19:45 - Leeds v Nottingham Forest
Leeds United welcome Nottingham Forest to Elland Road in a huge fixture in the Premier League this Tuesday. With both teams fighting for their lives, this is a massive match for the pair. Leeds have taken 26 points from 28 games, while Forest have amassed 27. Will we see a winner in this six-pointer in West Yorkshire?
Leeds have had a difficult campaign, and the Whites have picked up just one home league win since November. Nottingham Forest have also found it tough going in the Premier League this season, though they have claimed some good results at home. Steve Cooper’s men have the worst away record in the top flight, and we are backing Leeds to win this by one goal in this one at odds of 13/5.
19:45 - Leicester v Aston Villa
Midlands sides Leicester City and Aston Villa meet in a tasty Premier League match at the King Power Stadium this Tuesday. Brendan Rodgers left the Foxes after another defeat at the weekend, while the Villans picked up an impressive victory at Stamford Bridge. Will Villa pile more misery on Leicester this Tuesday?
Rodgers’ time at the King Power is up. Leicester crashed to another disappointing defeat last Saturday, losing 2-1 to Crystal Palace, who had not won a single game in 2023. In contrast, Aston Villa are enjoying a fine season under Unai Emery. Last weekend, the Villans won 2-0 at Chelsea and were good value for the victory. Villa have taken 13 points from the last 15 on offer, and we are backing the away win here at the generous price of 9/5.
19:45 - Bournemouth v Brighton
On Tuesday night in the Premier League, Gary O’Neil’s Bournemouth entertain Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton and Hove Albion at the Vitality Stadium. The Cherries have secured back-to-back home wins, while the Seagulls are undefeated in six league and cup matches. Who will come out on top at the Vitality in midweek?
Bournemouth have given themselves a fighting chance after wins over Liverpool and Fulham in their last two home matches. Last weekend, O’Neil’s side came from behind to see off the Cottagers at the Vitality. Brighton are enjoying a fine season, and Albion have been tough to beat since De Zerbi took over. We fancy the draw and both teams to score here, which you can get at the solid price of 9/2.
20:00 - Chelsea v Liverpool
Chelsea and Liverpool lock horns in an intriguing Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge this Tuesday night. The Blues start life after Graham Potter after he was sacked last weekend. Both sides are looking to bounce back from disappointing defeats, and this one in the capital could go either way.
After another bad defeat last Saturday, Potter was sacked as Chelsea boss and has left the Londoners languishing in 11th place. The Reds are just four points above in eighth position, as Jurgen Klopp’s troops have also had a poor campaign by their high standards. Both will want maximum points from this one, but we can see the pair playing out a draw at the Bridge. You can get the decent price of 3/1 for the draw and both teams to score in what should be an entertaining encounter.
20:00 - Manchester United v Brentford
Manchester United welcome Brentford to Old Trafford this Wednesday for a Premier League fixture. After a disappointing and rather meek defeat to top-four rivals Newcastle United last time out, the Red Devils are looking to get back to winning ways. In-form Brentford will not be an easy nut to crack, though United are the favourites on home soil.
Man United have failed to win any of their last three in the Premier League, collecting just one point from a possible nine. A top-four finish is still theirs for the taking but they need to improve and get back to winning ways. However, the Bees have been incredibly hard to beat of late, suffering just one Premier League loss since October. Thomas Frank’s men will be up for this one, and we can see the London side leaving Old Trafford with a point. Back the draw and under 2.5 goals at the tasty odds of 4/1 with 1-1 also a good bet at a bigger price.
20:00 - West Ham v Newcastle
David Moyes’ West Ham United and Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United meet at the London Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday night. These two may be at opposite ends of the Premier League table, but this fixture in the capital is not an easy one to call. The Magpies are the favourites, but can West Ham win at home again to give themselves a great chance of survival?
The Hammers picked up a vital three points on their own patch last time out, edging past relegation rivals Southampton. Newcastle beat Manchester United at St James’ Park on Sunday, moving level with the Red Devils in the table. West Ham will be buoyed by the Saints win, but our money is going on the Newcastle in this one. You can get the away win at 23/20.
19:45 - England Women v Brazil Women
England and Brazil go head-to-head at Wembley Stadium on Thursday in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Finalissima, a game between the continental champions of Europe and South America. The Lionesses won UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 to book their place in the first-ever Finalissima, while the Female Canaries are the current Copa America Femenina champions. Can Sarina Wiegman’s ladies make home advantage count again and get their hands on another trophy?
England are on an incredible unbeaten run right now. The Lionesses have not suffered defeat since a 2-0 home reverse in a friendly against Canada way back in April 2021. As for the Brazilians, they have lost their last two matches to Canada and United States. England are the clear favourites on home soil, and we fancy Wiegman’s girls to be winning at half time and full time (10/11).
19:45 - Wales Women v Northern Ireland Women
Gemma Grainger’s Wales and Kenny Shiels’ Northern Ireland meet in an international friendly fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday night. The Dragons are the big favourites to get the win in Cardiff, but can Norn Iron cause an upset in the Welsh capital? This promises to be an entertaining friendly between two Home Nations and it should be competitive.
Wales head into this one unbeaten in four, though three of those have been draws. Last time out, the Welsh drew 1-1 with Scotland in the Pinatar Cup. After seven straight defeats, Northern Ireland have got their act together and have won three in a row, beating Italy in a friendly in the last one. The away side are in good form, but we fancy Wales to win -1 at 7/10, a decent price given the sizeable crowd that should be backing the hosts.
12:30 - Millwall v Luton
Millwall and Luton Town do battle at The Den in a massive EFL Championship fixture on Easter Friday. These two teams are pushing for promotion to the Premier League this season, so this is a huge match for both. Things are, as is so often the case, very tight in the battle for the play-off places, with just six points covering third and sixth. Luton are fourth on 67 points, with the Lions six points behind in fifth place, so a win for the hosts could be massive here.
Millwall are having another great season under Gary Rowett, winning 17 of their 39 games. Luton have impressed once again, and Rob Edwards has done an excellent job at Kenilworth Road after taking over from the popular (at least at Luton!) Nathan Jones. On paper, these two are pretty evenly matched, and we can see Millwall and Luton cancelling each other out in the capital. Back the draw and both teams to score at the very big price of 15/4.
15:00 - Blackburn v Norwich
We have another top of the table clash here as Blackburn Rovers and Norwich City go head-to-head in a tasty EFL Championship fixture on Good Friday. Rovers are clinging onto the final play-off spot at present, with the Canaries four points behind in seventh. Blackburn would open up a seven-point gap with a win, but a Norwich victory would close that gap to a single point.
Jon Dahl Tomasson has had a solid first season at Ewood Park, guiding Rovers to 19 Championship wins – only the current top three have won more. Norwich were tipped for an instant return to the Premier League, but City have had an indifferent season up to now. This could go either way, but our money is going on the draw and under 2.5 goals at 3/1.
