By News Team
Last Updated: 16th January 2020
The Premier League is well and truly into its business half of the season and gives us a full fixture list packed into this Saturday and Sunday. Here we preview some of the games on offer.
Blades could inflict cutting defeat upon Gunners
Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United side travel to the Emirates on Saturday with hope that they can come away with all three points and pile more misery on Arsenal.
Sheffield United currently sit four points ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League table and a win will not only increase the gap between the two sides, but it will lift them back above Manchester United and into fifth spot. Backing the Blades this weekend could be a great decision as they are currently priced at 17/5 to cause an upset in the capital.
Mikel Arteta’s men are struggling to rekindle their Premier League form with Arsenal only managing to win one of their previous six league games, leaving them 11 points behind the top four. Due to Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s suspension, Alexandre Lacazette will lead the line for the Gunners and with the Frenchman currently at Evens to score anytime or 3/1 to score first, he may well be worth backing this weekend.
Tottenham won’t be a buzzkill for Watford
A resurgent Watford host a struggling Tottenham side in this weekend’s early kick-off on Saturday at Vicarage Road with the hope of causing another big upset.
Nigel Pearson has certainly reignited the buzz at Watford with his side unbeaten in their last five games, which has lifted them off rock bottom and out of the relegation places. Tottenham, however, have lost back-to-back league games for the first time this season after their loss to Liverpool last week.
Spurs sit nine points off the Champions League spots and that gap could increase after it was revealed that their main man, Harry Kane, will be out of action until April with a hamstring injury.
Watford have not lost at home in the Premier League since November and they will not be planning on letting that record slip this weekend. A win for the Hornets is currently priced at 11/5, while a draw is 12/5, and looking at their recent form, they really could be a great pick.
High-flying Chelsea too much for Magpies?
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle side host Frank Lampard’s high-flying Chelsea in this Saturday’s late kick-off, but could there be a shock on the cards?
Newcastle looked to have returned to form before the turn of the New Year but now they currently sit only five points above the relegation zone after losing three of their last four league games. If you are a risktaker, the Magpies are currently sitting at 5/1 to win this weekend. It may be unlikely, but they do have a habit of turning up against the big sides when you least expect it, taking points off Tottenham and Manchester City this season among others.
But away matches have been Lampard’s strong suit this season, with Chelsea winning seven of their 11 games on the road, and they will be looking to continue their impressive form. They are 52/100 for the win. Tammy Abraham, meanwhile, has been on fire, scoring 13 times already and, with a price of 12/5 to score first, he could be a perfect fit for the betting slip.