By News Team
Last Updated: 21st January 2020
The Premier League ushers in its 24th round of games this week and there are some appealing fixtures to get us through the next few days. We preview some of the match-ups taking place on Tuesday night below.
Back Everton to keep it tight against Newcastle
Marcus Rashford’s injury has dominated column inches of late, but Everton are suffering their own injury woes. Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alex Iwobi are all ruled out of the Toffees’ clash at home to Newcastle on Tuesday.
The former is the Merseyside club’s danger man, having had a hand in 14 goals this season, scoring 10 and assisting the other four. He will be missed as Everton look to make it four wins from five at Goodison Park.
The Brazilian’s injury means the pressure to score will fall on the shoulders of youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin. But, with four goals in six games and 11 in all competitions, he’s not letting it show.
Plus, with Everton in such great defensive form, one goal could be enough for the Toffees to land all three points against Newcastle. After all, they have conceded just one goal in their last four at home.
Newcastle aren’t exactly free-scoring and although they did shock Chelsea in a 1-0 win last weekend, the 7/5 available on Everton to win to nil looks tempting in what seems set to be a tight affair.
Brighton to pick off Cherries
With four points from a possible 36, it’s safe to say Bournemouth are sailing towards the Championship with no signs of the tide turning and things could get worse come Tuesday night.
Brighton are the visitors to the Vitality Stadium and the Seagulls arrive knowing that three points would kick them nicely clear of the relegation zone ahead of games against West Ham, Watford and Sheffield United.
You would like to think the hosts will raise their game knowing what’s on the line, but having failed to score in four games against Norwich, Watford, West Ham and Brighton, it’s unlikely.
Instead, Brighton to win at 6/4 could prove very big. Graham Potter’s side are a striker away from surging up the league table but they should have enough to win against the free-falling Cherries.
Aguero always a danger
It’s happened again. Crystal Palace stunned Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium for the second time in successive seasons. However, that man Sergio Aguero continued to do his part up top for City.
The Argentinian striker scored late to grab his 250th goal for the Premier League club and with the form he’s in, it would take a brave man to back against him when City travel to Sheffield United on Tuesday.
Aguero has netted seven goals in four games, including a hat-trick and a brace in his previous two in the Premier League. He has also opened the scoring five times this season, making Aguero to score first at Brammall Lane at 5/2 tempting.