We provide potentially marketable betting tips for Gameweek 25 of the Premier League featuring Arsenal vs Manchester City as the Match of the Day.
Manchester City seem to be running away with the title right now, reserving a 10-point lead over Manchester United and Leicester after 24 Gameweeks. However, Chelsea will look to close the gap with the top three as they travel to St. Mary’s to face a Southampton side that have fallen from being surprise contenders for European places to outside of the top half.
Even though West Brom are 12 points adrift of safety at this point, Sam Allardyce will not throw in the towel before they are relegated mathematically. Burnley on the other hand, will look to close the gap between them and the top half of the table when they welcome West Brom. Fulham vs Sheffield United is the battle of the bottom two while Everton stand a considerable chance to win a rare Merseyside derby at Anfield.
Another derby welcomes the neutrals on Sunday in the Premier League, with fifth-placed West Ham facing a troubled Tottenham side. The Hammers have the opportunity to become the best-placed London outfit if Chelsea are held at Southampton and they manage to beat Tottenham.
Aston Villa and Leicester have both played well this season and the two will face off on Sunday to earn bragging rights and add three more points to an already thriving tally. The big match of the Gameweek though, is not the Merseyside derby but the battle between Pep and his protege, Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal have ended Pep Guardiola’s previous streaks and will look to do the honours once again as they welcome the current league leaders at Emirates. Manchester United will look to avoid a third draw in a row when they face a lowly Newcastle side at home on Sunday. Brighton can leapfrog Crystal Palace on the Premier League table if they manage to win over the latter on Monday Night.
Southampton vs Chelsea
Thomas Tuchel is the pied piper at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea look like a reformed unit under the German tactician. The defence, especially, looks much much tighter and compact, with results flowing like a breeze for the club. Southampton are finding it hard to arrest their rut, having lost six Premier League games in a row now.
Chelsea are the favourites and expect them to act like it. Another clean sheet incoming?
1. Chelsea to win @ 1.70
1. Chelsea to WIN to NIL @ 2.87
Liverpool vs Everton
Merseyside derbies have never been this even in terms of form, league position and performances. Carlo Ancelotti can bring his side level on points with Liverpool, if he can beat Jurgen Klopp and his side at Anfield on Saturday.
Liverpool are winless in their last five home Premier League matches while Everton haven’t lost an away game in seven league matches as of now. Expect a rollicking view as a neutral at Anfield on Saturday.
1. Everton Asian Handicap +1.5 @ 1.650
1. Everton to win @ 7.00
West Ham vs Tottenham
Two consecutive tepid performances away from home and Tottenham find themselves in real danger of losing more ground in the battle for European places. West Ham, on the other hand, are flying high with David Moyes finding his Midas touch at the London club.
The Hammers look like a well-drilled outfit under Moyes and the manager will be licking his lips at the chance of winning over fellow former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, especially at a time when Tottenham are looking fragile at the back. Does a third consecutive away defeat beckon Mourinho and his men on Sunday? We believe so.
1. Both Teams to Score – YES @ 1.75
1. West Ham to win @ 2.70
Arsenal vs Manchester City
Honestly, Manchester City are running away with the three points at Emirates, on paper. But, seldom are matches foregone conclusions. Mikel Arteta has been Pep’s protege and much of his philosophy follows his mentor’s. The Gunners are improving, even if ever so slowly.
Arsenal have also had a knack of ending winning streaks of Pep Guardiola’s teams and we could very well see a repeat of it.
1. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.72
1. Arsenal Draw No Bet @ 4.50
Manchester United vs Newcastle United
The real reason for Manchester United being 10 points adrift of Manchester City at this stage is their woeful home form in the 2020/21 Premier League season. Their indifferent form at home could be something Newcastle United will look to take advantage of, given their recent historical data.
But, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is drilling more discipline into his side and will look for a proper response to the 3-3 draw with Everton, which saw them concede a rather cheap stoppage-time equalizer. Newcastle will use the low block strategy but should fall short, purely on the basis of Manchester United’s overall form and their 4-0 thumping win over Real Sociedad in the midweek.
1. Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.57
1. Manchester United to win Both Halves @ 2.75
Best of the Rest
Patrick Bamford and Jamie Vardy are two players who should get themselves on the scoresheet in their respective games. Burnley should gain more ground on the top half sides with a win over West Brom while Fulham could receive a jolt in their bid for safety, with Sheffield United our pick to win away to the fellow relegation candidates.
1. Burnley to beat West Brom @ 2.00
2. Brighton to beat Crystal Palace @ 1.66
3. Jamie Vardy to score anytime @ 1.90
1. Sheffield United to beat Fulham @ 3.60
2. Patrick Bamford to score anytime @ 2.60