There are three more games for us to enjoy Sunday, starting with Newcastle hosting Sheffield United at St. James’ Park.
The visitors have already played after the restart, and thus could give them the edge fitness wise, but they looked far less adventurous against Villa than earlier in the season,
We know they should have been awarded a goal when Hawk Eye went missing, but they still had very few shots on target in what was a dull encounter.
Newcastle have been difficult to beat at home, but have also struggled to score – betting just 12 times in the Premier League. This points to a low scoring game, and we wouldn’t put off punters going for a 0-0. Instead we’re going to side with a draw.
Next up is Aston Villa versus Chelsea. The home team were pretty dire offensively against Sheffield United on Wednesday, but did look a lot more solid defensively.
That said, Chelsea need the points in the chase for the final Champions League spot. We think the Blues will have too much for the hosts, and look for them to gradually gain control.
The final game is the Merseyside Derby. Everton have a dreadful record versus their cross-city rivals, and have not recorded a victory in approaching a decade.
They will be incentivised to break this dismal run, of course, but it’s highly debatable whether they are good enough to do so, particularly with a number of injuries in midfield.
We think this being a normal tight derby initially, before Liverpool’s superior talent finally gets the time to shine.
Draw in Newcastle/Sheffield United game doubled with Chelsea win, 1 pt, at approximately 3.3/1
Halftime draw, full time Liverpool win, 1 pt, at 18/5, BetVictor