Leicester City vs. West Ham
When: Wednesday 22nd January, 2.30 PM ET
Where: King Power Stadium
Our Pick: Leicester City (-220)
Leicester City might see the return of Wilfred Ndidi. It is possible to see the return of Choudhury and Chilwell after missing out against Burnley. West Ham, on the other hand, are not looking as promising as their opponents. The Hammers are missing forward Felipe Anderson for a month due to a back injury and Yarmolenko is unavailable until the middle of February.
The one glimpse of hope for West Ham fans is that Michail Anotonio might make an appearance after a recent tweet suggesting he was fit. West Ham is just sitting out of the relegation zone on goal difference. They have 2 games in hand over Bournemouth and if they won both it would push them 3 places higher up in the league.
Leicester lost their last two games against Southampton and Burnley. They are in a poor run of form, but the Hammers only won 1 league game from their last 5. Even though the Hammers have Antonio returning and came off a decent 1-1 draw against Everton, they won’t be able to match the quality of Leicester and will fall short. We are predicting Leicester to come away with a tight victory.
The last time these sides met Leicester came away with a 2-1 away victory. This matchup is shaping up very much like their last fixture. Over 2.5 goals are likely at (-175). Michail Antonio could be a good possibility for first goal scorer if he returns at (+1100). Leicester to win 2:1 is good value at (+725) with VIP.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs. Norwich City
When: Wednesday 22nd January, 2.30 PM ET
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Our Pick: Tottenham (-250)
Spurs have been in a dreadful form in recent weeks. Tottenham have managed 1 win the last 6. That win came against Championship side Middlesbrough. Tottenham is lacking a striker with Harry Kane being out injured. There is a lack of threat coming from Spurs at the minute and they are straggling down in 8th place currently.
Norwich are in the depths of a relegation battle sitting at the very bottom of the table. The Canaries came away with a 2-2 draw the last time out with Tottenham. A victory against Bournemouth last time out could have spurred their hopes of staying up. Being just 6 points off getting out of the relegation zone and looking at a lacklustre Spurs side they may want to attempt a smash and grab.
With Spurs being underwhelming recently I don’t see this game having a high yield of goals. There is value in Under 2.5 goals at (+145). Tottenham (-1) are also (+105) to win which could easily happen against a weak Norwich side. Although if it is a Norwich smash and grab Teemu Pukki could be good punt for first goal scorer (+500). Get your bets with VIP.
Manchester United vs. Burnley
When: Wednesday 22nd January, 3.15 PM ET
Where: Old Trafford
Our Pick: Draw Game (+355)
Manchester United have lost Marcus Rashford for what could be the rest of the season. If not the rest of the season it is going to be for most of it. Considering he scored 19 goals straight so far this season and United don’t have a back up they might struggle to keep the goals flowing. Having just scored 6 goals in their last 6 games they are certainly not cutting through defences regularly. To make that worse 4 of their goals came in the victory over bottom of the table Norwich.
The Clarets are currently in poor form only managing to win 2 and lose 4 of their last 6 games. Burnley have only managed 26 goals in 23 games in the league. They also haven’t managed to keep a clean sheet in 6 matches. Burnley did pull out a great 2-1 victory against Leicester in their last match which could spur them at Old Trafford.
Burnley have an average of 3.3 shots on target per game opposed to United’s 5.6 shots on target. A decent punt would be for under .05 goals at (+1000). A safer bet would be under 2.5 goals at (-105) as both teams have only 11 clean sheets between them. So far, this game is shaping up to be one of the less exciting matchups of the midweek but let’s hope it can be lively and exciting.
Manchester United are the favourites for this matchup but it looks likely to be a much tighter affair. The Clarets are after a good performance and might travel to Old Trafford without as much fear due to Rashford’s injury. The best value is to back the game to finish as a draw as (+355). Bet on a draw here at VIP.