We bring you the best possible markets to profit from the sixteenth gameweek of the Premier League which features Chelsea vs Manchester City and more.
Liverpool survived the Burnley onslaught during the midweek and will kick the weekend off in an early Saturday game against another tricky opponent, Bournemouth. Manchester United and Fulham will both be seeking wins as Claudio Ranieri visits Old Trafford. Arsenal, on the other hand, will face a Huddersfield side that are just a point above the relegation zone.
The big game of the weekend pits Chelsea against Manchester City, with the Blues already going through a rough patch. Manchester City managed to overcome Watford and will hope to continue their undefeated run. Tottenham face Leicester while Rafa Benitez and his men host a Wolves side that shocked Chelsea in the midweek.
Everton meet Watford on Monday night to round out the gameweek.
Before we move on to the profitable markets, let us take a look at how things panned out for us in the fourteenth gameweek. (We did not have a blog out for fifteenth gameweek but did have bets included in the previews.)
Favourable Bets Result: 6/11 + 5/7 (Bets from midweek)
Underdog Bets Result: None + 2/3 (Bets from midweek)
THT Favourable Bets Overall: 109/200
Bournemouth vs Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp and his men survived the midweek medley against Burnley somehow, despite resting many of his key attackers. Bournemouth have finally returned to winning ways after a streak of losses but were still unconvincing in their 2-1 win over Huddersfield.
Liverpool will have a test on their hands, considering Eddie Howe and his men have done considerably well this season. But, we expect the Reds to pull through, just like the midweek win over Burnley.
1. Liverpool to win @ 1.60
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.70
1. Callum Wilson to score anytime @ 3.10
Manchester United vs Fulham
The wind behind Jose Mourinho’s exit door is getting stronger, with rumours of Mauricio Pochettino being lined up surfacing after the 2-2 draw against Arsenal. Despite the improvement in performance during the midweek, Manchester United find themselves without a win in four league games now.
Fulham, on the other hand, seem to have been rejuvenated by the magical healing presence of Claudio Ranieri. The miracle worker has already added four points to Fulham’s tally in 3 matches since taking charge, only one less than what they managed in the 12 matches prior to his arrival.
Expect goals in this encounter. But, Fulham’s frailties at the back don’t seem to be improving any time soon, at least before January. Manchester United should take this one.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.80
2. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.57
1. Marouane Fellaini to score anytime @ 4.33
Arsenal vs Huddersfield
While the Gunners were under pressure early on against Manchester United, Arsenal will be disappointed with the draw, especially after how they closed the game. Huddersfield came close to getting a point against Bournemouth and have begun to look threatening again.
Arsenal should record a win but expect Huddersfield to be competitive on the pitch. A narrow win for the hosts.
1. Huddersfield Asian Handicap + 2.0 @ 1.575
2. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.57
1. Alexandre Lacazette to score 2 or more @ 4.00
Chelsea vs Manchester City
Everybody expects Manchester City to get beaten at some point. But, nobody knows when it will arrive this season. The Citizens have crawled through the dirt and have destroyed opposition simultaneously. No injury or suspension has been able to deter them so far.
Chelsea come into the fixture at the wrong time, with the Blues going through their first rough patch under Maurizio Sarri. There are worse problems to address than the results, with a misfiring attack and a defence that has started leaking screaming for attention.
Expect the expected – a Manchester City win.
1. Manchester City to win @ 1.95
2. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.66
1. Manchester City to win to NIL @ 3.60
Tottenham did not look entirely convincing against Southampton and will surely be tested by Leicester. Burnley will be looking to propel themselves above the relegation zone with a win against high-flyers Brighton. West Ham have found the winning road again and will hope to continue on the same when they face Crystal Palace.
Cardiff have a chance to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone as they face Southampton, who will have Ralph Hasenhuttl on the touchline for the first time this season.
1. Tottenham to beat Leicester @ 2.00
2. Burnley vs Brighton – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.95
3. Cardiff vs Southampton – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.80
4. West Ham to beat Crystal Palace @ 2.30
5. Newcastle vs Wolves – Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.57
1. Everton vs Watford – Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.90