The home fires will burn stronger than ever towards the foot of the Premier League this weekend with three relegation battlers primed for maximum points.
Aston Villa, Hull and Leicester all entertain very beatable foes in their own backyards on Saturday afternoon and wins for all three can be backed at a combined 9/1.
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Here’s why they will…
Leicester to beat Southampton @ 8/5
The Saints have been undermined by injuries to vital personnel in Fraser Forster and Morgan Schneiderlin, conceding twice in each of their last three outings, and are starting to smell like a side hell bent on avoiding the Europa League’s toxic effects.
Having conspired to be bested by one of the most mundane attacking forces imaginable (Sunderland) in their last road game, a trip to the King Power Stadium to face the flying Foxes promises further woe.
Hull to beat Burnley @ 91/100
Like your grandfather that fought the Nazis in World War Two, Sean Dyche’s men are admirable but toothless, having netted once in their last eight fixtures and 12 times in 17 on the road all season.
Having dispatched Crystal Palace and Liverpool inside their last three outings Hull have shown their instinct for taking out apathetic prey is in decent nick of late.
With Tottenham and Manchester United still to play, this fixture represents their best remaining chance of claiming three points as they struggle against the effects of the Championship tractor beam.
Aston Villa v West Ham @ 9/10
Spirits may be a good deal more buoyant around Villa Park under Tim Sherwood, but in the midst of it all they remain just two points outside the relegation zone.
The winning parts of their resurgence had largely taken place away from their stronghold before last week’s taming of an on-song Everton.
However, Christian Benteke is playing like a man possessed with 12 goals in his last 11 starts, and fruit doesn’t come much more low-hanging than West Ham right now.
The Irons have cobbled together just three league wins since Christmas and failed to score in six of their past eight away games.
Villa had the moxie to hold Sam Allardyce’s men 0-0 in the London leg of the David Cameron Derby, as some wags have dubbed the fixture, in November, when their respective form couldn’t have been further removed from what it is now.
Consequently they have to be fancied to claim some much needed points against a side who lack the same motivation.