The Hard Tackle provides your one-stop shop for the best betting markets for the weekend Premier League action, featuring Chelsea vs Manchester City.
The Premier League enters into its last phase and the battle for the crown has just potentially opened up, with Chelsea losing to Crystal Palace on the weekend. The Blues now host Manchester City and the Blues could see their lead atop the Premier League shrink to four points, if they fall to the Citizens.
Elsewhere, Manchester United are close to back to full strength as they face Everton with the top-four hopes dwindling. Arsenal host London rivals West Ham while Liverpool face a tricky opponent in Bournemouth.
Tottenham are likely to put forth their best step forward as they face Watford while there is a relegation six-pointer on show as Hull face Middlesbrough.
The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the best betting markets to profit from the current matchday 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: 7/16
The Hard Tackle aggregate: 174/345
Underdogs Result: We got two out of eight. Decent.
Manchester United FC vs Everton FC
The Red Devils have Zlatan and Herrera both returning after serving their respective suspensions with Paul Pogba also back in training. United have failed to score in the absence of the Swedish veteran and his return could prove to be the catalyst.
Shaw, Pogba, Zlatan and Herrera all back in the squad pic.twitter.com/kO7lXe9C5B
— AH (@EliteUtd) April 3, 2017
Everton come into the game on the back of a crushing Merseyside derby defeat and their prospects of defeating United look bleak at best. The Toffees, however, could prove to be a potent threat to United, with Lukaku at the helm.
1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score anytime @ 1.61
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.90
3. Over 10.5 Corners @ 1.83
1. Ander Herrera to score anytime @ 5.00
Arsenal FC vs West Ham United FC
Arsenal’s dwindling defence means the Hammers are likely to have an impact offensively. The Hammers, too, need a win as much as the Gunners and the fixture could provide a brilliant spectacle for the viewers.
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) March 30, 2017
Alexis Sanchez did not score against Manchester City but was brilliant again and on Wednesday, the Chilean is likely to get on the scoresheet.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.57
2. Alexis Sanchez to score anytime @ 1.72
3. Over 10.5 Corners @ 1.80
1. West Ham United Draw No Bet @ 6.00
Liverpool FC vs AFC Bournemouth
Liverpool have found themselves in a very comfortable position in terms of earning a top-four finish. The Reds now have no fixture left against the top sides and have a brilliant closing run in the Premier League. However, it is the lesser renowned teams that have proved to be the bane for the Reds’ ambitions.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has won his first Premier League award.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 31, 2017
They face Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side who played out a goalless draw against Southampton and must really kick on if they are to secure a top-half finish. Both the teams come into the game on a four-game unbeaten run and it could end up being an enticing encounter.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.75
2. AFC Bournemouth Asian Handicap + 1.5 @ 1.780
3. Over 3.5 Cards @ 1.83
4. Over 10.5 Corners @ 1.80
1. Harry Arter to score anytime @ 8.00
Chelsea FC vs Manchester City FC
As mentioned above, Chelsea host Manchester City in a game that could potentially see their lead shrink, if they fail to secure a win. The Citizens came close to victory against Arsenal and are set to test the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) April 4, 2017
Conte’s tactical gamble backfired over the weekend and the Italian must be wary of trying a similar tactic against Guardiola.
1. Over 10.5 Corners @ 1.83
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.57
3. Sergio Aguero to score anytime @ 2.10
4. Diego Costa to score anytime @ 1.90
1. Over 0.5 Cards in First 10 Minutes @ 5.50
2. Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.50
Tottenham have a glimmer of hope in the Premier League title race and a win against Swansea could further establish their credentials. Hull City are primed to earn an advantage over Middlesbrough in the relegation battle while Sunderland could be set for another loss as they face an in-form Leicester City side.
1. Leicester City Asian Handicap – 1.0 @ 1.850 vs Sunderland AFC
2. Hull City to win vs Middlesbrough FC @ 2.05
3. Tottenham to win vs Swansea @ 1.72
1. Watford vs West Brom Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.20
2. Southampton vs Crystal Palace Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.60
3. Burnley vs Stoke City Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.10