Our betting expert Jones Knows makes his Premier League predictions for the weekend.
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Fulham vs Chelsea, Saturday 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports
Saturday 16th January 5:00pm
Call me a hipster if you dare, but I was raving about Fulham before all the cool kids jumped on the bandwagon after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham. But like with many mainstream opinions, Scott Parker’s team are in danger of becoming slightly overhyped now. Yes, they were fluid and knocked the ball around nicely at Spurs but all the big chances were created by Jose Mourinho’s team, racking up an xG figure of 2.58 to Fulham’s 1.08.
Now, 6/1 on a home win here is a tempter as Chelsea’s record away from Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard remains woeful for a top-four challenger and taking on Chelsea has proven a profitable angle. However, it’s really difficult to see how Fulham, who have only won two of their last 16 Premier League games, will stop Lampard’s side down the flanks; an area where Tottenham absolutely battered them on Wednesday night.
Ben Chilwell, Reece James, a rejuvenated Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic are dynamite on the overload and possess the quality to seriously hurt Fulham. Whoever plays centre-forward for Chelsea should get chances to feast on.
JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 0-2 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
Leicester vs Southampton, Saturday 8pm
Why are Southampton such a big price here? It’s 7/2 for the away win. Am I missing something?
Leicester notoriously struggle when asked to dictate games at home, losing to Fulham, Aston Villa, West Ham and Everton already this season. Brendan Rodgers’ men have won 12 more points away than at the King Power this season whilst Saints have lost just two of their last 15 matches and just one of their last 13…