The Hard Tackle is your one-stop shop for all the profitable markets for Chelsea, Manchester United and other Premier League matches during the weekend.
The weekend has already started with Liverpool and Wolves fighting it out on Friday night. On Saturday, Arsenal will kick things off with a match against Burnley while Chelsea go up against Leicester City. Manchester City host Crystal Palace hoping to continue mounting the pressure on Liverpool.
Fulham will look to bounce back from rock bottom when they face Newcastle United. Everton will look to snap their four-game winless streak on Sunday against Tottenham. Huddersfield have the opportunity of climbing out of the relegation zone when they meet 17th-placed Southampton in a six-point thriller.
Before we move on to the profitable markets, let us take a look at how things panned out for us in the seventeenth gameweek.
Favourable Bets Result: 5/9
Underdog Bets Result: 1/4
THT Favourable Bets Overall: 120/222
Arsenal vs Burnley
Two shocks within a week, Unai Emery has seen the Arsenal fanbase echo a similar tone that had become the norm in the last few years. There have been growing talks of the 22-game unbeaten run being a lucky streak, all of which the manager will hope his players put to bed when they meet Burnley.
Burnley are on the opposite end of the spectrum, struggling to remain away from the relegation zone. Expect a few hiccups from Arsenal. But, the Gunners should be able to get their show back on track.
1. Alexandre Lacazette to score anytime @ 1.66
1. Half-Time/Full-Time Result – Draw/Arsenal @ 4.00
Chelsea vs Leicester
Just like every other mid-table team, Leicester have petered out after a steady run and are now 12th on the Premier League table. For Chelsea, it is more a case of trying to take advantage of the boost in momentum and morale they received from the win over Manchester City and adding to it with every passing match.
Against Leicester, they will have problems dealing with the directness of their attacks, especially the pace of their counters. Expect this match to go to the wire as well, with Chelsea perhaps eking out all three points.
1. Leicester Asian Handicap +1.5 @ 1.920
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 2.05
1. Correct Scoreline – Chelsea 2-1 Leicester @ 9.00
Cardiff vs Manchester United
A game that sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer take charge of his first game as the Manchester United boss is always going to be heavy with emotions. But, to do it against the club where he failed as a manager will perhaps add a bit more tinge to the storyline. We have seen teams respond positively to mid-season managerial departures in the past and it is likely we will see one here on Saturday.
1. Manchester United to win @ 1.61
2. Marcus Rashford to score anytime @ 2.50
1. Marcus Rashford to score 2 or more @ 9.00
Newcastle vs Fulham pits two great managers head-to-head, with Rafa Benitez looking for stability and Claudio Ranieri looking for wins. Bournemouth battle Brighton, with both fizzling out after good results this season. Manchester City are tipped to tear apart Crystal Palace.
But, Tottenham could find Goodison Park a tad bit difficult to conquer.
1. Bournemouth to beat Brighton @ 1.90
2. West Ham to beat Watford @ 2.37
3. Everton vs Tottenham – Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.61
1. Newcastle vs Fulham – Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.60
2. Everton vs Tottenham – Full Time Result – Draw @ 3.50