Four more Premier League matches to brighten up your Sunday, including a London derby, a Midlands derby (sort of) and an M23 showdown which definitely isn’t a derby.
Or anything to do with the motorway, in fact.
We preview all four, with the best odds, trends and predictions.
Sheffield United vs Fulham, 12pm, BT Sport Box Office
It’s The Blades’ turn to face the side everyone wants to meet right now, faltering Fulham, but Chris Wilder’s team comes into the match in a shocking run of form themselves.
Sheffield United have now lost seven consecutive league matches for only the second time in their history, the last seven-game losing run ending back in September 1975.
But there is light in that tunnel. Of the 18 teams to have played four matches this term, Sheffield United have the fifth-best defensive record!
They have lost by just a single goal in their last three matches – after losing an opening day encounter to Wolves 2-0.
So they don’t concede many, but scoring enough to avoid defeat has been an issue, something they have sought to rectify with the capture of Rhian Brewster.
Only one of their five matches in all competitions this season has gone Over 2.5 goals, but Unders at 8/13 offers no value – especially given Fulham’s porous defence.
Fulham have an unbeaten record in their head to head between the two sides stretching back five games, but as the most recent clash was more than two-and-a-half years ago that’s hardly relevant.
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Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick has scored each of his side’s two competitive strikes this season and he is 11/2 to open the scoring and 21/10 any time . The aforementioned Brewster is 5/1 first goal and 15/8 any time .
Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored three competitive goals already this season, and netted two first-half goals in his one and only appearance vs Sheffield United back in 2018.
Crystal Palace v Brighton, 2pm, Sky Sports
It is a rivalry that makes zero sense to anyone outside of these two clubs – but there is something unique about this rivalry.
We could see a test from both defences as both sides favour an attacking style of play.
The winger has an impressive record against Brighton, scoring six in 12 appearances against the Seagulls. He’s already bagged three in his four league appearances this season too.
Meanwhile, Neal Maupay will be the focal point for Graham Potter’s side in attack.
He has typically broken the deadlock so far this season which makes him an ideal contender to do the same again at 9/2.
These matches have typically finished with a side winning by a goal in recent years with the odd draw.
So both teams to score and a match result for Palace or Brighton is 17/4 respectively.
Tottenham vs West Ham, 4.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event
Spurs have still to win at home in the Premier League this season, but are a short priced 8/13 with thepools.com to break that duck today.
It’s more of a surprise that he isn’t odds on anytime, like Harry Kane who is 4/5 .
Leicester vs Aston Villa, 7.15pm, Sky Sports Box Office
It’s Sunday, it’s 7.15pm, so it must be …. another Premier League showdown – and arguably the most intriguing match up of the day.
Leicester’s best start to a Premier League season since their return was abruptly halted by an unexpected walloping by West Ham, confirming a trend which has seen the Foxes concede the opening goal in their last three Premier League outings at all venues – each within the first 15 minutes.
Villa are a huge 13/5 to be leading by half-time with thepools.com, and just 12/5 to win the match outright . Villa are a huge 4/1 for the Villa half-time, Villa full-time bet, a feat they have achieved in two of their three victories so far.
Leicester are a generous looking 11/10 to triumph .
With the seven 2020/21 PL matches involving either side averaging a hectic 4.57 goals per game, the recent form points towards another high scoring meeting.
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Leicester City put four past Aston Villa in both matches last season (4-1 and 4-0), two of the only three games (home or away) in which Aston Villa conceded more than three in a PL match.
Jamie Vardy scored in both 2019/20 Premier League wins over Villa and since his PL debut in 2014 has won (19) and scored (22) more penalties than any other player.