By News Team
Last Updated: 31st January 2020
It’s matchweek 25 of the Premier League and it feels as though the season is just whizzing by. This round of fixtures brings with it some tasty clashes and we’ve taken a look at some of the best odds to keep an eye on across the weekend.
Will Chelsea reign at the King Power?
It’s third versus fourth at the King Power Stadium as Leicester host Chelsea in the early kick-off on Saturday. The Foxes have taken 10 points from their last 15 available, while their opponents here aren’t far behind with six points dropped from their last five games.
The pair are pretty evenly matched in other areas too. Leicester have enjoyed an average of 5.5 shots on target per game this season, while Chelsea have had 5.9. It’s not surprising, then, that when they last met earlier in the season at Stamford Bridge, the spoils were shared in a 1-1 scoreline. Another draw here can be backed at 13/5.
When it comes to shots that actually make their way into the back of the net, though, Leicester prevail. They have scored 11 more goals this season and conceded eight fewer. It’s hard to mention Leicester and goals in the same sentence without Jamie Vardy thrown in there too. The Premier League’s top scorer this season can be backed at 10/3 to claim the first goal.
Arsenal set for Burnley tussle
Arsenal aren’t what they used to be, that much we know. Still, going into February sitting in 10th position in the Premier League is pushing it. They’ve drawn their last four away games in the league and another one here at Burnley on Sunday would make it five in a row for the first time since 1948.
Burnley are enjoying a solid season and are capable of an upset or two. Be bold and back them to score in both halves at the enhanced odds of 4/1. However, the Gunners will take solace in their record against Burnley, having won the last 11 encounters. With an upturn in form since the appointment of manager Mikel Arteta, they are backed to prevail at Turf Moor at Evens.
The return of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from suspension will be greatly valued, given that he has netted nine of his side’s last 14 away goals in the league. The Gabon striker could mark his first match back by making it 10 in his last 15 on the road. It’s 14/5 for him to open the scoring.
Relegation fever on the south coast
The venue is the Vitality Stadium and Villa are the visitors. Unfortunately for them, they’ve lost their last two Premier League games against Bournemouth. Though both of those came at Villa Park so they’ll be looking to break the losing spell that has made them the 12/5 outsiders here.
Villa are the only side without an away clean sheet, but Bournemouth have been having trouble of late when it comes to scoring goals. In fact, their 3-1 victory over Brighton saw them score more goals in that game than their previous nine matches combined.
Both sides look set to be embroiled in the fight for survival this season but Eddie Howe’s outfit, unlike Villa, go into this game already in the relegation zone, on 23 points. It’s a massive fixture at Dean Court this weekend where we could see a closely-fought one. Both teams to score with a match result for the home team is 5/2.