20:00 - Middlesbrough v Burnley
Two of the EFL Championship’s big hitters clash at the Riverside Stadium this Friday night, as Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough face Vincent Kompany’s Burnley. We have two young managers who have done superb jobs thus far – might they one day face off in a Manchester derby? Back to the here and now, and the Clarets are well on their way to promotion to the Premier League, with Boro certainly hoping to join them. Can Burnley take another giant step towards promotion with three points on Good Friday?
Middlesbrough were stunned by struggling Huddersfield Town last weekend, crashing to a heavy 4-2 loss at the John Smith’s Stadium. As for Burnley, they drew 0-0 at home with Sunderland in their last one. Despite those setbacks, both teams have been in terrific form of late, but we fancy the away side to nick the points at the Riverside. Back Burnley to win by one goal at the top odds of 10/3.
12:30 - Manchester United v Everton
Manchester United welcome Everton to Old Trafford in the Premier League this Saturday in what is a huge clash for both clubs, albeit for totally different reasons. The Red Devils are fighting for a UEFA Champions League spot and will be looking for all three points on home soil. As for the Toffees, they are desperate for points in their quest for Premier League survival. This promises to be an entertaining game in Manchester and it may prove a tougher test than some in the home section would like.
Man United have had a few iffy results of late. Still, they are in the mix for a top-four spot, and Erik ten Hag’s men will fancy their chances of securing Champions League football for next season. Sean Dyche has improved Everton since taking over at Goodison Park, and the Toffees have held Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to draws in their last two. Everton are unbeaten in four, drawing three of those, so back the draw here at the big price of 16/5.
15:00 - Tottenham v Brighton
Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion lock horns in an intriguing Premier League fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend. After recent results, the Seagulls have moved to within two points of Spurs, who have played two games more. Can Brighton heap more misery on the Londoners, or will Tottenham pick up a crucial three points to get their top-four bid back on track?
Spurs have been in poor form of late, winning just one of their last six league and cup games. Antonio Conte was sacked after a 3-3 draw at Southampton, and Tottenham were held to a draw by Everton on Monday, probably being a little lucky to get that, even though they conceded late on. Brighton kept up their fine form with a 2-0 win at Bournemouth in midweek, and we can see Albion picking up a point in the capital. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score at 10/3.
15:00 - Wolves v Chelsea
Chelsea make the trip to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers this Easter weekend with neither side enjoying their season so far. The Blues started life after Graham Potter with a goalless draw at home with Liverpool in midweek. Chelsea have been in poor form over the last few months, but the London side are odds-on to win this one in the Midlands.
By their high standards, Chelsea’s away form has been dreadful this season. However, they did manage to pick up a win at Leicester City in the last one, which gives us some indication of what to expect here. Wolves are struggling at the wrong end of the table and are desperate for points, but Chelsea should edge a tight game at Molineux. We like the look of 11/4 for the away side to win by one goal.
15:00 - Brentford v Newcastle
Thomas Frank’s Brentford and Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United meet in a tasty Premier League fixture at the Gtech Community Stadium this Saturday afternoon. Both clubs are enjoying fine Premier League seasons, and this battle in the capital could go either way. The Magpies are the bookies’ favourites though.
Brentford have been incredibly hard to beat on home turf this term. The Bees are unbeaten at the Gtech Community Stadium in the Premier League since a 3-0 loss to Arsenal in September, which is their only home league reverse of the campaign. Newcastle have found form again and have UEFA Champions League football on their mind, but we are backing the Bees to nick this one. You can get 6/1 for the home win and both teams to score.
17:30 - Southampton v Manchester City
Struggling Southampton entertain Premier League champions Manchester City at St Mary’s this Saturday and it is hard to look past a routine win for City. The Saints prop up the table after a dire campaign up to now, while the Citizens are chasing down leaders Arsenal. As you would expect, Pep Guardiola’s men head to St Mary’s as the heavy favourites with the bookies.
Southampton were on the wrong end of a six-pointer last time out, narrowly losing to West Ham United at the London Stadium. As for Man City, they cruised past Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, coming from behind to win 4-1. City have won seven in a row and should secure another victory on Saturday. Put some money on Man City to win -1 at 8/11.
14:00 - Leeds v Crystal Palace
Leeds United and Crystal Palace lock horns in a massive Premier League matchup at Elland Road this Sunday which really could prove pivotal come the final reckoning in May. Both teams are fighting for their lives at the wrong end of the table, and just one point separates the pair. Leeds won at Nottingham Forest in their last game, another huge six-pointer, while the Eagles picked up their first victory of 2023 last weekend.
Both Leeds and Palace have had tough seasons so far but those recent wins have really brightened the mood. Still, the clubs have picked up just seven wins each and have suffered 29 losses between them. On paper, they are evenly matched, and we are backing the duo to cancel each other out at Elland Road. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score, which is available at the solid price of 15/4.
16:30 - Liverpool v Arsenal
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal go head-to-head in a mouth-watering Premier League matchup at Anfield on Easter Sunday. For much of the past five years, Liverpool have been battling it out with City for the title as Arsenal try, and fail, to make the top four.
It is very much a role reversal this season though. The Reds are looking to restore some pride after a poor season, while the Gunners are gunning for their first Premier League title since 2004. Can the London side rack up a huge three points on the road this weekend?
Liverpool head into this one without a win in four in all competitions. Since thumping Manchester United 7-0 at Anfield, the Kop outfit have lost to Bournemouth, Real Madrid and Manchester City. Arsenal are flying right now, winning seven Premier League games in a row since losing to Man City in February. We fancy Arsenal to be winning at half time and full time at Anfield (7/2).
12:30 - Huddersfield v Blackburn
Huddersfield Town and Blackburn Rovers clash in a Yorkshire v Lancashire EFL Championship clash on Easter Monday. The Terriers are fighting for their Championship lives at the wrong end of the table, while Rovers are pushing for a top-six place in what looks like a battle that will go to the wire. These two may be miles apart in the standings, but this one at the John Smith’s Stadium could go either way.
Huddersfield have picked up a couple of stunning victories of late. Last time out at home, the Terriers beat promotion chasers Middlesbrough 4-2 and hat result proves they can beat anyone on their day with their fans behind them. Blackburn have blown hot and cold this season. Rovers have lost each of their last three away games at Stoke City, Sheffield United and Birmingham City. This could be a close one, but our money is going on the Huddersfield win here at big odds of 2/1.
20:00 - Burnley v Sheffield United
The final EFL Championship fixture of the round is without doubt the biggest, and one of the biggest of the season so far, as Burnley welcome Sheffield United to Turf Moor this Monday night. The Clarets are seemingly on their way to promotion to the Premier League after a stunning campaign so far. The Blades are flying high in second and are hoping to join Burnley in the top tier next term.
