Leicester Bids to Honor Owner's Memory With Win vs. Cardiff in EPL

Martin Green

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:33 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 4:33 PM UTC

The Premiership returns this weekend and all eyes will be on Leicester's game at Cardiff as the Foxes bid to honor their late chairman with a victory in what promises to be an emotional occasion.

Bournemouth vs. Manchester UnitedSaturday, 8:30 a.m. ET

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The Cherries are on fire this season and a 3-0 victory over Fulham last Saturday carried them up to sixth in the table. Bournemouth sits comfortably ahead of a struggling Manchester United in the standings, but the Red Devils are starting to rally under beleaguered boss Jose Mourinho. They have taken seven points from their last three league games, beating Everton and Newcastle and picking up a draw at Chelsea. "Both teams to score" and "over" 2.5 goals came off in each of those three matches, as Man United is leaking goals, but they are lucky to have French forward Anthony Martial in fine form. Bournemouth has scored 10 goals and conceded five in their five home games this season, so we should be in for a goal fest on Saturday. "Both teams to score" and "over" 2.5 goals is -105 with William Hill and +100 with Sky Bet.

Cardiff vs. LeicesterSaturday, 11 a.m. ET

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This will be a terribly somber affair as everyone associated with Leicester continues to mourn the tragic death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. His helicopter crashed just outside the stadium after last weekend’s game, killing him, two members of his staff and both pilots. The players will be desperate to honor his memory with a victory and they have the quality to pull it off away at a poor Cardiff side. William Hill has +120 on a win for the Foxes and that is sure to be a popular bet.

Everton vs. BrightonSaturday, 11 a.m. ET

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A stubborn Brighton side has picked up a remarkable three wins in a row and they are now sitting pretty in mid-table. However, all good things must come to an end and they could find their luck runs out at Everton on Saturday. The Seagulls have already lost three out of five away games this season, while Everton picked up strong wins over Crystal Palace and Fulham in their last two home fixtures. They boast the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Theo Walcott and Bernard in attack and that should be enough to unlock a tight Brighton defense. Chris Hughton’s men are heavily reliant on evergreen striker Glenn Murray, and if Everton can negate his threat they should win. Bet Stars has -110 on Everton to win and "under" 4.5 goals and that looks like a really attractive option.

Arsenal vs. LiverpoolSaturday, 1:30 p.m. ET

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The Gunners’ 11-game winning streak came to an end with a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday, but confidence remains high among this group. They concede with alarming regularity, but they are very dynamic in attack, where the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil strut their stuff with aplomb. Yet Liverpool to win will be a popular bet as they have made a habit of ripping Arsenal apart in recent times. Their gegenpressing style will be hard for the Gunners to handle, and the pace they boast in attack should see them threaten the Gunners’ shaky back line time and time again. Mohamed Salah is returning to the exceptional form we saw last season, and he will relish the chance to face Shkodran Mustafi and company. Yet Arsenal has not lost in 12 games, so the "both teams to score" and "over" 2.5 goals bet looks great again, with William Hill offering -130.

Manchester City vs. SouthamptonSunday, 10 a.m. ET

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Pep Guardiola’s men are in brilliant form and they surged back to the top of the table with a fine win over Spurs at Wembley at the weekend. They have the attacking quality to absolutely pulverize a poor Southampton team. They have won their last three games against the Saints and they are just -1000 with Bet365 to extend that run to four on the weekend. Man City to "win to nil" looks great at -133 with William Hill, and Southampton has struggled in front of the goal this season.

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