Two weekends and three games to go for most teams, and the battle to avoid the drop is intense
Bournemouth v Swansea
Neither side has won in five Premier League games and Swansea are under particular pressure after Southampton’s win last weekend took them only a point behind the visitors here.
Swansea are 5/2 to win here with BetVictor and that strikes me as a sporting price given lack of motivation from the home side
Everton v Southampton
People may not realise it, but since Allardyce’s appoint Everton have garnered more points than any team outside the current top five teams. Why then are Everton 2/1 at home with BetVictor against a bottom three team? It must be recency bias from Southampton’s win last weekend and Southampton being a “must win” side but this is still a side with only four wins all season. Everton are a bet here
Leicester v West Ham United
With four league wins in their last 18 league games, and coming off a 5-0 thrashing at Crystal Palace, Leicester are both a) looking to next season with significant squad overhaul likely in the summer and b) showing signs of not playing for their manager
Backing West Ham doesn’t feel the safest proposition, but what form they have had in the last few months has been away from home (two wins) and they still need a result to ensure their safety. The 12/5 BetVictor offer is attractive in those circumstances.