Burnley dropped points in their last home match, but Vincent Kompany’s boys have been pretty impeccable on their own patch this season. The Lancashire side are unbeaten at Turf Moor this term and will want to maintain that record all season. However, Sheffield United have been excellent away from home of late, sealing successive away league victories at Reading, Sunderland and Norwich City. This will be tight, so we are backing the draw and both teams to score at nice odds of 7/2.
20:00 - Manchester City v Bayern Munich
Manchester City and Bayern Munich go head-to-head in a heavyweight UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday evening. With the first leg of this European quarter-final taking place at the Etihad Stadium, Pep Guardiola’s City will be looking for a win. However, Thomas Tuchel’s Bavarians will be formidable opponents over two legs.
Man City are in stunning form right now. Last weekend’s Premier League win at Southampton was their eighth straight victory in all competitions. Tuchel has made a strong start to life in Munich, and FC Hollywood will fancy their chances in Manchester. We can see these two giants cancelling each other out at the Etihad, and the draw and both teams to score is available at the solid price of 15/4.
20:00 - Benfica v Inter Milan
Benfica and Inter Milan square off at Estadio da Luz in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday. The Eagles have been sensational all season, though the Portuguese Primeira Liga leaders were beaten at home by rivals Porto in the league last time out. As for Inter, they sit fifth in Serie A and could miss out on a top-four spot.
Benfica have been in stunning form on their own patch this season, with last weekend’s loss being their first home defeat in any competition since May 2022. Inter’s form away from the San Siro has been poor of late, as the Nerazzurri are winless in six away games. This could go either way, but we fancy Benfica to make home advantage count. The hosts are priced at odds of 11/10 to get a first-leg win and that looks the bet for us.
20:00 - AC Milan v Napoli
Two Italian giants lock horns in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final in midweek, as AC Milan welcome Napoli to San Siro. Milan recently thumped Napoli 4-0 in a league match at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, but Partenopei are on their way to the title. This fascinating all-Italian European affair could go either way.
After the shock loss to Milan, Napoli bounced back with a 2-1 win at Lecce last weekend to take another giant leap towards their first title for over 30 years. Milan’s victory over Napoli remains their only win in six league and cup matches. The Blues have won eight in a row on the road, and we are backing the away side to win by one goal here at odds of 10/3.
20:00 - Real Madrid v Chelsea
Frank Lampard takes Chelsea to the Santiago Bernabeu this Wednesday to face European champions Real Madrid in the first leg of a mouth-watering UEFA Champions League quarter-final. Lampard returned with a narrow league loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, and the London side head to the Spanish capital as the big underdogs.
Real have been in patchy form of late. Last Wednesday, Carlo Ancelotti’s troops thumped rivals Barcelona 4-0 in the Camp Nou in the cup, but Los Blancos were beaten at home by Villarreal in the league on Saturday. Chelsea are having a season to forget in the Premier League, but their form in the Champions League has been solid. Unfortunately for the Blues, we fancy Real to win with a -1 goal handicap on Wednesday at odds of 15/8.
17:45 - Gent v West Ham
David Moyes takes his West Ham United troops to Belgium this week to face Gent in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Hammers are having a season to forget in the Premier League, but their form in Europe has been sensational. Can West Ham keep up their 100% Europa Conference League winning record?
Gent are in fine fettle right now, unbeaten in seven league and cup matches. They beat Istanbul Basaksehir in the previous round of the Europa Conference League. This will be West Ham’s 11th European match of the season, and the London side have won the previous 10. The Irons have also won three of their past six in the league. Our money is going on a West Ham win here at odds of 11/10.
20:00 - Manchester United v Sevilla
Manchester United are back in UEFA Europa League action this Thursday, as Erik ten Hag’s troops welcome Jose Luis Mendilibar’s Sevilla to Old Trafford. This two-legged quarter-final tie promises to be entertaining, and the Red Devils will fancy their chances of securing their spot in the last four. Can United take a lead to Spain or will they fluff their lines at the Theatre of Dreams?
Man United have been on a good run of late, winning four of their last five league and cup matches. They picked up two crucial home league wins last week, seeing off Brentford and Everton without conceding. Sevilla are the record Europa League winners, but we can see Man United edging this first leg on home soil. You can get a price of 13/5 for Man United to win by one goal, which looks good to us.
20:00 - Juventus v Sporting Lisbon
Juventus and Sporting Lisbon go head-to-head in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. The first leg is taking place at the Juventus Stadium, so the Old Lady will be looking for a comfortable win to take to Portugal. The Bianconeri are in fine form and should be too hot to handle for Sporting on Thursday.
Before the Coppa Italia draw with Inter Milan, Juve had won five league and cup games in a row. They were then beaten by Lazio last weekend, which was their first loss in over a month. Sporting have had a tough season domestically, but they did superbly well to get past Premier League leaders Arsenal in the previous round. Unfortunately for the Portuguese side, Juve should ease to victory here. Take a punt on the hosts to win both halves at nice odds of 5/1.
20:00 - Middlesbrough v Norwich
On Friday night in the EFL Championship, Middlesbrough and Norwich City clash in a huge game at the Riverside Stadium. Boro are in fourth position in the table and are looking to consolidate a place in the top six. As for the Canaries, they are a point behind the play-off places with just five games to play. This could be a nail-biter at the Riverside and it’s a tough one to call.
Middlesbrough were pushing for automatic promotion, but they have taken just one point from their last three games. Norwich have also struggled for wins of late, picking up just one victory from their last six matches. Both teams are desperate for all three points, but our money is going on the draw and both teams to score at odds of 15/4.
12:30 - Aston Villa v Newcastle
On Saturday afternoon, Aston Villa and Newcastle United meet in Premier League action at Villa Park. With both teams in excellent form right now, we should be in for an entertaining encounter in the Midlands. The Villans have taken 19 points from the last 21 on offer to surge up the table and into contention for a European place, while the Magpies have won five in a row to put themselves in the box seat for a top-four finish this term.
Aston Villa have been in great form under Unai Emery. Villa head into this one having won six and drawn one of their last seven Premier League games. Olly Watkins has been scoring freely and the side look well balanced. At the same time, Newcastle have hit back after a difficult spell, winning five in a row. Both are looking for maximum points here, but we fancy this to end all square. Back the draw and both teams to score at the big price of 7/2.
12:30 - Sheffield United v Cardiff
Sheffield United and Cardiff City do battle at Bramall Lane in the EFL Championship this Saturday afternoon. These two clubs are battling at opposite ends of the Championship table and so this should be a very hard-fought encounter. The Blades are pushing for promotion, while the Bluebirds are fighting for survival. Can United secure a big three points on their own patch and move one step closer to joining Burnley in securing automatic promotion?
Sheffield United are still in pole position to take second, but their form of late has been patchy. The Yorkshire side have won five and lost five of their last 10 Championship games. Cardiff have been inconsistent lately, though they have won two of their last four away games. Unfortunately for the Welsh side, our money is going on the Blades here. You can get 11/4 for the Sheffield United win and both teams to score.
