We take a look at some of the potentially profitable markets from the 31st gameweek of the Premier League featuring Chelsea, Manchester United and more.
Club football is back and with a bang. Manchester City will look to reclaim the top spot in Premier League as they kick us off on Saturday against Fulham. Manchester United will hope they are able to continue their winning run as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes charge of his first game as the new permanent manager of the club against Watford.
Sunday brings us a tricky trip for Chelsea as they face a dangerous Cardiff City side while Liverpool will look to fire a warning shot to Manchester City when they face Tottenham. Arsenal will face Newcastle United on Monday night as they continue their battle for the top four places.
Before we move to the predictions, let us take a look at the result of the predictions from last gameweek.
Favourable Bets Result: 5/9
Underdog Bets Result: None from five.
THT Favourable Bets Overall: 164/295
Manchester United vs Watford
The stage is set for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game as the permanent manager of Manchester United. Old Trafford is the venue, Watford their opponents. It will be intriguing to see if the Red Devils can continue their pre-international break momentum into Saturday.
Watford are no slouches themselves and have had a credible season so far, despite finding themselves in a bit of a rut in 2019. It has been an interesting matchup judging by recent history, which suggests United should be able to get the better of Watford. Ole’s at the Wheel permanently now and maybe, just maybe the Manchester United ship will finally be steered in the right direction.
1. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.66
2. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.80
1. Race to Corners – 9 Manchester United @ 3.00
Cardiff City vs Chelsea
It’s that time when fixtures like these are not straight wins anymore. Cardiff need the points as badly, or perhaps, more than Chelsea, with the hosts currently sitting in 18th. Chelsea have not lost to Cardiff in the Premier League era, but have always conceded, which would be a positive to take from history for the hosts.
Expect a close matchup, but Chelsea to gain three points, much to the dismay of the home crowd.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.90
2. Chelsea Clean Sheet – NO @ 1.72
1. Cardiff Draw No Bet @ 6.00
Liverpool vs Tottenham
Liverpool hold a slender lead, which could be gone by the time they take the pitch at Anfield to face Tottenham. Spurs have been struggling somewhat, but could use the Liverpool game as a springboard to protect their 3rd spot, which is now prone to being hijacked by the other top four candidates.
Recent form favours Liverpool, but the Reds are known to falter when it comes to the business end of the title race. Anfield is a fortress for Liverpool right now and while Tottenham should pose a problem, we just don’t see the Reds losing this one on Sunday, considering the magnitude of the fixture.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.75
2. Tottenham Asian Handicap +1.5 @ 1.525
3. Over 4.5 Cards @ 2.20
1. Full Time Result – Draw @ 4.33
Arsenal vs Newcastle United
Two teams on the right side of the form table, Arsenal and Newcastle will both hope to not be on the losing side on Monday n,ight. The Gunners have somehow, regained the advantage in the race for top four over Chelsea and Manchester United and would love to maintain it.
The Magpies are just three points away from the magical 38-point mark and would love to reach it as soon as possible. Only a single goal has separated the two teams in each of their last six meetings and this matchup will likely to be as close.
1. Newcastle Asian Handicap +1.5 @ 1.725
2. Over 10.5 Corners @ 1.80
1. Full Time Result – Draw @ 5.25