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English Premier League: Gameweek 27 Preview

Chelsea make the trip to Anfield to lock horns with Liverpool on Thursday night

The League serves up seven tasty midweek fixtures for us to have a look at. At first glance there seems to be some easy money to be made – but this is the Premier League!

Here are my predictions for the games, and with a double at 5/1 there is a lot to be excited about.

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Tuesday 2 March

Manchester City 1/5
Draw 54/10
Wolves 14/1

City’s defence security was breached by a talented West Ham attack – thankfully we were on that at the even money offered! Nevertheless, City again added some distance between themselves and the chasing pack.

Wolves have not been the side we have come accustomed to recently, Adama Traore is but a shadow of his former self and the powerful Spaniard (who claims never to have picked up weight in the gym…neither have I, and I assure you we look exactly the same) has somewhat forgotten what it feels like to find the back of the net.

I won’t dispute that Wolves have a young side with incredible potential, but I can’t see past a routine City win. If you need some extra value, consider taking City to score in both halves at 17/20.

Wednesday 3 March

Burnley 28/10
Draw 23/10
Leicester City 1/1

I like Burnley, and I’ve always been a fan of their robust approach to football games. However, they have been rancid recently against West Brom and Tottenham. Leicester was fairly beaten by the better side when they met Arsenal, but their flexibility and gung-ho attack will be too much for the Clarets.

I will respect Turf Moor though and just look at Leicester edging past by the odd goal, after all this is Turf Moor on cold Wednesday evening.

Sheffield United 5/2
Draw 24/10
Aston Villa 11/10

It’s no secret that I have been a big fan of the Blades. No, they haven’t been great. No, they haven’t had any luck in play, but they have stuck to their defensive approach with a low block and they always look to fight.

I might be the only person left waving their flag, but I am starting to lose faith. Chris Wilder seems to have resigned himself to the fact that his side might be playing Championship football next season.

Villa have missed Jack Grealish – but I think they have the quality to get past Sheffield, and at 11/10 I think it’s worth a decent punt.

Crystal Palace 58/10
Draw 7/2
Manchester United 9/20

This game brings back terrible memories, I might have felt rather sick after these sides met in the reverse fixture. Not only was it the only leg I lost in a R30 000 multiple, but United would inevitably begin dropping points against lesser sides due to an incredibly flat performance.

Away from home United have been superb, a run of over 400 days unbeaten on the road is impressive. With respect to Palace, they aren’t exactly a ‘big’ side and as a result Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t be deterred from going for the win!

Thursday 4 March

West Brom 32/10
Draw 26/10
Everton 17/20

I would have loved to have written this piece after Everton play Southampton, going into that game off the back of a famous victory at Anfield consolidating that victory is largely just important!

It is interesting that eight of Everton’s twelve League wins this season have been away from Goodison, West Brom will want to make it tough but I would get all over the Toffee’s at 17/20.

Fulham 28/10
Draw 49/20
Tottenham 19/20

Has the impressive victory against Burnley changed the trajectory Spurs’ season? Is Gareth Bale back? Tottenham were excellent, not many people will admit that though because Jose Mourinho sits in their dugout – don’t get me wrong though, I wouldn’t exactly throw all the plaudits for that performance in his direction.

I wouldn’t trust Fulham though; Spurs shouldn’t defend deep against a side they outclass in every area. For that reason, I would look at that 19/20 price on offer for Spurs with a certain air of provident fund confidence.

Liverpool 12/10
Draw 51/20
Chelsea 2/1

I must be honest though; I cannot believe Chelsea are priced up at 2/1. Liverpool would have been through a slump in confidence, but that is easily remedied by an awesome manager in Jurgen Klopp as well as their deserved victory at Sheffield.

I’m still without confidence in Liverpool’s frontline, I could never suggest they lack quality but currently they aren’t exactly firing on all cylinders.

The impact of Thomas Tuchel is undeniable – and yes sweeping statements such as those are permittable! Chelsea have faced the fewest shots in the division, since switching to a back three, Tuchel has made defensive stability a priority. You cannot argue that Chelsea isn’t now more robust, and with two defensive midfield players protecting their centre backs the message is clear: a clean sheet guarantees a point, if their attacking players continue to create enough opportunities the equation becomes simple.

Chelsea to win at 2/1 is enough for the multiples, but for extra value (given everything I’ve just said) look at Chelsea to win to nil at 46/10.

Double @ 5/1
Tottenham Win 9/10
Chelsea Win 2/1

Written by Ryan Liberty