15:00 - Chelsea v Brighton
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton & Hove Albion lock horns in an intriguing Premier League game at Stamford Bridge this Saturday. Incredibly, the Seagulls are seven points above the Blues with two games in hand. Nevertheless, Chelsea are the bookies’ favourites in this one and we think they’ve got that right all in all.
Whilst the Londoners are having a season to forget domestically, they are, for now at least, still in the Champions League. Lampard returned as boss after the sacking of Graham Potter, and whilst the Blues were beaten at Wolverhampton Wanderers in Lampard’s first game back last week, their former player can steady the ship. De Zerbi has done a sensational job at the Amex Stadium, but Albion were beaten at Tottenham Hotspur last time out and have not been at their best of late. Back Chelsea to win a tight game by exactly one goal on home soil at the decent price of 10/3.
15:00 - Tottenham v Bournemouth
Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League this weekend. Both teams are looking to build on hard-fought wins last time out, but Spurs are the heavy favourites on home soil as they seek to try and keep themselves in the hunt for Champions League football next term. Will Spurs pick up another crucial three points, or can the Cherries cause an upset in the capital?
Acting head coach Cristian Stellini has guided Tottenham to four points from two games, though some might say that Spurs got lucky in both. Gary O’Neil’s Bournemouth are showing real signs of fight, winning three of their last five in the Premier League. Unfortunately for the Cherries, we fancy Tottenham in this one. There is good value in 5/2 for the home team to win both halves of this one.
17:30 - Manchester City v Leicester
Premier League champions Manchester City are in action on Saturday evening, as Pep Guardiola’s in-form side welcome strugglers Leicester City to the Etihad Stadium. Man City are flying high in second, while the Foxes are second from bottom. Everything is pointing towards a comfortable win for the home team and that is exactly what we predict here.
Man City were at it again in midweek, thumping Bayern Munich 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League to put one foot in the semis The Bayern victory was the Citizens’ ninth successive success. Guardiola’s men have suffered just one loss since January. In contrast, Leicester have drawn one and lost eight of their past nine and are looking worse by the game. This should be a walk in the park for the hosts, so take a punt on Man City to win -2 at 11/10.
19:45 - Blackburn v Hull
On Saturday night, Blackburn Rovers and Hull City go head-to-head at Ewood Park in the EFL Championship. Rovers are looking to cement their place in the play-offs, so three points from this one would be a very welcome result. However, Hull have been tough to beat of late and will be no pushovers in Lancashire.
Blackburn are clinging on to the final play-off spot in the Championship. Last time out, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side came from two goals to draw 2-2 at Huddersfield Town. As for the Tigers, they followed up a dramatic 4-4 draw with Sunderland with a 1-0 home win over Millwall on Monday. City are unbeaten in four, and we are backing the away win here at 3/1.
14:00 - West Ham v Arsenal
London sides West Ham United and Arsenal do battle in Premier League action at the London Stadium this Saturday. Both teams need the points for different reasons and so this should be a full-throttle affair and could be a great game for the neutrals out there. The Hammers are fighting for their lives near the bottom of the table, while the Gunners are battling away at the top of the Premier League table. Can Arsenal pick up a huge three points on the road to maintain their lead over Man City?
West Ham’s results have improved of late, but the Irons were hammered by Newcastle United in their last home match. Arsenal let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 at Anfield in their previous fixture, so Mikel Arteta’s men will want to strike back with three points here. We fancy Arsenal in this one, and there is good value in 6/4 for the visitors to win -1.
16:30 - Nottingham Forest v Manchester United
On Sunday afternoon in the Premier League, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United go head-to-head at the City Ground. With Forest at the wrong end of the table, while the Red Devils are hunting down a top-four spot, this is a massive matchup for the pair. Can the Reds cause an upset on home soil, where they have been strong this term, or will United take the points back to Manchester?
Nottingham Forest are desperate for a victory after no wins in nine league games (three draws, six defeats). Their bad run has seen them slip down to 18th and they look in serious danger of an instant return to the second tier. In contrast, Man United are riding high in fourth and are looking good for a UEFA Champions League place. Unfortunately for Forest, our money is going on the away win. United are priced at 2/1 to win to nil.
20:00 - Leeds v Liverpool
Leeds United and Liverpool meet in Monday night Premier League action at Elland Road. This is a massive game in United’s quest for survival, as Javi Gracia’s boys are just two points above the drop zone. Liverpool are also having a season to forget, but Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will fancy their chances of returning to Merseyside with three points in the bag. A top-four finish is almost certainly beyond them now but they will want to finish the season strongly.
Leeds crashed to a damaging 5-1 home loss to Crystal Palace in their last one, while Liverpool came from behind to pick up a point against Premier League leaders Arsenal. United shocked just about everyone when they won the reverse fixture at Anfield in October, but we fancy Liverpool to get revenge here. The away win and both teams to score is available at the nice price of 21/10.
20:00 - Chelsea v Real Madrid
Chelsea are back in UEFA Champions League action in midweek, as European champions Real Madrid come to Stamford Bridge. The Blues have left themselves with plenty of work to do after losing in the Spanish capital. Real are the overwhelming favourites to win this quarter-final tie and book their place in the last four.
Frank Lampard has had a tough return so far, as Chelsea have lost three out of three under their interim manager. The Blues are having a miserable season, and they look likely to crash out of the Champions League on Tuesday. Goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio gave Los Blancos a 2-0 first-leg win, and we fancy Madrid to win to nil again at odds of 10/3.
20:00 - Napoli v AC Milan
Serie A sides Napoli and AC Milan do battle in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in midweek. Milan hold a narrow advantage after a 1-0 win at the San Siro last week. Can the Rossoneri complete the job at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, or will the runaway Serie A leaders make home advantage count?
These two played out a tight and tense first leg in Milan last week. Ismael Bennacer’s goal just before half time gave the hosts a 1-0 win. Milan also beat Napoli in Naples in the league this month, hammering Partenopei 4-0. We fancy Milan to edge past Napoli in this second leg, and you can get the tempting price of 9/1 for the away win and both teams to score.
20:00 - Millwall v Birmingham
Millwall and Birmingham City meet in a tasty game in the EFL Championship this Tuesday night. As the Lions push to secure a play-off spot, Gary Rowett’s side will be desperate for all three points at The Den. However, Birmingham are an unpredictable outfit these days, and John Eustace’s side are capable of leaving London with a positive result.
Millwall are in the top six with just four games to play. The Lions are three points above seventh and will fancy their chances of securing a play-off berth. Last time out, the Londoners beat Preston North End 2-0 at home, and we can see them securing another vital victory at The Den this Tuesday. Millwall win to nil is priced at odds of 13/8 and that’s the bet for us.
19:45 - Blackburn v Coventry
Blackburn Rovers and Coventry City lock horns in the EFL Championship on Wednesday night. As both sides push for a play-off spot, this is a huge match at Ewood Park. At the time of writing, Blackburn are in sixth position in the table on 63 points, while Coventry are just a point and a place behind in seventh. Who will win this huge top-six clash?
