The Premier League has been going on in full throttle over the Christmas period and we were in for some startling surprizes. With their most recent win over West Ham, Manchester United completed their fifth consecutive win but remain in sixth place in the league. Chelsea’s recent stumble against Tottenham held them back from widening the gap, but Liverpool’s failure to capitalize on Chelsea’s shortcomings left a five point gap in Chelsea’s favour. Manchester City were at the mercy of Liverpool, a match which left them two points short of the Merseyside club in the table. Arsenal could have been on par with Liverpool in second place, had they collected all three points against Bournemouth in their last encounter. Needless to say, betting on the Premier League got all the more interesting as we enter the second round and we’ll take a closer look at the information you should be pondering as you prepare to bet on the Premier League for the weekend.
Bet on Chelsea
Chelsea are on a roll this season. Prior to their most recent loss to Tottenham, Antonio Conte’s men were on a 13 consecutive win streak and 10 of those wins were accomplished with clean sheets. Chelsea now face Champions Leicester City in their next encounter, a clash they will be adamant on winning to compensate for the three points lost against their London rivals. Chelsea are the favourites with odds at 3/5 to beat the Foxes away from home, but for even better odds, consider handicap betting. Chelsea haven’t had any problems finding the net this season, having scored 42 goals from 20 games played and conceding just 15 goals. Odds for Chelsea to win with a two goal advantage (or more) are currently at 31/20 and judging by the high volume of goals scored and the offensive style of play Conte believes in, it shouldn’t be too hard to materialize. With the high number of clean sheets Chelsea keep, betting on both teams to score can be considered risky, but odds for only one team to score are priced at 24/25.
Bet on Manchester United vs Liverpool
Sunderland stopped Liverpool from completing their five match winning streak, two points which will surely have an impact on their title aspirations. Manchester United on the other hand, with their most recent win over West Ham, have secured their sixth consecutive win and will not want to drop points at Old Trafford. Mourinho needs his men to be more critical and effective, especially in front of goal. The red devils have only found the net 31 times in 20 games as opposed to Liverpool’s 48.
Manchester United are the favourites ahead of this clash, with odds priced at 11/10 to win the game. Both teams have conceded in three games of their last five, which should be considered before betting on both teams to score. Liverpool will try to find an early goal to make Manchester press further up the pitch, with the intention of leaving vulnerable gaps and capitalizing on them with counter attacks. Both teams to score is priced at 16/25. These two sides met in the beginning of the season, which finished in a goalless draw and if you believe Liverpool will not drop points against Mourinho’s men, bet on double chance on Liverpool, as odds are currently priced at 19/25, a great price to add to any accumulator.
This clash has all the elements to make it a thriller and if you’re unsure who to back, you can always opt to bet on goals. Betting on over 2.5 goals will potentially return £17.90 from a £10 bet while under 2.5 is priced at 16/15. The former Swedish skipper has been in top form and odds for him to score at any time stand at 6/5.
Bet on Everton vs Manchester City
With that narrow loss to Liverpool, Manchester City had to settle for fourth place in the league and seven points away from league leaders Chelsea. City bounced back from their back to back losses by winning three games in succession, but Pep Guardiola’s men need to be more consistent if they want to keep their title hopes alive. Everton on the other hand, are sitting in seventh place and won three of their last five games and their most recent hammering over the Saints will give them the confidence they need as they prepare to face Manchester City.
Everton are the clear underdogs in this clash, with odds at 13/4 to win the game. Man City have pretty lucrative odds to snatch all three points at Goodison Park, which are priced at 41/50. It’s a tough game for City, as Everton have only lost one game at home this season, and this came against their city rivals Liverpool. Think Everton will snatch something from this game? Try double chance betting on Everton, as odds are pretty lucrative when considering your bet will be a losing one only if Everton lose. Set at 24/25, they’re a great option to add to your multiples bet. Lukaku in on par with Sergio Aguero when it comes to goals scored, both with 11 to their tally. Lukaku’s odds to score first are set at 17/10 while Aguero’s odds are at 27/25.