The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 16 of the 2020/21 English Premier League.
Where two or more options are provided for the same tip, pick the one that best suits your risk appetite.
Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City
Back Leicester City in the head-to-head at 2.06 (Unibet)
Crystal Palace limp into this fixture on the back of a 0-7 defeat to Liverpool and a 0-3 defeat to Aston Villa. The Aston Villa defeat was made worse by the fact that Palace had Benteke back from injury and Aston Villa scored two goals whilst down to ten men. Crystal Palace have a poor 2-4-6 record as the home underdog over the last 12 months while Leicester City have gone 6-0-1 away from home this season. The visitors did the double over Palace by a combined 5 goals to nil last season.
Back Leicester City to win to nil at 3.65 (Unibet)
Six of Crystal Palace’s eight home defeats over the last 12 months were to nil while five of Leicester City’s six EPL wins over Palace were to nil.
Burnley vs. Sheffield United
Back Burnley in the head-to-head at 2.43 (Unibet)
Burnley have gone 2-0-2 as the home favourite over the last 12 months while Sheffield United have gone 0-1-6 away from home this season.
Back Under 2.5 goals at 1.57 (bet365)
This game features the two joint lowest scoring teams in the competition. Burnley and Sheffield United have each scored just 8 goals this season.
Back Sheffield United +1.5 at 1.18 (bet365)
No team in the bottom half of the table has beaten Sheffield United by more than 1 goal this season. Of Burnley’s five wins over the last 12 months, four were by 1 goal.
Back the Burnley 1-0 Sheffield United correct score at 7.00 (bet365)
Four of Sheffield United’s last nine defeats were by 0-1 scorelines.
Brighton vs. Arsenal
Back the Brighton 2-1 Arsenal correct score at 13.0 (bet365)
Brighton don’t win often but their last win was by a 2-1 scoreline and their last three wins over Arsenal were by 2-1 scorelines. Two of those wins were last season when Brighton did the double over the Gunners. Brighton are playing better than their win-draw-loss record suggests. They look close to breaking their run of draws and two of Arsenal’s last four defeats were by 2-1 scorelines.
Newcastle vs. Liverpool
Back Liverpool in the head-to-head at 1.30 (Unibet)
Newcastle have lost their last five straight against Liverpool, who will be seething after dropping two points against West Brom at Anfield on the weekend. Newcastle are in a slump which isn’t helped by the lingering effects of the covid outbreak in the squad. Liverpool have scored 3 or more goals in their last four fixtures against Newcastle.
Back Liverpool -1.5 at 1.58 (bet365)
Newcastle have a habit of losing ugly at St. James’ Park. Over the last 12 months all six of their home defeats were by more than one goal. Eight of Liverpool’s last ten wins over Newcastle were by 2+ goals.