Jon Dahl Tomasson has had a strange first season at Ewood Park. Despite Blackburn suffering 16 losses, they have been in and around the top six all year. Coventry recovered from a slow start and have put themselves in the promotion picture. However, the Sky Blues could just fall short. Our money is going on the home win here at odds of 29/20.
20:00 - Bayern Munich v Manchester City
European powerhouses Bayern Munich and Manchester City meet in the second leg of their mouth-watering UEFA Champions League quarter-final this Wednesday. The Premier League champions have one foot in the last four after a stunning display at the Etihad Stadium in leg one. Will Pep Guardiola’s troops complete the job at the Allianz Arena?
Man City blew Bayern away in the first leg in Manchester, with goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland giving them a 3-0 win. City are in stunning form at present, winning an impressive 10 league and cup games on the trot. We fancy the Manchester giants to win in Munich on Wednesday. You can get odds of 11/4 for Man City to be winning at half time and full time, which looks good to us.
20:00 - Inter Milan v Benfica
On Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League, Inter Milan and Benfica clash in the second leg of their quarter-final. Inter have been in poor form of late, but they look like a good bet to reach the last four of UEFA’s elite club competition after an impressive victory in Portugal last week. Can the Nerazzurri win in Europe again on Wednesday?
Benfica are notoriously tough to beat on their own patch, but Inter left the Estadio da Luz with an impressive 2-0 victory. Nicolo Barella opened the scoring, and Romelu Lukaku doubled their lead from the penalty spot with eight minutes remaining. We can see the Italian giants winning with a -1 goal handicap again, which you can get at the top price of 3/1.
20:00 - Middlesbrough v Hull
Middlesbrough and Hull City square off at the Riverside Stadium in the EFL Championship on Wednesday. Boro need the points to cement their place in the play-offs, but in-form Hull could be tricky customers for Michael Carrick’s men. Nevertheless, Middlesbrough are the strong favourites to get the win on home soil.
Carrick has done a remarkable job since taking over at the Riverside, taking Boro from relegation fodder to the top six. Automatic promotion is now a step too far, but Boro are nine points clear of seventh and look nailed on for a play-off place. The Tigers have been in good form under Liam Rosenior, but we are backing Boro in this one. Take a punt on Middlesbrough to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 5/4.
20:00 - Sevilla v Manchester United
Sevilla and Manchester United meet in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan this Thursday with the game very much in the balance. United squandered a 2-0 lead in the first game, but can the Red Devils dust themselves down and get the right result in Spain as they continue their quest for three pieces of silverware this season? United are the bookies’ favourites in this second leg and we fancy them to get the job done.
Sevilla are unbeaten in four league and cup matches, winning two and drawing two. They were two goals down in the first leg with just six minutes to play, but two Man United own goals gave the Spanish club a 2-2 draw (and many United haters a good laugh!). United have work to do against the record Europa League winners, but we can see Erik ten Hag’s men nicking a narrow win. You can get big odds of 3/1 for the away side to win by one goal.
20:00 - Sporting Lisbon v Juventus
Sporting Lisbon face Juventus at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in a UEFA Europa League quarter-final on Thursday. The tie is in the balance after Juve’s 1-0 win in the first leg. Sporting are not an easy nut to crack on their own patch, but the Old Lady will fancy their chances of getting the job done in Lisbon. Sporting are fancied to win on the night, but Bianconeri are the favourites to qualify.
Juventus edged a tight game at the Juventus Stadium in leg one. Federico Gatti scored the only goal 17 minutes from time, though Sporting saw more of the ball and had more shots on target. This second leg is delicately poised, but we can see Juve getting over the line in Portugal. Our money is going on the draw and both teams to score at 7/2.
20:00 - West Ham v Gent
West Ham United are looking to book their spot in the last four of the UEFA Europa Conference League. This Thursday, the Hammers welcome Belgian side Gent to the London Stadium in the second leg of their quarter-final tie. After a 1-1 draw away from home, a win will take West Ham through.
These two battled to a draw in the first leg at the Ghelamco Arena last week. Danny Ings opened the scoring on the stroke of half time, but Hugo Cuypers rescued a draw for Gent 10 minutes into the second period. This is likely to be another tight and tense game, but our money is going on the Irons. Back West Ham to get the win at 8/13.
20:00 - Arsenal v Southampton
Premier League leaders Arsenal entertain Southampton at the Emirates Stadium this Friday night. With the Gunners in the title race, while the Saints sit rock bottom of the table, this is a massive matchup for both teams. After dropping points in their last two, the London side will be desperate to get back to winning ways here and it is hard to see the visitors managing to stop them.
Arsenal had a tough seven days, letting a 2-0 lead slip in consecutive games against Liverpool and West Ham United to take just two points from a possible six. However, Southampton have lost three on the bounce and, winless in six, are in danger of being cut adrift at the foot of the table. Arsenal should be too hot to handle for the league’s bottom side, and we like the look of 5/4 for the Gunners to win both halves.
12:30 - Fulham v Leeds
Fulham and Leeds United meet at Craven Cottage in the Premier League in Saturday's early kick off. After another damaging defeat last time out, the away side are in desperate need of three points in London. However, the Cottagers sit 10th in the table and have had an excellent first season back in the top flight. This promises to be a cracker at the Cottage.
After five successive league and cup defeats, Marco Silva’s side returned to winning ways last time out, easing to a 3-1 victory at Everton. As for Leeds, they were hammered 6-1 at home by Liverpool. United have conceded 11 goals in their last two games, and we are backing Fulham to win by a fair margin here. You can get odds of 10/3 for the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicapping as Leeds slip ever closer to the Championship.
15:00 - Liverpool v Nottingham Forest
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest do battle at Anfield in Premier League action this Saturday afternoon. The Merseysiders were back to their best in Monday’s thumping 6-1 win at Leeds United. Liverpool will be looking for another three points when they face a struggling Forest side this weekend.
It has been a tough season for Klopp’s Reds, but there have been signs of hope in recent weeks. After draws with Chelsea and Arsenal, Liverpool hammered Leeds at Elland Road last time out. Nottingham Forest have been competitive on their Premier League return, but Cooper’s boys have not won for over two months. Liverpool should be too hot to handle at Anfield, and we are backing the home team to win both halves at a price of 6/5.
16:45 - Manchester City v Sheffield United
Manchester City and Sheffield United contest this season’s first FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium this Saturday. In-form City are riding high in the Premier League and they are also through to the last four of the UEFA Champions League. As for the Blades, they are on the cusp of securing promotion from the EFL Championship.
Sheffield United are having an excellent season under Paul Heckingbottom in the Championship, and the Yorkshire side are just a few points away from joining Man City in next term’s Premier League. However, Pep Guardiola’s Citizens will surely be too strong for the Championship club in this FA Cup semi-final. We’ll be putting some money on Man City to win with a -2 goal handicap, which is nicely priced at evens.
