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EPL Matchday 27 Odds & Picks: Aston Villa vs Wolves, Brighton vs Leicester City & Chelsea vs Everton

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Soccer

Mar 5, 2021 · 7:05 AM PST

EPL Matchday 27
Chelsea's Mason Mount, left, celebrates with his teammate Reece James after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Phil Noble, Pool via AP)
  • After Matchday 26 wrapped up on Thursday, we now look ahead to a weekend full of fixtures in the Premier League
  • Manchester United and Manchester City clash on Sunday, while Chelsea and Everton meet on Monday in what is sure to have major implications for a top-four finish
  • Get our full odds for all 10 games, along with three previews and their best bets below

Premier League football proceeds this weekend with EPL Matchday 27. The title race is slowly becoming a one-man race with in-form Manchester City now 14 points clear at the top and Man United trailing in second. These two will lock horns on Sunday in what should be an intriguing fixture as the Red Devils look to end the Citizens’ miraculous 28-game unbeaten run.

In other action, Aston Villa takes on Wolves, while Brighton welcomes a struggling Leicester City side to the Amex. Monday’s fixture between Chelsea and Everton is a crucial one as well, with both teams vying for a Champions League spot.

Premier League Matchday 27 Odds

Matchup Home Draw Away
Burnley vs Arsenal +475 +300 -167
Sheffield United vs Southampton +260 +250 +106
Aston Villa vs Wolves +135 +225 +215
Brighton vs Leicester City +160 +225 +180
West Brom vs Newcastle +143 +225 +205
Liverpool vs Fulham -300 +410 +900
Manchester City vs Manchester United -205 +340 +575
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace -225 +360 +650
Chelsea vs Everton -182 +310 +525
West Ham vs Leeds United +108 +260 +245

Odds taken March 4 at DraftKings

Aston Villa vs Wolves Prediction

Aston Villa plays hosts to Wolves on Saturday as they look to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to bottom of the table Sheffield United on Wednesday. Dean Smith’s men have been without star Jack Grealish for the last three games due to a small injury and there’s no question his absence has hurt the side.

The Lions have won just once in their last three appearances, narrowly finding a 1-0 result against Leeds last weekend. On a more positive note though, there is a belief that he will be available for selection on Saturday against Wolves.

There’s really no sugarcoating it, this has been a very underwhelming season for Wolverhampton. They’re currently in the 12th spot and a far cry from a Europa League spot. Raul Jimenez’s gruesome injury at the beginning of the term has left a hole in their attack, especially with Adama Traore’s lack of form.

Wolves played victim to league leaders Manchester City on Tuesday, suffering a 4-1 defeat. However, prior to that, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men went unbeaten in three matches, including back-to-back victories over Southampton and Leeds. Striker Pedro Neto continues to impress, leading the side with five goals and five assists. His creativity and technical abilities in the final third have been a clear positive for Wolves this term.

If Grealish does end up returning, I like Villa here to collect the three points. But if he is once again sidelined, Wolves should have no issue picking up a point on the road. Keep an eye out for Villa’s top performer’s status for this EPL Matchday 27 fixture because it will certainly play a key part in the result.

Pick: Aston Villa +135

Brighton vs Leicester City Prediction

Brighton will be seeking a much-needed result against Leicester City as they’re currently just three points off the relegation zone. The Seagulls have been in poor form as of late, going winless in their last five matches across all competitions. Their last victory actually came against Liverpool in early February, where they upset the Reds at Anfield.

Although Leicester has also been out of form, Brighton’s history against the Foxes hasn’t been great. They’ve already lost twice to them this term and are winless in seven Premier League fixtures against their EPL Matchday 27 opponents. To boot, Graham Potter’s men have failed to score on five of those occasions.

If Leicester City doesn’t smarten up soon, they’re going to find themselves out of the top four. Luckily, Brendan Rodgers’ side is still in third spot, but just three points ahead of Chelsea who is in fourth. The Foxes have won just once in their previous five games while bowing out in the Europa League Round of 32 to Slavia Prague.

Jamie Vardy is in a massive goal-scoring drought, last netting way back on February 13th. Their backline has also looked shaky, conceding three to Arsenal last weekend in another defeat. Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley was another massive disappointment, but their history of success against Brighton should have Leicester feeling confident ahead of Saturday’s clash.

I’m definitely going with the visitors here. Although the Foxes have been struggling, a result is due and they have frankly dominated Brighton. Expect Vardy to finally find the back of the net as well.

Pick: Leicester City +180, Jamie Vardy to Score +160

Chelsea vs Everton Prediction

Chelsea takes on Everton in EPL Matchday 27, fresh off a massive result against Liverpool. The Blues continue to thrive under Thomas Tuchel, stretching their unbeaten run to 10 games with the German in charge. It was truly a brilliant performance from Chelsea, with Mason Mount breaking the deadlock in the 42nd minute with a terrific solo goal.

Now in the top four and just a point ahead of Everton, this fixture is extremely important for their Champions League hopes. After the Toffees already beat them earlier in the term by a goal, Chelsea will be searching for a much different result this time around.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side is also enjoying a nice run of form, with three consecutive victories against Liverpool, Southampton, and West Brom. During that span, Everton’s backline has kept a clean sheet in each and every appearance.

With a win on Monday, the Toffees can surpass the Blues and move into a UCL spot. It will be a tall task ahead though, considering Chelsea is unbeaten in their last 25 home games against the Merseysiders. They also haven’t completed the league double against them since the 1978-1979 season.

This is a tough one to call because both sides are playing very well currently. Goals are few and far between lately for Chelsea and Everton though, so I’m going with a draw here at Stamford Bridge.

Pick: Draw +310

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