The football action continues this weekend, both in the Premier League and the rest of Europe.
So which teams should you bet on and what are the big stories? Our analysts are here to provide you with all the information you need for the EPL and more.
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.
Liverpool (-117) is reeling, slipping to ninth in the table after back-to-back league losses to Brentford and Brighton & Hove. Up next is a must-win match with equally disappointing Chelsea (+290), who sit 10th. Will either team have the upper hand in this one and can either team realistically get back into the race for a Champions League place?
Paul Carr: Liverpool’s underlying numbers are still in the top four, but they have been unlucky and have not played up to their potential. That poor combination makes their top-four price (+190) unplayable with the Reds 10 points behind fourth-place Newcastle United. I don’t trust either Liverpool or Chelsea enough to choose sides here. yes I like it more than 3.5 goals at +175. Liverpool’s attack continues to generate many chances and Chelsea’s has been good enough. With two mediocre defensemen, there should be points in this one, even if Darwin Nunez is still out of shape.
Dalen bracelet: The Champions League is out of reach for these two clubs. Newcastle, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will be the three horses for the two remaining places. As for this match? I mean, who knows? I don’t know if there has been anything more consistent than the inconsistency of these two massive clubs. That being said, Chelsea are forced to play a lot of young players, on the road at Anfield. I think Liverpool he gets all three points.
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Arsenal (-106) have lost just once in the league this season and that was against this week’s opponent Manchester United (+275). United defended their home territory 3-1 in September. Can they bounce back from a disappointing draw with Crystal Palace and complete the sweep?
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Car: United did surprisingly well against Manchester City last weekend, and then were unlucky to pick up just one point against Palace on Wednesday. United’s big problem is that Casemiro is suspended for accumulating yellow cards. He leads the team in both tackles and interceptions and is the most important part of a midfield that will be on the defensive for most of the game against Arsenal. United should still put up a good fight, but I like it Arsenal in almost even money.
Bracelet: I’ll throw in my standard disclaimer here now: I’m a Gunners supporter. Still, my mostly positive outlook on the Gunners this year has paid off and the bets have been collected. I played them straight last week against Spurs and I’m doing it again this week against United, even though the Red Devils beat Arsenal in September. Casemiro’s absence is critical, Arsenal are having great performances all over the pitch, but I can see United scoring a goal on the break like they did against City. So, I can go too”both teams score, Arsenal win” to +250.
What is your best bet for the weekend?
Car: I’m drinking more than 2.5 goals (-125) for Fulham-Tottenham. At least three goals have been scored in 16 of Fulham’s 20 league games this season, and the underlying numbers back that up. Fulham matches have an average of 3.2 expected goals per game, the highest in the league. Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min should find space to run, and Fulham will not stop attacking.
Bracelet: I like this Leeds United team. They’re fun to watch, but they concede a lot of goals. In fact, they have allowed the fourth most goals in the league and 1.56 per game at home. They will host Brentford, who are in the top half of the table and have scored at least two goals in every league game since play resumed after the World Cup. That streak includes games against Spurs and Liverpool. I like Brentford over 1.5 goals at +135.