The Hard Tackle equips you with the best betting markets for the weekend Premier League action, featuring the all important Manchester United vs Chelsea.
Manchester United host Chelsea in a clash that could very well decide the fate of the Red Devils’ chances of earning a place in the top four of the Premier League. Jose Mourinho has lost twice already to the Blues this season and would be itching for revenge against his former side.
Manchester City, on the other hand, face a tricky away test at St. Mary’s with Southampton already having established themselves as a formidable opponent. Tottenham host Bournemouth with the prospect of chewing away at Chelsea’s lead if the Blues do slip up against Manchester United.
Elsewhere, Arsenal travel to a struggling Middlesbrough but their own form is a cause for worry, something Wenger and his men would be eager to rectify while Liverpool travel to the Hawthorns.
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: 6/11
The Hard Tackle aggregate: 191/373
Underdogs Result: We got two right out of eight.
West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool FC
West Brom suffered a narrow defeat at the Hawthorns last gameweek against Southampton but Tony Pulis’s side is generally in a good shape, sitting eighth on the table. However, with teams below them playing catch up, they now have to end the season strongly to maintain their spot in the top half.
Liverpool, on the other hand, have been struggling without their talisman Sadio Mane and the Baggies could prove to be a potent threat, especially with the game at Hawthorns. Liverpool need to keep winning to maintain their third place on the table and the game is likely to be an electric encounter with goals from both the sides.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.80
2. West Brom Asian Handicap +0.5 @ 2.00
1. West Brom to win @ 4.20
Manchester United FC vs Chelsea FC
Manchester United will be readying their swords for revenge as they go up against Chelsea, who have defeated them twice already this season. Although, their most recent defeat was respectable and showed the amount of progress from their humiliation in the league at Stamford Bridge.
The Red Devils have been unable to cast aside the shadow of draws on their brilliant undefeated run, which continued as they drew 1-1 with Anderlecht. However, there is visible progress and the same is expected to carry on at Old Trafford on Sunday.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.90
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score anytime @ 2.10
1. Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.10
Middlesbrough FC vs Arsenal FC
The Gunners are under heavy weather and are in real danger of missing out on a top-four finish for the first time in a long while. Boro too need a win under their belt, with the team 6 points away from safety. Both the teams are struggling at other ends of the table and it would be intriguing to see which one wants a win more.
1. Arsenal to win @ 1.55
2. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.70
3. Alexis Sanchez to score anytime @ 1.90
1. Alexis Sanchez to score 2 or more @ 5.00
Elsewhere, Southampton are likely to pose a stiff challenge for Manchester City while Tottenham are likely to find it easier than the Citizens, as they host Bournemouth. Stoke are in a dire run of form as they host Hull City while Sunderland can all but confirm their relegation if they fail to upstage West Ham at the Stadium of Light.
1. Everton to win @ 1.44
2. Sunderland vs West Ham United – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.61
3. Stoke vs Hull – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.90
4. Southampton vs Manchester City – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.61
1. Watford vs Swansea – Full Time Result Draw @ 3.30
2. Crystal Palace vs Leicester – Full Time Result Draw @ 3.90