Race for the Top Four Hots up

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The Premier League action resumes on Saturday with plenty to fight for at both ends of the table.

Thomas Tuchel has made a fine start to life at Chelsea

The first international break of 2021 is now behind us and the attention is now back on the Premier League.

While the title appears to be heading to the blue side of Manchester, there is still plenty to play for at both ends of the table.

Those teams towards the bottom of the table are not in action until Sunday, but Saturday’s matches could go a long way to deciding the race for the top four.

Chelsea to Add to West Brom’s Woes

Chelsea host struggling West Brom on Saturday afternoon and they will be looking to put the Baggies to the sword in the 12:30 kick-off.

The Blues have not conceded in any of their past seven matches in all competitions and the Baggies should struggle to trouble Thomas Tuchel’s rejuvenated team.

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with West Brom and even though they drew 3-3 in their previous encounter, they have come on leaps and bounds under Tuchel.

The Baggies are winless in their last 15 league games at Stamford Bridge and a Chelsea to win to nil looks an attractive bet at odds of 20/29.

Leeds to Win Yorkshire Battle

Leeds have already beaten Sheffield United this season and they can make it a league double when the two teams clash at Elland Road.

The Whites are comfortably in mid-table and could finish in the top half during their first campaign back in the top flight.

On the other hand, the Blades look destined for the Championship, with their future set to be decided in just a matter of weeks.

Paul Heckingbottom is now in charge until the end of the season and the squad looks to have given up, with three defeats on the bounce bound to affect morale.

The Blades have conceded nine goals in three matches, making Leeds to score over 2.5 team goals at 19/10 looks a shrewd bet this weekend.

Leicester Hoping to Stall Man City’s Title Charge

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester are desperate to confirm their place in next season’s Champions League after narrowly missing out last year.

They look good value for it as well, having gone three games unbeaten in the league. Leicester can move up to second with a win on Saturday, but they face table-toppers Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s men have won their last four matches in all competitions, but they did taste defeat when the two teams met earlier this season.

Leicester can complete a first league double over City since the 1986-87 campaign and they know they can get the better of Guardiola’s men after a 5-2 win.

Both teams to score is 21/20, a price that is too hard to ignore considering the attacking prowess of both squads.

Liverpool Hoping to Keep Arsenal at Bay

Liverpool endured a sticky patch before the international break, losing eight of their 15 matches before the squad split up for World Cup qualifiers.

Jurgen Klopp’s side showed some composure to overcome RB Leipzig in the Champions League, while they beat Wolves 1-0 in their final league encounter.

Sadly, it is difficult to back either side with much conviction, with Arsenal far from the finished article under Mikel Arteta.

There is no doubt the Gunners have improved under the Spaniard, but they have only won three of their previous nine Premier League matches.

Arsenal did win this exact fixture last season, but it should be safer to back goals.

Over 2.5 goals is 10/13, and the bet would have landed in five of their previous seven meetings in all competitions.

*All odds correct at time of writing

Tom offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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