2017 Premier League Betting Preview Match Odds including Derby in Manchester

2017 Premier League Betting Preview Match Odds including Derby in Manchester

As we enter the last few weeks of the Premier League season, there’s still a lot up for grabs in England’s top tier. The likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United are all in league action in midweek, with several huge fixtures taking place.

Recently, Spurs mustered an impressive 4-0 win over Bournemouth; that, coupled with Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford, has blown the Premier League title race wide open. The Blues may still hold an advantage, but Tottenham are breathing down their necks, just four points adrift of Antonio Conte’s men.

There’s also an intriguing battle for the UEFA Champions League spots, with Man United hunting down Man City and Liverpool. The Reds sit in third, with City two points behind in fourth and Man United three points adrift in fifth.

At the other end, Hull City and Swansea City are locked in a two-horse race for survival. Both sealed vital 2-0 home wins at the weekend, which kept the Tigers two points above the Swans.

Check out our betting tips and live odds comparison as we help you pick out some winning bets!

Arsenal v Leicester City: Gunners To Shoot Down Foxes

We kick things off with Wednesday night’s match from the Emirates Stadium, as Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal and Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City square off in the capital. The Gunners’ Champions League hopes are now slim at best, as they lie seventh in the table, seven points behind Manchester City. Meanwhile, Leicester sit 15th, with work still to do in the battle for survival.

On Sunday, there was finally something for the suffering Arsenal fans to cheer about, as Wenger’s men beat Man City 2-1 (after extra time) in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final to book their place in next month’s showpiece final. Winning that competition for the third time in four seasons would certainly lift some of the huge pressure on the manager’s shoulders. Whether it would be enough for him to stay on for another season remains to be seen.

As for the Foxes, after last weekend’s results, the champions have dropped down to 15th in the Premier League table. However, Shakespeare’s men have two games in hand. If Leicester had not gone on a five-game winning streak, where would they be now?

The Midlands side head to London as the 24/5 (Betfair) underdogs, with the draw coming in at 7/2 with BetVictor. Meanwhile, the hosts are available at the price of 8/13 with Betway.

Nevertheless, we are predicting a comfortable evening for the Gunners, who will be in high spirits following Sunday’s FA Cup triumph. With that said, we like the look of Coral’s 7/5 for Arsenal to win with a -1 goal handicap on Wednesday.

Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur: Nothing To Split The Teams

Also on Wednesday, Mauricio Pochettino’s in-form Tottenham Hotspur make the trip to Selhurst Park to take on Sam Allardyce’s vastly improved Crystal Palace. With both teams in fine fettle of late, we should be in for a cracking London derby. Tottenham may need the points more than their hosts do, but Palace won’t be a pushover on home turf.

A nice run of six wins in eight league fixtures has all but ensured Palace’s survival. The Eagles have beaten the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in recent weeks, moving up to 12th in the Premier League table. On Sunday, two Christian Benteke goals inspired the Reds to an outstanding 2-1 win at Anfield.

As for the Lilywhites, despite crashing out of the FA Cup on Sunday, they have won their last seven league matches on the spin, scoring 22 and conceding just four in the process.

When these two met at White Hart Lane earlier in the season, a solitary Victor Wanyama goal settled a close and tense encounter. We can see more of the same unfolding on Wednesday. Tottenham are the 4/6 favourites at Sportingbet, whilst the Eagles are available at 24/5 with Betfair.

However, we believe Palace are good enough to hold Pochettino’s boys to a draw at Selhurst. The best odds you can get on this one ending all square are 16/5 with Ladbrokes, a price we feel is well worth having a punt on.

Manchester City v Manchester United: Red Devils To Shock Their Rivals

The standout fixture of the week comes from the Etihad Stadium, as Manchester City host rivals Manchester United on Thursday night. With only a point separating these two English giants in the Premier League table, this Manchester derby should be a fascinating one. Can City increase the gap, or will United leapfrog their rivals?

With the duo so close in the table, this should be one of the biggest Manchester derbies in recent times. The Citizens go into this one having just lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final. Whilst City were playing at Wembley, United were beating Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor, closing the gap to just one point on Pep Guardiola’s side in the process.

Man City may have won the reverse fixture at Old Trafford (the only game United have lost at home all season), but Jose Mourinho’s boys have been beaten just twice in the Premier League since.

The Red Devils won this fixture 1-0 last season, with young Marcus Rashford netting the winner back in March 2016. This Thursday, Jose’s troops are priced at 7/2 with Betway to win at the Etihad Stadium for the second year running. Meanwhile, a home victory is priced at 10/11 (Bet365), whilst the best odds you can get on the pair cancelling each other out are 11/4 at BetVictor.

However, we predict United will have what it takes to continue their superb run of results by securing another priceless three points in this huge derby fixture on Thursday. Because of that, we advise you to take up Betway’s tempting price of 7/2 for the Red Devils to win away in midweek. And be sure to check out betting odds comparison for any other markets you’re interested in betting on!