It was a tough week for Premier League betting fans with the biggest shocker coming from Crystal Palace. It was an afternoon filled with irony for Conte’s men as the first time Palace found the net this season was through an own goal and their win match came against the Champions. Manchester City secured their eighth consecutive win by putting seven past Stoke while their city rivals Manchester United were held an Anfield in a goalless draw. Arsenal suffered their third defeat of the season to Watford which sunk the Gunners down to sixth place, nine points away from league leaders Manchester City. We’ll look at the statistics you should be looking at to ensure you make a more informed betting decision when betting on the Premier League on the weekend.
Bet on Tottenham vs Liverpool
Tottenham will be looking for their fourth consecutive win at Wembley next Sunday as they prepare to host Liverpool, one of their biggest tests of the season. Spurs don’t boast of the best record against the Reds, with their last win at home dates back to 2012.
Liverpool are priced at 3.50 to emerge victorious and 1.76 not to lose (double chance betting), however, betting on goals might be the most viable option, as anything can happen in such a huge encounter. Both teams to score is priced at 1.54 and over 2.5 goals has slightly better odds, set at 1.68. It’s pertinent to note that in their last five meetings, four of the games ended in under 2.5 goals and odds for this bet are set at 2.20 – a bet worth considering.
Klopp is still trying to find ways to mend his defence. After just eight games, Liverpool have already conceded 12 goals and we have no doubt that Tottenham will make the most of their counter-attacks. “If we lose the ball in the wrong moment, it is the most difficult thing to do to defend these situations. It is not that I like it but I still work on it. It is not like I can fix it like this [clicks fingers]” Klopp explained.
Spurs will need to collect all three points to remain competitive in the Premier League, especially with the Manchesters showing tremendous resilience and a willingness to win in every match they play. Odds for Harry Kane to be the first one to find the net are priced at 3.80 and 1.82 to get his name on the score sheet.
Bet on Manchester City
Seven Premier League wins out of eight, 29 goals scored, no losses and five clean sheets. These are the statistics of champions and if City keep their momentum going, there will be no doubt that they will be crowned champions at the end of the season. They now face Burnley in their quest for the next three points and Premier League betting fans will assume that this clash would be another routine win for Pep Guardiola.
Odds reflect the probability of Manchester City winning and against Burnely, they are huge favourites. Odds stand at 1.10 but the judging by their results this season, it makes handicap betting all the more attractive. Odds for City to win with a goal difference of three or more are priced at 1.67 and 2.63 to win with four goals or more.
Sergio Aguero will return to action after his car accident in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago and has odds of 1.36 to get a goal at the Etihad and 3.15 to get the first goal. We can’t imagine Burnley getting a goal against City and the odds reflect this, priced at 2.45. One team to score (or none) is priced at 1.53, with over 3.5 goals set at 1.76.
Bet on Manchester United
The Red Devils made some serious changes to the way they deal with the game from last year. Compared to this time last year, United have six more points, have scored eight more goals and conceded six fewer. The ‘special one’ Jose Mourinho has instilled his football philosophy into his players, and the form of the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial has helped the the ex-Chelsea boss to transform United into a potential title challenger once again.
United now face Huddersfield Town in an attempt to secure their seventh win and they’re at 1.30 to do just that. Mourinho has only conceded two goals this season and a Huddersfield goal next Saturday looks highly unlikely. One team to score is a bet you should be considering, with Manchester United’s defense being so robust and odds are set 1.55 for this bet.
Lukaku has odds of 1.72 to get his name on the score sheet while Rashford’s odds are priced at 2.60. Huddersfields’ last win came back in August and many Premier League betting fans can’t see the newly promoted side getting out of this game. United kept clean sheets in seven of their eight games played, never conceding a goal in all their six victories. Odds for United to win with a goal difference of two or more are set at 1.86 and 3.45 for a goal advantage of three or more.