The match between Fulham and City will be held in the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Despite a lot of other reasons, being the away team only provides one more advantage for Manchester next Saturday. The teams haven’t faced each other since 2014 and it ended up in a result of Manchester (5-0) Fulham. In this case, with all this information, it is not very hard to make a prediction this time. Hurry up to get a betting account via an agent at BET-IBC on time to make your bet.
Even though City is not in the first place, they are still in the run as favorites to win the title one more time this year. Manchester has 3 wins in the competition: Arsenal 2-0, Hudderfield 6-0 and Newcastle 2-1 and one draw against Wolverhamton Wolves. With these results, Manchester City is in the 4th place in the competition with 10 points. Man has curiously won more matches as visitors in the last 30 matches. In those last matches, they have presented solid defense and weak attack. But it doesn’t mean they are in a bad position this time.
In the other side of the field we have Fulham, who has started to grow again after going up in the Championship after the playoff. The team has 1 win, Burnley 4-2, one draw, Brighton & Hove Albion 2 2 and one loss, Tottenham 3-1. With this scenario, Fulham is in the 13st place with 4 points in the competition. Even though in the last 30 matches, the results haven’t showed a big difference when played as visitors or home, they are not the favorites for this match at all. The team has shown better attack than defense in the championship.
For these reasons is expected an easy win for Manchester City with more than one goal at the beginning of the match. You can make your bet at the Biggest Betting agent in the the market and wait for your money.
Liverpool make the bid for the fifth place in the Premier League in the match against Southampton, a side who are coincidentally on the 4th place in the table. The Reds come from a win in Europa League which might have given the team the confidence Brendan Rodgers was talking about when he mentioned his squad could have won the Champions League.
Southampton have had an impressive season so far, which of course allowed them the luxury of keeping the tabs on Manchester United in their bid for the third place in the table. After the FA Cup exit, the hosts have had the necessary time to get ready to host Liverpool and capitalize on their fatigue after the Europa League clash against Besiktas. Coincidentally enough, the win is not making as many papers as it should, due to the well-known penalty taker row between Balotelli, Henderson and Sturridge.
The usual suspects from both teams are injured this time around, and punters are looking at former Southampton players to make the difference, but for Liverpool. Lallana, Lambert and Dejan Lovren are aware the Saints supporters won’t be giving them the warm welcome and if either gets to score, hopefully with the decency of not celebrating. Southampton have a good defensive record at home where they only conceded two goals: one form Chelsea and one from Swansea. Liverpool have four away matches where they didn’t concede, three of which are wins.
In the midfield area Henderson will have to battle it out against Wanyama, but Liverpool’s second in command is the Red’s main man with the assists, and you could even place a bet on him to score, 888sport will offer you 9.00 odds for a Henderson goal. Last time the two teams met Liverpool won with 2-1 after Sterling and Sturridge scored a goal in each half. This time around, Liverpool comes from a morale boost win against Tottenham while Southampton recorded a frustrating 0-0 draw against West Ham.
Graziano Pelle must be in need of a goal, at 2.50 with 888sport, but he might clash with Skrtel for the goal or Mignolet might be in one of his great days to save. The last four matches between the two provided us with goals, and keeping in mind that Southampton have one of the best defensive records this season it will be interesting to observe which defensive line will crack first.
888sport offers Southampton 2.50 odds to win, and some punters are unable to comprehend just why Liverpool got 2.90 to win. Both teams to score has 1.72 odds, Southampton to score over 1.5 goals has 2.43 odds, Liverpool with a +1 handicap 1.21 odds, a goal in the first 15 minutes has 3.25 odds and a red card 4.75. Both teams need the three points more or less for the same reason which is why we’re going to bet 5 units on both teams to score in the second half with 3.55 odds from 888sport.
Southampton: Team’s Formation
Liverpool: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Both teams to score in the second half
Manchester City are faced with another must-win match as they are trying to keep up the pace with Chelsea London and defend their title. At this point their actions might seem without result after unnecessary draws against Everton, Chelsea and Hull City as well as the defeat against Arsenal.
Sergio Aguero was back to full fitness against Stoke City, which could see the striker hungry for goals against Newcastle, who return to Etihad after taking the hosts out of the Capital One Cup. Now, Aguero is rumored to miss the match due to a back injury, but the Citizens will see Toure finally back in the fold as well as Bony from the AFCON. Their return will hopefully mean much more stability for Man City who are undefeated in 28 of their last 31 matches played at Etihad. Man City need a David Silva in great form as his play-making skills could open up goalscoring chances for other players if Aguero will be unavailable.
