Survival points up for grabs

There are five games kicking off at 15:00 in the Premier League on Saturday and several teams involved in those are still battling away at the wrong end of the table, including rock-bottom Norwich City (6/1 – To Stay Up) who host fellow strugglers Brentford.

Norwich have lost their last four matches across all competitions and are winless in four league games, leaving them five points from safety, while Brentford have suffered seven defeats in an eight-game winless streak in the top flight.

The Bees have tumbled down to 15th in the standings and are just three points above the bottom three, leaving them in a very precarious position and in desperate need of a first league victory since January 2.

Back in November when these two met at the Brentford Community Stadium, it was the Canaries that came out on top, winning 2-1, and Dean Smith’s side can be backed at 2/1 to do the double over Thomas Frank’s side, who are 8/5 to triumph. The draw is priced at 11/5.

Also at 15:00, a resurgent Newcastle United, 14th in the table and four points above the drop zone, welcome 10th-placed Brighton to St James’ Park (Newcastle 9/5, Draw 11/5, Brighton 7/4 – Match Betting).

The Magpies are on a seven-game unbeaten streak in the league, winning four of their last five, while the Seagulls have lost their last three games and have failed to score in any of those defeats.

Over at Turf Moor, Burnley, 18th in the table and a point from safety, take on reigning European champions Chelsea, who had to dig deep to beat Luton Town 3-2 to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals last time out.

The Clarets lost 2-0 at home to Leicester City last time out, bringing an end to their three-game unbeaten run, and they will need to improve if they are going to beat an opposition that have lost just one of their last five away league encounters.

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Chelsea still need to be mindful in the top-four battle, as they sit third but only five points ahead of fifth-placed West Ham United, and Thomas Tuchel’s men can be backed at 1/2 to pick up the win. The draw is 10/3 and Burnley are 7/1 to cause an upset.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are still in the hunt for a European finish this season, are also in action at 15:00 as they play host to a Crystal Palace side buoyed after making it into the FA Cup quarter-finals last time out.

The Eagles are on a three-game unbeaten streak across all competitions and they may fancy their chances against a Wolves side that have lost their last two assignments, going down 2-1 at Arsenal and then 1-0 at West Ham.

Aston Villa, who have a nine-point buffer to the relegation zone, welcome Southampton to Villa Park in the fifth and final game kicking off at 15:00.

The Saints also booked their place in the last-eight stage of the FA Cup last time out, a result that extended their unbeaten run to seven games across all competitions, and they are 21/10 to chalk up another victory.

Villa halted their mini-blip with a 2-0 win at Brighton last weekend and Steven Gerrard’s men can be backed at 11/8 to come out on top, while the draw is available at 5/2.

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