3pm Premier League Tips and Previews
Brighton v Watford – Sat 2nd Feb, 15:00, Amex Stadium
Referee: S Hooper
Both teams will be looking to bounce back from losses in their midweek matches, with Brighton losing 4-2 to Fulham, and Watford losing 2-1 to Spurs. Brighton have now lost their last three Premier League matches in a row, but they are quite strong at the Amex.
The Seagulls have only lost three games at home this season, against tough opposition in Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea. But, they have beaten Everton, Palace, Wolves, West Ham and Man United. Also, drawing to Fulham, Leicester and Arsenal.
Simply put, they are a tough team to beat at the Amex. Meanwhile, Watford have only lost one of their last five matches (Spurs this week) while drawing three and winning one. They have picked up positive results on the road, but this will be a close match.
Brighton’s main issue is in defensive, with them keeping just one clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League matches. Furthermore, Watford are prolific scorers on the road at the moment, with ten goals in their last five away matches.
Firstly, Brighton are 13/8 to win, the draw is 23/10 and a Watford win is 21/10.
I see the most value in the draw at 23/10. Both teams are capable of scoring, but I can see this ending level as Watford have seen in their three of their last five matches. The draw is best priced at 23/10 with Royal Panda.
On that note, I like the look of both teams scoring, which is best priced at 10/11. If you fancy it, the BTTS draw is best priced at 18/5 with BetVictor, and I certainly see value in it.
Burnley v Southampton – Sat 2nd Feb, 15:00, Turf Moor
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Burnley comes into this match after a brilliant 2-2 draw against Man United, but they may feel they deserved more than a draw. Burnley kept United at bay for 86 minutes before conceding two late goals to settle for a draw. A Pogba penalty in the 87th minute and a Victor Lindelof left-footed goal from a corner to rescue a point for the Red Devils.
Burnley are now unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches picking up three wins and two draws. The Clarets have drawn their last two games against Watford and Man United on the road, but they have won their last two matches at Turf Moor.
Meanwhile, Southampton played out a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace at home. Palace were leading up until a 77th-minute goal from Ward-Prowse levelled things for the Saints. The match finished 1-1 despite Zaha receiving a red card (two yellows) in quick succession. The second yellow card was awarded for Zaha sarcastically applauding the referee.
The Saints are now unbeaten in their last four matches, drawing two and winning two. Also, they are unbeaten in their last three matches on the road winning two and drawing one. This should be a close game, but who will come out on top?
Firstly, Burnley are 6/4, the draw is 27/11 and a Southampton win is 2/1.
Both teams are quite tough to beat at the moment, and I can see this value in this match finishing as a draw. The draw is best priced at 27/11 with Unibet. Burnley have drawn their last two matches while the Saints have drawn two of their last four games.
However, I do not think this will be a bore draw. Both teams will likely get on the scoresheet in this match. Burnley have scored at least twice in four of their last five Premier League matches, but they have only kept 3 clean sheets in 11 matches at home.
Meanwhile, the Saints are looking a lot better under Hasenhuttl, scoring in four of their last five matches while seeing both teams score in four of those. Both teams to score has good value at 4/5 with bet365. But, I also like the look of BTTS draw at 18/5 with BetVictor.
Chelsea v Huddersfield – Sat 2nd Feb, 15:00, Stamford Bridge
Referee: Paul Tierney
Can Chelsea bounce back from their humiliating 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth in their last match? The Blues have now lost their last two Premier League matches without even scoring a goal. But, both of those losses can on the road, Chelsea are a different animal at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have lost just one game at home in the Premier League, winning seven and drawing four. Chelsea should get back to winning ways in this match, against a relegation doomed Huddersfield side.
The Terriers have lost four of their last five matches while drawing (0-0) against Cardiff. They have failed to score in their last three matches while conceding four goals.
Huddersfield have won just one game on the road this season while drawing three and losing seven. However, their scoring record on the road is better and they have picked up more points on their travels.
