Tuesday Premier League Tipsheet: In-form Chelsea to give Norwich the Blues

Chelsea are very much on the up under interim boss Gus Hiddink
Chelsea are very much on the up under interim boss Gus Hiddink

There are eight Premier League non-televised games taking place in midweek and our man Mike Norman will be taking a brief look at them all, starting with Tuesday's quartet of fixtures...

"The Canaries are just one place above the drop zone having taken just one point from the last 21 available, and on home soil they've conceded an alarming 13 goals in their last four matches."

Back Chelsea @ 1.715/7 to beat Norwich


Aston Villa 5.24/1 v Everton 1.824/5; The Draw 3.814/5

Aston Villa conceded six the last time they played at Villa Park, they have by some distance the worst goal difference in the Premier League, and they have been cut adrift at the bottom of the table.

The Betfair market has Remi Garde's men trading at 1.021/50 to go down and that's about right, but if they are to give themselves any chance of survival then they must win this game. But I can't see it.

Everton have been playing well of late, recording three consecutive 3-0 victories before an incredibly unlucky loss to West Brom where they literally did everything apart from score.

The Toffees then got back to winning ways at Bournemouth in the cup, again without conceding, and they are the only logical choice in the Match Odds market on both ability and current form.

Recommended Bet
Back Everton to Win @ 1.824/5

Leicester 1.728/11 v West Brom 6.25/1; The Draw 3.814/5

Leicester endured a much tougher game than I expected they would on Saturday, but crucially they got the three points, albeit very late in the game.

It's going to be edgy from here on in for the Foxes that's for sure but they could hardly have picked a more favourable run-in, and they have the advantage of no European football too. In other words, for me, Claudio Ranieri's men should still be clear title favourites.

They'll undoubtedly face another stern test at home to West Brom on Tuesday night but given the overall form of both sides it's impossible not to side with the Foxes.

True, the Baggies have just recorded back-to-back league wins but it's easy to forget that Leicester have lost to just Arsenal (twice) and Liverpool in the league this season and they go into this game on the back of three consecutive home wins without conceding a single goal.

Recommended Bet
Back Leicester to Win @ 1.728/11

Norwich 5.95/1 v Chelsea 1.715/7; The Draw 4.1

Chelsea go into Tuesday's game with Norwich on the back of two consecutive 5-1 home wins and a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at in-form Southampton, so they really are difficult to oppose, especially given that a number of their star players are starting to perform to the best of their ability.

Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, and even Branislav Ivanovic have all been on the scoresheet in the last two games, arguably the four players perceived to be most under-performing for previous boss Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea have gone 10 league games without defeat under Guus Hiddink and a win at Carrow Road - if other results go their way - will see them potentially climb into the top eight.

Hiddink's men should get the win too and in the process heap more misery on Alex Neil's strugglers. The Canaries are just one place above the drop zone having taken just one point from the last 21 available, and on home soil they've conceded an alarming 13 goals in their last four matches.

Recommended Bet
Back Chelsea to Win @ 1.715/7
(best bet)

Sunderland 2.68/5 v Crystal Palace 3.185/40; The Draw 3.412/5

Sam Allardyce has pretty much said that this is a 'must-win' game for Sunderland. It isn't, but it's easy to see where he's coming from.

Big Sam obviously feels that beating the sides in and around them is crucial, and given that Palace somehow find themselves 14th in the table after a disastrous run of form, this is a game that the Black Cats boss will be targeting.

Win it and Sunderland will effectively have dragged another side into the relegation battle. Lose it and the north east outfit will be fearing the worst.

It's not a too dissimilar scenario for the Eagles. Although they have a healthy cushion to the relegation places a defeat here will put them deep in trouble, and it will mean no league wins in 11 for Alan Pardew's men. But a win will do wonders for Palace, and it will go a long way to putting them back on the road to recovery.

So given the circumstances of this match I believe we could be in for an entertaining affair, and backing over 2.5 goals at a decent price is worth a wager.

Recommended Bet
Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.3411/8


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Premier League 2015/16 Season P/L

Staked: 170 pts
Returned: 178.12 pts
P/L: +8.12 pts

*based on 1pt each bet, 2pts best bet

**2014/15 P/L = +35.3 pts from 215 staked (ROI = 16.42%)

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