Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is officially at the wheel for at least three more years, after the Manchester United hierarchy gave the Norwegian the top job on a permanent deal.
Solskjaer’s appointment has definitely lifted the mood around Old Trafford. United’s performances have also improved and they’ll expect to beat Watford this weekend too.
Ahead of the Premier League’s return, we preview four feisty fixtures starting with a trip to Turf Moor.
Burnley v Wolves
Burnley had a fantastic New Year after they went eight matches unbeaten, crowning in the home win over Tottenham Hotspur in late February.
The Clarets have often been a formidable force at Turf Moor and are 5/4 to draw first blood. But having fallen off slightly, the hosts are 11/2 to score a much-needed win.
Wolves have been a real test for the big boys this season, but can sometimes slip up against teams below them.
The away side are 9/2 to grab the three points, but both teams to score and Over 2.5 Goals at 17/10 could be worth a second look.
Leicester City v Bournemouth
Brendan Rodgers is still getting to grips with his new team, but has been able to pick up some valuable points along the way.
Jamie Vardy has been bang in form in recent weeks and is 7/2 to bag two or more goals.
You can get the Foxes at 4/5 for a third victory on the spin after Bournemouth boast an away record of one win in their last seven games.
The Cherries do have England international Callum Wilson in their ranks. He’s 4/1 to bag a goal in a Bournemouth win.
This could be a tight encounter, the last two games at the King Power Stadium have had Under 2.5 goals. A repeat of this feat is at 6/5.
Man United v Watford
Man United will be desperate to heap the pressure on their top-four rivals with a win at 4/9.
History is on their side too, with United coming out on top in 10 of their 11 previous Premier League meetings with Watford.
Watford may look to exploit a far from water-tight Red Devils defence. Andre Gray is in a rich vein of form right now, scoring the winning goal in their last two victories.
You can get Gray to score the last goal of the game at 8/1. This could be a high-scoring affair and Over 3.5 Goals in the game is 31/20.
West Ham v Everton
The day comes to a head at the London Stadium as West Ham meet Everton.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won three on the bounce at home – they’re 29/10 to make it four on the spin tonight.
Chicharito has hit some form recently; ‘Little Pea’ is 8/1 to score a header and 12/1 to bag in both halves.
Everton got a morale-boosting victory over Chelsea last time out. Marco Silva’s men are 7/4 to score an away win.
Both teams do have an eye for goal, so you could run the rule over both teams to score and Over 2.5 Goals at Evens.
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