The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 34 of the 2017/18 English Premier League. This Gameweek features 14 fixtures, which includes rescheduled games from earlier in the season.
Southampton vs. Chelsea
Chelsea have won their last four straight EPL fixtures against Southampton, which includes their two most recent visits to St Mary’s Stadium. Southampton have only won one EPL fixture in 2018, and that was against West Brom. They haven’t won a game this season against a team in the top 8. Southampton have gone 0-5-11 as the underdog (0-2-4 at home) over the last 12 months.
Huddersfield vs. Watford
Back Huddersfield +0.5 (double chance) the Asian handicap at 1.49 (Betfair)
This is a bet against Watford and their awful away record. They’ve gone 4-2-14 away from home over the last 12 months and their last three away fixtures saw them lose by a combined 10 goals to nil. Watford haven’t found the back of the net in their last 5 away fixtures. In their only EPL clash to date, Huddersfield beat Watford 4-1 in December.
Back the 0-0 correct score at 8.50 (bet365)
I would also throw in the 0-0 draw because Huddersfield have been held scoreless in 3 of their last 4 home fixtures.
Crystal Palace vs. Brighton
Back Crystal Palace in the head-to-head at 1.97 (Unibet)
With the recent lift in Crystal Palace’s form, I can see them getting something out of this. It’s amazing what a difference Wilfried Zaha makes to the squad. Brighton have a poor 2-4-9 away record which would have seen punters hemorrhage money had they backed either Brighton or the draw on the road.
Back Crystal Palace to win to nil at 2.95 (Unibet)
Of Brighton’s 9 away defeats this season, 8 were to nil.
Back No in the both teams to score market at 1.75 (Mad Bookie)
Both teams have scored in only 3 of Brighton’s 15 away fixtures this season. The last time Brighton met Palace in the EPL they drew 0-0.
Back under 2.5 goals at 1.66 (Betfair)
Crystal Palace and Brighton are massive rivals so both teams will be desperate to avoid defeat. Their previous EPL meeting resulted in a goalless stalemate and only 2 of Brighton’s 15 away fixtures this season have gone over 2.5 goals.
Liverpool vs. Bournemouth
Back Liverpool in the head-to-head at 1.28 (Betfair)
Liverpool have won their last 5 straight home fixtures against below average opponents with all but one of those wins coming by 2 goals or more. Apart from a shock win over Chelsea, Bournemouth haven’t caused the top sides many problems away from home this season, losing to Arsenal, Tottenham, Man Utd and Man City without scoring a goal.
Newcastle vs. Arsenal
Back Arsenal to win 1-0 at 9.50 (bet365)
Arsenal have won their last 10 straight EPL fixtures against Newcastle. Of those 10 wins, 5 were by 1-0 scorelines, including the last 3 meetings as well as Arsenal’s last 3 visits to St. James’ Park.
Man Utd vs. West Brom
Back Man Utd in the head-to-head at 1.18 (Unibet)
Man Utd have gone 13-3-0 as the home favourite over the last 12 months while West Brom have gone 1-5-11 away from home. United bring a 5-game winning streak at home into this fixture, including wins over Chelsea and Liverpool. West Brom have lost their last 4 straight away fixtures, 3 of which without scoring a goal.
Back Man Utd to win to nil at 1.68 (Mad Bookie)
Of Man Utd’s 15 home wins over the last 12 months, 12 were to nil. West Brom have failed to score in their last 3 away fixtures against top six opponents while the last six below average teams to visit Old Trafford all failed to score.
West Ham vs. Stoke City
Back West Ham +0 (draw no bet) in the Asian handicap at 1.49 (Betfair)
West Ham have picked up in form since that calamitous 0-3 home defeat to Burnley. They’ve since beaten Southampton 3-0 and drew Chelsea 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. Stoke City have failed to win any of their last 9 fixtures and they’ve lost their last 4 – albeit against tough opposition. Stoke City have only won 1 of their last 6 away clashes against West Ham and they have a poor 2-6-11 away record over the last 12 months.