Premier League Matchday 25 – Weekend Preview And Betting Tips

By Ian John
February 24, 2023

Although the biggest game this weekend is undoubtedly the Carabao Cup Final between Newcastle United and Manchester United, which we have covered in a special preview article, there are still a significant number of Premier League games taking place this weekend too.

And after last weekend’s quite frankly, weird set of results, it is going to be interesting to see how the teams playing this weekend will perform.

Premier League Matchday 24 Results

  • Aston Villa 2-4 Arsenal
  • Brentford 1-1 Crystal Palace
  • Wolves 0-1 Bournemouth
  • Brighton 0-1 Fulham
  • Everton 1-0 Leeds United
  • Chelsea 0-1 Southampton
  • Nottingham Forest 1-1 Manchester City
  • Newcastle United 0-2 Liverpool
  • Manchester United 3-0 Leicester City
  • Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

Not only did we see surprise away wins for Bournemouth, Fulham, Southampton and Liverpool, but we also saw Man City held by Nottingham Forest and perhaps the only unsurprising results were the wins for Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham.

That all sets up an interesting Matchday 25, which begins tonight with Fulham facing Wolves followed by seven more games across the weekend, plus the Carabao Cup Final too.

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Let’s now take a look at the eight Premier League games coming up this weekend in more detail, giving you our top tips for each.

Premier League – Matchday 25 Fixtures, Preview & Tips

Kick off times are 3pm unless stated and all odds shown were correct at the time of writing but may have changed since the article was published.

Friday 24th February

  • Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers (8pm)

Fulham come into this game in great spirits after their win over Brighton last week moved them up to sixth in the Premier League, while Wolves loss at home to Bournemouth keeps them firmly entrenched in the battle against relegation at the bottom of the table. Therefore, both teams will be keen to pick up three points on Friday night, although for different reasons.

A look at the last few games between the teams reveals that few goals have been scored and given how both have performed this season, I think that is a trend that is likely to continue. I feel both sides are better defensively which makes me think that it may just be the one goal in this game that separates the two teams.

Correct Score Tip – Fulham 1-0 Wolves – 15/2

Saturday 25th February

  • Everton v Aston Villa

Under Sean Dyche, Everton have won both their previous home games by a 1-0 scoreline, over Arsenal and Leeds United. They face an Aston Villa side that have a decent record against them in recent times here but who themselves come into this game on the back of a home defeat, a 4-2 loss to league leaders Arsenal last weekend.

My concern here for Everton is that they don’t score enough goals and unless they keep a clean sheet, then a win looks unlikely. I think Villa are stronger going forward than in defence and as such, I can see this game being a very closely fought one as I can see Villa scoring a goal here, but I am backing the home side to get one back to claim the draw.

Correct Score Tip – Everton 1-1 Aston Villa – 11/2

  • Leeds United v Southampton

These two teams now occupy the bottom two spots in the Premier League so it goes without saying that this is a hugely important game for both teams, and one that both will feel that they cannot lose. Leeds at least now have a new manager in Javi Gracia, but after his spell at Watford, I don’t think he is the right man to lead the team to safety.

Southampton have appointed Ruben Selles as their new manager until the end of the season, but this is another appointment that doesn’t really fill me with any great optimism that it is going to help them avoid the drop. Southampton’s away form is better than their home form, while Leeds home form isn’t great, but enough for me to be convinced that they won’t lose the game, but maybe they won’t win it either.

Correct Score Tip – Leeds United 2-2 Southampton – 16/1

  • Leicester City v Arsenal

Can an improving Leicester City team, last weeks 3-0 defeat at Man Utd apart, cause Arsenal problems? The Gunners got a hugely important win last week, scoring two late goals to earn a 4-2 win at Aston Villa and my feeling is they may need to score a fair few again this week to have a chance to beat the Foxes.

Leicester played well for the opening half against Man Utd and with better finishing would have gone in at least level, if not in front, but United punished them for that. Arsenal can do the same, but with Leicester at home and James Maddison back in the team, this Foxes team does look far more dangerous going forward. As such, if Arsenal are to win, they may need to score a few here.

Correct Score Tip – Leicester City 2-3 Arsenal – 22/1

  • West Ham v Nottingham Forest

Sitting in 18th place, West Ham find themselves in the drop zone ahead of what is now a crucial home game against a Nottingham Forest side whose form has improved so much that they are now comfortably outside the relegation zone. I am at a bit of a loss as to why West Ham are in such a poor position as their squad is strong, but they just have not hit form at the right time this season.

Forest have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games and it is that kind of form which has moved them away from the drop zone. Steve Cooper’s team drew with Manchester City last weekend which should give them real impetus heading into this game, but even so I still fancy West Ham to come out on top.

Correct Score Tip – West Ham 2-1 Nottingham Forest – 17/2

  • Bournemouth v Manchester City (5.30pm)

Can Bournemouth follow up their win at Wolves with another big performance against a Manchester City side that were held 1-1 by Red Bull Leipzig in midweek? It seems unlikely when you view the two teams on paper and their recent form as well as the historic record between the two.

That said, you could have said that last week against Nottingham Forest and City didn’t manage to land the win there. However, with Arsenal getting back to winning ways this past weekend and City dropping points, Pep Guardiola will know that nothing less than a win will do here to keep up the pressure on the table toppers and I think City will get it.

Correct Score Tip – Bournemouth 0-3 Manchester City – 8/1

  • Crystal Palace v Liverpool (7.45pm)

Crystal Palace come into this game having earned a draw last weekend at Brentford, while Liverpool beat Newcastle away at the weekend, but were humbled 5-2 by Real Madrid at Anfield on Tuesday Night in what was a sobering example of just how far the team has fallen since their performances last season.

With a few heavy defeats in away games of late it is hard to see Liverpool as the clear favourites here like the bookmakers do, and Palace have been something of a bogey team for Liverpool of late. As such, I am going to go for another tough night for the Reds with Palace landing a perhaps unexpected win.

Correct Score Tip – Crystal Palace 2-1 Liverpool – 16/1

Sunday 26th February

  • Tottenham Hotspurs v Chelsea (1.30pm)

The biggest game in the Premier League this weekend comes from Tottenham’s brand new stadium where they will try to improve on their dismal recent record against an out-of-sorts Chelsea team that have tumbled down to 10th in the table after just 3 wins in 13 games in charge for new boss Graham Potter.

Both teams lost 1-0 in the Champions League in midweek and both will have had the same amount of time to prepare for this game as they played their games on Tuesday. Neither team is in particularly impressive form and Chelsea’s great record against Spurs, only one loss in the last 12 games, will give them hope here, but I think at the moment Spurs are doing just enough to claim a rare victory here,.

Correct Score Tip – Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea – 10/1

  • Newcastle United v Manchester United (4.30pm)

Check out our special Carabao Cup Final Preview and Tips which we posted earlier on in the week.

Good luck to you if you are enjoying a bet this weekend and remember to check back Thursday next week for the next set of Premier League tips.

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