17:30 - Preston v Blackburn
Lancashire rivals Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers lock horns in a huge EFL Championship fixture at Deepdale on Saturday evening. This is always a tasty affair, and there is extra spice in this one as both teams are pushing for a top-six finish. Rovers are clinging on to the final play-off spot, with North End just two points behind in 11th position in the table.
Despite failing to win any of their last six games, Blackburn are still in the play-off positions. Last time out, Rovers conceded at the death to drop two points against Coventry City, with goalkeeper Ben Wilson scoring. Preston suffered a bad loss at Swansea City and have lost two in a row. This will no doubt be a tight and tense affair, and our money is going on Blackburn to win by one goal at odds of 10/3.
12:00 - West Brom v Sunderland
West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland go head-to-head at The Hawthorns in a big EFL Championship clash this Saturday. After back-to-back wins, the Baggies have put themselves right back in the promotion mix. Albion are currently sitting in seventh place in the table, while the Black Cats are a point behind in ninth. Both teams can still finish in the Championship’s top six.
It has been a tough season on the whole for West Brom, but the Midlands club have improved massively under Carlos Corberan, and they could sneak into the play-offs. Regardless of their final league position, Sunderland’s first season back in the second tier has been a successful one. Unfortunately for the Mackems, our money is going on West Brom to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 12/5.
14:00 - Bournemouth v West Ham
Bournemouth and West Ham United square off in a huge Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium this Sunday. Both teams have moved away from the bottom three with some great results of late. The Cherries have shot up to 14th position in the table, two points above the 15th-placed Hammers. Three points would be huge for one of these teams, but who will prevail?
Bournemouth have picked up back-to-back wins for the first time this season, winning at Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur in their last two. West Ham have taken four points from their last two league games, winning at Fulham and drawing with leaders Arsenal. Both are desperate for points, but we fancy the teams to draw at the Vitality. As such, we’ll be backing the draw and both teams to score at odds of 10/3.
14:00 - Newcastle United v Tottenham
Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur go head-to-head in a tasty Premier League fixture at St James’ Park this Sunday afternoon. Both clubs are pushing for a UEFA Champions League place. The Magpies have the advantage over Spurs, as they are three points above in fourth. However, a Tottenham win this weekend would blow the race wide open.
Newcastle fell to a shock defeat at in-form Aston Villa last time out. Prior to that, United had won five Premier League games in a row. Spurs have struggled for form of late, and the Londoners lost at home to lowly Bournemouth in their last fixture. This top-four six-pointer could be close, but we can see Newcastle nicking it on home soil. You can get a price of 11/4 for Eddie Howe’s men to win by one goal.
16:30 - Brighton v Manchester United
Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United meet in a mouth-watering FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium this Sunday. The winners of this all-Premier League semi will face either Manchester City or Sheffield United in this year’s FA Cup final. The bookies are having a tough time splitting these two evenly matched teams.
Brighton are enjoying an exceptional season. They have reached the last four of the FA Cup and sit seventh in the Premier League. Man United are currently in the top four and have already won the EFL Cup this term. However, they were knocked out of the UEFA Europa League in midweek after a poor showing in Seville. We fancy in-form Brighton to edge this semi-final at Wembley and they can be backed at odds of 13/10.
20:00 - Luton v Middlesbrough
Luton Town and Middlesbrough do battle in an EFL Championship cracker at Kenilworth Road this Monday night. Luton’s play-off place was confirmed with a hard-fought draw at Reading in midweek. Boro need just a point from their remaining matches to make sure of a top-six place. Will Middlesbrough get the job done in Bedfordshire?
Luton have had another excellent season in the Championship, and no team will want to face Rob Edwards’ well-drilled Hatters in the play-offs. Michael Carrick has done a remarkable job at the Riverside Stadium, as Boro were 21st in the table when he took over in October. Both sides are evenly matched on paper, and our money is going on the draw and both teams to score at a price of 15/4.
19:30 - Wolves v Crystal Palace
On Tuesday night in the Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace lock horns at Molineux. Both clubs have moved away from the bottom three after some fine form. Palace have shot up to 12th place in the table after a revival under the returning Roy Hodgson, while Wolves are just three points behind in 14th position.
Julen Lopetegui has done a fine job at Molineux. Wolves were beaten at Leicester City last time out, but Wanderers sealed superb home wins over Chelsea and Brentford in the previous two. Palace have hit form under Hodgson, as the Eagles won three in a row before last weekend’s draw with Everton. We can see these two evenly matched teams playing out a stalemate here, which is available to back at odds of 9/4.
19:45 - Aston Villa v Fulham
Aston Villa and Fulham meet in the Premier League at Villa Park on Tuesday. Unai Emery’s men have been in excellent form of late and could secure a European spot. Villa are riding high in sixth position with an impressive 51 points to their name. As for the Cottagers, they have had a fine first season back in the top tier. Can the Whites cause an upset in the Midlands?
Aston Villa are on an incredible unbeaten run right now, winning seven and drawing two of the last nine. After five wins on the trot, they were held to a 1-1 draw at Brentford last time out. Fulham have put their poor form to bed with two wins from two, but our money is going on the hosts here. The home victory is available at a price of 3/4, which looks just about good enough for us.
20:00 - Leeds v Leicester
Leeds United and Leicester City go head-to-head on Tuesday night in a huge Premier League fixture at Elland Road. Leeds are bang in trouble after three straight defeats, conceding a staggering 13 goals in the process. Leicester picked up a massive three points in their last fixture, but can the Foxes follow that up with a crucial win here?
Since a superb win at Molineux, Leeds have taken just three points from a possible 15. After 5-1 and 6-1 defeats, United narrowly lost at Fulham last Saturday. Leicester went 10 league and cup games without a win before last weekend’s hard-fought triumph over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Only a point separates the pair, and this could be close, but we fancy City to edge it. We’ll be taking a punt on Leicester to win by one at a price of 4/1.
20:00 - Blackburn v Burnley
Blackburn Rovers and Burnley meet in EFL Championship action at Ewood Park this Tuesday night. Since winning promotion to the Premier League, Vincent Kompany’s Clarets are winless in three. Can Burnley secure the Championship title with victory on the road? As for Rovers, they are looking to return to the top six.
Blackburn have slipped out of the play-offs after a patchy run of form of late. Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side are without a win in six Championship games and have drawn the last four. Burnley have had an exceptional season, and they should get their hands on the trophy sooner rather than later. However, we fancy the draw at Ewood Park – you can get odds of 7/2 for the draw and both teams to score, which is the bet for us here.
19:30 - Nottingham Forest v Brighton
Nottingham Forest welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the City Ground in a big Premier League game on Tuesday. Forest are desperate for points after slipping to 19th in the table, albeit just a point from 17th. As for Brighton, they could still finish in the European spots after a stunning season in the Premier League. The Seagulls are fancied to win this one.
