By Danny Carrington
Last Updated: 10th January 2020
The Premier League returns this weekend and it is sure to provide another cracking installment of top-flight football.
Among the fixtures, three sides hoping to qualify for next season’s Champions League go up against some tough opponents so we could see some more upsets in the race for the top four over the next few days.
Selhurst set for goals galore
The early Saturday kick-off sees Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace host Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in a feisty London derby which never fails to excite. Arteta’s men seem to have kick-started their season after two wins against fellow Champions League hopefuls Manchester United and Championship leaders Leeds in the FA Cup.
The Eagles have had a miserable start to 2020 after drawing to bottom-of-the-table Norwich as well as being knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship strugglers Derby County, but they will be looking to bounce back against the Gunners this Saturday.
Even though the two teams are having contrasting fortunes of late, this fixture has seen 23 goals fly in over the last five games, making it one of the highest-scoring Premier League fixtures since 2016. With that being said, both teams to score is priced at 7/10 and could be worth a go.
Clarets could leave Chelsea blue
Chelsea’s home form this season is increasingly becoming a major problem for Frank Lampard in his first term as manager. The Blues have lost three of their last four home games in the league to sides in the bottom half of the table – a rather unenviable run.
Similarly, Burnley have lost three Premier League games on the spin, which has seen Sean Dyche’s outfit slip down the table into 15th place, sitting only four points above the relegation zone.
Although the Clarets are struggling, they will feel like they can create problems for the west London team at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and a giant 11/1 offering on them to cause a major upset could tickle the fancy of a fair few this weekend.
Saints looking for salvation against Leicester
When these two outfits last played each other, Leicester did not just beat Southampton, they absolutely destroyed them 9-0 down at St Mary’s back in October. That result meant that the 24-year-old record for the biggest ever Premier League win was equalled, while it also inflicted the worst defeat in Southampton’s history.
Three months on from that night and Leicester are still flying high in the league, currently sitting in second place, one point above Manchester City. Southampton are also flying at the moment after going five games unbeaten, including taking wins against both Chelsea and Tottenham.
Ayoze Perez loves playing against Southampton, scoring two hat-tricks in his last two games against the Saints, so a 19/10 price for the forward to score anytime on Saturday at the King Power Stadium is looking like very good value.