Three Premier League games to bet on this weekend
As we head into another weekend of Premier League action, Best Of Bets highlights three fixtures to keep an eye on, and pick out our top tips for a flutter…
Brighton vs Liverpool, Saturday @ 3pm
Just a point separates Brighton and Liverpool in the league standings right now. You would have got fairly long odds for that to be the case almost halfway through the season. And that’s why this is a particularly dicey game to predict, given Liverpool’s major travails of late and the inconsistent nature of the Seagulls under Roberto de Zerbi.
Jurgen Klopp isn’t happy with his squad right now, that much is clear. So after a fortunate 2-2 draw against Wolves and a 3-1 defeat at Brentford, you can expect a response from the Anfield club down on the south coast. Their form means they’re decent value at 6/5, with Brighton 12/5 and the draw 14/5.
Everton vs Southampton, Saturday @ 3pm
Something has to give in this clash between two of the Premier League’s worst sides. Everton and Southampton have just six league victories between them from a combined 36 attempts this season. Frank Lampard is under far more pressure, however, than his counterpart Nathan Jones who is still new to the Saints’ job and has a morale-boosting Carabao Cup win over Manchester City now under his belt.
And with the grumbles of the Goodison Park crowd likely to grow louder if they dare concede first in this clash, the smart money may be on Southampton at 12/5, even if the draw does look quite appealing at 5/2. The Toffees are 24/19 with many bookmakers but there’s no value in backing Lampard’s beleaguered troops right now.
Our tip: Southampton to win (12/5)
Tottenham vs Arsenal, Sunday @ 4.30pm
The North London derby plays second fiddle to the Manchester derby in terms of attention and publicity this weekend, though it’s no less sizeable in terms of its impact on both the title race and the top four. For the first time in a number of years, Arsenal are huge favourites to win on enemy territory, having only dropped points in three games all season.
Antonio Conte continues to get some kind of a tune from this Spurs side, but he’s not happy with their inconsistent performances. Expect a tense and tetchy affair at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Arsenal justifiable favourites at 6/5 and Tottenham 9/4. The draw might be the best bet at 13/5. Surely the Gunners have to falter again at some stage?
Our tip: Draw (13/5)