The Hard Tackle equips you with the best betting markets for the weekend Premier League action, featuring Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and more.
The Premier League is in its last stretch and there are mouth-watering fixtures to witness over the weekend. Bournemouth achieved a fighting 2-2 draw against Liverpool and would now attempt to repeat their performance as they host Chelsea while Manchester City go up against an in-form Hull City.
Manchester United can add another nail to the Sunderland coffin and their former manager David Moyes as they travel to the Stadium of Light on Sunday. Perhaps the best viewing though could be found at Palace, as the Eagles host Arsenal.
Sam Allardyce has shown his side are ready to go up against the big teams with a win over Chelsea, and Arsenal could struggle to defeat Big Sam’s side.
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: 11/17
The Hard Tackle aggregate: 185/362
Underdogs Result: We got none of them right.
Stoke City FC vs Liverpool FC
Stoke are on a horrendous 3-game losing streak and Mark Hughes would love to break the streak with a positive performance against Liverpool, whose woes against lesser opposition was again highlighted as they drew 2-2 with Bournemouth.
Liverpool have always found it tough away to Stoke, with the 6-1 defeat ringing high in their ears up till now. Jurgen Klopp will surely be frustrated at his team’s inability to brush aside lesser opposition while performing to their actual level against the top sides.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.75
2. Over 1 First Half Goal Line @ 1.875
1. Marko Arnautovic to score anytime @ 3.75
2. Goals in First 10 minutes @ 5.50
AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea FC
Chelsea are now firm favourites for the title after a 2-1 win over Manchester City. However, they can still see their lead cut at the top, with Tottenham not willing to admit defeat in the title race without a fight. Eddie Howe can spring up a surprise or two for the Blues.
Diego Costa has been in a dry run of late but is expected to break his duck on the weekend. Bournemouth, too, however are expected to score and give Chelsea a tough time.
1. Diego Costa to score anytime @ 1.66
2. Both Teams to score – YES @ 1.80
3. Over 10.5 Corners @ 2.00
1. Benik Afobe to score anytime @ 3.75
2. Joshua King to score anytime @ 4.00
Sunderland AFC vs Manchester United FC
Manchester United are on their best unbeaten run but their inability to win has seen Jose Mourinho’s side struggling at sixth on the table. However, this game could now serve as a must-win for Mourinho if they are to have any aspirations of a top-four finish this term.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to get on the scoresheet again and we may see a repeat of the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
1. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.72
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score anytime @ 1.53
3. Over 9.5 Corners @ 1.72
1. Jermaine Defoe to score anytime @ 3.25
2. Correct Score – Sunderland 1 – 3 Manchester United @ 13.00
Crystal Palace FC vs Arsenal FC
Sam Allardyce has managed to catapult Palace out of danger, for now, at the very least. However, they are still shy of the magical 40-point mark, needing 9 more points to get there, with 8 games left. Big Sam would love to reach the mark with some games in hand.
Arsenal on the other hand have their own demons to battle – top four race. They lie fifth and need to go on a run to have a chance to qualify for the top-four – a theme that has been consistent with all their recent seasons.
1. Both Team to Score – YES @ 1.61
2. Crystal Palace Asian Handicap + 0.5,1.0 @ 1.870
3. Over 10.5 Corners @ 2.00
1. Crystal Palace to win @ 4.50
Burnley can finally break their away duck hopefully, against a struggling Middlesbrough. Swansea face a West Ham that may find it difficult to get a result against Paul Clement’s side.
1. Burnley Draw No Bet vs Middlesbrough @ 2.20
2. West Ham United vs Swansea – Full Time Result – Draw or Swansea @ 1.75
1. West Brom vs Southampton – Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.30