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Football: Premier League Preview – Weekend of 7th Feb

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Premier League Predictions – Sat 7th, Sun 8th Feb

Premier League Matches >

Soccer_Premier_LeagueSaturday 7th Feb
1245pm Tottenham v Arsenal
3pm Aston Villa v Chelsea
Leicester v Crystal Palace
Man City v Hull
QPR v Southampton
Swansea v Sunderland
530pm Everton v Liverpool

Sunday 8th Feb
12 pm Burnley v West Brom
205pm Newcastle v Stoke
415pm West Ham v Man Utd 

Here is our Preview of the football action for this week’s action in the Premier League – with analysis, comment and free tips as always.

Premier League Table >

epl table 5 feb

Spurs v Arsenal > the North London derby sees in-form Arsenal travel up the High Road to their near neighbours – the visitors have won 5 on the trot but have actually won just 4 of their last 9 away league games. Spurs are unbeaten in 6 at home in the league after having a poor start to this campaign at WHL. This fixture often ends in a draw and Spurs have won as many as they have lost in the last 16 years here against their bitter rivals. Form dictates an away win just but being a derby, ignore that and it will be down to whoever wants it more and takes their chances as there could be any result (as evidenced by recent fixture history when 4-4 and 4-5, 5-2 etc all occur)

Sanchez will be a big miss although he may play apparently – Spurs will probably go with their recent usual team injuries permitting so Kane and Eriksen will be the main men although Lloris will probably be the difference if Spurs win. Not a game to bet confidently on unless Over 4.5 or even 5.5 appeals as it could be a crazy result

Villa v Chelsea > Chelsea have just 4 away wins in their last 10 league games but should be too strong for a Villa side who haven’t scored in over 6 matches now and are bereft of confidence let alone points. Wouldn’t surprise me if they managed a goal early on and look for a shock but Chelsea really should be able to coast to another win here, maybe 1-3 so BTTS could be a shock pick as most will expect a 2-0 or 3-0 Chelsea win

Leicester v Palace > The Foxes have just 1 win in 8 homes while Palace have just 1 away win in 9 so not much form there – Palace have been good under Pardew and will look for another win but Leicester have perked up recently too so a draw looks likely to me, probably 1-1. Leicester struggle at home and Palace have just got rid of a poor away run of not scoring in 4 when they won at Burnley

Man City v Hull > City used to be imperious at home but have wobbled this term, however they will expect to see off a Hull team who pluck out the very occasional away win at lower ranked sides; they do get the occasional creditable result but it will be a big surprise if they get anything here. More likely that City click and run in 3 or more so perhaps backing them on the handicap is wise

QPR v Southampton > Saints stumbled last week and will put that behind them as they visit a poor QPR side who only get any points at home it seems – may be tricky but the visitors are useful and more than capable of picking this one off, 2-1 perhaps

Swansea v Sunderland > Swansea had a great win at Saints last wk and will look to capitalise against a weak Sunderland side but this could be a dour tricky game as the visitors will look to stifle the free flowing home team. A possible sneaky low-scoring draw

Everton v Liverpool > another big derby so ignore the form and maybe sit back and enjoy – should be tight, hard-fought and I’ll plump for a draw being this game is at Goodison

Burnley v WBA > 3 home wins in 12 for Burnley and 2 away wins in 14 for the Baggies so two more strugglers here.. Burnley have lost impetus after a good spell whilst WBA don’t show much at all away and got beaten comfortably by Spurs at home last week – 2-1 for Burnley looks logical but I’m always wary of backing all the obvious results

Newcastle v Stoke > Newcastle have settled after a good run and will expect to beat Stoke although it won’t be easy as Stoke are getting some good results and winning quite a few games – Newcastle did win well last week but this is another tight one and a possible draw again for me although Newcastle usually win this fixture, there have been some goals recently from these sides so perhaps Overs is worth considering

West Ham v Man Utd > WH have done well and continue to pick up points – whether they can see off an improved Utd we shall see but this has 2-2 or 3-2 either way all over it for me (so it will probably be 0-0!). Utd haven’t lost in 6 away while the Hammers have wobbled a bit recently although have only lost 1 in their last 10 at home. Recent years have seen this fixture be 2-2, 2-4, 4-0, 0-4 etc so I do expect more goals

Advised Bets >

Villa Chelsea BTTS @ 2.54

Leicester Palace Draw @ 3.35

Everton v Liverpool Draw @ 3.45

Southampton Win @ 1.87

Sunderland +0.5 AH @ 2.04

Spurs Arsenal over 2.5 @ 1.85

West Ham Man Utd Over 2.5 @ 1.98

Stoke +0.25 @ 1.95

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1 Comment

  1. 8 bets, 5.5 winners with 2 losers and a half push > meaning +5.23pts LSP for the week

    Pleased with picking Villa to score as that pushed th eodds up, Stoke and Sunderland were decent shouts.. 6 draws this week which were ‘due’ as such after a few weeks with few stalemates

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