A big weekend lies ahead in the Premier League with Manchester and Merseyside derbies,but the betting value lies elsewhere…
Burnley v Watford
Burnley’s good run came to an end at Leicester where they had most of the game in the first half and lost narrowly. Returning home they remain handily placed just outside the top six with 25 points having only conceded three goals in their last six games
Watford sit a place below Burnley and are the other pleasant surprise of this season under Marco Silva.Tey recovered from their midweeklossto draw at home to Tottenham last weekend
Prices here have Burnley odds against at 6/4 to win at home with BetVictor, which is an attractive price.
Crystal Palace v Bournemouth
Palace are now off the foot of the table after only one defeat in their last six matches under Roy Hodgson albeit with four draws,but at least they have been difficult to beat albeit without quite the firepower in the absence of Christian Benteke.
Last week Bourneouth lost at home to Burnley then rew at home to Southampton and are back in the bottom half of the table. T see Palace odds against at 5/4 against vulnerable opponents with their more solid defence looks odd,and Palace should be supported to continue their recovery.
Newcastle United v Leicester City
Newcastle have one draw and five defeats from their last six games,as they await funds from the takeover to stregthen the squad in the January transfer window.
Leicester meanwhile are 3 wins an 2 drawsin Puel’s first six games,their only loss against Manchester City.A passing more possession based styleis being bolted on to the usual strategy of defending deep and transitioning at pace and with youth being introduced too results have turned around quickly
With these teams in their respective form we see Leicester at 2/1 with BetVictor for an away win which is an interesting price