Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:39 AM (England)
There are only four Premier League games this weekend, with a following six games being played next weekend to complete Round 26. I’ve chosen to take a closer look at three games for Part 1 of Gameweek 26, each matchup offering some decent value.
Here are the best bets for the upcoming Premier League fixtures.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Watford – 2/8/20
Brighton and Watford face off for a hugely important battle at the bottom of the table on Saturday. The Seagulls are currently two points clear of the relegation on 26 points, while Watford are nineteenth with 23 points. A win for Watford would see them go level with Brighton, while a home win would lift Brighton six points clear of Watford. With so much at stake, I can see this being an extremely cagey encounter. Both sides will be desperate to avoid defeat to keep their survival hopes alive, so the draw at 3.40 is the best bet for this matchup.
Pick: The Draw – 3.40
Sheffield United vs. Bournemouth – 2/9/20
Only Liverpool have a better defensive record than Sheffield United in the Premier League this season. Chris Wilder’s side have been very tough to beat this term but they have also struggled to find goals at the other end of the pitch. Still, the Blades are flying in sixth, with Bournemouth fighting for their lives in sixteenth. The Cherries have also found goals hard to come by this season, so I don’t think this fixture will produce over 2.5 goals. The most likely outcome for this matchup is a slender home win but under 2.5 goals offers the best value.
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals – 1.60
Manchester City vs. West Ham United – 2/9/20
I can see Man City giving West Ham an absolute thrashing on Sunday. City beat the Hammers 5-0 earlier in the season and West Ham haven’t really recovered since then. David Moyes’ side sit in the relegation zone, without a win in their previous five league games. At the other end of the table, Man City are second with 65 goals from 25 games – an average of over 2.5 goals per game this season. Pep Guardiola’s side are capable of scoring goals against anyone, so the Cityzens are set to have a field day against the struggling Hammers.
Pick: Manchester City to Win and Over 4.5 Goals – 2.41