Premier League Matchday 12 odds: Premier League betting previews, Man U v Spurs
A great weekend of Premier League action was capped with Liverpool surprisingly beating Manchester City 1-0 at Anfield, which means Arsenal sit top of the table after nine matches.
The Gunners and City are not in action during the midweek round, though, so the rest of the league have the chance to catch up – with four key games on the slate for football fans to look out for.
4 Key Games to Look Out For, Odds, and Predictions
Premier League betting: Liverpool v West Ham
After big back-to-back wins, Liverpool could have finally turned the corner after a slow start to the season. The Reds followed thrashing Rangers in the Champions League last week by edging to a 1-0 home win over City, which leaves them eighth in the table going into the midweek round.
Jurgen Klopp’s side tend to dominate their fixtures against West Ham. Indeed, they have won this game five straight times in all competitions, but the winning goal was scored by Sadio Mane – who has since moved to Bayern Munich – when West Ham last visited Anfield in March.
The Hammers saw a run of four straight wins in all competitions end with a 1-1 draw at Southampton at the weekend, but recent results have seen David Moyes’ men climb up towards the top half.
Liverpool are unbeaten with three wins and two draws, showing why they are strong favourites in the Premier League betting for this clash.
A way to find value out of siding with the Reds could be to opt for Liverpool to win with under 2.5 goals scored, which is at 17/5 with 888Sport.
Premier League betting: Brentford v Chelsea
A West London derby sees Chelsea go to Brentford, where the Premier League betting odds are pointing to an away win for Graham Potter’s Blues. Chelsea are on a roll having won four in a row in the league, a 2-0 defeat of Aston Villa at the weekend continuing their streak of victories.
Brentford also won 2-0 at the weekend, beating Potter’s old team Brighton at home, with the Bees having taken 10 points from their five home Premier League games to date. However, they lost twice at home to Chelsea last season, in the Premier League and in the League Cup without scoring.
Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in their last four league matches, so it makes sense they are favourites in the Premier League betting here. The 3/4 at 888Sport for Chelsea to score over 1.5 goals therefore makes sense, while 17/10 for Chelsea to score in both halves is another good option too.
Premier League betting: Newcastle v Everton
On a run of five Premier League games without defeat, Newcastle will hope to maintain momentum when Everton visit during the midweek round, a game for which the Magpies are favourites in the Premier League betting.
Everton’s poor away record partly explains why, with the Toffees winning only twice in their last 22 matches on the road in the Premier League. Frank Lampard’s side went down 2-0 at Spurs at the weekend so have suffered successive defeats, while they lost 3-1 away to Newcastle last season.
A quirk of this game is the fact that Newcastle have seen over 2.5 goals in nine of their last 11 home matches against Everton in all competitions. It therefore has to be worth a look to go for the 17/20 at 888Sport for over 2.5 goals to be scored in this Wednesday night meeting.
With Newcastle only losing once in their past 12 league games it makes sense for them to be favourites in the Premier League betting. Newcastle to win with under 2.5 goals scored in the game stands out as a good value pick at 11/4 with 888Sport.
Premier League betting: Man United v Tottenham
The biggest game of the midweek round comes from Old Trafford, where Tottenham are the visitors. United have won this fixture three times in a row in all competitions, running out 3-2 victors in the Premier League clash last term to make up for the 6-1 thrashing they suffered to Spurs in 2020.
Having been held at home by Newcastle at the weekend, the Red Devils might need to switch things up in attack, Marcus Rashford’s introduction for Cristiano Ronaldo during that goalless draw having sparked life into a sputtering attack. Ronaldo did score a hat-trick at home to Spurs last season, though, so Erik ten Hag might take that into account when selecting his team for this game.
United’s last three home games have seen just two goals scored, which is more relevant than the Red Devils having seen over 2.5 goals in their last five home matches against Spurs in all competitions.
Antonio Conte’s team head north on a high, a weekend win at home to Everton making it three victories in a row in all competitions. They are third in the Premier League table, but have a four-point gap to make up on leaders Arsenal at this early stage of the campaign.
The Premier League betting points to a home win here, but there could be more value in siding with Spurs, who have only lost one of their past 16 league games in a run dating back to last season. At 4/7 with 888Sport, Spurs double chance is a little low but still likely to be worth taking on.
Harry Kane is the second top scorer in the Premier League this season, behind only Erling Haaland, and the Spurs striker has hit the net nine times so far. That includes scoring in five straight games in the Premier League, while he has recorded the opening goal four times already this season too. Kane is a tempting 9/2 to get the first goal against United, while he is good value at 11/8 to score any time.
Author: Jamie Smith