Brighton will still be licking their wounds after losing to Manchester United in an FA Cup semi-final last weekend. However, they should not be too hard on themselves, as Albion have exceeded expectation tenfold this season. Forest need to start picking up points sooner rather than later, but our money is going on the visitors here. Back Brighton to win -1 at 7/5.
19:45 - West Ham v Liverpool
West Ham United have hit form at just the right time, with the Hammers now six points clear of the tussle at the bottom. This Wednesday, the Hammers welcome improving Liverpool to the London Stadium. United will want to keep their momentum going, while the Reds are searching for a third straight Premier League win. This promises to an entertaining game in the capital.
West Ham are pretty much safe after four wins from their last eight league games. Last time out, the Irons secured a stunning 4-0 win at Bournemouth. Liverpool have improved of late, winning two and drawing two of their last four. However, the Reds are still poor on the road and we are backing West Ham in this one. Check out the tempting odds of 9/2 for the hosts to win by one goal.
19:45 - Chelsea v Brentford
West London rivals Chelsea and Brentford go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge this Tuesday. Since returning to his current club, Frank Lampard has lost all four games. The Blues are out of the UEFA Champions League and are in the bottom half of the Premier League table. Nonetheless, can Chelsea restore some pride with three points against their rivals in midweek?
Brentford start the week four points ahead of Chelsea in the current standings. The Bees have had an excellent top-flight season, while the Blues have had one to forget. However, Brentford are winless in six, and we fancy Chelsea to get the points on home soil. There is good value in 7/4 for the home side to be winning at half time and full time.
20:00 - Manchester City v Arsenal
Title rivals Manchester City and Arsenal meet in the biggest Premier League game of the season and one which very much feels like a must-win for the visitors. Wednesday’s matchup at the Etihad Stadium promises to be a cracker, but which way will it go? Man City are in incredible form right now, while the Gunners have dropped points in each of their last three games. The winners are likely to go on and capture the championship and with home advantage and momentum in their favour that bodes very well for City fans.
Pep Guardiola’s men go into this title tussle unbeaten in 16 league and cup matches, winning 13 and drawing three. In contrast, Arsenal have drawn three on the bounce, dropping points against Liverpool, West Ham United and Southampton, though they will at least be boosted by scoring two late goals against the Saints to nick a point. Man City could close the gap at the top to just two points with a win on Wednesday (and still have two games in hand), and there is good value in 9/4 for the City victory and over 3.5 goals.
20:00 - Sheffield United v West Brom
Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion meet in EFL Championship action at Bramall Lane this Wednesday. The Blades are closing in on automatic promotion to the Premier League, while the Baggies are still in with a shout of a play-off spot. There is a lot to play for in Yorkshire, and this will no doubt be an entertaining Championship clash between two strong sides.
Both teams would have been eyeing promotion before a ball was kicked this term. Sheffield United have had a better season than West Brom, as the Blades are a whopping 19 points clear in the table and should seal automatic promotion sooner rather than later. Sheffield United should get the job done on home soil in this one, and there is great value in 10/3 for the home win and both teams to score.
19:45 - Everton v Newcastle
Everton and Newcastle United lock horns in a big Premier League game at Goodison Park that will have significance at both ends of the table. The Toffees are embroiled in a fierce relegation scrap, while the Magpies are looking to nail down a top-four place. There is a lot to play for in this one, which should make for an entertaining midweek match in Merseyside.
Everton are struggling at the wrong end of the table once again. They are currently in the bottom three, though Sean Dyche’s boys are level on points with 17th-place Leicester City. As for Newcastle, Eddie Howe’s troops are sitting pretty in third spot, six points clear of fifth-place Spurs. We can see the teams playing out a tense draw at Goodison, and the tie and under 2.5 goals is priced at odds of 10/3.
19:45 - Southampton v Bournemouth
Southampton and Bournemouth meet in a massive basement battle in the Premier League this Thursday. The Saints are currently sitting rock bottom of the top-tier table after a miserable season up to now. The Cherries are nine points ahead in 15th place. This is a must-win game for the home side, but the visitors will be no pushovers at St Mary’s.
Southampton gave an excellent account of themselves at the Emirates Stadium last Friday, although two late Arsenal goals saw them drop two precious points. Bournemouth have been in great form of late, but they were brought back down to earth with a thumping 4-0 home reverse to West Ham United in the last one. We are backing Bournemouth to bounce back with three points here, which is available to back at a price of 11/5.
20:00 - Rotherham v Cardiff
Relegation rivals Rotherham United and Cardiff City lock horns in a big EFL Championship game at the New York Stadium this Thursday. This is a rearranged game after the original match was postponed early in the second half due to a downpour. The Bluebirds were 1-0 up at the time, and three points for the Welsh side would be massive in Yorkshire.
These two have been evenly matched all season. The pair are level on 46 points each after 43 games played, with the Millers just ahead on goal difference. Both teams will fancy their chances of survival, but three points on Thursday could be huge for one of these. However, we can see the two playing out a draw at the New York Stadium – the stalemate and both teams to score is priced at 10/3, which looks good to us.
20:15 - Tottenham v Manchester United
One of the standout Premier League matches of the week is Thursday’s big game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. After their humiliating 6-1 loss at Newcastle United last weekend, Spurs will be desperate to bounce back with a positive result. United head to the capital as the favourites, but will Tottenham show a bit more backbone after yet another managerial chance?
Tottenham have been in miserable form of late, and last weekend’s heavy defeat at St James’ Park was the end of the road for interim boss Cristian Stellini. Shortly after that one, Man United booked their place in the FA Cup final by beating Brighton and Hove Albion at Wembley Stadium. We are backing the Red Devils to heap more misery on the Lilywhites this Thursday, and you can back the away win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 7/2.
20:00 - Blackpool v Millwall
On Friday night, Blackpool and Millwall meet at Bloomfield Road in the EFL Championship. The Tangerines are three points away from safety with just two games to play so should have enough to stay up but it may well go to the wire. As for the Lions, they find themselves level on points with sixth-place Sunderland in seventh so they too are likely to be kept interested until the final whistle on the final day. This is a massive matchup for both teams.
Blackpool have struggled all season, but two wins from their last three games has given them a glimmer of hope. Millwall are still in with a real shout of finishing in the top six, though the London side have suffered back-to-back defeats at just the wrong time. However, we fancy the away side to bounce back with a huge three points at Bloomfield Road. The Millwall win and both teams to score is priced at 7/2.
12:30 - Crystal Palace v West Ham
Crystal Palace and West Ham United meet in a London derby at Selhurst Park in the Premier League this Saturday. Both clubs are hoping to bounce back from midweek defeats but both may already have done enough to secure their Premier League survival anyway. Roy Hodgson’s Eagles were beaten at Wolverhampton Wanderers, while David Moyes’ Hammers narrowly lost at home to Liverpool. Who will come out on top in this all-London affair?
