Big Weekend at Bottom of the Premier League

It’s another important weekend of Premier League games, especially down at the bottom. There are three key games taking place and it could all see Fulham escape the bottom three. Let’s look at the games and a few suggestions for bets to make.

West Bromwich Albion v Brighton and Hove Albion – Saturday 27 February – 3pm

There are three key games at the bottom this weekend in the Premier League. It’s beginning to look rather gloomy for West Brom. They are 19th and 11 points from safety. That’s virtually 12 because of their -36 goal difference.

They have only won one of their last 15 league games, with just three points from the last seven. Just two league games have been won all season so it’s looking like a swift return to the Championship for them. Only two points have been earned in the last seven at home, draws in the last two played at the Hawthorns.

Brighton and Hove Albion lost to Crystal Palace on Monday. That ended a six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League. They start the weekend in 16th place and only four points above the relegation zone. A loss here and win for Fulham would really have the Seagulls worrying. The current odds of 11/1 at Paddy Power on them being relegated would certainly shorten. They still don’t score enough goals. Bets on under 2.5 goals (4/6 at William Hill) and a draw (23/10 at Bet365) could be profitable.

Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers – Saturday 27 February – 8pm

Brighton aren’t the only club worried about slipping into the bottom three. The simple equation is that if 17th placed Newcastle lose this game and Fulham win on Sunday, they’ll drop into the relegation zone on goal difference.

Three of their last four Premier League games have been lost and with seven goals conceded. They did win their last home game though, beating out-of-form Southampton 3-2. That ended a run of three successive 2-1 home league defeats. Newcastle are 13/8 at Bet365 to be relegated. Those odds could shorten this weekend.

Wolves are just coming out of their own bad patch. They’d gone eight league games without a win and lost in the FA Cup fourth round. However, the last four league games have produced ten points. Their win at Southampton ended a run of six away league games without a win. A bet on both teams to score looks good here, that’s 1/1 at Betfred. Nine of the last 11 Newcastle home league games have seen that stat come up.

Crystal Palace v Fulham – Sunday 28 February – 12pm

Just what kind of league table will Fulham wake up to on Sunday morning? Poor results for Brighton and Newcastle would put them in a good mood. Wins for those two clubs would really put the pressure on Fulham. At the time of writing this article, 888sport have them 5/6 to be relegated.

The Cottagers had gone 12 league games without a win until an away victory at Everton last month. They have earned eight points from their last four league matches. That’s taken to them within three points of 17th placed Newcastle United. Away form for Fulham sees them on a six-game unbeaten run. Not what you’d expect from a team in the bottom three but five have been drawn. Six of their last seven on the road have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.

Crystal Palace were beginning to nervously look over their shoulders after a poor set of results. Losing Wilfried Zaha has been a blow but they still won 2-1 at Brighton on Monday. That’s taken them to 13th and ten points above the bottom three. Home form has seen two wins and two defeats in the last four Premier League games. A double chance bet on Fulham to win or draw is 2/7 at Bet365. Going for under 2.5 goals looks a good bet and that’s 4/7 at Paddy Power.