The Premier League serves up a six-match midweek coupon stretched across Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Chelsea vs Liverpool is the big box office draw alongside the pursuit of precious points for relegation battlers Bournemouth, Leeds, Nottingham Forest, West Ham and Leicester.
Find out what we’re backing at Stamford Bridge below, along with selections from a further three matches. Scroll down for the rationale behind the selections.
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Seaside showdown should see clean sheets shunned
The odds-compilers have been quick to elevate Brighton into the upper echelon of away-win pricing and Roberto De Zerbi’s side are chalked up at a thanks-but-no thanks 4/7 to beat Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth have claimed points from three of their last four home games, including a 1-1 draw with Newcastle, a 1-0 win over Liverpool and most recently a 2-1 win over Fulham.
Gary O’Neill’s side can certainly outrun their 9/2 underdog status here and backing both teams to score could be one way to capitalise on this narrative. Brighton have played 14 away games against top-flight opposition this season and have yet to keep a clean sheet.
Toney a tasty price to bag against off-colour Red Devils
Only Erling Haaland has a better expected EPL goals (XG) metric than Ivan Toney this season (as per understat.com), which is hugely impressive given the plaudits strewn on Harry Kane in recent weeks.
Toney has struck nine goals in 13 away league games so far, including at Newcastle, Man City (twice), Arsenal and Brighton last time out. Man Utd could been beaten four or five against Newcastle at the weekend and Toney is sure to capitalise if they’re in similar shape at Old Trafford.
Recurring Irons nightmare Wilson back amongst the goals
No team has contributed more to Callum Wilson’s career goals account than West Ham United, against whom the former Bournemouth man has notched 10 times in 12 meetings.
Wilson has bagged in each of his last two tussles with the Irons and snapped a four-game goalless streak last time out against Man Utd, right on cue to set him up for this trip to the capital.
Dour double-bagel can click again for rudderless rivals
Odds of 11/1 about a goalless draw between Chelsea and Liverpool look more than palatable considering the sides’ last three encounters have all ended 0-0. A repeat looks very feasible with both clubs struggling for consistency and cohesion.
The Blues’ lack of a central goal threat is well-documented and they’ve now been shut out in five of their last 10 games at Stamford Bridge, including against Aston Villa in their most recent outing.
Liverpool have found scoring goals tricky on their travels of late too, failing to trouble the scorers in four of their last six away games in all competitions.