EPL: Best Bets – Round 24 – Odds, Predictions, and Picks
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 3:23 PM (England)
Just as the weekend’s Premier League action finishes, the English top-flight returns with a full mid-week fixture list. Chelsea and Arsenal meet in the tie of the round, and I think we’ll see plenty of goals at Stamford Bridge. Can Bournemouth stop the rot against Brighton? Will Burnley frustrate Man Utd.
Let’s take a look at the best bets for this week’s Premier League fixtures.
Bournemouth vs. Brighton & Hove Albion – 1/21/20
Bournemouth have been sliding down the table in recent weeks and have only managed to win one of their previous 12 league games. Following defeat to bottom club Norwich at the weekend, the Cherries are now three points from safety. Brighton are currently fifteenth – five points ahead of Bournemouth. However, the Seagull’s have been pretty inconsistent all season and have failed to win any of their last three matches. Bournemouth are now fighting for survival, so I can see them getting something from this game. Still, I don’t think Eddie Howe’s side have enough quality to win this matchup, so a draw makes sense here.
Pick: The Draw – 3.30
Chelsea vs. Arsenal – 1/21/20
Chelsea host Arsenal on Tuesday in an important London derby clash. Despite a run of questionable form, the Blues are clinging on to fourth place in table. A disappointing defeat to Newcastle in the previous round means Frank Lampard’s side have only won four of their last 10 league outings. But things are a lot worse for Arsenal at the moment. The Gunners find themselves in tenth place following yet another draw. Neither side has had any trouble scoring goals this season, but both teams have been shaky at the back. For that reason, both teams to score seems like the best bets for this game. This fixture has a history of producing goals.
Pick: Both Teams to Score – 1.60
Manchester United vs. Burnley – 1/22/20
Man Utd are five points behind Chelsea after their loss to Liverpool last time out. With that being said, a win for Burnley on Wednesday would see Sean Dyche’s side move to within four points of Man Utd, despite currently sitting in fourteenth place. Burnley ended a run of four straight defeats by coming from behind to beat Leicester on Sunday. I can’t see this being a high-scoring matchup. Five of the last seven meetings between Man Utd and Burnley have produced under 2.5 goals, and that trend looks set to continue this time around. With Marcus Rashford injured, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team won’t be the same without their top scorer.
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals – 2.00