The Hard Tackle presents to you the one-stop shop to scour all the best betting markets for the twenty ninth gameweek of the English Premier League
Everton can go level on points with Burnley with a win in the early kick-off game on Saturday. Two relegation six-pointers are among the several games that follow the early kick-off fixture, with Southampton going up against Stoke and Swansea hosting West Ham.
Alan Pardew could be set to face the sack if West Brom do not earn a win over Watford while Liverpool will look to triumph over an in-form Newcastle United. Sunday sees Arsenal travel to face Brighton while we see the most important fixture of the gameweek pit Manchester City against defending champions Chelsea.
Manchester United travel to face Crystal Palace on Monday to round out the gameweek.
Before we delve into the best markets for the upcoming gameweek, we take a look at the result of our suggestions from the earlier gameweek.
Favourable Bets result: 3/7
Underdog Bets result: 2/4
THT Favourable Bets Overall Result: 175/339
Liverpool vs Newcastle United
A match that should ideally be won by Liverpool. But, Rafa Benitez’s men have found a bit of form in what is an important stretch of fixtures for the relegation-threatened side. It should be an interesting match and one which could either end up in a goal glut or end goalless.
1. Over 10.5 Corners @ 1.72
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.95
1. Full Time Result – Draw or Newcastle @ 4.33
Brighton vs Arsenal
Arsenal have been humiliated twice in the space of three days, by a similar scoreline of 3-0 against the same team – Manchester City. The Gunners seem to be heading towards a successive season without a top-four finish and with Brighton themselves in a good vein of form, expect a game at hand for Arsene Wenger & co.
But, ideally, Arsenal have not had much problems in sweeping aside the teams in the lower half and despite the struggles, the Gunners should come out on top.
1. Arsenal to win @ 1.90
2. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75
3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score anytime @ 2.20
1. Arsenal Asian Handicap -1.5 @ 3.100
Manchester City vs Chelsea
A game that could well decide Chelsea’s top-four ambitions. The Blues already received a setback at the hands of Manchester United in the last gameweek and another disappointing result in Manchester could see them realistically drop a fair bit away from the top-four.
Manchester City are fresh off a cup win and successive thrashings of Arsenal. Expect the Citizens to run the rule over another top opposition. We though, tip Chelsea to spring up a surprise, especially with Antonio Conte set to demand a reaction from his side after the 2-1 defeat to United.
1. Chelsea Asian Handicap +1.0 @ 1.850
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.70
1. Chelsea to win @ 6.00
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
The win over Chelsea has provided a spring in their steps. But, the real test begins as United would now aim to create some distance between themselves and the chasing pack and make the second place their own. Crystal Palace find themselves smack dab in the middle of the relegation scrap, despite a brilliant start to life under Roy Hodgson.
Expect the Eagles to try and absorb pressure from the get-go. A game United should be wary of.
1. Manchester United to win @ 1.57
2. Manchester United Clean sheet – NO @ 2.00
3. Romelu Lukaku to score anytime @ 2.30
1. Jesse Lingard to score anytime @ 3.20
The relegation six-pointers are set to be juicy encounters and ones that should be hard to call. But, Watford should get the better of West Brom, while it will be a battle of poor home record vs woeful away record in the matches involving Burnley, Everton, Southampton and Stoke.
Swansea and West Ham should put on an exciting match for the onlookers while Leicester should present the perfect evidence of their good home form against Bournemouth.
1. Watford to beat West Brom @ 2.15
2. Swansea vs West Ham – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.95
3. Leicester to beat Bournemouth @ 1.85
1. Southampton vs Stoke – Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.75
2. Burnley vs Everton – Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.10