Premier League Betting Tips: Flourishing Foxes and Hammers held?
The Midlands and London will go head-to-head this evening in a Monday Night Football double-header from the Premier League as Leicester City host Fulham and West Ham take on Aston Villa.
Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes could go top of the table with a win over the Cottagers, while West Ham and Villa are both bidding to enhance their European prospects at the London Stadium. Who’ll come out on top when the action gets underway at 17:30? We’ve had our say in our Premier League Betting Tips.
Leicester v Fulham (17:30)
Fulham enjoy playing away from home about as much as you or I enjoy going to the dentist. And providing you’re not a masochist, that means it’s not an experience the Cottagers generally look forward to.
Scott Parker’s men have lost 19 of their 23 away matches in the Premier League since the start of the 2018-19 season, conceding a mammoth 52 goals in the process. That doesn’t bode well against a Foxes side who will be brimming with confidence after securing Europa League qualification against Braga last week.
Critics might point out that Leicester looked well below-par against Liverpool eight days ago. But that can be taken as a blip in a season which has otherwise produced nine victories and 29 goals in all competitions.
They’re 1/2 to wrap up all three points against their lacklustre visitors this evening, with 23/20 about them to Win with Over 2.5 Goals in the match, as per the last time they met in 2019.
Jamie Vardy netted twice that afternoon and is 14/5 to repeat the trick this evening, while there’s 8/13 about him to Score Anytime. Vardy has linked up well with Harvey Barnes this season, and with his foil likely to enjoy plenty of space in-behind, we go 21/10 about him finding the net too.
While the Foxes may be dynamite going forward, they are still susceptible at the back, and with Aleksander Mitrovic likely to cause problems, our traders make it 11/1 for a 3-1 win in favour of the home side.
West Ham v Aston Villa (20:00)
Villa are one of only two sides with a 100% away record in the Premier League, but our traders still have West Ham down as the 13/10 favourites to win this clash, with the visitors out at 19/10.
In truth, both sides look pretty evenly matched in terms of form and personnel, and with that in mind our traders go 5/2 about a third successive draw between the teams in the top-flight.
However, unlike previous head-to-heads match-ups, this one looks a good deal more exciting courtesy of the likes of Jack Grealish, Ollie Watkins, Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma.
The latter of that quartet is yet to start a game in the Premier League, but following a below-par performance from Pablo Fornals last time out, he could get his chance tonight. Should he start, we go 11/4 about Benrahma to mark his full debut with a goal.
Grealish, on the other hand, hasn’t missed a minute for his boyhood club so far this season and is 14/5 to continue his good form with another goal. Watkins is available at 7/4.
And with goals likely to be the order of the day, we go 8/15 about Both Teams to Score, with 6/1 on offer for a 1-1 stalemate.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing