Arsène Wenger has been making the news for all the wrong reasons these past couple of weeks as Arsenal’s form takes another turn for the worst, this time at the mercy of West Brom. The Gunners have now lost four of their last five games and their dismal form slipped them down to sixth place of the table. Chelsea defeated Stoke on the road to snatch all three points and maintain their 10 point advantage over second placed Tottenham. Manchester United moved up to fifth place with their win over Middlesbrough, a win which sunk Steve Agnew’s men further down the relegation zone. Expect a few twists when betting on the Premier League in its final stages. The following is valuable information you should be analysing when placing a bet on the Premier League for the weekend.
Bet on Arsenal vs Manchester City
This is not the best time to be betting on Arsenal as their problems off the pitch are seriously affecting their performances. The Gunners have only managed to secure three points from a maximum of 15 and they will need to secure all three points in their upcoming clash against Manchester City to stand a chance of qualifying for Europe next season. Arsenal conceded 11 goals in their last five games and will need to perform far better than anything we’ve witnessed recently if they want to get anything out of their upcoming clash. Arsenal are the underdogs and a win at the Emirates will potentially return £29.50 from a £10 bet.
City are unbeaten in their last seven games in the Premier League but missed out on valuable points with their back to back draws, points which would have narrowed the gap to seven points had they won instead. Guardioloa’s men haven’t been the most clinical in front of goal, having only scored seven games in five matches and four of their last five ended in under 2.5 goals. Arsenal won their last Premier League encounter against City at the Emirates but will they find their form in time to face the giants from Manchester?
Bet on Liverpool vs Everton
This one’s a classic! The Merseyside derby has been a long territorial feud over the city’s football glory. The last time Everton beat their city rivals in the Premier League was back in 2010, while Liverpool hammered four past Everton in their last meeting at Anfield. As expected, Liverpool are the favourites to emerge victorious with odds priced at 4/6. Klopp’s men found the net nine times in their last five games, with three of them finishing in over 2.5 goals. From their last five meetings, only one game ended in over 2.5 goals, the one which saw Liverpool cruise past Everton in a 4-0 victory.
Odds are set at 26/25 for the match to finish with a maximum of two goals, while over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/5. Everton’s star forward Romelu Lukaku has been in red hot form this season, sitting at the top of the goal scorer table with 21 goals to his tally. Klopp will need his men to close down early and avoid giving the Belgian International any space, as he has proven to be deadly in front of goal. Both teams to score is also a viable option, considering how both sides enjoy playing the offensive game. Odds for both teams to score are set at 37/50.
Bet on Tottenham
The Spurs secured their third consecutive win over the Saints last weekend, a win which saw them maintain their second place in the league table. Tottenham now face Burnley in their next quest for all three points, a team that’s sitting in 13th place and without a win in six games. Needless to say, the Spurs are the favourites to emerge victorious and with odds set at 3/5, it’s a bet worth adding to your accumulator. Tottenham’s last three games all ended in over 2.5 goals and the odds for that repeating itself at Burnley are set at 22/25. Burnley haven’t beat Tottenham in the Premier League since 2010 and the last time these two met, Tottenham snatched all the points in a narrow 2-1 win.