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Premier League:

 Arsenal v Watford (19:45):

Watford have won just 1 of their last 7 league games and have lost 5 of their last 6 away games, 3 of those 5 losses have been to nil. Watford have also conceded 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 6 away games. Arsenal have won their last 5 home league games, 2 of those  to nil. In 3 of those 5 games, Arsenal a single goal, all 3 of which were penalties. Arsenal have scored 2 or more goals in 4 of those 5 games. Arsenal to win to nil is around 10/11 while the -1 handicap is just 8/13. Arsenal to win both halves is 6/5. For Sanchez and Giroud to score and win you’re looking at less than evens.  6 of Arsenal’s last 8 home games have had 11 or more corners. 4 of Watford’s last 6 league games have had 10 or more corners.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (19:45):

Both teams seem out of nick. Bournemouth have won just 1 of their last 6. Palace are yet to win any of the 5 league games under Allardyce, they have lost their last 4. 3 of those 4 losses were to nil. Palace are yet to keep an away clean sheet all season. Bournemouth have kept just 1 clean sheet at home in their last 6 so both teams to score looks appealing in a game between two out of form sides but with Allardyce’s track record and defensive tinkering since taking the job, it feels like a matter until Palace become a tough team to beat. 7 of Bournemouth’s 11 league games have had over 2.5 goals while 7 of Palace’s 11 away games have had over 2.5 goals. If you do fancy both teams to score, it seems a tad short at 8/11, instead have a look at Both Team To Score and Over 2.5 goals at 5/4 unless of course you fancy the 1-1 draw. In terms of corners, each of Bournemouth’s last 7 home games have had 11 or more corners. 7 of Palace’s last 8 away games have had 10 or more corners, looking at games since Allardyce took over, 3 of Palace’s 5 league games have had 10 or more corners.

Burnley v Leicester (19:45):

Burnley have the 4th best home record in the league. They have won their last 4 home league games and 8 of their last 9 at home in all competitions. Leicester are yet to win an away game all season. In terms of corners, it seems difficult to find an angle. 5 of Burnley’s last 7 home games have seen 10 or more corners but on 4 of those occasions it was reliant on Burnley’s opponents who have had 7 or more corners on each occasion. Leicester have had 4 or less corners in 4 of their last 7 league away games. Leicester will view this game as winnable despite Burnley’s home record, and with Mahrez and Slimani back both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 13/8 is worth noting. 8 of Leicester’s 11 away league games this season have had over 2.5 goals.

Middlesbrough v West Brom (19:45):

7 of Middlesbrough’s last 9 league games have failed to see both teams score. 7 of their last 8 home league games have failed to see both teams scoring. 7 of West Brom’s 11 away league games have seen under 2.5 goals while 6 of Boro’s 11 home league games this season have seen the same feat, but under 2.5 goals is trading as low as 4/9 with both teams to score at 8/13. There seems little consistency in terms of corners, 3 of Boro’s last 6 home games have seen over 10 corners whilst 3 of West Brom’s last 6 away games have seen 11 or more corners.

Sunderland v Tottenham (19:45):

Sunderland have lost 4 of their last 5 league games. Tottenham have won 2 of their last 3 away games, both teams have scored in each occasion. 8 of Sunderland’s 11 home games this season have seen over 2.5 goals whilst 6 of Tottenham’s 11 away games have seen over 2.5 goals. Over 2.5 goals is currently trading at around 4/6. Sunderland have scored in 8 of their last 9 home games but have kept just 2 clean sheets at home this season. Both teams to score is 10/11, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 5/4 and Spurs to win and both teams to score is 15/8. 8 of Tottenham’s 11 away league games this season have had 11 or more corners while 5 of Sunderland’s 11 home league games have had 10 or more corners. Sunderland have had 4 or more corners in 3 of their last 4 home league games.

Swansea v Southampton (19:45):

Swansea’s last 10 league games have had over 2.5 goals, including both games under Paul Clement which have both seen over 3.5 goals. 4 of Southampton’s last 6 league games have seen over 2.5 goals but both teams have scored on just 2 of those occasions. The sale of Jose Fonte coupled with the injury of Virgil Van Dijk mean that both teams to score at 4/5, over 2.5 goals at evens and both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 11/8 are eye-catching. Swansea beat Liverpool last time out and are 11/5 for the win with 11/2 offered to win with both teams scoring, Southampton are 5/4. Swansea have not drawn a home game since October, a run of 6 games without a draw whilst Southampton have drawn just 1 of their last 7 away from home. 6 of Southampton’s last 7 away games have had 11 or more corners. Paul Clement’s first two games in charge have totalled 5 and 9 corners respectively. Southampton have had 7 or more corners team corners in 5 of their last 6 away games

Liverpool v Chelsea (20:00):

Liverpool are 3 Premier League games without a win. Chelsea have won 15 of their last 16 league games, 7 of those were away games, 6 of which were won to nil. Conversely, 5 of Liverpool’s last 7 home league games have seen both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals. Chelsea are 19/10 to win are 4/1 to win to nil. Over and under 2.5 goals are trading at evens and 8/11 respectively. Bookings could be an angle in this one with Chelsea averaging 4 or more cards a game. 4 of Liverpool’s last 5 home league games have seen 10 or more corners whilst 4 of Chelsea’s 8 away games since switching to a back three have seen 10 or more corners.

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