Leicester Looking to Cement Top-Four Place

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Leicester face Southampton on Friday and there are four more Premier League games on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy scores a penalty kick

Friday’s Premier League clash at St Mary’s is a re-run of this year’s FA Cup semi-final as Southampton take on Leicester City, while Manchester City are one of eight teams that are in action on Saturday.

Foxes to Enjoy South Coast Trip

After suffering back-to-back defeats at the start of April, Leicester have managed to turn their form around and Monday’s 2-1 comeback victory against Crystal Palace made it three wins on the spin.

Starting off the three straight victories was a 1-0 triumph over Southampton at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final, with the Foxes securing their place in the final for the first time since 1969.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have the bit between their teeth right now and they should have enough to overcome a Saints outfit on a three-game losing run, having gone down to West Brom and Tottenham either side of that FA Cup defeat.

Leicester have a terrific away record this season, losing only three times on the road in all competitions, and they look good value at 21/20 to rack up another three points on Friday night.

City Set for Title Parade?

Manchester City are still revelling in their 2-1 victory at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, a result that has put them a step closer to the Champions League final, and the Citizens could have a second piece of silverware in the trophy cabinet by the end of the weekend.

Having recently defeated Tottenham in the League Cup final, Pep Guardiola’s men travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday on a three-game winning streak and with the knowledge they could be crowned champions.

If the Citizens beat the Eagles and Manchester United lose at home to Liverpool on Sunday, then City will be crowned champions of England with four games remaining.

Saturday’s clash at Selhurst Park may not be the hammering everyone is expecting, with Guardiola likely to rotate and keep his players fresh for their European exploits, and delving into the goals market could be where the value is.

Under 2.5 goals has landed in 18 of City’s 33 league games this season and this looks a tempting price at 23/20 to happen again.

Leeds to Pile Misery on Seagulls

Leeds are still fighting for a top-half finish and they will be confident of getting the better of Brighton, who are still nervously looking over their shoulders, at the AMEX Stadium on Saturday.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men are unbeaten in six and they take on a Brighton side that are without a win in four and lost 1-0 to relegated Sheffield United last time out.

At 23/10, Leeds provide great value to win the match and continue their impressive return to Premier League life.

Chelsea to Boost Top-Four Hopes

Chelsea welcome Fulham to Stamford Bridge o Saturday and the Blues, who drew 1-1 at Real Madrid last time out, look set to pick up a crucial three points and put another nail in the Cottagers’ coffin.

Scott Parker’s men look destined to drop down to the Championship but the fact they still have a chance of survival means they will have to adopt a more attacking approach, which could make this an open contest.

The Blues have only suffered one home defeat under Thomas Tuchel, so Chelsea are expected to win, but Fulham have only failed to score in one of their last seven away games and they can at least find the back of the net on Saturday.

Backing Chelsea to win and both teams to score looks the way to go at 23/10.

Toffees to Stay in European Hunt

Everton are still hanging around in the top-four battle and they still have a game in hand, which could turn out to be crucial, on those around them. The Toffees have struggled for a bit of creativity recently and three straight draws had dampened spirits, but the 1-0 win over Arsenal last time out has provided a timely boost.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men welcome Aston Villa to Goodison Park on Saturday and the visitors are not pulling up any trees right now, having picked up just one win from their last eight matches.

The absence of Jack Grealish has been massive for the Villans and it looks like Dean Smith’s men are going to finish the campaign with a bit of a whimper.

Everton are 1/1 and they look like the best bet to pick up the win on Merseyside.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

A sports journalist for over 15 years, Aidan has been part of written and audio coverage on a wide-ranging number of events. Having played and coached at amateur level, he offers in-depth insight and opinion into the world of football in particular.

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