Chelsea and Liverpool look to get back in the EPL race this weekend as they face off, while Arsenal and Manchester United look to stay in the top four with road wins. B. Monchengladbach is the hottest team in Bundesliga play and look to take out a top five squad for the second week in a row, and in Spain Villarreal looks to snap their winless streak and keep their surprising season going.
Chelsea vs. Liverpool
What is wrong with the Blues and the Reds? OK, so it is not a major shock that Liverpool is struggling, but it is one that Chelsea, who won the EPL last season, is. The Blues got off to a bad start and after it looked like they had righted their ship they have lost two of their last three matches. Chelsea is in 15th place in the league table and Liverpool is in ninth place after playing to three straight draws. Chelsea’s defense has been their downfall, as they have conceded the fourth most goals in the league.
Bet365 has Chelsea as the home favorite posted at +105 with Liverpool at +260 and a draw line of +240. [Matchup Report]
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United
Can Man U send Palace to their third straight defeat? Crystal Palace got off to a great EPL start and they still are in seventh in the league table, but they have lost two straight matches an they were beaten badly 3-1 in their last home match. Man U is coming off a big draw in the Manchester derby with City and they are in fourth in the league table only two points back of league leaders City and Arsenal. United has only conceded one goal in their last four matches.
Man U is at +110 at Bet365 with Palace at +240 and a draw line at +240. [Matchup Report]
Swansea vs. Arsenal
The Gunners look to extend an EPL winning streak despite a bad last loss in Cup play. Arsenal is tied atop the EPL table with Manchester City and they have won four straight league matches. However, they are coming off an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday, who is not even in the EPL, in Capital One Cup play. Before that match the Gunners had only conceded one goal and scored seven in their previous three matches. Swansea snapped a four match winless streak in their last match and for the season they have scored 12 goals and conceded 12.
Arsenal is the big road betting favorite at Bet365 with odds of -138 with Swansea posted at +350 and a draw line at +275. [Matchup Report]
Hertha Berlin vs. B. Monchengladbach
Monchengladbach is red-hot and the look to keep moving up in the Bundesliga standings this weekend. Monchengladbach has won five straight Bundesliga matches and they took out a top five Schalke squad in their last match. They now are on the road to take on fifth place Hertha Berlin, who have won two of their last three matches and have only conceded 10 goals in 10 league matches.
The hot Monchengladbach squad is the betting favorite for this road match at +130 at Bet365 with Hertha Berlin at +200 and a draw line of +240. [Matchup Report]
Villarreal vs. Sevilla
Villarreal has fallen back to earth after a hot start and look to stop the bleeding at home facing Sevilla. Villarreal was in the lead in the La Liga race not long ago, but they have dropped to fifth in the league table with two losses and a draw in their last three matches. On the other side of the coin Sevilla got off to a bad start to league play, but they have climbed to eighth in the league table going unbeaten, with three wins, in their last four matches. Villarreal has only scored one goal in their last three La Liga matches.
Bet365 has Villarreal at +120 with Sevilla at +230 and a draw line sitting at +230. [Matchup Report]