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Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Saturday 12:30)
Mikel Arteta has made a mixed start to managerial life at Arsenal, yet, the Spaniard will lead his side to Selhurst Park on Saturday lunchtime seeking a third win on the spin.
The former Gunners midfielder picked up a solitary point from his opening two Premier League bouts, but back-to back wins against Manchester United and Leeds United respectively have lifted some of the long-standing clouds that have lingered in the red half of north London in recent seasons.
Indeed, Arsenal have triumphed in their last two outings at home, however, their sustained bout of travel sickness makes them difficult to trust against what is a well-schooled Crystal Palace outfit.
The Eagles enter this contest sitting ninth in the Premier League table, a point above their London neighbours who have failed to collect three points against Palace in their last three attempts.
What's more, Roy Hodgson's side have only lost one of their last eight top-flight tussles and I suspect they could once again prove to be a tough nut to crack against an Arsenal team who have only won twice on the road this term.
Therefore, I'm going to back Crystal Palace with a 0.75 start at 1.810 with Crown via VOdds – a betting angle that would only see you lose your full stake should Arsenal win the game by two or more goals.
Chelsea v Burnley (Saturday 15:00)
Chelsea ended the decade by suffering back-to-back Premier League defeats at Stamford Bridge for the first time in eight years and the Blues will be desperate to bounce back at home to Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
Frank Lampard's young guns conquered north London over the festive period when taking maximum points from trips to Tottenham and Arsenal respectively, however, either side of those two impressive triumphs, bottom-half Bournemouth and Southampton both landed three points in west London.
Such inconsistency has been Chelsea's undoing in recent months and they can ill-afford another setback on home soil against a Burnley outfit who have lost each of their last three Premier League matches.
Consequently, the Clarets have slid to 15th place in the table, only four points above the drop zone, however, I suspect Sean Dyche's troops will roll up their sleeves for this battle at the Bridge.
Indeed, Chelsea's superior quality should see them register an overdue home success, but Burnley have scored in seven of their 10 league games away from Turf Moor and the Clarets could breach a brittle Blues backline that has only registered two clean sheets in their last 16 matches across all competitions.
With that in mind, I'm going to side with Burnley with a 1.75 goal start at 1.800 with BET IBC via VOdds – a punt that would only see you completely out of pocket should Chelsea win the game by three or more goals – something the Blues have only managed to achieve on three occasions in the 30 games they have contested this season thus far.
Bordeaux v Lyon (Saturday 16:30)
The French top-flight resumes this weekend following a Winter shutdown and one of the standout fixtures on Saturday will see Bordeaux lock horns with Lyon.
Both sides began 2020 languishing in the lower half of Ligue 1, occupying 12th and 13th spot in the table respectively, with only goal difference separating the two teams at the halfway stage.
This time last month Paulo Sousa's side were flying high in the top-three and unbeaten in six, however, a 3-1 defeat away at Marseille was followed up with back-to-back losses against Strasbourg and Rennes respectively.
Lyon, despite qualifying for the last-16 of the Champions League, have endured a miserable first half of the season domestically and their woes were heightened before Christmas when talisman Memphis Depay suffered a season-ending injury.
Rudi Garica has thus far failed to rejuvenate Lyon's quest to finish in the top-three and a trip to the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux represents another banana skin for Les Gones.
The reverse fixture ended 1–1 in August, and given Lyon's inconsistency, coupled with Depay's absence, I'm going to back Bordeaux with a +0.50 start at 1.641 with Pinnacle via VOdds – taking this approach would generate a full return so long as the hosts avoid defeat.