Anxiety levels are rising and tension is brewing as we edge closer to one of the most rivalled clashes in the Premier League. Most fans consider the North London derby to be the most important game of the season, as this age-old rivalry is far more than a simple battle for points. This clash will kick off the Premier League action for the weekend and the Gunners will be hosting Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium, for what Premier League betting fans will hope to be a goal bonanza.
Leicester City are now unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches but will face the mighty City next, making their unbeaten run less likely to be stretched to six. Chelsea bounced back their back-to-back losses by winning three consecutive games, but still sit in fourth place, nine points away from the league leaders. We’ll now look at the best bets for the weekend to ensure you make smarter and more informed betting decisions when betting on the Premier League.
Bet on the North London Derby
Dubbed as two of the fiercest rivals in English football and always a joy to watch such an electrifying encounter. The Gunners will host Tottenham in their attempt to overcome their rivals for three vital points – points desperately needed to avoid slipping further away from European spots of the table.
Arsenal are the favourites to come out on top, however, the last time Arsenal beat Tottenham at the Emirates was back in 2014. Odds for the Gunners to succeed this year are set at 2.45 and 1.43 for them not to lose (double chance betting) - three of their last six encounters ended in a draw and with odds of 3.60, it’s well worth considering.
Harry Kane has been in a scintillating form all season and joint top scorer of the Premier League with Aguero with eight goals. Odds for the England International to find the net at the Emirates are priced at 2.02 and 4.50 to get the first goal.
Arsenal will need to get something out of this game to stay competitive in the Premier League, especially after losing to Manchester City before the International break.
Bet on Manchester City
Sergio Aguero fainted during Argentina’s home defeat to Nigeria and is looking doubtful ahead of the clash against the Foxes. As expected, Manchester City are the clear favourites to win the game and have odds of 1.35 to collect all three points. City found the net 17 times in their last five games, making over 2.5 goals all the more likely to materialize. Odds for this bet are priced at 1.45 while both teams to score has odds set at 1.73.
If we’ve learnt anything from City’s habits this season, it’s that they don’t stop at one goal. Guardiola will show no compassion by slowing down, much to the delight to City fans. Handicap betting is priced well with odds of 1.79 to beat Leicester City by two or more goals and if you’re looking for something a little more rewarding, opt for a goal difference of three or more with odds of 3.05.
Gabriel Jesus is sitting has seven goals to his tally, one goal shy of top scorer Aguero and the Brazilian has odds of 1.68 to get his name on the score sheet at the King Power Stadium.
Betting on Leicester not to lose (double chance betting) is pretty lucrative with odds priced at 3.45 but with City’s current form and track record, it makes the event highly unlikely.
Bet on Chelsea
Chelsea, the Champions, are nine points away from league leaders Manchester City and have been struggling to maintain their consistency this season. The Blues will face West Brom in the quest for their next three points, a squad that lost their third consecutive game with their most recent loss to Huddersfield. Conte’s men are the clear favourites to emerge victorious and have odds of 1.61 to collect all the points.
West Brom don’t have the best record against Chelsea, winning just one game form their last six meetings, losing the other five. The hosts are flirting with the relegation zone with only a point away and will need to get something out of this game to avoid morale sinking even lower. Chelsea will need to be more convincing and clinical in front of goal as they only managed to find the net seven times in their last five games and two of their last three victories ended with just a single goal to the good.
We can’t see West Brom getting a goal against Chelsea this weekend and odds for one team (or none) to score are priced at 1.68.