Newcastle to raid south coast for three points?
The Premier League offers only five fixtures this weekend, with just three games being played on Saturday due to FA Cup Sixth Round fixture clashes.
Huddersfield Town sit bottom of the league, 16 points adrift from safety. They face a West Ham side that lost to Cardiff last time out, so this could be an opportunity for the Terriers to kick on.
In the two other games, Bournemouth host Newcastle in a battle between two of the most inconsistent sides in the league, and Burnley host Leicester City with new Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers looking for this second win on the spin.
We’ve got all the odds and info you need ahead of kick-off right here…
AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United
After an early season slump from Newcastle, their form has picked up winning three of their last five including an incredible comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Everton.
Bournemouth have struggled for consistency this season. Since thrashing Chelsea at the end of January, they’ve only won once, beating Huddersfield 2-0 last time out.
The Cherries are favourites to notch their second consecutive win at 21/20, but the reverse fixture saw a Salomon Rondon double down the South coast side.
The Magpies are in better form and can’t be underestimated by Eddie Howe’s men. They’re 13/5 to raid the Vitality Stadium and come away with all three points and jump above the Cherries in the table.
Fancy a repeat of the 2-1 Newcastle win? We’ve got that priced at 11/1.
Callum Wilson received another England call-up mid-week and bagged a goal and an assist in his comeback from injury against Huddersfield. He’s 10/3 to open the scoring, or 13/10 to add to his 11 league goals during the 90 mins.
Rondon is the Magpies man in form and has been enjoying the addition of Miguel Almiron’s creativity. He’s got the beating of the Cherries defence, bagging that brace in the last meeting. He’s 4/1 to open the scoring, 7/4 anytime or 10/1 to score two or more again.
Burnley v Leicester City
Burnley had managed to pick up some form at the start of the year, going eight unbeaten in the league and notching a notable win against Tottenham in February. But a recent three game losing slump has seen The Clarets drop towards the relegation fight again.
Leicester are currently mid-table and are hoping to find some consistency under the new boss. They’ll want to win this one to push on to finish as the ‘best of the rest’ in the league in seventh.
Burnley are underdogs despite being the home side. They’re 2/1 to win at Turf Moor. It’s sure to be a tight game, with Leicester coming in as favourites, but not by much. They’re 11/8 for an away win.
Jamie Vardy is finding form under Rodgers’ guidance. He’s bagged three in two since the Northern Irishman has taken charge. He’s favourite to find the net first at 16/5, and could add to his tally anytime priced at 5/4.
Ashley Barnes is the Clarets top scorer this season with nine. He’s 6/4 to score anytime, with fellow striker partner Chris Wood at 2/1 to grab a goal.
West Ham United v Huddersfield Town
The Premier League table is bleak viewing for the Terriers, and they face another tricky away day with a trip down to the Capital to face West Ham at the London Stadium.
The Hammers have been good at home this season, winning seven and drawing three of the 15 games in the East End. Despite their shock loss to Cardiff, they’re 4/7 to win this one.
In stark contrast, Huddersfield have picked up six points from a possible 42 away from home this campaign with their only away win coming at Wolves in November. They’re 5/1 outsiders to grab three points.
The two played out a 1-1 draw in November, though a point won’t do much for the Terriers here. A draw is 14/5, with a repeat 1-1 scoreline is 13/2.
Felipe Anderson hasn’t been at the top of his game recently, but scored against Huddersfield to snatch a draw last time. Could this be the game he recaptures his sizzling form? He’s 4/1 to score first, 17/10 anytime or 10/1 to bag two or more.
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