Game Week 10 kicks off early Saturday morning when the Foxes attempt to solidify their position in the top four when they travel to take on the sorry Saints.
Match of the round sees Tottenham face the daunting task of facing Liverpool at Anfield, with the Champions League Final result no doubt still burning away in the back of their minds.
Elsewhere Man City look to keep the pressure on the league leaders with a win over Villa, while Norwich look to get one over relegation rivals Manchester United!
I’ve dissected all 10 games and provided my best betting plays for each contest below!
Leicester have been seriously impressive this season and I comes as no surprise to hear rumours of a United raid in the January transfer period.
The Foxes are currently sitting in 3rd position on the PL ladder, with a win against the Saints landing them in 2nd, if not for only less than 24hours.
Southampton on the other hand are struggling to keep their head above water and are currently dwelling in 17th position.
Scoring have been the Saints achilles heel this campaign, only managing to score two or more goals on one occasion back in game week three, whereas the Foxes have an abundance on attacking riches.
I can see Leicester locking this game down to nil, but the value on the head-to-head market is just too good to ignore!
The only thing Aston Villa will take from this contest is a lesson in attacking brilliance.
City have bounced back after a shock defeat to the Wolves in GW8 to claim successive victories over Crystal Palace and Atalanta in the UCL.
Sterling and Aguero combined for all five of Cities champions league goals and will both be looking to add to their tallies against a vulnerable Villa defensive unit.
The Villans won back to back games for the first time this season and are starting to look as though they belong in the top tier.
Wesley will be looking to take advantage of the Citizen defensive concerns, with Zinchenko and Rodrigo joining the long list of City injuries.
This match has all the makings of a good old fashioned shootout, one which City process all the heavy artillery!
Watford will be looking to pick up their first win of the season when the underperforming Cherries travel to Vicarage Road.
The Hornets have been edging their way closer to the elusive W across their last two outings, ultimately settling for a draw on both occasions.
I pumped up Eddie Howes tyres a few weeks ago by giving his side kudos on their goal scoring exploits, since then the Cherries have failed to net a single goal.
Last week the drew blanks against the PL’s loosest defence in Norwich City. I can only expect they will be looking to go on the offence this weekend.
The previous five meetings between these two sides has gifted us 20 goals.
Although neither side is in good knick at the moment, I’m expecting them both to be chasing the all 3-points in what promises to be an open affair.
Have Everton turner their season around, stay tuned to find out!
The Toffee’s looked like a competent senior football side for a change last week, running out convincing 2nil victors over the Hammers.
Andre Gomes was a huge in for the Evertonians, looking a class above the likes of Schneiderlin and Delph, controlling the pace of the game from the centre of the park.
Brighton were disappointing in defeat against the Villans last week. Aaron Mooy let his side down picking up a second yellow card late in the first half.
Everton showed glimpses of their squads potential last round and I’m backing them in to put in another solid shift in against the Seagulls in Game Week Ten!
West Ham meet the Blades in the Premier League for the first time since 2007!
The Hammers are winless across their last three games and look set for another mediocre season following a promising start.
Manuel Pellegrini is spoilt for choice when it comes to attacking assets, unfortunately he has more disappearing acts than an Amelia Earhart show.
Sheffield United stride into this contest brimming with confidence after knocking off the Gunners 1nil.
The Blades share the best defence in the league with Liverpool, only conceding eight goals across the opening nine rounds.
I’d like to back Sheffield in for the win here, but I can easily see this contest ending in a 0-0 draw, as such I think there is huge value in the Under 2.5 goals market @$1.91.
The Blues travel to Turf Moor in search of their seventh win on the trot across all competitions!
Chelsea kept their impress win streak alive with a tricky 1nil victory over Ajax in Amsterdam midweek, Batshuayi came off the bench to steal a late goals and will be knocking on the door for a PL start following a lull in Abrahams scoring exploits.
Lampard will be sweating on the fitness of Ngolo Kante and Ross Barkley, with the former an integral cog in the heart of the Blues’ midfield.
Burnley have been about as predictable as a Martin Scorsese thriller! The Clarets have a 3-3-3 win-loss-draw record making them a nightmare to tip.
One thing they have been consistant at is scoring, having found the back of the net in eight from nine league fixtures.
With Chelsea’s squad stretch thin and Burnley’s unpredictable nature I’m going to take on the goals markets, backing a high scoring affair.
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Newcastle haven’t given their home fans much to cheer about, with only four goals (2 for, 2 against) coming in their four fixtures at St. James’ Park.
The Toons have real issues at the top of the ground, with record signing striker Joelinton only notching up one goal from nine starts.
Steve Bruce may be forced to give Andy Carroll the nod over the Brazilian this weekend, which will more than likely end with the former club legends body failing to last the journey.
The Wolves looked to have rediscovered winning form, following victories over Watford and City, but this proved to be a false reading after a lack-lustre display against the Saints last week.
Wolverhampton were unable to break down Southamptons deep lying defence and will likely be task with a similar task against the Toons.
Emery out, Wenger back in.
Arsenal fan TV’s stocks are rising as the Gunners returning to their rightful position as the laughing stock of the PL (ok maybe an honour shared with United).
The Gunners have a $150m Gervinho replacement on their hand in the form of Nicolas Pépé, the Ivory Coast winger spurred a golden opportunity from within the six yard box condemning his side to a 1nil defeat against the newly promoted Blades.
A positive for Arsenal is the return of Alexandre Lacazette, who was forming a lethal partnership with Aubameyang before suffering an injury setback.
Crystal Palace enter this clash of the back of a 2nil defeat to Man City, the Glaziers were flattered with the scoreline as the sky blues could’ve easily finished with 4 or 5 goals if not for the exploits of Wayne Hennessy between the sticks.
Arsenal have been a different beast when playing at Hom and the return of Laca should prove too much for the Eagles defence to contain.
Worth the wait!
Match of the round comes to us in the form of Liverpool vs Tottenham.
The Spurs will be looking to avenge their Champions league final defeat, while the Reds are looking to extend unbeaten home run in the Premier League to 45 games.
Even more impressive is Sadio Mane’s streak of 52 matches without loss at Anfield, more than another player on another ground in Premier League history!
Both the Reds and the Spurs are coming into this contest off the back of impressive displays in the UCL. Liverpool proved too strong for Genk running out 4-1 victors, while Tottenham comfortably saw off Serbian side Crven zvezda 5nil.
The Spurs league form leave much to be desired though, going down to Brighton 3-0 in GW8, then handing Watford only the fourth point of the season in a 1-all draw in GW9.
It hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows for the Reds though who have uncharacteristically conceded across all of their last four outings.
I’m tipping the Reds to find away to win 2-1!
Game Week 10 comes to a close as United look to extend their unbeaten league run to four games!
Manchester United did the league a huge favour last week, becoming the first side to take points away from the rampant Reds during the 2019/20 season.
They should’ve come away with all 3 point if it weren’t for a lack of concentration in the dying minutes of the game, allowing Lallana to sneak in to the far post and tap in an equaliser.
Marcus Rashford poked away his fourth goal of the campaign in a best on ground performance, running rings around “the worlds best defender” Virgil van Dijk.
Norwich surprised the footballing community at large last week by managing to keep a clean sheet for the first time this season!
Daniel Farke must’ve finally come to terms with the fact that he can’t rely on Teemu Pukki to shoot his side to victory every week.
Ole is expect to hand Martial his first start since the striker suffered a soft tissue injury back in GW3, United have been craving a creative outlet and the Frenchman will provide that in spades!
United should get the job done here, with Rashford continuing his damaging form.