The Toffees Could Come Unstuck Against A Rampant Tottenham

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The Toffees Could Come Unstuck Against A Rampant Tottenham

Wolves vs. Liverpool

3 p.m. Friday

League leaders Liverpool have rattled off five straight victories and they are surging with confidence right now. They produced a stirring second-half performance to vanquish Man Utd at Anfield on Sunday and they should be able to beat Wolves without too much trouble. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have climbed up to seventh in the table after winning three games in a row, but that fine run is likely to end against Liverpool. The Reds are the only unbeaten team in the league, with 14 wins and three draws from 17 games, and they have conceded just seven goals all season. Star forwards Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are starting to rediscover their best form, and that could spell trouble for the Wolves defense. Liverpool -1 Asian handicap is -106 with Bet365 and that looks like an attractive option.

Bournemouth vs. Brighton

10 a.m. Saturday

Both of these teams have lost their last two games and they are lingering in mid-table. That will suit Brighton, who are only in their second season in the top flight and seeking to simply avoid relegation and consolidate their status as a Premiership club. But Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe must be slightly disappointed as they slipped down from seventh in the table after losing four of their last five games. They have endured a tough run of fixtures, losing to Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal and Wolves, and their sole victory was a 2-1 win at home against Huddersfield. They will hope for a similar result on Saturday and they have the quality going forward to pull it off. Brighton are a tough, stubborn team and they fight for every ball, but they struggle on the road. The Seagulls have lost six of nine away trips this season, so Bournemouth to win looks good at -110 with Pinnacle.

Chelsea vs. Leicester

10 a.m. Saturday

Leicester have lost their last two games to nil and slumped to 12th in the table as a result of their struggles in front of goal. Chelsea followed up their sensational 2-0 victory over Man City with a battling performance to beat Brighton 2-1 on Sunday, so they will be full of confidence ahead of this game. They lack a world-class striker and that might just derail their title bid, but Eden Hazard has the quality to terrorize this Leicester defense and Chelsea should win this one comfortably. Chelsea and under 4.5 goals looks good at -137.

Man City vs. Crystal Palace

10 a.m. Saturday

This looks like developing into a horribly one-sided game. Premiership champions Man City have won all nine home games so far this season, scoring 33 goals and conceding just six. Star playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is now back from injury and forwards like Raheem Sterling and Sadio Mane continue to go from strength to strength, while Gabriel Jesus is growing in confidence up front. Relegation threatened Crystal Palace have lost six of nine on the road and they are unlikely to see much of the ball in this game. Man City have won 5-0 in their last two home games against Crystal Palace, so Man City to win to nil looks great at -125 with Bet365 and -109 with smaller books in this game. Some bettors might also be interested in Man City -2.5 Asian handicap at +119.

Everton vs. Tottenham

11 a.m. Sunday

Spurs have ground out three wins on the bounce after playing with doggedness and determination throughout December. Mauricio Pocchetino has a number of attacking options at his disposal and he was able to bring on the likes of Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min to turn their last game on its head. A 91st minute winner from Eriksen left Spurs third in the table and they have the league’s best away record, with eight wins from 10 road trips. Everton have only lost once at home all season, but they are winless in four games and short of confidence, so Tottenham to win at +115 with Bet365 looks good. Tottenham beat Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park last season and they have won their last three games against the Toffees.