron should get the win in Serravalle. You can get the price of 4/6 for the away team to win both halves, which looks good to us.
19:45 - France v Netherlands
France and Netherlands square off at the Stade de France in a mouth-watering UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier. These two are among the top nations in the world, and the pair will no doubt be battling it out for top spot in Group B. Gibraltar, Greece and the Republic of Ireland are the other three countries in the group.
This is France’s first game since the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. Les Bleus have been in stunning form under Didier Deschamps in recent years, and the French are one of the favourites to win Euro 2024. Louis van Gaal had Holland playing at their best again, and the returning Ronald Koeman is looking to build on that. Unfortunately for the Dutch, France should win this one and we’ll be backing the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 11/5.
19:45 - Sweden v Belgium
Domenico Tedesco takes charge of the Belgium national team for the first time when the Red Devils play Sweden at the Friends Arena this Friday. Despite being away from home in this opening UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier, the Belgians are looking to get off to a winning start. The visitors are the 6/5 favourites in Solna.
Belgium flattered to deceive at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, picking up just one win and being knocked out at the group stage. Roberto Martinez stepped down as manager shortly after. Sweden missed out on the World Cup, but they have won four in a row and are unbeaten in five games. We can see the Swedes holding the Belgians to a draw in this one, which is available to back at odds of 23/10.
14:00 - Scotland v Cyprus
Scotland welcome Cyprus to Hampden Park this Saturday for their opening UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier. With Spain visiting Glasgow in the next one, the Scots will be desperate for maximum points in game one. The Cypriots are unpredictable, but Scotland are the strong favourites to get the win on home turf.
The Scots are looking to build on some good results under Steve Clarke. They are certainly heading in the right direction, as Scotland have won 10 of their last 16 games. They have been strong at Hampden of late, with just Ukraine winning in Glasgow since 2021. Scotland should ease past Cyprus this weekend, and there is good value in the odds of 13/8 for the home team to win both halves.
19:45 - Croatia v Wales
Wales begin their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a trip to Split to face Croatia on Saturday. The Croatians had another excellent FIFA World Cup, reaching the semi-finals in Qatar. As for the Dragons, last year’s World Cup appearance was their first since 1958. Can Rob Page’s men pick up a positive result at Stadion Poljud?
Croatia are in stunning form, as the semi-final loss to Argentina is one of just two defeats since June 2021. In contrast, Wales are winless in eight games and have picked up just one victory in 11. Croatia will be tricky customers, and we are backing Dalic’s boys to be too strong for the Welsh. You can get a price of 6/4 for the hosts to be winning at half time and full time.
19:45 - Spain v Norway
Spain and Norway clash at La Rosaleda Stadium in Malaga in a UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier on Saturday night. The Spaniards, who are the Group A favourites, will be looking to get off to a winning start on home soil. Spain are the strongest team in a group with Cyprus, Georgia, Scotland and Norway. Luis de la Fuente’s boys should be too hot to handle in this one.
Spain had a disappointing 2022 FIFA World Cup by their high standards. They scraped through the group despite winning 7-0 in their opening game and were stunned by Morocco in the Round of 16. Nevertheless, La Roja will be looking to go far in next year’s Euros. They should cruise past the Norwegians, and we fancy Spain to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 13/5.
17:00 - England v Ukraine
England are back in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying action this Sunday when they face Ukraine at Wembley Stadium. After an outstanding victory in Italy in game one, Gareth Southgate’s boys are looking to make it six points out of six. The Three Lions are the strong favourites to get the win on home soil and though nothing will be taken for granted, it would be a big surprise if England don’t get the victory.
England picked up a superb 2-1 win over Italy in Naples on Thursday. Harry Kane became England’s all-time top goalscorer with his winner from the penalty spot. This will be Ukraine’s opening qualifier and their first match since drawing with Scotland in a UEFA Nations League fixture last September. England should ease to victory at Wembley, and we like the look of the odds of 13/8 for the Three Lions to win both halves.
19:45 - Northern Ireland v Finland
Northern Ireland welcome Finland to Windsor Park this Sunday night for a UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier. Norn Iron started with three points in San Marino, while the Finns lost in Denmark. This will be a far sterner test for Michael O’Neill’s men, but can the Green and White Army move on to six qualifying points?
O’Neill’s boys were expected to ease past San Marino in game one, and Bolton Wanderers forward Dion Charles scored both goals in a routine 2-0 success in Serravalle. As for Finland, they went up against Group H favourites Denmark, losing 3-1 to the Danes at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. This is a tough one to call, but our money is going on the hosts. You can get a price of 3/1 for Norn Iron to win by one goal.
