There is a huge round of Premier League fixtures this weekend, with the leading soccer betting sites offering competitive odds for all fixtures. The round gets underway on Friday night with a derby match between Brighton and Crystal Palace, while the pick of the fixtures sees Manchester City welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium.
Back City To Continue Winning Run
The Premier League weekend gets underway with Manchester City welcoming Chelsea to the Etihad. City are the clear -154 favorites to take the win in the match, and we can’t look past Pep Guardiola’s side maintaining their winning run. The hosts will be looking to do the double over Chelsea for the fourth time since the 2009-10 season, and recent meetings would suggest there’s every chance.
City have won 12 of the previous 24 meetings between the sides, with Chelsea winning on nine occasions during the same run. Chelsea won this fixture last season, but haven’t won back-to-back away games against City since winning four on the bounce between 2005 and 2008.
Pick: Manchester City @ -154
Big Games For Relegation Rivals
There are big games at the bottom of the Premier League on Saturday. Norwich City will be looking to end a run of five straight defeats against Everton, who have also been in terrible form, which has seen the pressure on Rafael Benitez mount. The Toffees have lost their last two games against newly promoted sides, but the Canaries home form is difficult to look past. They have scored just five goals in 15 games, and won just once. Due to the problems Everton have at present, the draw may not be out of the question.
The big relegation six-pointer comes at St James’ Park, as Newcastle United host Watford. Victory for Newcastle would lift them out of the bottom three, while a win for the Hornets will open up a five-point difference between themselves and the relegation spots. The Magpies have picked up just a single win in their last ten home league games against the Hornets, while Watford have won on two of their last four visits to the North East. We have a strong feeling that Watford will take the points here, but they are also likely to concede having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 28 Premier League fixtures.
Pick: The Draw (Norwich vs Everton) @ +250
Pick: Watford & Both teams to Score @ +550
North London Derby Headlines Sunday Action
The main game on the Sunday is the battle for supremacy in North London. Arsenal visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looking for a fifth win in six, while Spurs are unbeaten in their previous five fixtures. Both sides will be hopeful of finishing in the top four this season, but likely only one club will be able to achieve that feat.
The team playing at home has dominated this fixture in recent seasons, with Arsenal winning the last two at the Emirates, while Spurs have also won both of the two games played at their home stadium. In fact, the last away victory in this fixture came when Arsenal won at Spurs in March 2014. It will likely be a cagey North London Derby this weekend, as Antonio Conte will set up defensively and try and hit the Gunners on the counter. We could see Harry Kane having the big say as Spurs win 1-0.
Pick: Spurs 1-0 and Kane to score @ +1800
Premier League Matchday 22 Picks
- Pick: Manchester City @ -154
- Pick: The Draw (Norwich vs Everton) @ +250
- Pick: Watford & Both teams to Score @ +550
- Pick: Spurs 1-0 and Kane to score @ +1800