Paul Merson's predictions: Burnley v Chelsea and Leicester v Southampton
Last Updated: 20/04/18 5:19pm
Who is Paul Merson backing to win in the Premier League this midweek?
The action continues on Thursday with Leicester v Southampton and Burnley v Chelsea, which is live on Sky Sports Premier League from 7.30pm.
Here are the Magic Man's predictions...
Burnley v Chelsea (Thursday from 7.30pm on Sky Sports Premier League)
I think Burnley are ridiculous odds to beat Chelsea here. With the FA Cup semi-final coming up, it's a great bet. We saw on Saturday Chelsea didn't even want to be there in the first 70 minutes against Southampton, it was only when Olivier Giroud came on did they look energetic and urgent. He wanted to prove something.
You can't go 2-0 down at Burnley, they're a completely different side to Southampton. Burnley have been outstanding.
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1 (12/1 with Sky Bet)
Leicester v Southampton (Thursday, 7.45pm)
Southampton have to win. They have Leicester and then Bournemouth at home. Both are winnable, but I just think to Saturday - 2-0 up against a side who didn't really want to be there. There has to be something wrong with Saints.
They were unlucky, I know. Marcos Alonso has to be sent off. But if you're 2-0 up with 20 minutes to go, you don't lose.
Saints have to win, and the last thing you want to do is attack Leicester, giving Jamie Vardy space on the counter-attack and with Mahrez's vision, I don't see how you can stop that.
PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1 (8/1 with Sky Bet)
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