Premiership Week 31 Betting Preview

Martin Green

Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:56 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 7:56 PM UTC

There are just five Premiership games this weekend as the FA Cup interrupts the schedule, but there is still plenty of value on offer for punters.

<h2>Burnley v Leicester</h2><p>Leicester picked up their first win of Brendan Rodgers’ reign when they beat Fulham 3-1 at the King Power last weekend. That catapulted them up to 10<sup>th</sup> in the table and the Foxes should now be confident of securing a top half finish. Burnley are on a three-game losing streak and that has plunged them back into relegation danger. Sean Dyche’s men have now dropped to 17<sup>th</sup> in the table and they are just two points clear of the drop zone, so they will be desperate for a result in this game. They have managed eight goals in their last five games, but they simply concede too many. Leicester have a similar issue and both teams have scored in each of their last five games, so this should be an open, entertaining contest.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong> Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" title="Bet365">Bet365</a></p><h2>West Ham v Huddersfield</h2><p>The Hammers have frustrated fans with their inconsistency this season, but they won their last two home games in comfortable fashion. They are ninth in the table, but they have the attacking prowess to finish seventh. They really should make short work of a Huddersfield side that sit rock bottom of the league, with 22 defeats from 30 games. It has been a dismal season for the toothless Terriers and they simply lack the quality to thrive in this division. They have only managed 15 goals this season, at a rate of a mere 0.5 per game, while they have conceded 53. The likes of Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic should be able to see them off.</p><p><strong>Tip: </strong>West Ham to win at 3/5 (1.60) with Bet Victor</p><h2>Fulham v Liverpool</h2><p>This one looks like a total mismatch as title chasing Liverpool take on an extremely poor Fulham side. The Cottagers have lost six on the bounce and that has left them marooned in 19<sup>th</sup> place in the Premier League table, 13 points adrift of safety. They have already sacked two managers this season and they are going down with a whimper. They have by far and away the worst defensive record in the league, with 68 goals conceded already. Liverpool’s attacking triumvirate of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah should be licking its collective lips in anticipation of facing such a leaky defence. The Reds are on a high after thumping Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and they should retain enough energy to get the job done against Fulham. They are just one point behind league leaders Man City, who do not play in the league this weekend, so the prospect of going top should give these players all the motivation they need.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong> Liverpool half-time / full-time at 5/6 (1.83) with Bet Victor</p><h2>Everton v Chelsea</h2><p>It has been an uninspiring season from Everton, who have just 10 wins from 30 games and find themselves languishing in mid-table. Given the scale of the investment in this team, the owner would expect to see them knocking on the door of the Big Six, but they have lacked consistency under Marco Silva. Chelsea have been much improved since taking a 6-0 hiding at the hands of Man City last month, but they are still sixth and they are now underdogs in the race to finish in the Champions League places. They will be a little jaded after a long trip to Kiev on Thursday night, and Everton might be able to capitalise in front of their home fans.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong> Everton +0.75 Asian handicap at 8/11 (1.73) with Marathon Bet</p>
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