Leicester v Newcastle
The first of our April 13 Premier League betting tips is for Leicester v Newcastle. We get started on Friday night as the latest round of Premier League fixtures takes place at the King Power Stadium with Sky Sports screening the play live from 8.00pm. This promises to be a fascinating contest as two sides, with nothing to lose, go in search of the points needed to strengthen their position in the top-flight. Brendan Rodgers has helped turnaround the fortunes of Leicester and a win here would lift them three points clear of Wolves and into a strong position to finish seventh this term.
The locals have won four and lost one since Rodgers moved south from Celtic Park answering the call of Leicester and taking on his second crack at the English Premier League. The Foxes were last seen scoring their fourth win in-a-row when hammering sorry Huddersfield less than a week ago. The result was expected but it was a polished performance from the start with a Vardy double added to by Tielmans and Maddison. Another win is favourite with the bookies, priced 7/10 by Bet365.
Newcastle have secured their place in the Premier League for another season, but they go into this contest on the back of a losing run of form and have managed just one win in their last five. The Magpies make this trip with one point secured from the last nine available to them, following a draw with back-to-back defeats in their last two. They sit seven points better than Cardiff in the relegation zone and that means they can breathe easy, but the visitors do appear to have let their guard down.
They started the month with a predictable 2-0 defeat at Arsenal and followed that with a painful 1-0 when hosting Crystal Palace last weekend, a result that ruined a share of accumulators. With the game evenly balanced going into the final 10 minutes, Milivojevic scored an 81st minute penalty to wrap things up, sending the keeper the wrong way to nail down a valuable three points. Beaten manager Rafa Benitez called it a big disappointment, and fans agreed. The away win has been marked up at 17/4 – best price at Bet365 – the draw a 5/2 poke with the same firm.
Tottenham v Huddersfield
Tottenham are in desperate need of a win to boost their chances of finishing in the top four and securing Champions League football but they look to have been handed a gimme three points when hosting a Huddersfield side who have been rotten this season and, as a result, are on their way down to the Championship. Spurs have won just one of their last five and that has allowed teams behind to close the gap. Going into the weekend there’s just three points between themselves in third and Man Utd sitting down in sixth.
The home side finally got the victory they so desperately needed last weekend when handing out a 2-0 beating to neighbours Crystal Palace earlier this month. A midweek win that celebrated the official opening of their stunning new £1bn stadium, it took until the 55th minute before those packed into the capital venue saw a goal, Son Heung-Min writing his name into the history books, before Eriksen doubled their advantage with 80 on the clock. An emotional night for all concerned, Tottenham continued their unbeaten recent form against Palace. Another home win is a must have in accumulators at 1/6, although we’ll play -1 goal on the handicap at 4/9 (Bet365).
Terriers Lack Fight
Huddersfield will be playing Championship football next season and that much has been obvious for quite some time. One of the worst Premier League campaigns in recent memory, the visitors travel for this match with season stats sitting at three wins and five draws against a jaw-dropping 25 defeats and it would come as no surprise if they were to finish their fixture list without bagging another victory. Nothing is expected of them here and with morale low in the team, it’s difficult to make a case for the upset.
The Terriers lost last time out, of course, and they put up very little fight when falling to a 4-1 beating at the hands of a resurgent Leicester City at home. Mooy scored from the penalty spot on 52 minutes and it would be a surprise to see him drop down a tier and stick with his current employers in the Championship. It’s far more likely Huddersfield will try to cash in on their scorer and use the funds to help build a war chest as they plan an attack on the Championship title. You can forget about the away win as we doubt it will attract attention, even at 20/1 (Bet365).
Man Utd v West Ham
Saturday evening’s live match and we find Man Utd trying to get back to winning ways following a pair of defeats in their last three starts, poor form that has pulled them down to sixth in the pecking order with time running out to snatch a place in the top-four and ensure the safe return of Champions League football to Old Trafford. Going into the weekend the locals have just two points to find to match Arsenal in fourth.
Was Ole given the job at the wrong time? That’s a tough one to answer as everyone connected to Old Trafford felt they needed security and the stand-in boss had certainly done enough to earn the job going forward, but the locals seem to have lost a bit of their fight in the last few weeks and the board may just feel they should’ve held on until the end of the season. They lost 2-1 away to Wolves earlier this month but bookmakers have them nailed down for the home win, 2/5 at Ladbrokes. A price best suited to your accumulators.
An Inconsistent Bunch
West Ham’s inconsistency means they are battling for a top-10 finish this season and have work to do if they are to achieve their goals and finish in the best half of the division. The Londoners have lost three and won two of their last five and were beaten last time out. Their season stats stand at 12 wins, six draws and 14 defeats, form deserving of nothing better than their midtable position. They did beat Huddersfield 4-3 last month but were beaten by Everton in Stratford next time out.
With home advantage and The Toffees blowing hot and cold it was thought West Ham may just have a chance of beating Everton, but they got nowhere near it, falling behind to a Zouma opener on five minutes. That knocked the stuffing from them, and Everton had no trouble sticking the boot it, Bernard netting a second on 33 minutes. That defeat brought an end to a decent unbeaten run at the London Stadium and a return to winning ways here is unlikely, priced 7/1, top offer with 888sport. A chunky quote, and we wouldn’t put anyone off, but Man Utd have more to play for.
Crystal Palace v Man City
Crystal Palace are struggling to nail down the consistency needed to climb the table, but they are picking up wins to finish the season strongly and have taken nine points from the last 15 on the table. That has them in 12th going into the week but another maximum pay-out is looking highly unlikely when faced with the might of Man City. If you expect last season’s champions to stutter you can back Palace for the upset at 9/1 with Ladbrokes, a draw 9/2 (Unibet).
A Fight to the Finish
Man City started the week down in second but with a game in hand over leaders Liverpool. This really is shaping up to be a thrilling finish with neither The Cityzens or The Reds giving anything away. The defending champions are on a winning run and added the scalp of Cardiff earlier this month, beating The Bluebirds 2-0 at the Etihad. De Bruyne and Sane bagged goal bonuses that day and there’s no surprise to see the away win trading at 3/10 with 888Sport. That will do a job in your stacked weekend accumulators.
Liverpool v Chelsea
The last of our April 13 Premier League betting tips is for Liverpool v Chelsea. What a game we have in store for you here as Liverpool aim to take a step closer to the title with a win, while opponents Chelsea aim to spoil the party by knocking their hosts off-course. Fans camped in the away stand really would love nothing more but, on bare form, you’ve got to side with the home win at Unibet’s 4/7. Another that’ll work best in multiples.
Reds Need the Win
Chelsea are capable of pulling off a shock here, if playing to the best of their ability, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen the Londoners firing on all cylinders and that’s the reason Bet365 traders offer the away win at a stunning 5/1. Chelsea deserve better than that and will raise their game to meet Liverpool head-on. Take a chance on The Blues winning at interest stakes.