The Hard Tackle provides your one-stop shop for the best betting markets for Premier League matches featuring the all-important Manchester City vs Liverpool
Arsenal kick the weekend matchday off with a tricky away trip to West Bromwich Albion, which is followed by an equally tasking away trip for Chelsea, who visit Stoke City. The crunch game of the weekend though, is Manchester City vs Liverpool at the Etihad, with as many as six teams in the race for the top four spots.
Manchester United visit a manager-less Middlesbrough, while Tottenham host EFL Cup runners-up Southampton.
The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the best betting markets to profit from in the 27th Gameweek of the Premier League. But first, let us take a look at the previous results of our betting suggestions.
(Note that the odds mentioned here have been extracted from Bet365.com as presented on smartbets.com)
(Note that all stakes are taken as 1 unit)
Favourable Bets for the last Gameweek: 10/16
The Hard Tackle aggregate: 159/315
Underdogs Result: We got two out of seven. Decent.
West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal FC
West Bromwich are a scary side and their set-pieces are their gold mine, an area where Arsenal have shown their weakness at prior moments on several occasions. Arsenal need a win to alleviate the thoughts of the awful exit from Champions League at the hands of Bayern.
Even though the fixture history prefers Arsenal, West Brom are on course to match their best possible finish in the Premier League era and break their highest points tally as well.
The odds for an Arsenal win are pretty good but West Bromwich Albion’s home form combined with Arsenal’s away form make this tie look like a very tricky one for the Gunners.
1. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80
2. Over 9.5 Corners @ 1.66
1. Salomon Rondon to score anytime @ 3.00
Stoke City FC vs Chelsea FC
Stoke City have amassed 12 points out of a maximum 18 from their last six home games, while Chelsea have amassed 11 points from the same number of successive games leading up to the fixture. Stoke have made the Bet 365 stadium a fortress and Chelsea could find it tricky to get all three points on the night.
1. Stoke City Asian Handicap +1 @ 1.840
2. Diego Costa to score anytime @ 1.90
3. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.95
1. Peter Crouch to score anytime @ 4.00
Middlesbrough FC vs Manchester United FC
Middlesbrough are manager-less now and Manchester United badly need a win. The script is all written for an easy win for the Red Devils. But, as we have seen in the past, the Red Devils have faltered to grasp the opportunities similar to the one mentioned above.
Zlatan’s absence combined with Pogba’s injury scare could mean United will take the field without the supreme duo. However, Mourinho knows the importance of this fixture for United and is likely to make the players aware of the same. A Manchester United win, with the outrageous odds, seems like the optimum way.
1. Manchester United to win @ 1.70
2. Marcus Rashford to score anytime @ 2.60
1. Manchester United Asian Handicap – 2.0 @ 5.250
2. Juan Mata to score anytime @ 3.40
Manchester City FC vs Liverpool FC
The Citizens’ morale is likely to be hit after being ousted from UEFA Champions League by AS Monaco in a remarkable turnaround. And, Liverpool could hand Guardiola & co. another setback this weekend as they visit Etihad. However, Liverpool’s recent away form has been disastrous, which hands City a slight advantage going into the fixture.
We can see both sides scoring and it ending in a draw or a close City win.
1. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.65
2. Sergio Aguero to score anytime @ 1.83
3. Over 10.5 Corners @ 1.83
1. Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.75
2. Over 13 Corners @ 3.75
Sunderland can get back in the race for survival with a win over Burnley, while Leicester City and Crystal Palace would love to increase their distance from the battle as they face West Ham and Watford respectively. Everton may find it difficult against Hull City while Southampton are expected to give Tottenham a stern test.
1. Romelu Lukaku to score anytime @ 1.66
2. Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Southampton – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.80
3. Jermaine Defoe to score anytime @ 2.10
4. Crystal Palace FC to win vs Watford @ 1.90
5. AFC Bournemouth vs Swansea City FC – Full Time Result – Draw or Swansea @ 1.72
1. West Ham United FC vs Leicester City FC – Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.50