Burnley v Stoke
Stoke boss Mark Hughes is increasingly facing questions over this job. The Potters sit in 15th, just three points off the relegation places. Saturday’s 5-1 hammering at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur was the latest in a long line of frustrating matches for the Stoke fans and Hughes must be feeling the pressure.
Burnley, on the other hand, continues to find good form, with the weekend’s 1-0 win over Watford taking them to seventh in the table. It was Scott Arfield winner that got Sean Dyche’s team the three points against the Hornets, and Dyche will be hoping for another three points here.
Expect changes – it can be difficult for players to feature in games so quickly, which could impact the quality of show. Burnley, though, is always hard-working and organised, which should help guide them to 3 points.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Burnley -0.50 at 2.330
Huddersfield v Chelsea
When newly promoted Huddersfield shocked Crystal Palace (3-0) and Newcastle (1-0) in the opening two games of the season, a few people started to take notice. The Terriers have continued their good form on a whole under David Wagner and currently find themselves in 12th place.
They have, somewhat understandably, struggled against the league’s big sides. A 4-0 loss to Spurs and 3-0 loss to Liverpool showed their vulnerability, but a 2-1 win against Manchester United does give Wagner hope of getting something when the champions travel to Huddersfield.
Although Chelsea currently sits in third place, Antonio Conte will be disappointed with his side’s season so far. They are already well behind league leaders Manchester City and Saturday’s 1-0 loss to West Ham United made plenty state that the champions could not now catch Pep’s side.
If Conte’s men want to have any chance of being in the title race come to the end of the season, they need to pick up three points on the road here.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Chelsea -1.75 at 2.770