Newcastle 0 v 2 Burnley – Saturday 29 February – Premier League - Double Chance Burnley (1.50)
The main concern for Newcastle right now is how to score goals. They haven’t managed to do so in any of their last three league games. The Magpies have now won just two of their last ten games in the Premier League and are in danger of slipping toward the relegation zone. Burnley, on the other hand, are tenth after four wins in their last five games. They’ve only conceded twice in that run and I think they’ll beat Newcastle for the second time this season.
Watford 0 v 2 Liverpool – Saturday 29 February – Premier League - Liverpool Win (1.45)
As form goes, these sides couldn’t be much different. I’d back Liverpool in most situations right now and Watford haven’t won any of their last five games in the Premier League. Should Liverpool win, they’ll claim the record for consecutive wins in the Premier League. They’re on a run of 18 in a row right now and can go 25 points clear due to Manchester City’s involvement in the EFL Cup final this weekend. The Reds have won eight of their last ten games against Watford and I can only see another victory this time.
Aston Villa 0 v 3 Manchester City - Sunday 1 March – Premier League - Manchester City Win and Over 2.5 Goals (1.45)
This is the third year in a row that Manchester City will take part in the EFL Cup final. They have won the trophy in three of the last four seasons and are huge favourites here, especially after Wednesday’s win over Real Madrid. Aston Villa have lost all three of their games since they beat Leicester in the semi-finals and their previous meeting with City this season ended in a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Villa Park. Interestingly, their last game at Wembley was a win in the Championship play-off final last season. They’ll lose this time, though.
Juventus 2 v 1 Inter Milan - Sunday 1 March – Serie A - Both Teams to Score (1.75)
Which former Chelsea boss will come out on top? Having been top of the table fewer than three weeks ago, Antonio Conte’s Inter could find themselves nine points behind Juventus after this game. They’re third right now and have lost their last two domestic games. They’ve only beaten the Old Lady once since 2012, losing in three of their last five meetings. Maurizio Sarri’s side have won eight of their last ten league games and haven’t lost any of their last 33 home games in the Serie A. I see a Home Win.
Real Madrid 1 v 1 Barcelona – Sunday 1 March – La Liga - Under 3.5 Goals (1.50)
It’s time for El Clasico! Neither team has been at their best this season but they’re still both much better than any other team in Spain. Real are chasing a first win over their rivals since 2017, a result that would put them top of the table. They’re unbeaten at the Bernabeu in La Liga this season but they lost at home to Manchester City on Wednesday (their second defeat in a row). Barcelona have won four league games in a row but they’ve only picked up five wins from 12 away league games this season. These sides drew 0-0 in December and I see another Draw here.