The Terriers have scored in seven of their away matches so far, which is much better than their home record. But, can a Chelsea team that are pretty solid at home.
Firstly, Chelsea are 1/5 to win, the draw is 7/1 and a Huddersfield win is 18/1.
There is not a lot of value in the win markets unless you feel Huddersfield are capable of getting something from this game. But, I do not see that happening personally. However, I do see Huddersfield getting a goal in this match, with Chelsea’s defence looking vulnerable at the moment.
The Terriers are capable of scoring a goal, but rarely will they score more than one. I think they will nick a goal at some point, but Chelsea should go onto win this match. BTTS is best priced at 13/8 and a BTTS match result is 13/5 with 888sport.
Crystal Palace v Fulham – Sat 2nd Feb, 15:00, Selhurst Park
Referee: Michael Oliver
Crystal Palace will be without Zaha (record is not pretty without him) for this match, but they did get a loan deal for Michy Batshuayi for the rest of the season last night. He is likely to start for this match, and he could be a great player for Palace this season.
Meanwhile, Fulham won their last match 4-2 at home against Brighton, but they are struggling on the road this season. Fulham have lost four of their last five away matches while drawing one. Fulham have only scored three goals in their last seven away matches.
But, Palace have been struggling at home this season, picking up just nine points with two wins, three draws and six losses. But, the biggest shock is their scoring record at home. Palace fans have only seen 17 goals at Selhurst Park this Premier League season, with Palace scoring six and conceding eleven.
In comparison, Palace have scored 18 goals on the road while conceding 22. However, I do expect goals in this match, with Fulham and Palace likely to get on the scoresheet in this match.
Firstly, Crystal Palace are 21/20 to win, the draw is 5/2 and a Fulham win is 3/1.
To be honest, I do see real value in the Fulham away win at 3/1 with Zaha unavailable for this match. It took over two years, until last month, for Palace to win without Zaha in the team. They have a shocking record without Zaha, but will Bathshuayi make an impact with his potential debut this Saturday?
I like the look of BTTS at 5/6 with 10Bet. Yes, Palace have barely scored any goals at home this season, but they up against a pretty terrible defence in Fulham. Still, I see Fulham getting a goal as they look to build on their 4-2 victory over Brighton.
Fulham have seen both teams score in their last four matches in a row, while Palace have seen both teams score in their last three games in a row.
Everton v Wolves – Sat 2nd Feb, 15:00, Goodison Park
Referee: Lee Mason
Two of the most inconsistent teams go head to head in this match, but who will come out on top? Everton won their last match 1-0 on the road against Huddersfield, but they have lost three of their last five matches.
Meanwhile, Wolves beat West Ham 3-0 last time out, while winning three of their last five and losing two. It is hard to know how these two will perform on the day, with inconsistent results from both all season.
Wolves went from losing two games in a row without scoring to scoring seven goals and conceding three as they beat Leicester and West Ham. Similarly, Everton have won just one of their last five home matches while losing two and drawing two.
But, Everton have been consistent in front of goal at home, while only failing to score once this season. However, they have had defensive issues, as they have conceded in eight of those matches, only keeping clean sheets against Fulham, Bournemouth, Palace and Cardiff.
Firstly, Everton are 11/8 to win, the draw is 12/5 and a Wolves win is 12/5.
Everton have been struggling at home in recent matches, but I do see value in the stalemate for this game. But, I can see both teams getting on the scoresheet, and it is best priced at 5/6 with Betway.
As we said, Everton have only failed to score once at home this season, and I can see them getting a goal or two. But, they are not the best in defence, and Wolves are quite good at scoring on the road. Wolves have only failed to score in two away matches this season, and I see them scoring again in this match.
On that note, I do not see this game ending 1-1, so BTTS and over 2.5 goals is looking like great value at 29/20 with BoyleSports.