All top four teams of the top of the table secured three points last weekend and league leaders Chelsea maintained their 10 point gap over Tottenham. Manchester City put two past Sunderland at the Stadium of Light to make it four successive wins, but are still light years away from Chelsea, even with a game in hand. Liverpool got the better of Arsenal at Anfield and with that win, a victory which put the Reds in the Champions League spot. Tottenham had to fight a mighty battle to overcome an Everton side that had been unbeaten for six consecutive games. It remains unchanged in bottom three, except for Middlesbrough, who entered the relegation zone for the first time this season. We’ll delve deeper into the betting information you need to consider before placing a bet on the Premier League for the weekend.
Betting on Liverpool
Liverpool are still the highest scoring team of the Premier League but the Reds also have a tendency to concede a lot of goals. The only team in the top ten of the table who conceded more goals are Stoke City, with 40 goals conceded. Liverpool conceded 34 goals in 27 games played, a statistic Klopp needs to address to remain competitive in the Premier League. The Reds host Burnley next, a team Klopp needs to beat to maintain the last Champions League spot of the table. Liverpool’s form is a little rocky, having only secured seven points from a maximum of 15. Needless to say, the Reds are the clear favourites to win the game, however, betting on Liverpool to win won’t return much, as odds are priced at 6/25. Klopp’s men have a great winning record at Anfield, but started the new year with three consecutive home defeats. They responded to criticism by holding Chelsea to a draw and beating both north London giants. Four of their last five games all ended with both teams scoring and odds for that being repeated against Burnley stand at 53/50.
Bet on Manchester City
Manchester City are back to their winning ways, effectively securing their fourth consecutive victory and are now unbeaten in their last five games. Betting on City to win won’t get you very far with regards to profits, but perhaps betting on City to win with a difference of two goals will be a more viable bet. Odds for that happening are set at 11/20. City have only conceded three goals from their last five games and betting on only one team to score can potentially return £18.20 from a £10 bet.
This is the second time these sides will be meeting this season, with City having put four past Stoke and collect all three points in the first round of the Premier League. Manchester City have scored in each of their last 15 Premier League home matches and it will be hard to picture the game ending in under 2.5 goals. Stoke City on the other hand, have opened the score in one of their last five away matches against Manchester City but with City’s recent form, Stoke will need to be at the top of their game to salvage something out of this clash.