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Premier League acca: Best bets for Saturday

15 Dec | BY Will Maxwell | MIN READ TIME |
Premier League acca: Best bets for Saturday

Will Maxwell’s four-game acca for Saturday’s Premier League matches include important victories for Bournemouth and Fulham.

Matchday 17 of this Premier League campaign sees five games across Saturday, with attention being focused on the relegation six-pointer between Burnley and Everton.

Best Bets

Bournemouth to win and both teams to score @ 21/10

Fulham to win @ 3/1

Manchester City and Crystal Palace both teams to score and over 2.5 goals @ 6/4

Burnley and Everton both teams to score @ 5/6

Bournemouth v Luton

Bournemouth seem to be clicking into gear under Andoni Iraola, with the Cherries now on a five-game unbeaten run, including memorable victories over Newcastle and Manchester United.

The hosts have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven league games and face a Luton side with just one win in ten.

However, the Hatters have had a difficult run in and were very unfortunate to not get more from defeats to the Citizens and Arsenal in recent weeks. 

Despite these promising performances, the Cherries should be able to continue their fine form with victory

Newcastle v Fulham

Newcastle’s European adventure was brought to a heartbreaking end with defeat to AC Milan on Wednesday; a win would have ensured passage to the knockout stage thanks to Paris Saint Germain’s draw in Dortmund.

That loss made it three defeats on the bounce for the Magpies, and with an eight-player-long injury list still stretching the squad to its limits, Eddie Howe’s men may be in for a testing festive period.

The Cottagers have found their shooting boots in recent weeks, scoring 16 goals in their last four games.

This includes back-to-back 5-0 victories and, although their only away league victory this season was on the opening day at Everton, Marco Silva’s men could ask a lot of questions of a threadbare Newcastle backline.

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

The Citizens were much changed in their 3-2 win over Red Star Belgrade in midweek, which also meant two consecutive victories for the first time since the beginning of November. 

That run ended with a 3-0 triumph over Young Boys, which is also the last time that Pep Guardiola’s side has kept a clean sheet in any competition.

Palace could be classed as a bogey team for the hosts, taking all three points in two of their last five visits to The Etihad.

Although a run of five games without a victory for Palace makes a positive result unlikely, they have the capabilities to trouble the champions.

Burnley vs Everton

Without their 10-point deduction for financial breaches, Everton would be in the top half of the table.

Instead, the Toffees find themselves just four points above the relegation zone and five ahead of Burnley.

Sean Dyche returns to his former employers in scintillating form, having won four of their last five and keeping three consecutive clean sheets.

There is less positivity around Turf Moor, with Vincent Kompany’s side occupying 19th position and struggling for consistency.

This is arguably a must-win game for both sides and so there should be chances and in turn goals aplenty.