After making a shock return to the club, Hodgson won his first three games in charge. However, Crystal Palace have taken just one point from the last two, drawing with Everton and losing to Wolves. West Ham have made a big improvement of late, winning three of their last six league games. The pair are on 37 and 34 points respectively so won’t be relaxing just yet. Our money is going on a narrow away victory here, and West Ham to win by one is generously priced at 10/3.
15:00 - Brentford v Nottingham Forest
Brentford and Nottingham Forest clash in weekend Premier League action at the Gtech Community Stadium. Fresh from their stunning win at Stamford Bridge, can the Bees secure another three points here? Forest also had an excellent midweek win, but this will be a tough test for the Reds who have been really poor on the road all season. Brentford are the odds-on favourites to get the points on home soil.
After no wins in six, Wednesday’s success at Chelsea was a welcome result for Thomas Frank and his Brentford boys. Forest’s hard-fought 3-1 home triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion was their first victory since early February. Unfortunately for Steve Cooper’s troops, we fancy Brentford to ease to victory in this one. Take a punt on the hosts to win -1 at nice looking odds of 7/4.
15:00 - Brighton v Wolves
This Saturday in the Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers clash at the Amex Stadium. After losing an FA Cup final and suffering a league loss at Nottingham Forest in the past week, the Seagulls will be eager to return to winning ways here and stay in the hunt for European football next term. However, well-drilled Wolves will not be an easy nut to crack.
Brighton may have had a bad week, but they have had a tremendous season overall. Albion look a good bet to secure a top-half finish at the very least. Equally, Julen Lopetegui has done a great job at Molineux since arriving, and Wanderers have won three of their last four Premier League games. We fancy Wolves to leave Brighton with a point – the draw and both teams to score is priced at 9/2.
17:30 - West Brom v Norwich
On Saturday evening, West Bromwich Albion take on Norwich City at The Hawthorns in the EFL Championship. The Baggies are two points away from sixth in ninth spot, while the Canaries are a point behind in 11th. Finishing in the top six looks unlikely for the pair, but both teams will keep fighting till the end and could yet make the play-offs.
West Brom were looking like a good bet to reach the play-offs, but back-to-back defeats to Sunderland and Sheffield United had dented their hopes. As for Norwich, they are without a win in four since beating Blackburn Rovers on the road. A point is no real good for either team, but we can see West Brom and Norwich cancelling each other out at The Hawthorns. You can get the draw at 12/5.
14:00 - Bournemouth v Leeds
Bournemouth and Leeds United meet in a huge Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium this Sunday. The Cherries have moved away from the bottom three after some excellent results of late. As for Leeds, they are just a point above the drop zone with five games to play. Can United pick up a much-needed positive result away from home?
Bournemouth have done their survival chances the world of good with six wins from their last 11 games. In contrast, Leeds have slipped back into the mire after three defeats and a draw from their past four matches. The Whites will want all three points in Dorset, but we can see the sides playing out a draw. You can get odds of 10/3 for the draw and both teams to score in this one, which looks like the bet for us.
14:00 - Fulham v Manchester City
Fulham and Manchester City square off at Craven Cottage this weekend. After their stunning midweek victory over Arsenal, Man City are now the big favourites in the Premier League title race. Pep Guardiola’s boys are in stunning form and City will be looking for another massive three points on the road this Sunday. We can’t feasibly see Fulham standing in their way either.
Fulham have had an exceptional first season back in the top flight and Marco Silva’s Cottagers look a good bet to secure a top-half finish. But Man City are now in control of the title race and the momentum is well and truly with them. The Manchester giants are two points behind Arsenal with two games in hand. We fancy City to take another giant leap towards retaining their title with three points in London. As such, we’ll be backing Man City to win with a -1 goal handicap here at a price of 8/11.
14:00 - Manchester United v Aston Villa
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United and Unai Emery’s Aston Villa meet in a tasty Premier League fixture at Old Trafford this Sunday. Villa are one of the form teams in the top tier right now, and the Villans will fancy their chances of doing the league double over United. Three points for the away team will put them just three points behind the Red Devils.
Man United squandered a two-goal lead at Tottenham Hotspur in the week. Goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford had United 2-0 up at the break, but Spurs bounced back to snatch a 2-2 draw with two second-half strikes. Aston Villa are on a remarkable run, winning eight and drawing two of their last ten league matches. We’re plumping for Villa to win this one at the top price of 15/4.
14:00 - Newcastle v Southampton
Newcastle United and Southampton clash in Premier League action at St James’ Park this Sunday. The Magpies are flying under Eddie Howe and United are on the cusp of securing UEFA Champions League football for next season. The Saints find themselves at rock bottom, six points away from safety. This is a huge Premier League fixture for both teams but we can’t see the Saints getting anything from it.
Newcastle have had a sensational season, as the Magpies sit third with 62 points to their name. After the midweek results, Newcastle are eight points above fifth. Southampton suffered another damaging defeat on Thursday, losing 1-0 at home to relegation rivals Bournemouth. This should be a walk in the park for the hosts, and we like the look of the odds of 2/1 for Newcastle to win both halves.
16:30 - Liverpool v Tottenham
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Ryan Mason’s Tottenham Hotspur meet in a tasty game at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. The Reds have had a miserable season overall but have finally found some decent form and have won three in a row. Can Liverpool secure a fourth successive victory this weekend? The home side are the favourites to get the three points and we can’t argue with that.
Liverpool came from behind to beat West Ham United at the London Stadium in midweek, stretching their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games. It has been a turbulent week for Tottenham, but Mason’s men came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United on Thursday. Unfortunately for Spurs, our money is going on Liverpool in this one. There is good value in the odds of 7/4 for the home win and both teams to score.
20:00 - Leicester v Everton
On Monday night, Leicester City and Everton go head-to-head in a vital Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium. Both teams find themselves in the relegation zone with just a handful of matches to play. Leicester are in 18th position on 29 points, with the Toffees a point and a place behind as things stand.
Leicester have had a miserable season, and their form over the past few months has been woeful. However, the Foxes have taken four points from their last two under new boss Dean Smith. Everton were starting to show signs of life, but Sean Dyche’s men are without a win in six games, which is far from ideal at this stage of the campaign. Both will be desperate for the points, but we can see the pair cancelling each other out. As such, we’ll be backing the draw and under 2.5 goals in this one at odds of 10/3.
20:00 - Arsenal v Chelsea
Arsenal and Chelsea meet in a London derby in the Premier League on Tuesday night. The Gunners may be the underdogs in the title race, but Mikel Arteta’s men will continue fighting until the final whistle. Arsenal will fancy their chances of seeing off out-of-form Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium but given their results recently, they won’t take anything for granted.
Arteta’s side head into this all-London affair looking for a first win in five. They drew with Liverpool, West Ham United and Southampton before being hammered 4-1 at Manchester City in midweek. Chelsea, meanwhile, have lost five in a row for the first time in 30 years. Arsenal should get the points on home soil, and there is good value in the odds of 13/8 for the Gunners to be winning at half time and full time in this one.