Antonio Conte’s Chelsea still sit pretty at the top of the Premier League table, but the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are all ready to pounce on any potential mistakes. There’s also a battle heating up for the Europa League places, as Everton, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion – among others – all seek European football.
At the other end, Hull City, Swansea City, Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough are all fighting for their Premier League lives. With the season now at the halfway stage, all the teams at the bottom will be desperate for points.
As always, we’ve got live odds comparison, the best betting odds, tips, analysis, predictions and more from the pick of matches from this round of Premier League fixtures. This week that includs the big game at the London Stadium between West Ham United and Manchester United, and Wednesday’s huge clash from White Hart Lane, as Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea lock horns in a tasty looking London derby.
We begin at the Riverside Stadium, as Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City travel to Teesside to take on Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough. With not much to split them in the Premier League table, both sides will be going all out for the win in this crucial fixture.
Leicester may be the champions of England, but they head to the Riverside as the 15/8 underdogs with BetVictor on our live odds comparison. The best betting odds you can get on the draw are 11/5 (Sporting Bet). Middlesbrough, however, are available at the very tempting odds of 7/4 with BetVictor.
We’re predicting a tight match to unfold on Teesside. On their day, as the Foxes have shown in the Champions League this term, Leicester are capable of beating anyone. However, so are Boro, especially on home soil. Because of that, we fancy the pair to cancel each other out at the Riverside. Our betting tip in this one is the draw, which Sporting Bet has priced at decent betting odds of 11/5.
Slaven Bilic’s improved West Ham United welcome Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United to the London Stadium on Monday. To be fair, the Red Devils’ form has also picked up drastically over the past few weeks, which should make for a fascinating battle in the capital.
Both sides have had their fair share of disappointment so far, but both West Ham and Man Utd have seemingly turned a positive corner in recent weeks. The Hammers have had a strong end to December, after being thumped at home by Arsenal earlier in the month. Meanwhile, Jose’s United have won their last three away matches on the spin in all competitions.
Going into Monday’s match, Mourinho’s men are the bookies’ favourites, with Unibet offering odds of 3/4 for a Man United victory. Meanwhile, BetVictor have the West Ham win available at the eye-opening odds of 22/5. However, looking at our live odds comparison, we feel Betfair’s 3/1 for the draw is the standout bet in this clash.
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal make the trip to the Vitality Stadium to take on Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth on Tuesday. After putting up a brave fight in their eventual 3-1 defeat at the Emirates back in November, the Cherries will be hoping to make home advantage count in this one.
Going into this intriguing looking PL fixture, Howe’s men are available at the tempting odds of 17/5 (BetVictor) to claim a huge win over the Gunners. You can even get the draw at the decent price of 14/5 with the same bookie. However, if you are siding with an Arsenal triumph, Wenger’s men are priced at 10/11 with Betway.
Unfortunately for the Cherries, we can see the north Londoners easing to victory at Dean Court. Last season, goals from Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave the Gunners a comfortable 2-0 win on the south coast. We fancy more of the same on Tuesday, and we like the look of Coral’s 9/4 for Arsenal to win -1 at the Vitality Stadium.
The last of our Premier League previews is arguably the biggest, as London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea go head-to-head in a mouth-watering matchup at White Hart Lane. With Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs needing the points to keep up with the top four, and with Antonio Conte’s men looking to maintain their big lead at the top of the table, Wednesday’s showdown in the capital has all the makings of being a captivating contest.
Looking at the odds comparison, the best betting odds you can get on a home triumph are 11/5 with Bet365, whilst William Hill have the away win available at 6/4. The draw, meanwhile, is priced at best betting odds of 12/5 with Betfair. In truth, this one really is a tough game to call. Tottenham are very strong on their own patch, but how can you rule out the league leaders, who have won their last six league away matches on the bounce?
Incredibly, Chelsea have not beaten the Lilywhites in a Premier League fixture since a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge over two years ago. There have also been three draws in the last three meeting between the pair, but we can see Conte’s men edging proceedings on Wednesday, but only just.
At the tasty price of 6/4, we believe William Hill’s odds for Chelsea to come out on top are well worth having a bet on. The chasing pack will be hoping Spurs can do them all a favour by taking points off the leaders, but the Blues are an extremely strong outfit under Conte, and we think they will have too much quality for Pochettino’s troops to handle on Wednesday. As such, our prediction here is a narrow away win.Google+