19:45 - Republic of Ireland v France
Republic of Ireland begin their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a tough match with France on Monday night. The French are one of the top nations in the world, but can the Irish make home advantage count and cause an upset at the Aviva Stadium? Les Bleus were runners-up in last year’s FIFA World Cup and will be a tough nut to crack for the Republic.
Ireland warmed up for the Euro qualifiers by beating Latvia last Wednesday. Callum O’Dowda, Evan Ferguson and Chiedozie Ogbene scored in a 3-2 victory in Dublin. France are the Group B favourites, and Didier Deschamps’ men will be looking for all three points in the Irish capital. We like the look of 8/5 for the away team to win with a -1 goal handicap in this one.
19:45 - Scotland v Spain
Scotland and Spain meet in a UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier at Hampden Park on Tuesday. Both nations kicked off their qualification campaigns with 3-0 wins. The Scots would love to follow up last weekend’s victory over Cyprus with a positive result here, but the Spaniards are the bookies’ favourites in Glasgow.
Scotland eased to victory over the Cypriots last Saturday, with Scott McTominay (2) and John McGinn netting in a comfortable 3-0 win. Spain also started Group A with a 3-0 home win, seeing off Norway in Malaga. Unfortunately for Steve Clarke’s men, we can see La Roja nicking this one in Glasgow. There is good value in the odds of 3/1 for the Spain win and both teams to score in what could well prove to be an entertaining match.
19:45 - Wales v Latvia
Wales and Latvia go head-to-head in a UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium this Tuesday. After grabbing a last-gasp point in Croatia at the weekend, can Rob Page’s men follow that up with victory over the Latvians in Cardiff in midweek? As expected, Wales are the favourites to get the win on home soil.
Wales’ long wait for a victory continued, but the draw in Croatia would have felt like a win for the Dragons. In injury time in Split, Nathan Broadhead netted to earn a precious point. This will be Latvia’s opening qualifier. Last week, they lost 3-2 to the Republic of Ireland in a friendly. Wales are strong at the Cardiff City Stadium, and we are backing the Welsh to win to nil again at a price of 8/11.
19:45 - Germany v Belgium
Germany and Belgium meet in a mouth-watering international friendly at RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne this Tuesday night. The Germans are looking to find form ahead of the Euros on home soil next year, while the Belgians are hoping to rebuild after a poor 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This friendly fixture promises to be entertaining and enthralling.
Germany played for the first time since the World Cup last weekend, easing to a 2-0 friendly win over Peru in Mainz. Belgium were in Euro 2024 qualifying action, and the Red Devils made light work of Sweden in Solna, with Romelu Lukaku bagging a hat-trick. This one could go either way on German soil, but we fancy the draw and both teams to score at odds of 15/4.
20:00 - Burnley v Sunderland
The EFL Championship returns with a Friday night cracker, as Vincent Kompany’s Burnley welcome Tony Mowbray’s Sunderland to Turf Moor. The Clarets are miles clear at the top and are destined for an instant return to the Premier League. As for the Black Cats, they are seven points off the play-offs in 11th position and will be hoping for a big result to boost their promotion prospects.
Burnley have been the top dogs in the Championship this season by a considerable distance. Kompany’s troops have won a staggering 24 of their 37 league matches and have already amassed 83 points. Sunderland have had a steady first season back in the Championship, but they could miss out on the top six. Burnley should win this one, and we like the look of 13/10 for the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap.
12:30 - Manchester City v Liverpool
The Premier League returns with a bang on Saturday afternoon, as rivals Manchester City and Liverpool meet at the Etihad Stadium. City are desperate for a win after slipping eight points behind leaders Arsenal before the international break. Meanwhile, Liverpool are looking to hit back after their disappointing defeat at Bournemouth.
This will be the fourth meeting between these two Premier League heavyweights this season. At the start of the campaign, the Reds beat Man City in the FA Community Shield. Liverpool won the league meeting at Anfield, though City edged past the Merseysiders in the cup in December. Man City’s home record has been phenomenal this season, and we fancy the City win and both teams to score here at odds of 2/1.
12:30 - Preston v Blackpool
Preston North End and Blackpool meet in a West Lancashire derby at Deepdale in the EFL Championship this weekend. This is one of the oldest derbies in football, and Saturday’s showdown promises to be a cracker. Preston are pushing for a play-off berth, while Pool are fighting for their Championship lives.
