The Premier League resumes this weekend as we move into the final third of the season.
Match of the round comes curtesy of the Merseyside Derby, as Liverpool attempt to break a three game losing streak.
Elsewhere, West Ham look to compound Tottenham’s misery and City push for their 13th consecutive league win when they meet the Gunners.
As alway our VAR Virtuoso has previewed all 10 Premier League Game Week 25 fixtures, sharing his best betting plays along the way!
Wolverhampton play host to Leeds as both sides push for a position inside the top half of the table.
The Wolves have shown signs of improvement over the last couple of weeks and are looking to go four games without defeat (2W,1D).
Alternatively, Leeds have lost two of their last three league outings (1W) and look to be feeling the effects of a congested run of fixtures.
Wolverhampton won the reverse fixture 1-0 back in GW5 and I’m backing them to get the better of a weary Whites squad here.
The Saints have had their wings clipped and are rapidly falling into obscurity!
Meanwhile, the Blues are flying high, Tuchel has managed his new side to four straight victories, breaking back into the top four for the first time since GW11.
The Blues have concede just once across Tuchel’s first five games in charge, only Jose Mourinho can boast a similar record at Chelsea.
The bookies are still adjusting to the Blues change in form, I recommend jumping on the Londoners while there’s still plenty of value to be had.
Burnley host West Brom in the time honoured “Nobody is Watching” Derby!
West Brom will be relegated at the end of the season, but we might as well make some money off them in the meantime.
Back Burnley in at just over evens.
Everton have the chance to draw level (at time of publish) with their cross town rivals when they take on Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby.
The Reds are staring down the barrel of four straight league defeats and four straight home defeats, a record they’ll be desperate to avoid.
Everton have looked below par since the turn of the year, winning just twice over their past seven league fixtures (3L,3D).
Neither Merseyside outfit has been able to hold out their opponents across their last six league fixtures.
Last time these two sides met we were treated to an action packed 2-2 draw, I’m backing another high scoring affair in this one!
*AS SEEN IN ‘BURNLEY VS WEST BROM’ PREVIEW’, avoid this fixture like the plague.
Like West Brom, the Blades are all but guaranteed to be kicking about in the Championship next season.
Back against Sheffield United.
West Ham vs Tottenham is one of the most intriguing fixtures of the round.
No-one was expecting the Hammers to be challenging for European football this season, but here they are, outside on the top four on goal difference alone and looking strong across the park.
Meanwhile, Tottenham were sitting on top of the table for four straight weeks and touted as real contenders, before enduring a horrid run of results leaving them stranded in 9th!
The Hammers managed to steal a point away from the Spurs while they were at the top of their game, now anything less than all three points will feel like a loss here.
Leicester are out to consolidate their spot in the top four when they take on this season’s surprise package, Aston Villa.
The Foxes have been the 2nd best side in the comp since 2020 rolled into 2021, losing just once across eight league fixtures (5W,2D).
Alternatively, the Villans have lost four times across the same trip (3W,1D), with goals coming at a premium.
With the return of both Vardy and Ndidi, this game will be Leicesters to lose!
Mikale Arteta has been tasked with the challenge of slowing the roll of his former mentor and the form side of the comp in Manchester City.
Man City are streets ahead of the Gunners at the moment and even though Pep may have one eye on their next UCL fixture, he has immense squad depth at his disposal.
The Red side of Manchester will be out to keep some token pressure on their City rivals when they welcome the Toons to Old Trafford.
United have struggled at home this season, though they shouldn’t have any issues putting away Newcastle, who have only managed two wins across their last 13 league fixtures (9L,2D).
Question-marks still remain over Man U’s defence, but I’m backing the former giants to simply blow the Northerners off the park here!
Brighton are bidding to keep their fourth straight home clean sheet for the first time in premier league history as they welcome Crystal to the Amex Stadium.
The Eagles are starring down the barrel of three consecutive league defeats after failing to take any points away from fellow minnows Leeds and Burnley.
Roy Hodgson will again be without mercurial talent Wilf Zaha, who misses the match through injury, tilting this fixture heavily in the Seagulls favour.
I’m backing Graham Potter men to get up in a low scoring affair here!
The Saints head to Elland Road to take on Leeds in a rescheduled Game Week 18 fixture.
Southampton broke their spell of six straight Premier League losses with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against the Blues last time out.
While the Whites gave up three points to top ten rivals Wolverhampton, despite creating the lions share of scoring opportunities.
The home side has been victorious in five of this pair’s last six competitive outings and I’ll be backing Leeds to push back into the top half of the table with a win here.