We’re nearing the business end of the Premier League season. From this point on, every point won or lost can affect a team’s survival chance or their pursuit of the league title.
The coming weekend will feature the league’s 24th game week. The biggest draw out of all the upcoming matches is between Newcastle United and Liverpool. The Magpies are riding a high under Eddie Howe, while Jurgen Klopp and the Reds are struggling. OKBET bettors can expect a cracker of a game out of this one.
However, there are other fixtures this weekend that deserve equal attention (and bets) from fans. This piece will dissect some of the most interesting games. We’ll also predict what their possible results will look like. We’ll also recommend bets that can help you win big.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal
Arsenal will always be the heavy favorite in most Premier League predictions. They are playing fantastic football under Mikel Arteta’s leadership, but their advantage over Manchester City is only marginal.
What makes this game even more difficult is that it will come only a few days after a rough loss against City. The team’s best players will be exhausted after this crucial six-pointer, and this fixture congestion is something that Aston Villa can capitalize on.
Villa is currently on a two-game losing skid after rough losses to Leicester and Man City. Unai Emery needs to stop the bleeding against a depleted Arsenal squad. Emiliano Martinez will do his best to stop Arsenal from scoring, but their forwards need to make their chances count to pull off this upset.
However, I think Arsenal is too good not to win this game. Even if they don’t play their best players against Aston Villa, they have enough quality about them to snag a 1-0 win.
Recommended bet: Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.99
Brentford vs Crystal Palace
The hosts continue to defy expectations as they compete for relevance in the Premier League. They are competing for spots in European competitions, thanks partly to outstanding striker play from Ivan Toney.
However, the team drew their last two league games and will want to turn things around. Crystal Palace offers them the perfect opportunity to return to winning ways. After all, Wilfried Zaha (potentially leaving in the summer) is the only bright spot for the Eagles.
This game has the potential to become an interesting draw, though. Brentford only won one of their last five games against Palace, and the rest were tightly contested draws. With how things are going for the Bees, it’s easy to see this end as another draw.
Recommended bet: Draw @ 3.55
Newcastle United vs Liverpool
Liverpool is slowly climbing up the league tables, but any hopes of title contention should be thrown out the window. At this point, they should be happy if they even manage to finish fourth.
Klopp and his team must do everything possible to stop a red-hot Newcastle team. The Magpies are undefeated through the last six games, albeit against weaker competition. The Reds must carry their strong form against Everton to St. James’ Park.
Meanwhile, Newcastle has the least amount of pressure moving forward. They’ll look for Miguel Almiron to force goals past Alisson, but they have other ways of getting a favorable result in this match.
Fans should expect this game to end up as another draw. However, it won’t be strange for Liverpool to pull off a hard-fought 1-0 win.
Recommended bet: Liverpool +0/0.5 @ 1.82
Manchester United vs Leicester City
The Red Devils are currently enjoying life under Erik ten Hag. While they are far from becoming contenders for a Premier League title, they are playing a brand of soccer that hasn’t been seen at Old Trafford for years.
They will face a Leicester City squad that is raring to start a winning run after beating Aston Villa and Tottenham. They will be in for a tough contest as Manchester United is at a scoring tear. However, their strong showing against Tottenham should push them against their opponents.
Manchester United is an easy favorite coming into this match. The Red Devils are playing great football under Erik ten Hag. Their thrilling draw against Barcelona has the club’s former players singing praises towards the Dutch tactician.
Moreover, Marcus Rashford is playing his best football this season. His 25 goals across all competitions show how much he’s thriving under Ten Hag. With Bruno Fernandes ready to supply him goals from the number 10 spot, this is one of the easier Premier League predictions to make.
Recommended bet: Manchester United -1 @ 2.06
Tottenham vs West Ham United
If we look at the league table, it’s easy to call this game a win for Tottenham. However, there’s more going on in this game than the league standings suggest.
Tottenham sits fifth in the Premier League table, but their current league form may see them drop outside the top five. One of the biggest reasons for this problem may be Son Heing-min’s lack of firepower this season. The Korean only has four goals in 21 appearances, which is below the standards Tottenham fans have for him.
The fact that a billionaire is also trying to buy the club may cause unwanted distractions for Antonio Conte’s players. The last thing they want is external factors adding pressure to a team trying to make the Champions League.
West Ham is also a tough opponent for them. The Hammers won two of their last three league games against Spurs. It’s also unlikely for Tottenham to force their way past the Hammers, as they contained both Newcastle and Chelsea to 1-1 draws.
This game will likely end up as a draw. Tottenham will come off a tough Champions League loss against Inter Milan, and Leicester’s 4-1 beatdown will affect their confidence. At this point, this game is West Ham’s to lose.
Recommended bet: Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.04
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