The following are betting tips for Gameweek 28 of the 2018/19 English Premier League. These midweek fixtures will be played on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, AEDT.
Huddersfield vs. Wolverhampton
Back Wolves in the head-to-head at 1.83 (bet365)
Once again, this is more a bet against Huddersfield, who have gone 0-1-13 in their last 14 EPL fixtures and who have lost their last 7 straight at home. They have scored just 1 goal in their last six fixtures. Changing managers often brings a lift in form, but Jan Siewert has gone 0-0-4 since taking the reigns. Wolverhampton will be out for revenge after suffering a shock defeat to Huddersfield in November. They bring good form into this clash, having gone 3-2-0 in their last five fixtures.
Newcastle vs. Burnley
Back Burnley +0.5 at 1.84 (bet365)
After a poor start to the season Burnley are now showing the form that saw them finish 7th on the table last season. They’re unbeaten in their last eight fixtures, which included games against West Ham, Man Utd, Watford and Tottenham – all clubs that are above Newcastle on the table. Newcastle have won just one of their last five fixtures against Burnley, with their two recent meetings at St. James’ Park resulting in draws.
Arsenal vs. Bournemouth
Arsenal boast a 16-2-2 home record over the last 12 months and have gone 14-1-0 as the home favourite. They bring a 7-game winning streak at Emirates Stadium into this clash. Bournemouth have been poor travellers this season and bring an 8-game losing streak away from home into this fixture. Bournemouth are 0-0-3 at Emirates Stadium since promotion, with the hosts outscoring them by a combined 8 goals to 1. Bournemouth have visited four of the top six sides this season and have lost all four fixtures by two goals or more. Thirteen of Arsenal’s 16 home wins over the last 12 months have been by 2+ goals, while 10 of Bournemouth’s 12 away defeats have been by more than a goal.
Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United
Back Man Utd in the head-to-head at 2.37 (bet365)
Crystal Palace have a 0-1-6 record as the away underdog over the last 12 months while Man Utd have won their last five straight away fixtures. Man Utd have gone 4-1-0 at Selhurst Park since Palace’s promotion. Man Utd do have injury headaches, but you are being compensated for that, with the visitors drifting from 2.05 to 2.37 in the head-to-head market. Even when short of personnel Man Utd were able to hold league leaders Liverpool to a draw over the weekend.
Chelsea vs. Tottenham
Back Tottenham +0.5 at 1.55 (Neds)
Questions still surround Maurizio Sarri’s future at the helm of Chelsea after goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s refusal to be substituted in the League Cup final over the weekend. Chelsea limp into this clash having lost 3 of their last 4 EPL matches. Tottenham won this fixture 3-1 last season and they have a 2-0-0 record as the away underdog over the last 12 months. The visitors boast a 14-1-4 away record during this time compared to Chelsea’s 10-6-2 home record. The fixtures are coming thick and fast at the moment and Chelsea may be emotionally drained following their defeat after extra time and penalties to Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday.