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Premier League fixtures, previews and tips – 27 / 28 February

Leicester City aiming to stretch Premier League lead, while Manchester United host Arsenal on Sunday

Sunday’s Capital One Cup final means that we have just the eight Premier League fixtures this weekend, with West Ham and Sunderland kicking us off.

Leicester City have a winnable fixture to stretch their lead at the top of the table, while Arsenal have a tricky clash at Old Trafford.

Saturday 27th February 2016
West Ham v Sunderland 12:45

It’s been twelve matches since the Hammers last lost a home game, with last weekend’s 5-1 FA Cup triumph at Ewood Park illustrating that West Ham are in good nick. Especially with Dimitri Payet banging in the goals.

CORRECT SCORE: West Ham 2 Sunderland 0
BETTING TIP: Dimitri Payet to score @ 2/1 with bet365

Leicester v Norwich 15:00
A Leicester win seems highly likely based on the way that the Foxes beat Stoke and Liverpool at the King Power before acquitting themselves well at City and Arsenal. Norwich have lost nine of thirteen away games and will struggle.

CORRECT SCORE: Leicester 3 Norwich 0
BETTING TIP: Leicester HT FT @ 13/10 with bet365

Southampton v Chelsea 15:00
We think the Saints should be favourites for this clash. They sit sixth in the table after winning five and drawing one of their last six. Chelsea are seven points worse off and they’ve won just three on the road all term.

CORRECT SCORE: Southampton 2 Chelsea 1
BETTING TIP: Southampton DNB @ 21/20 with William Hill

Stoke v Aston Villa 15:00
Villa’s fate is virtually sealed and the Potters can hammer another nail in the coffin. Gianelli Imbula is finding his feet for Stoke, with Villa’s confidence levels having hit rock bottom after being smashed against Liverpool.

CORRECT SCORE: Stoke 3 Aston Villa 0
BETTING TIP: Stoke win to nil @ 6/4 with BetVictor

Watford v Bournemouth 15:00
Worth noting that the Cherries have avoided defeat in their last five away games. Eddie Howe’s team could catch Watford cold in this clash, with the Hornets not convincing against Leeds in the FA Cup last week.

CORRECT SCORE: Watford 1 Bournemouth 2
BETTING TIP: Bournemouth DNB @ 5/4 with Ladbrokes

West Brom v Crystal Palace 17:30
Palace are generally sound on the road and they’ve won at Southampton and Tottenham in the FA Cup in addition to five league wins. West Brom will look to get the job done in pragmatic style although the return of Yanick Bolasie could swing things the visitors’ way.

CORRECT SCORE: West Brom 0 Crystal Palace 1
BETTING TIP: Palace to win @ 19/10 with SkyBet

Sunday 28th February 2016
Man Utd v Arsenal 14:05

Manchester United are still tough cookies at Old Trafford and will raise their game for the arrival of the Gunners. Chasing shadows against Barcelona will have affected Arsenal and we expect this to be a close one.

CORRECT SCORE: Man Utd 1 Arsenal 1
BETTING TIP: Draw @ 11/5 with Paddy Power

Tottenham v Swansea 14:05
Swansea aren’t without a chance after winning at Goodison and nearly repeating this at The Hawthorns. Francesco Guidolin will have a game plan and Tottenham had the inconvenience of Europa League football on Thursday.

CORRECT SCORE: Tottenham 1 Swansea 1
BETTING TIP: Swansea +1.5 @ 5/8 with BetVictor

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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