Our search for a second treble of the season continues, after we could only muster one-out-of-three last week.
So, we’re back again looking to end this dismal run of form and land our second trifecta of the campaign!
Who do we fancy this week? Let’s take a look.
(Prices can fluctuate between time of writing and game time, dependant on market activity)
Everton vs Aston Villa
We’re starting with the early kick-off at Goodison Park between Everton and Villa.
There are plenty of storylines to enjoy heading into the game. Life after Rafa Benitez now begins, and is Steven Gerrard back on Merseyside – it should be a cracker.
Everton have been in woeful form and suffered a humiliating defeat at Carrow Road last week which sealed Benitez’s fate. Duncan Ferguson will be in charge for this game as the search for the next permanent manager continues.
They’ve won just once in their last 13 Premier League games, so Ferguson will be desperate to improve on that.
Meanwhile, Villa did ever so well to come from behind against Manchester United last week – and new star signing Philippe Coutinho was at the centre of it all.
Their away form isn’t great but they’ll take confidence from the comeback against United.
We’re going for a Villa win at 13/8.
Leeds United vs Newcastle United
Our second pick comes from Elland Road as Leeds host Newcastle.
Leeds enjoyed a brilliant result against West Ham last week, while Newcastle could only share the spoils with Watford.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have endured a difficult campaign up until this point, but that win takes them up to 15th in the standings – nine points above the relegation zone with a game in hand on 18th-placed Norwich City.
Meanwhile, Newcastle remain in 19th and haven’t won an away game all season.
The formbook suggests a Leeds win – and that’s what we’re going with, at EVS.
Southampton vs Manchester City
Our final pick comes from St. Mary’s as Southampton take on Manchester City.
City are looking to claim their 13th successive Premier League victory here, while the Saints could move into the top 10 if they somehow secured all three points on home soil.
Southampton’s five-game unbeaten run across all competitions came to an end last weekend when they were beaten 3-1 away at Wolves.
City will be fully aware of the goalless draw they played out with Southampton at the Etihad back in September, and in their last 12 games they’ve found the net 34 times. Astonishing.
Another win here would see City move 14 points clear at the summit before Liverpool face Crystal Palace on Sunday.
City win at 2/7.
Villa to beat Everton
Leeds to beat Newcastle
City to beat Southampton