With the FA Cup 4th Round taking center stage at the weekend, Premier League soccer has a full slate of games in for midweek.
That round of fixtures began on Tuesday night with Arsenal coming back to tie 2-2 with Chelsea and Newcastle performing a miraculous comeback against Everton. Elsewhere, Manchester City picked up another win while Southampton kept their good run going with a win over Crystal Palace.
Four games take place over the next two nights with Wolves vs Liverpool being the highlight.
Leicester City vs West Ham
22nd January 2020 2:30PM
3rd place Leicester can correct their recent dip in form with a win over West Ham on Wednesday night. Sparkling before Christmas, Leicester have lost four of their last six and now find themselves six points behind second placed Manchester City.
These sides met each other a few weeks ago but much has changed since then. For one, Brendan Rodgers fielded a second string side in December with Kelechi Iheanacho and Demarai Gray providing the goals. West Ham’s form did pick up momentarily under new manager David Moyes but they still find themselves dangerously close to the relegation zone.
The Hammers have only won once in their last five and we can’t see them winning at the King Power here. Back Leicester to win at -220 with CanPlay.
Spurs vs Norwich
22nd January 2020 2:30PM
Jose Mourinho’s stint in the Tottenham dugout has gone how we all should have expected. A decent start has been followed by a regression to dull, defensive football which isn’t producing results.
It seems this year more than ever, especially in the Premier League, that goals are king. Every week, we see teams at the bottom of the table adopt a high-pressing, attacking game.
Tottenham have only kept three clean sheets this season. Spurs’ opponents, Norwich, have been one of the best proponents of the high press under Daniel Farke. We’ve also seen teams like Southampton, Wolves, Leicester and Sheffield United prosper with a similar style of play.
Spurs really should be winning this one but the goals market is where the bettors should be looking. The reverse fixture finished 2-2 at the end of December and a similar scoreline could be on the cards here. We’re backing over 3.5 goals at +135 with CanPlay.
Wolves vs Liverpool
23rd January 2020 3PM
This round of fixtures closes out with an exciting clash between Wolves and Liverpool. With Leicester and Chelsea faltering, Wolves have inserted themselves into the battle for Champions League places. Liverpool continued their dominant run to the league title with a 2-0 win over Manchester United at the weekend.
Wolves have the second lowest amount of defeats in the league this season and they have proved more than a match for the top teams. Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez and Matt Doherty have all established themselves as top-level Premier League performers and their threat down the right wing will have to counteracted by Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane.
For Liverpool, the league is all but guaranteed now. Barring a collapse of epic proportions, Jordan Henderson will be the first Liverpool captain to lift the league trophy in 30 years come May. They seem to go from strength-to-strength with Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino all able to provide the attacking force on any given gameday.
Liverpool to win and both teams to score is an attractive +210 with CanPlay.