A massive top of the table Manchester Derby headlines the action as The Citizens seemingly have one hand on the trophy! Let’s take a look at the best soccer picks and props in Game Week 27!
Manchester City vs Manchester United
Sunday, March 7th, 11:30am (ET)
It doesn’t get much bigger than this; the Manchester Derby is a guaranteed showstopper and this time around it just so happens to be a top of the table clash, with City cruising in top spot, and United behind them in second place.
However, it is a mammoth 14-point gap that looks insurmountable at this stage, with the unreal form that league leaders Manchester City are in. They jogged to a 4-1 win against Wolves during the week, and look to be doing it easy.
FT: Man City 4-1 Wolves
2️⃣8️⃣ games unbeaten for Pep Guardiola's side! 🔥
Man City have equalled their club-record unbeaten streak (April – December 2017) 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/lPTHNhzBIs
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 2, 2021
They have regained star man Kevin De Bruyne, who has slotted back into the lineup without missing a beat. United, on the other hand, will be missing the likes of Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, and possibly Anthony Martial and David De Gea.
The Red Devils have enough class to fill those holes against most sides, but league leaders City are not most sides. Expect The Citizens to win and extend their gap at the top of the table.
EPL Prediction: Manchester City -209
Best Prop: Home Team to Win to Nil +155
Chelsea vs Everton
Monday, March 8th, 1:00pm (ET)
Chelsea continued their strong form under new gaffer Thomas Tuchel as they knocked off Liverpool during the week, with The Blues (4th) now a point ahead of Everton (5th) with their run of form.
Mason Mount had a superb game against Liverpool, with the 22-year-old shining this season and stamping himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
🗣️ "He is their best player. The first name on the teamsheet"
🗣️ "He has everything to be the next Chelsea captain"
Ashley Cole and Jamie Redknapp have some high praise for Mason Mount ©️ pic.twitter.com/oV6FwofhUP
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 4, 2021
Chelsea look to have gelled under their new system, and they have an outstanding home record against The Toffees, unbeaten in their last 25 Premier League home fixtures against them.
The Blues may regain Thiago Silva for the clash and are otherwise at full-strength, with Everton sweating on the availability of first teamers Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, James Rodriguez, and Yerry Mina.
Chelsea have really improved their form lately, and it’s tough to see Everton travel to Stamford Bridge and get a result with their injury-ravaged side.
EPL Prediction: Chelsea -182
Best Prop: Mason Mount to Score +300
West Ham vs Leeds
Monday, March 8th, 3:00pm (ET)
The Hammers have been good to us with these picks and we’re going back to the well again after sadly having to tip against them when they played Manchester City (rightly so)!
The Irons have had a great season so far and are sitting in sixth, in striking distance of a Champions League spot. They will be looking to bounce back after their loss against league leaders Manchester City, which is no disgrace.
It is a good opportunity to do so against Leeds, who have lost 12 of their past 13 games in London, including four losses this season.
As we often say, Leeds play an exciting brand which can allow them to score goals, but leaves them horribly exposed on the defensive end, evidenced by their whopping 44 goals conceded this season, equal second in the league.
West Ham have been buoyed with the January loan signing of Jesse Lingard, who has netted 3 times and assisted once in five league appearances, adding a new sense of dynamism to their attack.
Lingard is mustard. pic.twitter.com/Fp1NuDZwrf
— ☘️Irish Tommy 5280 ⚒️ (@tomster36) February 25, 2021
This should be an entertaining contest with plenty of goals, and West Ham should come out on top.
EPL Prediction: West Ham +105
Best Prop: Michail Antonio to Score +120
*Odds correct at time of publication, thanks to Bet365.
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