Premiership week 27 tips: Man Utd bid to derail Liverpool's title charge

Martin Green

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:59 PM UTC

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 5:59 PM UTC

Man Utd v Liverpool is the standout fixture in the Premiership this weekend, but punters can find plenty of value on other games too.

<h2>West Ham v Fulham</h2><p>The Hammers have had two weeks to stew over their recent loss of form and they will be keen to return to winning ways on Friday night. Consecutive defeats to Bournemouth, AFC Wimbledon and Wolves sparked dejection among fans, but subsequent draws with Liverpool and Crystal Palace eased the pressure on the team. They will have had plenty of time to plot a victory over 19<sup>th</sup> placed Fulham, who have not been galvanised by the arrival of Claudio Ranieri and look doomed to be relegated. The Cottagers’ defence is extremely leaky and West Ham are blessed with an array of quality forwards, so they should be able to secure victory.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong> West Ham to win at 17/20 (1.85) with <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank">Betfair</a>.</p><h2>Burnley v Tottenham</h2><p>Mauricio Pochettino continues to work wonders at Tottenham Hotspur. Bereft of the services of his two most potent attacking threats – Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who both succumbed to long-term injuries – he has not only kept Spurs competitive, he has delivered a string of superb results. They have won their last three league games on the bounce, showing great heart and determination to score late winners against Watford and Newcastle, and then they battered Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. The likes of Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen have really stepped up to the challenge of replacing Kane’s goals, the defence has remained strong and Tottenham are just five points behind the league leaders. Burnley have enjoyed a strong upturn in form of late, surging out of the drop zone, but Tottenham are blessed with far superior quality.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong> Tottenham to win at 7/10 (1.70) with <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829" target="_blank">Coral</a> and <a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a">Betfred</a> and 18/25 (1.72) with Marathon, Tottenham and under 4.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) with <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a> and Coral.</p><h2>Bournemouth v Wolves</h2><p>Bournemouth have banged in 25 goals in 13 games at the Vitality Stadium this season, leaving them with the sixth best home record in the league. They have been poor on the road, losing their last two games at Cardiff and Liverpool, but in their last home game they beat Chelsea 4-0, so they should be full of confidence ahead of this game. Yet Wolves are in tremendous form, having gone seven games unbeaten to climb up to seventh in the table and surge into the FA Cup quarter-finals. They have the sixth best away record in the Premiership, with 14 goals in 12 games, and the last team to stop them scoring was Man City on January 14. You would therefore expect an open, entertaining game between these two.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong> both teams to score at 13/15 (1.87) with <a href=";a=b2e07733-b156-44ba-bdcb-83e67b8f8c27" target="_blank">Sportingbet</a>.</p><h2>Man Utd v Liverpool</h2><p>This could well be Liverpool’s biggest game of the season. They are level on points with Man City, but this is their game in hand and their opportunity to re-establish a three-point lead. After this fixture, there will be just 11 games remaining in the campaign and victory would give the Reds a tremendous confidence boost as they approach the home straight. Yet Man Utd stand in their way and the Red Devils will relish the opportunity to derail their fierce rivals’ title bid. They have won 11 out of 13 games since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho as manager, and their only defeat came against PSG in the Champions League. They have beaten Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea in recent weeks and they will not fear Liverpool at Old Trafford. It looks like developing into a fascinating game that really could go either way.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong> both teams to score at 4/6 (1.66) with <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank">William Hill</a>.</p>
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