There is another cracking day of Premier League action to look forward on Saturday, with crucial games at both the top and the bottom ends of the table.
Liverpool can go back to the top of the standings if they avoid defeat at Brighton in the early game, whilst bottom face second bottom at the Hawthorns in the last game of the day.
Bielsa Looks to Out-think Ancelotti
Possibly the most fascinating clash of the day comes at Goodison Park (5:30), where Everton and Leeds United go head-to-head.
There are currently five points separating the two teams going into the game, but Leeds have already shown this season that they play better against the stronger teams.
The Yorkshire club go into the game as
5/2 underdogs, which is understandable having won just one of their last six games.
But a 0-0 draw against Arsenal last week was not a true reflection of Leeds’ dominance and you can expect Marcelo Bielsa to have a plan up his sleeve for the Toffees – who are
11/10 to collect the three points.
Everton’s form is pretty similar to their opponents, with last week’s win over Fulham their first victory in five matches.
Without fans at Goodison, their home has been erratic and the biggest concern for Carlo Ancelotti will be their failure to keep a clean sheet in their last eight matches.
One major plus from the Craven Cottage win though was the return to goalscoring form of Dominic Calvin-Lewin – the Everton striker is
21/20 to score at anytime on Saturday.
City Out to Break Down Stubborn Clarets
Saturday’s 3pm game has the look of a top versus bottom battle but in reality, the two teams are sat 14th and 17th respectively.
Nobody would have predicted Manchester City to be seven places off the bottom at the end of November, but league form has been a real puzzle for Pep Guardiola.
The Citizens –
2/15 to win – have only won three of their opening eight games, leaving many to suggest they are becoming obsessed with European glory.
Burnley may only have five points from their opening eight games, but there are signs that the Clarets are finding some form – with four points collected in their last two games.
One good sign for Sean Dyche is three clean sheets in their last five games and the visitors will look to frustrate City and try to hit them on a rare break forward.
Burnley’s record at the Etihad is awful, conceding 22 goals in their last five visits, but they will be hopeful of making it tougher for Pep’s men this time. Draw-HT / City-FT is worth considering at a big price of
Blades Can Gain Crucial Result
Saturday’s late game (8pm) sees the bottom two meet at the Hawthorns, as West Brom and Sheffield United go in search of their first league wins of the season.
There are real concerns that both sides are starting to be cut adrift from the rest of the league and even though we’re still in November, this still looks like a six-point clash – with West Brom
33/20 to win, the draw is
43/20 and Sheffield United can be backed at
The Baggies may have two more points than the Blades, but a little bit of extra Premier League experience may prove vital, while the head-to-head stats show the Yorkshire club are unbeaten on their last four trips to the Hawthorns.
Chris Wilder has already suggested the return of the fit-again Lys Mousset could be significant, with the Frenchman
11/5 to score at anytime on Saturday.
*All odds correct at time of writing