West Ham vs Manchester United
Saturday 5th December 5:30PM
Perhaps the tightest affair on the day, depending on what United team turns up. After a great escape against Southampton last weekend, Ole’s men were at the mercy of PSG in their Champions League affair Wednesday night. United recently have always started their games sharp, but then a sudden lapse in concentration leads to an uphill battle. The hosts will be looking to put in a better performance compared to Monday’s display against Aston Villa, despite taking all three points.
The Hammers were saved by a VAR decision that left the footballing audience frustrated once again with the technology. If we can get a game that isn’t influenced by those at Stockley Park, then I believe we’re in for a closer game then many anticipate. Declan Rice will have his hands full with Bruno Fernandes, but if he can shut him out this game, then I don’t see why the home side cannot pick up a point. It’s a big task and perhaps out of reach for David Moyes’ men, who are hoping that Marcus Rashford’s reoccurring shoulder injury keeps him side-lined. If United are missing one of their top two players, it’ll be a long game for the visitors, but if Rashford can play, then I think United have a chance of closing the gap on the top four.
I’m going with an Away win at Evens with Bet365.
Burnley vs Everton
Saturday 5th December 12:30PM
This early kick-off sees Burnley take on Everton. Again, depending on what sort of team turns up for the Toffees, will determine the outcome of this game. Inconsistency has led to Everton falling down the table, with losses against Leeds and Manchester United, amongst those losses was a display of the highest quality against Fulham. Burnley do not offer any real threat, but we all know they can snatch a goal from a set-piece or a lapse in concentration for the defenders. However, I believe Everton will come away with all three points at 10/11 with Bet365.
Manchester City vs Fulham
Saturday 5th December 3PM
Manchester City take on Fulham in the afternoon game, where it is a question of how many goals the home side will score. A recent loss to Tottenham Hotspur was followed up with a 5-0 win against Burnley, where inconsistency has haunted Pep Guardiola’s side so far. Despite a great win for Fulham last time out against Leicester City, I cannot see them carrying any sort momentum against a side who a programmed the way that City are.
I’m going with a home win at a handicap of -2, at 5/6 with Bet365.
Chelsea vs Leeds
Saturday 5th December 8PM
Finally, the last game of the day will see Chelsea take on Leeds. A game that can go either way, but I will be expecting goals from both sides. Chelsea have failed to do well against sides that can press really well, which we saw against West Bromwich Albion. Leeds are always open to concede however, where Chelsea can capitalise on the chances they get. I’m unsure as to how this will end, so that usually means that a draw is in the works.
BTTS and a draw result is 15/4.