FA Cup fever sweeps through the country this weekend, reducing our Premier League fixture list to just five games and easing us into another international break. But with Liverpool looking to reclaim the top spot, Chelsea hoping to break into the top four, and three of the Premier League’s bottom four in action there is still a lot to play for here. There’s still a lot of action for us to mull over too as we delve into the corners and cards markets.
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Bournemouth vs Newcastle
Bournemouth and Newcastle had very different starts to the Premier League season, with the Cherries enjoying a spell in the upper reaches of the table while the Magpies went 10 games without a win. Now, approaching the business end of the campaign, they are separated by just three points and are both vying for a spot in the top half of the table.
One player who has been a bit overenthusiastic in trying to dig Newcastle out of their hole is Fabian Schar. Despite appearing only 18 times in the top flight this season, the Swiss defender has managed to amass a joint high of 10 yellow cards. He’s coming up against a Bournemouth side who have seen their opponents carded more than any other side this season, a massive 126 opposition cards. Considering their opponents average 3.0 cards per game when they’re at home against bottom 14 clubs, backing Fabian Schar to pick up his 11th booking of the season looks a great price at 13/8.
Read our match analysis and get all our free predictions and betting tips at our Bournemouth vs Newcastle match preview.
West Ham vs Huddersfield
Huddersfield look dead and buried at the moment really, and West Ham are looking to take advantage of their shocking form in their quest for a 7th place finish this season. Whatever happens, we’re not expecting many corners here. The Hammers have only seen the corner count head into double figures on five of their nine home matches against bottom 14 sides this season, while Huddersfield have in just four of their 10 away games against teams outside the top six. These away matches have averaged a tiny 8.9 corners per game, so backing Under 10 Corners at 11/10 is our pick of the bunch.
Read our match analysis and get all our free predictions and betting tips at our West Ham vs Huddersfield match preview.
Fulham vs Liverpool
With Manchester City in action in the FA Cup this weekend, Liverpool have the chance to reclaim their spot at the top of the Premier League table when they face second from bottom Fulham. At least part of their success this season has been down to their exemplary disciplinary record – Jurgen Klopp’s side have seen a league low of 2.2 cards per game on average when facing bottom 14 sides away from home. They have only seen the card tally hit four in one of these 10 matches, and with Fulham only seeing more than three cards in six of their 14 home matches this term we think odds of 1.700 for Under 3.5 Asian Cards is excellent value.
The Cottagers might leak goals like a sieve, but they are doing much better in an altogether more useless metric. They have out-cornered their opponents by an average of 1.21 corners per game at Craven Cottage this season, and have even managed to average 0.5 more corners per game than the opposition when hosting Big Six sides. Meanwhile, Liverpool have only won 2.8 more corners than their opponents on average when away against bottom 14 clubs, making odds of 1.900 for Fulham +3 Asian Corners look very good value.
Read our match analysis and get all our free predictions and betting tips at our Fulham vs Liverpool match preview.
Everton vs Chelsea
Chelsea will be hoping for a big win on Sunday to send them back into the Premier League top four, but their success is unlikely to come via the corner flag. The Blues have seen fewer than 10 corners in all but two of their away games against bottom 14 sides this season, and their Premier League away games this season have averaged just 8.28 corners per game. Everton’s three home matches against Big Six opposition have averaged 8.0 corners per game too, so we’re backing Under 10 Corners at 5/6 on Sunday.
We’re not expecting the cards count to make up for this lack of corners either. The Toffees haven’t seen more than three cards in any of their home matches against Big Six opposition, with an average of just 2.33 cards per game over these three outings. Chelsea aren’t generally involved in anything too ill tempered either, with only five of their 11 away games against bottom 14 teams seeing four or more cards. All this adds of up Under 3.5 Asian Cards at 1.80 being a very attractive bet.
Read our match analysis and get all our free predictions and betting tips at our Everton vs Chelsea match preview.
All New Corners and Cards Acca
Single bets are all well and good, but everyone loves a cheeky acca! Everyone loves them just a bit more after we landed our 14/1 accumulator a couple of weeks ago too, so get on board and hope for back to back acca wins to continue our excellent run. We’ve selected our favourite corners and cards bets from this week’s action and come up with a tasty looking 16/1 accumulator.