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by Liam Newman

With European action finished until 2015, Premier League clubs can focus fully on domestic matters and the next few weeks could be crucial in deciding the fates of all 20 top flight representatives.

Saturday’s schedule serves up seven mouth-watering fixtures and we’re looking to bash the bookies with these betting selections.

Good luck!

Burnley V Southampton

A run of three straight defeats has seen Ronald Koeman’s side come crashing back to earth but the Saints can end the rut with three points at Turf Moor.

Southampton might have lost to Arsenal and the two Manchester clubs but they’ve been extremely reliable against the league’s bottom clubs, with the likes of Graziano Pelle and Shane Long firing the club to an impressive 26 points.

Sean Dyche’s men are improving, but could come up short against a well-drilled away side. Back the Saints to go marching on.

Southampton to win @ 4/5 with Paddy Power

Chelsea V Hull City

In some ways, losing their unbeaten record may actually help Chelsea over the coming weeks and Jose Mourinho’s men should respond in style at home to struggling Hull.

Diego Costa has been a little quiet in recent weeks, mainly due to injuries, but the Spanish striker should get back amongst the goals here and we’re backing him to tame Steve Bruce’s Tigers with the opening goal.

Five of Costa’s 11 league strikes have been the game’s first, there’s no reason he can’t bring up the half dozen on Saturday.

Diego Costa to score first @ 13/5 with Paddy Power

Crystal Palace V Stoke City

Both of these sides have been hard to predict in recent weeks and whilst the stats would suggest a low scoring affair, we don’t see any value in those markets.

Likewise, we wouldn’t be confident in backing a winner.

No bet

Leicester City V Manchester City

It has already been a hugely successful week for the Citizens after their heroics in Rome saw them progress to the Champions League knockouts and Manuel Pellegrini’s men will be eager to keep the momentum going by picking up three points at the King Power.

The champions have done superbly to close the gap on Chelsea to just three points and will want to fire another warning to the league leaders here. Expect the Citizens to come out all guns blazing and blitz the wounded Foxes en route to an easy win.

HT/FT: Manchester City/Manchester City @ 6/5 with Bet365

Sunderland V West Ham United

Sam Allardyce must be on cloud nine following West Ham’s brilliant start to the season, but the Hammers can’t afford to take things for granted against Gus Poyet’s Sunderland.

The one thing we can expect from the Hammers, though, is goals as all seven away games have ended in BTTS winners this term. With former Newcastle lad Andy Carroll getting back on the scoresheet last weekend, you have to fancy West Ham’s chances at the Stadium of Light.

Nevertheless, West Ham’s defence has leaked goals this season including 11 on the road and the Black Cats can take advantage of that weakness here.

BTTS @ 4/5 with Ladbrokes

West Bromwich Albion V Aston Villa

Recent matches between these local rivals have been a hotbed of action and the goals should keep flowing in this highly anticipated Midlands derby.

The last two meetings at the Hawthorns have ended 2-2, and both teams are set to chase the three points from this winnable fixture. This certainly has the potential to be an entertaining contest.

Over 2.5 match goals @ 11/8 with BetVictor

Arsenal V Newcastle United

The Gunners might have lost to Stoke last weekend but that did at least show some fight as they brought it back to 3-2 and they should use the momentum from Tuesday’s win in Turkey to help them secure three points against an in-form Magpies.

Alan Pardew’s men have been in great form, which was underlined by last weekend’s win over Chelsea, but the Magpies did lose at West Ham a fortnight ago and could be in for another difficult trip to the capital.

Summer signing Alexis Sanchez has emerged as the hero on several occasions for Arsene Wenger’s men this season and the Chilean could well inspire the Gunners in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Alexis Sanchez to be named Man of the Match @ 5/1 with Paddy Power

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