We provide potentially marketable betting tips for Gameweek 11 of the Premier League featuring Tottenham vs Arsenal as the Match of the Day.
The 2020/21 Premier League table is slowly starting to take shape as we head into the 11th Gameweek of the campaign.
With Aston Villa’s game against Newcastle on Friday postponed, the action kicks off on Saturday, with Manchester United travelling to face a high-flying West Ham United in another reunion with former manager David Moyes. Another intriguing matchup awaits us at Stamford Bridge as Leeds United go up against an in-form Chelsea side.
Manchester City face a Fulham side that have finally managed to climb out of the relegation zone after a spirited win over heavy favourites, Leicester City, last weekend.
The big game of Matchday 11 sees Tottenham welcome Arsenal on Sunday in a North London derby that has the home side and the away side on different ends of the league table. This is followed by another entertaining fixture, with Liverpool locking heads with Wolves. Brighton and Southampton round out the Gameweek with a Monday Night fixture.
Let us move forward with our football predictions for this gameweek.
Manchester City vs Fulham
It might still be early on into the season but Scott Parker iterated that his Fulham side are aware they will be thereabouts in the relegation battle. They showed their fighting spirit in the shock win over Leicester and will be gunning to take some points off a wobbly Manchester City side.
Pep Guardiola saw glimpses of the ruthlessness he is used to seeing from his squad in the win over Burnley before they squandered loads of opportunities in the 0-0 draw with FC Porto during the midweek. The manager will be hoping their boys are back on demolition duty and avoid any chance of Fulham coming close to taking any points off them.
This encounter will depend on an early goal and if City get it, the floodgates might just open.
1. Over 3.5 Match Goals @ 1.800
1. Manchester City Asian Handicap – 3.5 @ 3.000
West Ham vs Manchester United
David Moyes has his West Ham side flying high at 5th on the league table despite all the pre-season and post-transfer window drama that unfolded within the club. However, both West Ham and Manchester United come into the game on a 3-game Premier League winning streak, which makes this a game of fine margins.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping for a response from his squad after their frustrating finishing cost them during the midweek defeat against PSG. David de Gea seems to have taken another niggle and it will be interesting to see if Ole affords Dean Henderson a chance.
Expect the game to become an end-to-end battle during some moments, with Manchester United slight favourites based on the quality they possess.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.61
1. Bruno Fernandes to score anytime @ 2.75
Chelsea vs Leeds
Marcelo Bielsa showed just why he is hailed as a tactical genius after a constant shuffle of tactics and formations saw them earn a 1-0 win over Everton last weekend. Chelsea will be wary of the ever-changing shape of Leeds’ setup and Frank Lampard will rely on Edouard Mendy as well as the dynamic setup that the manager seems to have experimented his way into.
Another game of fine margins, we expect there to be goals in this game and for the two teams to share the spoils at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea slight favourites to clinch it based on their current form.
1. Leeds Asian Handicap + 1.5 @ 1.600
1. Full-Time Result – Draw @ 4.50
Tottenham vs Arsenal
The way Jose Mourinho has changed the mood and fortunes at Tottenham is testament to his capability as a manager. Spurs lead the league on goal difference from Liverpool and have a real chance of inflicting more misery on the Arsenal fans on Sunday.
Arsenal are withering at the bottom half of the table and are closer to the relegation zone, both in terms of points and position than Spurs. Their last win was a 1-0 result at Old Trafford against Manchester United and the away side has since looked unworthy of being the winning side in any of their fixtures.
There are genuine creativity issues within the Arsenal squad and Mourinho is likely to instruct his squad to take advantage of the superior creative drive that Tottenham possess right now. Tottenham are heavy favourites to win the match in what could be another defensive masterclass from Mourinho’s men.
1. Tottenham to win @ 1.95
1. Tottenham to WIN to NIL @ 3.50
Liverpool vs Wolves
Despite the injuries and issues that Liverpool have faced, Jurgen Klopp has still ensured his side is at the top, falling behind Tottenham only in terms of Goal Difference right now. The squad has stepped up when necessary and the likes of Diogo Jota have shown the drive needed in players when the chips are down.
Wolves though, are fresh off a win at Arsenal last weekend and would be tempted by the opportunity of facing a Virgil van Dijk-less Liverpool, especially with the likes of Daniel Podence and Adama Traore hitting their stride. This is another game that could be too close to call, with a slight edge to Wolves due to the key absentees for the home side.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.80
1. Full-Time Result – Draw @ 4.33
Best of the Rest
Carlo Ancelotti would be keen for his Everton side to bounce back against Burnley after a lacklustre loss against Leeds. Leicester would be hoping to avoid an upset result for the second consecutive gameweek as they travel to face rock bottom Sheffield United.
1. Everton to beat Burnley @ 1.90
2. Leicester to beat Sheffield United @ 1.95
1. Southampton to beat Brighton @ 2.90