There are a bumper eight Premier League games on Saturday, with Chelsea’s hosting of leaders Manchester City in the 5.30pm kick-off the highlight. Here, we look at some of the key clashes.
Bournemouth v Liverpool (12:30pm) – Liverpool to win – 10/17
Liverpool are still unbeaten and Wednesday’s hard-fought win over Burnley means they’ve made their best-ever start to a top-flight season after 15 games. They still trail relentless City by two points, though, so the Reds will have to pick up another three at the Vitality Stadium.
The Cherries will be tricky opponents but expect Jurgen Klopp’s side to get the job done, like they have done for much of the season, with Roberto Firmino the man to back here at 27/20 in the anytime scorer market.
Cardiff v Southampton (3:00pm) – Southampton to win – 33/20
Cardiff have been inconsistent of late, picking up vital wins over Brighton and Wolves but losing to Leicester, Everton and West Ham. Before Saints appointed new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, a home win would have been the pick here but the new man in charge in the dug-out so often has the desired effect of lifting demoralised players and the Austrian coach can have the same impact in this. A narrow 0-1 in the correct score market at 27/4 appeals.
Chelsea v Manchester City (5:30pm) – Man City to win – 1/1
The game of the day sees Chelsea host leaders City and it’s one that will be more difficult than most for Pep Guardiola’s men. Chelsea had begun brilliantly under new boss Maurizio Sarri but recent defeats to Spurs and Wolves have checked their progress. The Londoners will be desperate to bounce back from the midweek loss at Molinueux but City are so good they can raise their game slightly from the narrow 2-1 win at Watford to see them off. Backing an away win and both to score at 43/20 could pay off.
Leicester City v Tottenham (7:45pm) – Draw – 53/20
Finally, Leicester entertain Spurs in the late game and this one is tricky to call. The Foxes have been draw specialists of late, with three of their last four games ending all square, and that’s a result they would take against a Spurs side who, aside from the north London derby defeat to Arsenal, have been pretty faultess.
Leicester are again without the injured Jamie Vardy but they will still threaten and they can secure another point against Mauricio Pochettino’s men at the King Power.