The 2015-16 EPL Season continues this weekend with teams backing up after midweek games. A top of the table clash beckons with Leicester City looking to remain on top as they take on Manchester City. Continue reading for our EPL Week 25 Preview and Betting Tips.
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Manchester City vs Leicester City (Saturday 11.45pm AEDT)
I don’t think anyone would have predicted that to end the first week of February there would be a top of the table clash between Manchester City and Leicester City. However, that is the situation we are in and a victory for Leicester away from home would be a huge step forward to putting a hand on the trophy despite their still a long way to go in the season.
This match is likely to be an incredibly close one with statistics backing that up. Manchester City has earned the most points at home this season with 28 whilst Leicester has earned the most away points with 25. The Citizens have won 16 of their last 19 EPL home games and the Foxes have only lost one of their last 15 away games.
It will take a might effort for the Foxes to earn a victory in this one but they have continuously stepped up to the occasion this season. We are expecting the two sides to split the points with Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero both finding themselves on the scorers sheet.
Stoke City vs Everton (Sunday 2am AEDT)
The Toffees earned a much-needed victory last week against Newcastle whilst Stoke suffered a loss on the road to the Red Devils. Back-to-back 3-0 losses for the home side is disappointing but fans will be happy the side is still wanting to move forward as they completed another record signing in Gianneli Imbula who will boost their midfield and he could make his debut this weekend.
Meanwhile Everton increased its already potent attack by bringing in striker Oumar Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow and he will provide competition for Romelu Lukaku and keep the Belgian goal scorer on his game. Ross Barkley has been in tremendous form in the midfield and he has been a constant threat in attack and has scored two screamers in his last three matches. With Stoke falling out of form we are backing the Toffees to earn the three points in this one and get redemption for their loss against Stoke earlier in the season.
Southampton vs West Ham United (Sunday 4.30am AEDT)
These two sides are sitting in 6th and 7th position but are separated by 5 competition points. The Saints enter the match this weekend in great form having won three of their past four matches including a draw against Arsenal last week. In all four of those matches they have kept a clean sheet, however they have a weak record against West Ham with just one win in their last eight matches and lost to the side 2-1 just over a month ago.
The Hammers have won four of their last six matches and have scored at least two goals in five of those matches with their attacking starting to reach its full potential after dipping in the middle of the season. We are predicting the West Ham to break the solid stretch of the Saints and continue their impressive way record and dominance over the side.
Chelsea vs Manchester United (Monday 3am AEDT)
Despite the struggles from Chelsea this season, they have stepped up in matches against their bigger rivals in Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool. They are also undefeated in their past six matches against the Red Devils including three victories and United has only won once in their last 13 Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge. The Blues are undefeated in their past six Premier League matches but they haven’t been impressive with only the two victories against Arsenal and Crystal palace. However, the defence has improved keeping four clean sheets across that stretch including the 0-0 draw when these two sides faced just over a moth ago.
The Red Devils were finally able to put a big score line against an opponent last week as they beat Stoke 3-0 at home. It was a much-needed victory for the side if they want to keep their Champions League hopes alive. We are predicting this to be a high scoring match with the Red Devils turning their record around against Chelsea by picking up the three points.
Take note: Any of the tips in this article are simply the author’s opinion, so bet at your own risk and always gamble responsibly. Also be sure to check out the Before You Bet Twitter Page for all our thoughts in the lead up to bets! Happy punting!
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