EPL Tips for 26th February 2023
Leeds – Southampton: Both Teams To Score (4/5)
Both teams will look at this as one of the few times they can seriously expect three points. I expect an open game, given the importance of the three points and therefore expect both teams to score. Leeds have just two clean sheets in their last sixteen. Southampton have just one in their last twenty-nine.
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Everton – Aston Villa: Both Teams To Score (10/11)
These are very favourable odds when you look at the form of both sides. Villa have managed to score in each of their last ten league games and have strong away form, managing three wins and one defeat in their last four. That one defeat coming against a formidable Manchester City side. Everton have also scored in nine of their last ten home games.
Crystal Palace – Liverpool: Liverpool Win (8/11)
Following their record setting defeat at home in the Champions League mid-week, some are already saying Liverpool’s season is over. Klopp will understand that this game could be a season defining one. They’ve managed back to back two-nil wins against Everton and Newcastle and I personally still see them as favourites to land that final Champions League spot. It was late October, the last time Palace won at home and they have yet to record any win in 2023 either. It won’t be easy, they’ve managed four draws in their last five, all top half teams but Liverpool are the firm favourites.
West Ham – Nottingham Forest: West Ham To Win To Nil (17/10)
If they aren’t already, alarm bells will be ringing if West Ham fail to win this weekend. From eleven away games so far, Forest have only managed three goals, failing to score in eight. On that run, they’ve also been thrashed a few times. 6-0 to City. 4-0 to Leicester. 5-0 to Arsenal. 3-0 to Manchester United. West Ham know they’re not the most dangerous attacking sides, with just nineteen scored so far. They understand they’ll have to be strong at the back in order to control this game.
Leeds – Southampton: Southampton To Win And Both Teams To Score (6/1)
For Leeds, 13 goals conceded in their last six at home, conceding two or more in five of those six, should give a revitalised Southampton side hope. On the back of getting three points at Chelsea, the Saints should feel they’re favourites against a Leeds side that are lacking direction.