SATURDAY’S big match live at teatime sees Chelsea entertain Man City and at this time of the season that would usually be a titanic tussle.
But in this strange campaign it takes second fiddle to Leicester v West Ham on Sunday and even Stoke v Spurs on Monday.
Both of those games will be previews on the site so looking at Saturday’s Premier League card and the biggest game is probably Norwich v Sunderland. It’s one neither can afford to lose so I’m on the draw at 9-4 with McBookie.
It’s two from three between Norwich, Sunderland and Newcastle for the drop and Rafa Benitez’s men need to beat Swansea at home as their away form is non-existent.
However, the Swans are one of the PL’s form sides with four wins and a draw in their last six and I’m backing them not to lose at 4-6 with Ladbrokes.
Aston Villa are officially down and could be mauled by a Man United side whose spirits will be high after Wednesday’s surprise FA Cup win at West Ham. United are short at 2-9 with McBookie and William Hill so look at Man Utd 1- at 4-6 with Ladbrokes or even -2 at 15-8 with Paddy Power.
Chelsea are playing for pride but City need a strong finish to book a Champions League slot. Like rivals United their confidence levels will have rocketed by their defeat of PSG in midweek.
Somehow they’ve made it the last four of the Champions League where Real Madrid await so have two chances of making a return. They know United’s game is a gimme so will be looking to take something here and I reckon it will be one point at 12-5 with bet365.
Everton were toothless in midweek and I can see Southampton winning at Goodison. They are a best 21-10 with Betfred and I’ll be on Shane Long to score first at 7-1 with the likes of McBookie and Ladbrokes.
In the Championship I’m again on Rotherham at Nottingham Forest. They were in the relegation zone when Neil Warnock joined in February – now they are top of the form table with six wins and two draws in their last eight.
It’s a remarkable turnaround and Rotherham’s Championship future will be virtually sealed if they beat fellow strugglers Forest at home today.
I backed Rotherham at what seemed a gift price of 2-1 last week at MK Dons and a 4-0 victory leaves their victims looking down and out.
How Forest must wish replacing manager changed their fortunes but Paul Williams is yet to win a game since replacing Dougie Freedman and they’re only above relegated Bolton in the form standings.
They fought hard before losing to Brighton in injury time on Monday and I’m on Rotherham at 6-4 with McBookie which is bigger than I expected.
Bets to Consider
Norwich v Sunderland draw
Man United -2