Some Premier League teams have allowed their players to take short breaks having been afforded a rare few days off this last week. Others have remained in training, putting in the hard yards to try and stave off the threat of relegation. It’s a divided league at the moment which provides us with some great betting opportunities. So, we’ve gone through the markets to create three different accumulators depending on where you sit on the risk/reward spectrum.
Short Price – 5/4 (BetVictor)
- Man City to beat Leicester (2/9) – The Man City squad enjoyed a much needed few days off this week. After their draw against Burnley, they should be fresh and raring to go for Leicester’s visit to the Etihad.
- Both teams to score in Tottenham v Arsenal (2/5) – The north London is always important but both Tottenham and Arsenal have a chance to deal a huge blow to their rivals’ top four chances. Expect plenty of goalmouth action at Wembley Stadium.
- Bournemouth/Draw double chance against Huddersfield (1/3) – Huddersfield must be wondering where their next point is coming from, let alone their next win. Their task is no easier this weekend when a confident Bournemouth should secure a point at the very least.
Medium Risk – 11/2 (Ladbrokes)
- Both teams to score in Man City v Leicester (4/5) – The one concern for Man City fans is that their team could get off to a slow start against Leicester following their break. They should have the fire power to recover from a sloppy start but don’t be surprised if Leicester score at the Etihad.
- Over 2.5 goals in Newcastle v Man Utd (Evens) – Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho are widely regarded as two of the most defensive managers in the Premier League. The pair have plenty in common but are far from friends and their burning desire to beat the other should help produce an entertaining game at St James’ Park even if the odds suggest otherwise.
- Liverpool to beat Southampton (4/5) – Liverpool comfortably beat Southampton 3-0 when the two met at Anfield earlier in the season. The Saints should be much more competitive on their own turf but Liverpool look a good price to complete the league double over their opponents.
Long Shot – 128/1 (Bet365)
- 1-1 correct score in Everton v Crystal Palace (11/2) – Everton fans are becoming increasingly fed up with Sam Allardyce. They’ll be even more frustrated with the former West Ham and Bolton manager if Crystal Palace get a point at Goodison Park. However, the form of these two suggests that a low scoring draw is on the cards.
- Watford to beat West Ham and both teams to score (9/2) – David Moyes’ first game in charge of West Ham was a humbling defeat against Watford. The Irons were unfortunate not to score that day and while they should find the net at home, it’s the Hornets who are most likely to secure the points.
- Bournemouth to beat Huddersfield to nil (13/5) – Huddersfield are not only struggling for points, they’re struggling badly for goals. Bournemouth should take full advantage and emerge as comfortable winners at the John Smith’s Stadium.