Arsenal to draw at home with Everton- 53/20
The Toffees actually won this fixture last time out, but they go to the Emirates with a huge 3/1 underdog tag. We don’t love Arsenal’s recent performances, and after a tumultuous week off the pitch, the players very well could be distracted heading into this game. A win would see them overtake their Merseyside opponents, but Everton could truly pull away and maintain their very wide shot at claiming a top 4 space if they get a big victory here. However, Carlo Ancelotti’s team have never won at the Emirates, and they haven’t even picked up an away win against Arsenal since 1996, so a draw looks good to us.
Liverpool to beat Newcastle United – 5/19
They drew in their last game, right before the new year, so the 5/1 price on a repeat actually doesn’t seem like the worst bet. After all, Liverpool have had the same distractions that Arsenal have this week, so we don’t know what sort of team we’re going to see at Anfield on Saturday afternoon. However, Mohammed Salah and co have shown their ability to show up and put on a clinic should they choose to, and Steve Bruce’s side have been terribly inconsistent. So honestly, while we’d love to recommend the massive 39/4 price on Newcastle or the draw, we really can’t see past a Liverpool victory in this early afternoon game.
West Ham to beat Chelsea – 18/5
We understand how the last match between these sides went, but hear us out. The Hammers have looked really good at home this season, and picked up 7 of the 9 available points in their last three home games against tough challenges in Leeds United, Arsenal and second place Leicester City. Meanwhile, Chelsea are really struggling to score goals, even under new manager Thomas Tuchel. That game against fourth place West Ham was the last time they scored three in a match that featured a team from a top league, so they aren’t exactly firing on all cylinders. Jesse Lingard has a pretty good record against Chelsea, so we can see another big performance from him and a massive victory for the high-flying Hammers.
Brighton to beat Sheffield United – 20/27
Graham Potter’s side eked out a lovely 0-0 draw with Chelsea (which we predicted accurately at 3/1) just a few days after they had made the FA Cup final by beating the best team in the country. Brighton still have big, big problems in front of goal that will need to be rectified next season, but we think they have enough firepower to beat the relegated Sheffield United. They’ve beaten Liverpool, Southampton and Newcastle United already this calendar year, so if they can find the net early and maintain their impressive defence, this game is definitely very winnable for the visitors.
Wolves to draw with Burnley – 47/20
Wolves are evens favourites to win this one against a Burnley side who aren’t completely safe from relegation yet. Nuno Santo’s men are definitely capable of beating teams who line up like Sean Dyche’s team, but there have been rumours that the Portuguese boss may be on his way out of Molineux at the end of the season. For that reason, the players could be off form, and Burnley can take advantage of that, so we’re thinking that this game will be a draw, although either side winning (Wolves evens, Burnley 3/1) are similarly worthwhile bets.
Manchester United to beat Leeds United – 5/6
This is one of the more difficult games to call this weekend, and the odds pretty much reflect it. Last time out, Manchester United pretty handily put Marcelo Bielsa’s team to the sword, coming out on top of a 6-2 scoreline with Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes scoring a brace each while Victor Lindelof and Daniel James got the other two. Fernandes will probably score again in this one, but we expect it to be a whole lot closer. That one was a pretty wild outlier for Leeds’ general season, but we still think that second place Manchester United fancy their chances here and we’re backing them to get it done.
Aston Villa to draw with West Brom – 53/20
Villa are relatively strong favourites in this one, but we honestly can’t split them. They fairly handily picked up a 3-0 win last time out at the Hawthorns, so it’s understandable that the bookies reckon they’ll repeat that this time around. However, West Brom have looked pretty good the last few weeks, and ever since that win over Chelsea we just think that they are far too awkward to bet against, so we’ve got a draw in this one.
Leicester City to beat Crystal Palace – 10/23
It’s their second feature on this list, and we’re giving Leicester City their second win of the week here. They are a fantastic team who are in sight of the top four and they have just made the FA Cup final after a superb win over Southampton at the weekend. Truly they are now one of the elite teams in the Premier League.
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*Odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change