Week 30 Premier League Betting Preview
The Premier League is spicing things up this weekend, with the main course being the first thing on the menu.
Saturday lunchtime sees one of the biggest games of the season, with Manchester United playing host to Liverpool at Old Trafford. That North West cracker is one of seven games on Saturday, with two taking place on Sunday and the action rounding off on Monday with the meeting between Stoke City and runaway leaders Manchester City.
The Best Bet:
While the Premier League title is heading in only one direction, it’s extremely tight at the bottom as a host of sides could easily be sucked into the relegation places.
Two teams who are hovering just above the drop zone, with just a point between them, meet at St James’ Park on Saturday when Newcastle United play host to Southampton.
It’s tough to suggest Newcastle are in form, as they have just one win to their name from their last eight games in all competitions, but that does not paint the whole picture. Losses on the road to Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are understandable – and if those results are taken out of the equation then it’s a four-game unbeaten run. Three of those were draws, but in all those games the Magpies let slip winning positions and they would have been full value for the victories.
An extra six points in the bank would have put this game in a far different light. Instead, Newcastle remain ensconced in the scrap to stay up. But Rafa Benitez’s side look in decent enough shape to take care of a struggling Southampton side – making 188BET’s price of 2.69 a decent shout.
Bournemouth are far from secure, but with 33 points to their name with nine games remaining they are in decent shape to keep their heads above water for another season.
Sunday’s game with Tottenham Hotspur is one manager Eddie Howe will look at with a view that anything other than a defeat is a bonus.
It could turn out that facing a Spurs side with a top-four place to secure proves too much for the Cherries, but they’ve lost just one of the their last six games and a draw – which is priced up at 4.45 by 188BET – could be achieved with a solid rearguard action.
Bet to Note:
Parking the bus at home to your most bitter rival is not an option, so expect Manchester United to go on the front foot against Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds know no other way to play, so it could be a recipe for goals at Old Trafford – meaning 188BET’s price of 1.91 for over 2.5 goals makes some appeal.
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