There are 2 English Premier League matches taking place on Thursday and we take a look at each of them from a betting angle.
Just a reminder that the Outright Betting is updated constantly and you can click here for the latest odds on the Premier League Winner where Manchester City are trading as 1/4 favourites. There are a number of other markets including Top Goal Scorer and Team to Finish Last.
Fulham v Aston Villa – Click here to bet
Fulham are currently 12th on the table without a win in their last 3 games. They broke a run of back-to-back defeats with a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth last time out. Overall at home this season they played 5, won 2 and drawn 2 and over 2.5 goal backers would have collected in 9 of the 10 Fulham matches this season, the highest percentage in the English Premier League.
Aston Villa are currently 16th on the table and are coming off a disappointing 2-0 home loss to Chelsea, that broke a run of 4 successive games during which time they hadn’t tasted defeat, but had 3 draws and 1 victory.
Aston Villa have yet to win on the road this season, drawing 2 and losing 3 of their matches and a look at how Aston Villa’s games have fared from a goals perspective shows that averaging 2 goals each with only 3 of the 10 matches reaching the 3 goal mark.
Aston Villa have an excellent record against Fulham and won both fixtures last season including winning this one 3-0. I am going for them to grab a much needed 3 points here.
Suggested Bet: Aston Villa win at 31/20
Leicester v Leeds – Click here to bet
Leicester continue to languish at the bottom of the table with just 1 win in their opening 10 matches. Last time out they played out a goalless draw at home to Crystal Palace and overall at home this season they have won 1 and drawn 2 of their 5 matches.
A look at Leicester’s goal scoring record this season we find their matches average 3.9 per game, one of the highest in the Division with an 80% return for over 2.5 goal backers. Leicester themselves have only averaged 1.5 goals per game, but they have conceded almost 2.5 per match.
Leeds are currently 15th on the table, but on a horrid run which has seen them take 2 draws and 4 losses from their last 6 matches. They were most recently beaten 1-0 by Arsenal at home and their last away game was a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.
Leeds have yet to win on the road this season in 4 attempts with just 1 point taken from a possible 12 and if we look at their goal scoring record, 5 of their 9 matches have delivered profits for over 2.5 goal backers.
Both fixtures between these sides last season were low scoring and Leicester won this one 1-0. Leicester are a team low on confidence, but I think they can get the 3 points here, but I am going to suggest it won’t be by much and I am going to back them to win by exactly 1 goal.
Suggested Bet: The Handicap, Leicester City (-1), the draw at 33/10
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change