This derby is a huge match for the pair. Preston are currently sitting in 12th position in the table, seven points behind the final play-off spot. As for Blackpool, they find themselves in 23rd, four points away from 21st-place Cardiff City. Both teams are looking to hit back from defeats before the break. Pool won the reverse meeting, but we are backing Preston to get revenge on home soil. You can get a price of 5/2 for the North End win and over 2.5 goals to be scored in this one.
15:00 - Arsenal v Leeds
Premier League leaders Arsenal are back in action this weekend, as Mikel Arteta’s in-form Gunners face Javi Gracia’s lowly Leeds United. As expected, Arsenal are the overwhelming favourites to get the three points on home soil, but can the struggling visitors cause an upset in the capital? This promises to be an intriguing game at the Emirates Stadium.
After a thumping 4-1 home victory over Crystal Palace before the break, Arsenal moved eight points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Gracia’s Leeds picked up a superb and much-needed 4-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out, but the Gunners should be too strong in this one. You can get a price of 15/8 for the hosts to win with a -2 goal handicap, which is the bet for us.
17:30 - Chelsea v Aston Villa
In Saturday's evening kick off in the Premier League, Chelsea and Aston Villa meet at Stamford Bridge. These two were tipped to be at opposite ends of the table before a ball was kicked this season, but only goal difference separates the duo in mid-table as things stand. Who will come out on top at the Bridge at the weekend?
Chelsea have had a season to forget in the Premier League, but Graham Potter’s men have shown an improvement of late. The Blues head into this one having won three and drawn one of their last four league and cup games. Villa have also won three and drawn one of their past four matches, and we fancy the evenly matched sides to play out a draw on Saturday. The stalemate and both teams to score is priced at odds of 4/1.
14:00 - West Ham v Southampton
On Sunday, West Ham United and Southampton clash in a big basement battle in the Premier League. The Saints are bottom of the table on 23 points, with the Hammers just a point above in 18th. Victory for one of these this weekend could be massive in the fight for survival and if nothing else, in the short term at least should see them move out of the bottom three. With this one taking place at the London Stadium, West Ham are the favourites and we fancy they will just about do enough.
Both teams have had miserable seasons. Rather strangely, West Ham have been superb in Europe, winning every single game they have played (by an aggregate of 25-4!), but have struggled in the Premier League. The Saints have been poor all season in the league, losing 17 of their 28 games. This vital fixture could go either way, but we fancy West Ham to make home advantage count. You can get the big odds of 13/5 for the Londoners to win by one goal.
15:00 - Bolton v Plymouth
Bolton Wanderers and Plymouth Argyle go head-to-head in the EFL Trophy final at Wembley Stadium this Sunday. Promotion to the EFL Championship is the main aim for both clubs this season, as Plymouth are currently top, while the Trotters are in fifth. However, this promises to be an entertaining final at Wembley between two EFL League One high flyers.
This will be the third meeting between the pair this term. At Home Park at the start of the season, Argyle picked up a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Niall Ennis and Ryan Hardie. The teams then drew 0-0 at the University of Bolton Stadium in January. Bolton have struggled to break Plymouth down this term, and we fancy the League One leaders to win to nil at Wembley (7/2).
16:30 - Newcastle v Manchester United
Newcastle United and Manchester United meet in a tasty Premier League matchup at St James’ Park on Sunday. The Red Devils beat the Magpies in the EFL Cup final in February. However, when the pair clashed at Old Trafford in the reverse Premier League game earlier in the season, Newcastle left Manchester with a deserved point.
Both clubs are pushing for a UEFA Champions League place this season so this really is a six-pointer. Man United are looking good in third spot, while Newcastle are just three points behind in fifth. Both will be gunning for all three points from this one, but we can see Newcastle and Man United cancelling each other out. Check out the tempting odds of 10/3 for the draw and both teams to score.
20:00 - Everton v Tottenham
Everton and Tottenham Hotspur lock horns at the Goodison Park in a crucial Premier League fixture this Monday night. Sean Dyche has improved the Toffees since taking over, with Everton winning three of four home matches under their new boss and obtaining some huge results to give them a real chance of staying up this term. This will be Spurs’ first game since Antonio Conte’s sacking, and it could be a tricky match for the away team, who, if their former boss is to be believed, might not have the heart to scrap in the way that will be needed here.
Everton’s improved form has taken them away from the bottom three. Last time out, they scored at the death to draw 2-2 at Chelsea. Tottenham let a 3-1 lead slip to draw 3-3 at Southampton before the break, which proved to be Conte’s final fixture in charge. Everton have impressed at Goodison under Dyche, and we fancy the home win here at 12/5.