Hi gang! There are some great games in the Premier League this weekend, including the fourth Manchester Derby of the season. There are also some great games in Spain and Germany.
Atletico 1 v 1 Sevilla – Saturday 7 March – La Liga – Both Teams to Score (2.20)
These sides are fighting for a place in the top four and at the moment Atletico are losing. They are fifth in the table, although they haven’t lost any of their last five games since defeat in the Madrid Derby. Their home form has been great, too, with only one defeat all season in all competitions. Sevilla are third after two wins a row. One of those was a 3-0 victory at Getafe, who are fourth, and they have only failed to score in two of their 26 league games this season. The last three games between these teams have all ended 1-1 and that sounds right for this clash too.
Burnley 1 v 1 Tottenham – Saturday 7 March – Premier League – Double Chance Burnley (1.45)
It’s been four games since Tottenham last won. They went out of the FA Cup on Wednesday when they lost to Norwich on penalties and, with a crucial game against Leipzig next week, Jose Mourinho has spoken about struggling to prepare for this game. Burnley, on the other hand, are in great form. They are unbeaten in their last six league games and have only conceded once in the last five of those. They also beat Tottenham here last season and, given the visitors have only won three of their last 20 away league games, I don’t think Burnley will lose.
Borussia M’Gladbach 2 v 3 Borussia Dortmund – Saturday 7 March – Bundesliga – Both Teams to Score (1.45)
This is another game between two teams fighting at the top. Monchengladbach haven’t lost any of their last five league games, although they have conceded in all of those. That puts them fourth in the Bundesliga, two points behind Dortmund. They have lost each of their last ten games against the visitors, so they will have to be at their best against a side that have won six of their seven league games in 2020. Dortmund lost in their last big away game but their defence has looked much-improved of late. I still think they’ll concede but their attack can win them the game.
Chelsea 1 v 1 Everton – Sunday 8 March – Premier League – Both Teams to Score (1.65)
Chelsea’s win over Liverpool on Wednesday in the FA Cup was a big boost to their confidence. They have only won three of their last ten league games and kept one clean sheet in that time. Everton have won five of their ten league games since Carlo Ancelotti arrived on Merseyside. They haven’t lost any of their last four games against Chelsea, either, so I’m backing a Draw. My bet for this game will be Both Teams to Score, which has won in Everton’s last six games and their match against the Blues earlier this season.
Manchester United 1 v 2 Manchester City – Sunday 8 March – Premier League – Both Teams to Score (1.65)
This will be the fourth Manchester Derby of the season and so far United are leading with two wins to City’s one. However, City’s win was the decisive one as it put them into the EFL Cup Final, which they won last week. They have won their last five games in all competitions and have left Old Trafford as the winners in their last three visits there. United are fifth at the start of the weekend and could go fourth should they win and Chelsea lose to Everton. They have only lost two of their last 20 home games and haven’t lost any of their last four league games. Nonetheless, I think City will take all three points this time.