There is a cracking game in the Premier League this evening with Wolves – who will move into the top six with a victory – entertaining third placed Leicester City. The reverse fixture at the King Power finished goalless on the opening day of the season but I would be surprised if we didn’t see goals at Molineux.
Leicester have dropped eight points from winning positions in their last four league games and James Maddison and Jamie Vardy – so potent in the first half of the campaign – have hit the buffers in recent weeks.
Wolves are yet to win at home in 2020 in any competition although they did beat Manchester City at Molineux over the Festive period. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are 6/4 with BetVictor to keep the points with the Foxes 19/10 and the draw at 23/10.
I can’t split the sides and a scoring draw at 16/5 is the recommendation.
Tomorrow’s early kick-off sees Southampton entertain Burnley and lady luck has not been shining on the Saints in recent games. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side matched Liverpool for 45 minutes at Anfield in their last league game and an ultimate 4-0 loss was not a true reflection of the part the visitors played in a terrific game against the Champions-elect.
The Saints were on top for much of their FA Cup 4th Round replay at Spurs last week until Spurs sprung to life with a terrific equalising goal. Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond are in excellent form of late and the latter had a frustrating first half of the campaign, but the winger has been back to his very best since the turn of the year. I would be disappointed if the hosts did not keep the points on the south coast.
Yes, Burnley did win at Old Trafford in their last away game and are unbeaten in their last three league games against Leicester, United and Arsenal but I feel the Saints have more quality than the Clarets and can edge a close game.
Southampton have picked up more points on the road – 20 of 31 – than they have at St Mary’s so far this term, but they look a fair price at 8/11 to return to winning ways with Burnley 18/5 and the draw at 13/5 with BetVictor.
Tomorrow’s evening kick-off sees runaway and record-breaking league leaders Liverpool travel to Carrow Road to meet a Norwich side who begin the weekend seven points from safety. The Reds have picked up 100 points from the last 102 up for grabs and it would be a surprise if the Canaries stopped the Reds in their tracks although we said much the same thing when Manchester City were the visitors to Norfolk earlier in the season.
Liverpool won the reverse fixture 4-1 on the opening weekend of the season – they were 4-0 up at halftime – and it would not surprise me if the hosts did again find the back of Alisson’s net, but I feel Liverpool will march on at the top of the league in their unrelenting quest for a first Premier League title. Liverpool are 17/10 to win and both teams to score and that is the recommendation.