The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 18 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.
Sheffield United vs. Newcastle
Back Newcastle +0.5 at 1.60 (bet365)
The Sheffield United squad was so depleted last week that they could only name six substitutes instead of nine in their 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. Spanning this season and the last the Blades are on a 0-2-18 run and they failed to keep a clean sheet in any of those games. Newcastle avoided defeat in 4 of their last 7 games and they did the double over Sheffield United last season, winning both games to nil.
Back Under 2.5 goals at 1.57 (Unibet)
In Sheffield United and Newcastle, this fixture features the league’s 20th and 15th most potent offences, respectively. Each of Sheffield United’s last six fixtures against sides in the bottom half of the table went under 2.5 goals.
Wolverhampton vs. Everton
Back Everton +0.5 at 1.58 (bet365)
Wolverhampton have only won one of their last seven games while Everton have won four of their last five, including their last two away fixtures. Wolves have only beaten Everton once at home in four attempts since promotion.
Burnley vs. Manchester United
Back Manchester United in the head-to-head at 1.48 (Unibet)
Burnley have gone 0-1-4 at home to Man Utd since promotion. The visitors have won 8 of their last 10 games and have gone 10-3-0 as the away favourite over the last 12 months.
Back Manchester United to win to nil at 2.50 (Unibet)
All four of Man Utd’s away wins over Burnley were to nil. Three of Burnley’s four home defeats over the last 12 months were to nil.
Back the Burnley 0-2 Manchester United correct score at 8.00 (bet365)
Three of Man Utd’s four away wins over Burnley were by 2-0 scorelines.
Manchester City vs. Brighton
Back Manchester City -1.5 at 1.58 (bet365)
Brighton have gone 0-0-6 away against Man City since promotion with all six defeats coming by 2+ goal margins. Last season Man City did the double over Brighton by a combined 9 goals to nil.
Aston Villa vs. Tottenham
UPDATE: this fixture has been postponed due to a covid outbreak at Aston Villa.
Back Tottenham +0.5 at 1.50 (bet365)
Aston Villa are having a great season but they have gone 1-1-4 in their last six fixtures against sides in the top half of the table. Tottenham, meanwhile, have gone 5-6-1 as the away favourite over the last 12 months. Aston Villa have lost their last five straight home fixtures against Tottenham.
Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
Back Both Teams to Score: Yes at 1.95 (bet365)
Both teams have scored in 10 of the 14 meetings between the two since Crystal Palace were promoted. Each of the last six meetings saw both sides score. Arsenal scored in each of their last five league fixtures while Palace scored in five of their last seven.