English Premier League Betting: Chelsea Getting Closer to the 2017 Title

07/04/2017 11:15

with just eight fixtures remaining, things are really starting to heat up in the premier league. after chelsea and tottenham hotspur won on wednesday night, the blues still sit seven points clear at the top of the table.

arsenal’s 3-0 victory over west ham united has blown the top four race wide open again, with manchester united and liverpool only managing draws, whilst manchester city lost at stamford bridge.

at the other end, hull city won at home again, lifting themselves above swansea city and out the relegation zone in the process.

with a lot happening this weekend, take a look at our betting tips, odds comparison and predictions on five big matches taking place in the premier league.

tottenham hotspur v watford: spurs to march on

tottenham hotspur and watford get the premier league underway this weekend, as the pair meet at white hart lane on saturday afternoon. mauricio pochettino’s troops will be on the search for another home win in this one.

spurs left it extremely late to leave south wales with all three points on wednesday, but it was a typical never-say-die performance from tottenham. as for the hornets, two home wins in a week has put them into the top half of the premier league table.

as expected, the lilywhites are the strong favourites to seal the win on saturday, with sporting bet offering just 3/10 for a home triumph. the draw is 5/1 (betvictor), while an away win is available at 12/1, also with betvictor.

we’re predicting another comfortable victory for pochettino’s men in this one, and we feel there’s decent value in betfred’s 4/5 for the home side to win -1 at the lane.

bournemouth v chelsea: one step closer for chelsea

antonio conte’s chelsea took another giant leap towards the premier league title on wednesday, as an eden hazard brace earned the blues a vital 2-1 win over manchester city. on saturday evening, conte takes his men to the vitality stadium to play eddie howe’s vastly improved bournemouth.

after losing to crystal palace at the weekend, three points was just what the doctor ordered for the table toppers in midweek. bournemouth, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten run to five matches. howe’s men, who sit on 35 points, look safe for another season.

despite their recent pick up in form, betfair are still pricing the cherries at 6/1 to seal a home win on saturday. the draw is available at the tempting price of 31/10 with betvictor, too.

however, we can see chelsea putting one solid hand on the pl trophy with victory at dean court this saturday. according to our live odds comparison, the best price you can get on an away win is 4/7 with betway and that’s solid.

sunderland v manchester united: more misery for moyes

jose mourinho’s manchester united make the trip to sunderland this sunday, as they look to get back to winning ways after drawing back-to-back home matches. as for the black cats, defeat at leicester city leaves them rock bottom of the table.

it’s been a struggle pretty much all season for david moyes and his sunderland side. and after suffering yet another defeat on tuesday, the wearside club are running out of time to save their premier league lives.

the hosts go into this one as the 17/2 underdogs with ladbrokes to secure a shock win, with the draw coming in at 4/1 with sporting bet. united, meanwhile, are the 2/5 favourites with betfred.

unfortunately for moyes’ men, we can see united piling more misery on the black cats on sunday, with betfred’s 21/10 for jose’s boys to win -1 a standout bet.

everton v leicester city: level on merseyside

also on sunday, everton welcome leicester city to goodison park for an intriguing matchup in merseyside. both teams head into this one in good shape, and both will be looking for maximum points.

since inheriting the managerial reigns from the sacked claudio ranieri, craig shakespeare has certainly brought the feelgood factor back to the king power stadium. the foxes, who were in the relegation zone when he took over, have won five pl games on the spin. the champions are priced at 4/1 with betfred to make it seven wins in seven.

the toffees are also in good form. despite a derby to forget at anfield last weekend, everton have won seven of their 12 premier league matches in 2017. ronald koeman’s side are the favourites, with betfair offering the tempting odds of 4/5.

however, we’re having a tough time splitting these two, as we can see the pair cancelling each other out at goodison. looking at the odds comparison, the draw is available at 14/5 (sporting bet), a price we feel is worth taking advantage of.

crystal palace v arsenal: spoils shared at selhurst

on monday night, sam allardyce’s crystal palace host arsene wenger’s arsenal in a tasty london derby. with the gunners battling for a top four spot, whilst the eagles need the points at the other end of the table, we should be in for a fascinating night at selhurst park.

arsenal got back to winning ways in style on wednesday, beating west ham united 3-0 at the emirates stadium. meanwhile, after four successive wins, palace were finally beaten, as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at st mary’s.

despite winning their last two home games without conceding, allardyce’s team are available at 18/5 with betfair to claim another win on monday. arsenal are priced at 4/5 (sporting bet) to leave south london with another priceless three points.

nevertheless, with so much at stake, we believe the pair will play out a draw at selhurst park. betvictor are offering 29/10 for this one to end all square on monday evening and that’s our tip here.


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