We take a look at the two stand-alone English Premier League games taking place on Thursday and Friday and suggest a bet in each game.
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Fulham v Chelsea – Click here to bet
Fulham are currently 7th on the log and are on a great run since returning to action on Boxing Day winning 3 matches in a row. Last time out they beat Leicester 1-0 on the road and their last home win was a 2-1 victory over Southampton.
Fulham have been a profitable side to follow for those who like to take over 2.5 goals as 83% of their 18 matches have had 3 goals or more in them.
Chelsea are currently 10th on the log and coming off a 1-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Prior to that they were held 1-1 on the road against Nottingham and have now only won 1 of their last 8 matches. Chelsea’s last 5 matches have had 2 goals or less in them.
Chelsea did the double over Fulham last season, winning this fixture 1-0 and beating them 2-0 at home.
Based on current form I am surprised to be getting a 250% return on my investment for a Fulham win and I am going to back them to add to Chelsea’s recent woes and to get their 4th consecutive victory.
Suggested Bet: Fulham win at 5/2
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Aston Villa v Leeds- Click here to bet
Aston Villa are 11th on the table and last time out drew 1-1 at home to Wolves. They had previously beaten Tottenham 2-0 on the road and they have won 3 of their last 5 matches. Both teams to score, yes, backers would have collected profits in 4 out of Aston Villa’s last 5 games. Villa have played 18 matches this season and 9 of those games have delivered you a profit had you backed over 2.5 goals.
Leeds are 14th on the log and without a win in their 3 matches since returning after the World Cup break. They have drawn their last 2 games at home to West Ham, away at Newcastle and previously went down 3-1 to Manchester City. 11 of the 17 Leeds matches have reached the 3 goal mark this season.
These sides played out a goalless draw at Leeds earlier this season and last season this fixture finished 3-3.
I am tempted by the over 2.5 goals at 15/20, as well as the both teams to score, yes, at 7/10 as I do believe this is a game where we are going to get goals. My preference though is for an Aston Villa win as they have impressed me since their return to action.
Suggested Bet: Aston Villa win at 19/20
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change