We preview the two televised games on Saturday – featuring Brighton v Chelsea at the Amex on Sky Sports and Manchester City v Newcastle at the Etihad on BT Sport.
Brighton v Chelsea
|Eden Hazard||Anytime Goalscorer||6/4||Bet365|
Brighton were 13/2 to win this game before Chelsea’s FA Cup replay with Norwich on Wednesday, but with the Blues being taken to extra-time, with Alvaro Morata and Pedro both sent-off and thus suspended here, the Seagulls have shortened to 11/2.
The Seagulls have actually drawn six of their last eight home league games and the only two sides to have won here at the Amex this season are Man City & Liverpool.
Antonio Conte’s visitors have only won one of their last six league and cup games (D4, L1) and don’t appeal at 4/6, so we recommend the draw at 14/5 with BetVictor.
That would be a third consecutive league draw for Chelsea and we also recommend backing the 1-1 Correct Score at 13/2 with Bet365 – who refund you if it finishes 0-0.
Ross Barkley could feature for Chelsea for the first time, but is likely to start on the bench, and if Chelsea are to fire then Eden Hazard is most likely to be the spark – back him at 6/4 with Bet365 to score a goal at any time in this lunchtime kick-off.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|
Manchester City v Newcastle
|Sergio Aguero||To Score 2 Or More||13/5||Paddy Power|
|Manchester City 3-0||Correct Score||6/1||Betfair|
|Manchester City 4-0||Correct Score||9/1||Betfair|
City lost their first Premier League game of the season at Anfield last Sunday, but it took an exhilarating performance from Liverpool to beat the league leaders – and even then Pep Guardiola’s side came close to overturning a 4-1 deficit at the death.
Newcastle have actually won their last two league away games, at West Ham and Stoke, but have conceded at least four goals in each of their last four league away games against City (4-0, 4-0, 5-0 and 6-1), and they are 28/1 with Betfair to win here.
Sergio Aguero scored five goals in that last meeting and appeals at 13/5 ‘to score 2 or more goals’ here with Paddy Power – who offer him at 11/1 to score a hat-trick.
Let’s also back the 3-0 and 4-0 home wins at 6/1 and 9/1 respectively with Betfair – City haven’t scored 5 goals in any of their last 15 Premier League games.