Tottenham v Chelsea
It’s time for the next lot of Premier League betting tips. The top flight league returns to our screens on Saturday 24 November following the international break. It’s well worth the wait as two of London’s biggest sides go head-to-head at the national stadium, live on BT Sport. Tottenham take part in game 13 sitting fourth in the table with a record reading 9-0-3. That should be enough to put punters off backing the draw; however, they do set-up with confidence, having won four of their last five and each of their last two.
Pochettino’s boys went into the break on the back of a morale-boosting 1-0 over city rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park earlier this month. Juan Foyth scored the only goal of the game on 66 minutes, shortly after making his Premier League debut. The youngster reacted quickest to a free-kick, getting himself close and heading home what turned out to be the winner in another hard-fought match for Spurs. Now in the top-four they will be desperate to stay there.
Chelsea Remain Unbeaten
Chelsea travel to Wembley one place and one point above their opponents in the Premier League table. They are one of only three teams at that level holding onto an unbeaten record. Will that be true come the final whistle? Not much was expected of The Blues this season under new manager Sarri but they have been impressive so far. They have won eight and drawn four to sit just four points off leaders Man City. The club has won two of their last three but had to settle for a share of the spoils last time.
Hosting Everton in a match that had fans excited, both teams cancelled each other out en-route to a 0-0 finish at Stamford Bridge. It was a scrappy contest with Everton doing as expected and aiming to frustrate the home side and their fans. Chelsea dominated the stats, finishing with 69% of the overall possession and having 15 shots at goal while restricting their opponents to just one on target. All in all, it was a poor effort in the final third that worried the home manager.
Another Low Scoring Match
With two sides who struggled to score goals last time out, you’d be forgiven for expecting another close contest with not a lot to shout about in terms of chances. Chelsea have managed just one goal in their last two games in all competitions and that spare came in the Champions League when edging BATE Borisov 1-0 on the road. Spurs got one against Palace and will look to keep things tight when Chelsea visit. Under 2.5 goals makes sense at 11/10 with Ladbrokes.
That’s a bet best suited to your accumulators; however, if you’d prefer to take sides, the match winner market is for you. Tottenham have been scratched up as second favourites despite the game being played at their temporary home. Punters will be eager to take advantage of that will get 13/10 (888Sport).
Bournemouth v Arsenal
The first match of a Super Sunday double-header see Arsenal go in search of a much-needed win. The club has drawn each of the last three matches and fallen out of the top-four Champions League places. The Cherries stand in their way and have their own plans for the points. Sitting sixth going into the round, the hosts are just four off Arsenal and could, with the right result, throw themselves into the mix for a top-four finish, however unlikely that sounds at this stage. To achieve that they’ll need to seriously improve their efforts after losing each of their last two.
Bournemouth have a record of six wins, two draws and four defeats. However, half of those losses have come in their last two and they managed just one win in four. Is reality starting to set in? Will the fast start die and see them slip down through the rankings? It’s a real possibility at this stage; the wolves are circling in behind with Leicester City in 10th , just three points back. This is a game they really have to get something from, but the level of opposition tells us they’ll struggle. Fans will be certainly fearing the worst heading towards matchday 13.
Arsenal Must Be More Ruthless
Arsenal have shown us glimpses of what they are capable of this season; however, a lack of consistency has forced them out of the major places. In such a competitive division, they must make a quick-fire return to winning ways or face the risk of dropping out of contention before New Year, again. The Gunners have won seven of their first dozen, but had to settle for a share in each of their last three, drawing with Crystal Palace last month before being held by Liverpool and Wolves.
There’s still a lack of killer instinct in this side, despite their quality. They must be more ruthless if they are to turn one point into three and push for a return to Champions League football. A home fixture with hard-working Wolves was never going to be a ‘gimme’ three points; however, it’s no doubt a match they should be winning. Not only did they not win it, they almost lost after falling behind to a Cavaleiro goal on 13 minutes. Mkhitaryan then drew the sides level on 86 to spare the blushes of his teammates. Too close for comfort.
Stick with the Draw
It’s easy to admit that Arsenal are more than capable going forward; however, at the other end of the park they are fragile and have conceded no less than 15 goals in their first 12 games. That can’t be ignored, especially when noticing they’ve rattled in 26 of their own. Bournemouth have scored 21 already but have leaked 16 and that pushes us firmly towards a bet on both teams to score at 6/4 with the same firm.
Despite the home side’s form, bookmakers have picked Arsenal as favourites to land the desired result here. Backers happy to support the visitors will have to make do with 12/5 (Ladbrokes).
Wolves v Huddersfield
No win in four has pulled Wolves down to 11th in the table; they look to be fading fast after a strong start to life back in the top-flight of English football. They lost three-in-a-row but stopped the rot with a draw last time when holding on for a share of the spoils at the Emirates Stadium.
Cavaleiro scored with just 13 minutes on the clock and for long periods that looked like it would be a winning goal. Then Mkhitaryan got his men back into in with four minutes remaining. A bitter pill to swallow, but we’re sure everyone in the Wolves dressing room would’ve valued a point before kick-off. Wolves win is 1/2 fav at Ladbrokes.
They have the perfect chance to build on that positive when hosting second-bottom Huddersfield; this is a team that has managed just one victory all season, drawing four and losing seven. They have only Fulham below them in the charts going into the weekend, but are also within touching distance of Southampton and safety.
The Terriers have taken four points from the last six on the table; that will give followers reason to be confident for the winter that lies ahead. A 1-0 over lowly Fulham was followed by a 1-1 draw at home to West Ham. Another draw will do us, priced 8/1.
Burnley v Newcastle
Monday night football live on Sky Sports and Burnley will be looking to take the feet away from Newcastle before their fightback gathers pace. The hosts are stuck on a miserable winless run and sit within a point of the relegation zone. They’ve drawn two and lost three of their last five and that explains why supporters can back them at 9/5 with 888Sport to bank all three points in front of their own fans here.
Newcastle looked destined for the drop, but are now unbeaten in three, following a draw with back-to-back wins. That turnaround has lifted them to 14th in the table and they’ll fancy their chances at getting another maximum and continuing to climb the charts. The Magpies edged Bournemouth 2-1 last time out thanks to a deadly double from Rondon. A third win on the spin is enough to win our attention at 17/10 with Unibet. They are favourites with all major firms but it’s worth shopping about to ensure you get the best price possible.
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