It’s a bumper evening of Premier League football on Wednesday with no less than six top-flight matches, and a crucial relegation contest will be taking place at the John Smith’s Stadium as Huddersfield Town take on Burnley.
Burnley to beat Huddersfield @ 57/20
It has been a dreadful season for both sides so far and the Terriers head into the game rock-bottom of the Premier League on 10 points, whilst the Clarets are sitting 18th on 15 points.
Quite simply, this is a relegation six-pointer and it appears Sean Dyche’s men have the momentum ahead of their trip to West Yorkshire, having picked up a surprise 2-0 victory at home to in-form West Ham United last time out.
As for David Wagner’s outfit, a 1-0 loss at fellow strugglers Fulham made it seven straight losses on the bounce – equalling their club record of seven successive league losses previously set in 1913-14 and 1955.
Huddersfield are the lowest scorers in the league this season with just 12 strikes to their name and they are winless in their last six meetings with the Clarets – drawing three and losing three.
All three Premier League matches between the two sides have been drawn, with only two goals scored in total, and there seems to be some value in backing Burnley to win 1-0 at 7/1 with another tight affair expected.
Bournemouth v Watford – Draw @ 49/20
After an impressive start to the season, the Cherries have slipped up over the past month and their 4-1 hammering at Manchester United last time out made it nine defeats from 11 in all competitions.
Eddie Howe’s men have shipped nine goals from their last two outings and, if their current slide is not halted, they could find themselves sucked into a relegation battle if they are not careful.
A return to the Vitality Stadium could help Bournemouth rediscover some of their better form as they have won two of the last three home matches, whilst 17 of their 26 points have been picked up in their own backyard.
Watford are becoming one of the hardest teams to predict in the top flight this season and they head to the south coast on the back of a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United at Vicarage Road, a disappointing result against an out-of-form opposition.
However, Javi Gracia’s men are unbeaten from their last two away games – drawing 2-2 with Everton before beating West Ham 2-0 – and they have never lost at the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League.
With five of the seven previous PL meetings ending in draws, with one win apiece, it would be no surprise to see the two share the spoils again as both strive for consistency.
Manchester United to beat Newcastle and BTTS @ 2/1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s interim appointment has certainly done the trick for the Red Devils, who have won all three games under the Norwegian and scored 12 goals in the process.
There is renewed optimism within the United camp and their star players are starting to perform again, with Paul Pogba scoring four goals in his last two games whilst Marcus Rashford has two in three.
However, there are still big defensive issues for the 20-time English champions, who have kept just two clean sheets in the league this season, a joint-low with Fulham.
Newcastle have just one win from their previous seven matches and the Magpies have tasted success at St James’ Park just twice this term, with both of those victories coming in November.
With the Red Devils full of momentum, it will be hard for Rafael Benitez’s men to get the win although the hosts could bag a consolation against a sub-standard opposition defence, leaving a Manchester win with BTTS at 2/1 a tempting price.
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