Newcastle are 11th in the Premier League coming from a draw against Crystal Palace, which only adds to their defensive issues. The visitors conceded 37 goals this season, and now with Dummett, Tiote and Taylor out for the match against the Champions, Newcastle will have to find potential winners from Perez and Cisse. The Magpies might be keen on showing again that Eithad does not give Man City the needed clout, but with City up for three points prior to their Champions League clash, might see them tightening their defensive ranks.
Manchester City are almost assured winners with Unibet backing their win with 1.28 odds, as opposed to Newcastle’s 10.50. The difference in odds is due to the fact that Newcastle are without a win at Etihad since 2005, not taking into account the League Cup win. In the last five Premier League matches between the two, Man City conceded only once and scored 15 goals, which makes the both teams to score betting market a real gamble. Over 3.5 goals has 2.43 odds, Man City with a -2 handicap have 2.25 odds, Newcastle with a +2 one 1.66, and we’re betting 7 units on Man City to win both halves with 2.50 odds from Unibet.
Manchester City: Team’s Formation
Newcastle United: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Man City to win both halves
Chelsea London are now at the top of the Premier League table, seven points behind and the fate of the title race will rely solely on their shoulders. This Wednesday, Chelsea host Everton on Stamford Bridge in an attempt to keep the lead at the top as well as put an end to the speculations about their inability to score without Diego Costa.
Filipe Luis is still absent, while Jose Mourinho has given signs Fabregas might be fit to play against Everton. Diego Costa is serving the last match of the three he was suspended for, which will most likely see Remy up front to offer the hosts extra offensive power. In the latest win against Aston Villa, it was Ivanovic who rescued the team on the 66th minute after the Blues where unable to keep the lead Hazard gave in the first 10 minutes. At Stamford Bridge Chelsea is looking mighty confident despite falling to an embarrassing 2-4 defeat against Bradford City in League Cup.
In Premier League, Everton is unable to win at Stamford Bridge in 20 years, and with Baines, Naismith, McGeady and Besic all set to undergo fitness tests to see if they are able to make the trip, Everton might find themselves in a difficult position to score. The Toffees are on the 12th place in Premier League and with Tim Howard still sidelined with injury it is very unlikely they will be able to get more than a draw, like they did in the match against Liverpool. The visitors managed to keep a clean sheet in their last three clashes in Premier League, but Stamford Bridge might just put an end to that.
Everyone remembers the 6-3 Chelsea win from last season and Titan Bet gives 176.00 odds for a repeat of the aforementioned score. A Chelsea win has 1.33 odds, Everton 9.50 and a draw has 5.25 odds. Over 2.5 goals has 1.75 odds, Remy and Drogba both have 1.93 odds to score, Mirallas and Naismith both have 5.50 in the same market. Goals to be scored in both halves has 1.60 odds, an odd number of corners has 1.85 odds and we’re betting 7 units on both teams to score in the second half with 3.50 odds from Titan Bet.
Chelsea London: Team’s Formation
Everton: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Both teams to score in the second half
Liverpool seek to abandon the seventh Premier League place in a match against one of their favorite opponents, Tottenham Hotspurs. The Reds do not have as much time to reflect or change something from their performance at Goodison Park, as they host the fifth placed team that has a good time winning against the Premier League elite teams.
Tottenham won against Arsenal during the weekend, which put the Spurs at just one point behind Manchester United. They started 2015 with a generic and unexpected 5-3 win over Chelsea London and with the amazing form Harry Kane has at the moment, expect goals in the first half. The squad is fit, and Mauricio Pochettino is expected to field more or less the same team as against Arsenal, because you do not change something that works so well. Eriksen is the Spurs’ man with the assists and Bentaleb will have to protect Tottenham’s backline from Liverpool’s attacks from the wings.
Liverpool’s goalless draw against Everton might have ended up being a rather costly affair. Sterling and Coutinho will have to undergo fitness tests to see if they will be fit to face Tottenham. Lucas Leiva who had to be subbed off on the 16th minute due to a thigh problem, will undergo special scans to give a definite answer about his injury. The good news is that Lallana is tipped to return against Tottenham and Liverpool’s prospects are not looking as bleak. At home Liverpool have an unbeaten run of eight matches where they also are 4 matches without conceding.
The Reds are being given the advantage over Tottenham, but mainly due to the fact that they play at home and will be looking forward for a 5th consecutive win. Bet365 gives Liverpool 1.85 odds to win, Tottenham got 4.33 and a draw has 3.90 odds. Both teams to score has 1.66 odds, Liverpool with a winning margin of one goal 3.75, Tottenham for the same betting market 5.50 and the visitors to score in the second half have 2.37 odds. Sturridge has 2.20 odds to score, Sterling and Lambert 2.50 and Borini 2.75. We are going to bet 7 units on Harry Kane to score anytime with 3.00 odds from Bet365.