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Premier League Acca

Leicester v Brighton – Brighton (-1)
Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest – Both teams to score? No
Southampton vs Aston Villa – Over 2.5 goals
West Ham vs Everton – Over 10.5 corners

*An accumulator with these bets pays at approximately 36/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

Leicester vs Brighton

Brighton (-1) 

Leicester and Brighton couldn’t have made more contrasting returns to club football after the World Cup break. 

Brighton have been nothing short of phenomenal, winning three games out of four to jump above the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea and rise to seventh in the table. 

Roberto De Zerbi’s side have taken Liverpool and Everton apart in their last two league outings, winning both games by three goals, while they also eased to a 3-1 victory at Southampton on Boxing Day. 

The form of Solly March and Kaoru Mitoma has been excellent since the return of club football,  while World Cup-winning Alexis Mac Allister appears to have picked up where he left off. 

Leicester, on the other hand, have been woeful since the Premier League restarted, losing four games out of four in the league to slump back into the relegation battle. 

Leicester have scored just once in their last four games and their troubles may increase when Brighton come to town on Saturday. 

The reverse fixture ended in a comprehensive 5-2 win for Brighton. Saturday’s game could be similarly comfortable for the Seagulls. 

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Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest 

Both teams to score? No 

Nottingham Forest have made a remarkable transformation since blowing a two-goal lead against Bournemouth at home early in the season. 

Then, Forest’s prospects looked bleak, with relegation looming on the horizon. 

Forest picked up just two points in their five games after that Bournemouth defeat in a run of results that saw them plummet to the bottom of the table. 

However, they have now taken 14 points from their last eight games to move to 13th and relative comfort. 

They have kept back-to-back league clean sheets and seem to be getting better with every game. 

Meanwhile, Bournemouth have endured a horrid return to club football, losing all four games without scoring a goal. 

They are now just one point outside the bottom three and their relegation fears could worsen against an in-form Forest on Saturday. 

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Southampton vs Aston Villa

Over 2.5 goals

The importance of Southampton’s win at Goodison Park cannot be overstated. A defeat would have left the Saints four points from safety as the league approaches its halfway point and consigned them to their seventh consecutive defeat. 

However, their come-from-behind victory has handed Nathan Jones his first league win as Southampton boss and given the Saints a real boost in confidence, especially when coupled with their League Cup win over Man City. 

Southampton’s defensive record in the league remains abject, however. 

They have kept just one league clean sheet all season and have conceded in each of their last eight league games, conceding the second-most goals in the division.

Having said that, they have scored in nine of their last ten games in all competitions and will be confident against a Villa defence that has kept one clean sheet in their last eight games. 

Villa have made an excellent start to 2023, taking seven points from three games, but they may need to score twice on Saturday to claim another win at St. Mary’s. 

West Ham vs Everton

Over 10.5 corners 

With just one goal separating West Ham and Everton at the bottom of the table, this is by far the most important of the 3 o’clock kick-offs. 

West Ham have taken just one point from their last seven games, while Everton have done just slightly better, managing two points in the same timeframe, so it’s fair to say that both teams need a win on Saturday. 

Playing at home, West Ham will surely try to force the issue, which should result in a number of corners on Saturday. 

Everton concede an average of 6.5 corners per game, the second-highest average of any Premier League club, while West Ham win an average of exactly five corners per game. 

Playing at home against a team that concedes so many corners, however, they should considerably better that average. 

Everton also average just under five corners per game and should win some of their own in this crucial relegation six pointer. 

Premier League Acca

Leicester v Brighton – Brighton (-1)
Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest – Both teams to score? No
Southampton vs Aston Villa – Over 2.5 goals
West Ham vs Everton – Over 10.5 corners

*An accumulator with these bets pays at approximately 36/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

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