The following are betting tips for selected fixtures in Gameweek 19 of the 2023/24 English Premier League. Where two or more options are provided for the same tip, pick the one that best suits your risk appetite.
Newcastle vs. Nottingham Forest
Newcastle in the head-to-head at 1.50 (bet365)
Newcastle’s injury woes have seen their odds in this game drift out from 1.40 to 1.50, however Nottingham Forest have five players out themselves, including Taiwo Awoniyi. While Newcastle have been poor away from home this campaign, they have gone 8-0-1 at home this season and have won seven straight at St James’ Park. Nottingham Forest have gone 2-4-14 as the away underdog over the last twelve months and they bring 0-1-6 form into this game. I’m backing that their new manager bump under Nuno Espirito Santo won’t be enough to get them over the line.
Bournemouth vs. Fulham
Dominic Solanke can’t stop scoring for Bournemouth at the moment. The Cherries storm into this fixture in 5-1-0 form and they have scored 2+ goals in all six of those games. Bournemouth have rewarded punters by going 4-0-1 as the favourite over the last twelve months. Fulham have been up and down this season and they enter this game on the back of two defeats in which they were outscored by five goals to nil. The Cottagers have won just one of their nine away games this season and they have suffered three consecutive away defeats in which they conceded three or more goals.
Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace
Chelsea in the head-to-head at 1.62 (Betfair)
Chelsea have won eleven consecutive games against Crystal Palace. Their away form has been poor, however the Blues have won two consecutive home games and prior to that they drew Man City 4-4 at home. Crystal Palace have won just one of their last eleven games and they have lost eight of their ten visits to Stamford Bridge since promotion. Palace have failed to score an away goal against Chelsea since 2018.
Brighton vs. Tottenham
Tottenham +0.5 at 1.60 (Betfair)
Brighton have gone 0-2-4 in their last six games against sides currently in the top half of the table. Tottenham lead the league for away form this season with a 5-3-1 record. Spurs won their last two visits to Amex Stadium.
Arsenal vs. West Ham
Arsenal in the head-to-head at 1.36 (Betfair)
The odds look short at first glance, however the stats stack up firmly in Arsenal’s favour. The Gunners have won 11 of their last 12 home games against West Ham, including the last seven. Arsenal drew Liverpool last round, but the Gunners boast a 5-0-0 record on the back of a draw or defeat so far this season. All five of those wins were by 2+ goal margins. Arsenal have won five straight home games coming into this clash. West Ham have gone 2-1-11 as the away underdog over the last twelve months.