Southampton v Chelsea
Mark Hughes takes on Chelsea, the club he served as a player, in another match aiming to save Southampton from relegation. It’s not looking great for the Saints, who sit three points behind 17th place Crystal Palace, albeit with a game in hand. Hughes will know that Chelsea will be no easy task, and with no win in seven in the league, it’s not looking likely.
Chelsea will be confident of another three points, as they look to get closer to the top four. They’re still ten points off it before this game, but with Spurs facing Manchester City, Antonio Conte will be hoping to be seven points off by the end of the day.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Chelsea -1.00 at 2.680
Crystal Palace v Brighton
A relegation six-pointer takes place at Selhurst Park, as Crystal Palace welcome Brighton. It is one of English football’s most unlikely rivalry, fuelled by on-pitch actions in the past rather than geographical proximity, and fuel will be added to the fire come Saturday with survival up for grabs.
Brighton is in the better position of the two, sitting in 13th with seven points separating them from the relegation zone. A loss here, though, could easily drag them back into the fight.
For Palace, this is a must win. Three points currently separate them from Southampton, but with the Saints taking on Chelsea, a win for Palace would most likely take them six points clear.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Crystal Palace -0.75 at 2.250
Tottenham v Manchester City
Fresh from stealing a goal from a team-mate. Harry Kane will be hoping to take advantage of some suspect Manchester City defending on Saturday evening. In their last three matches, City has shown their vulnerability at the back; against United and twice against Liverpool.
It is the first time this season that Guardiola has suffered three losses on the bounce and the Spaniard will be hoping to put that behind him with a win here. Remember, three points secure City the Premier League trophy, so what better way to put behind them the nightmare of the past week?
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Manchester City -0.50 at 2.600