Soccer motion continues this weekend, each within the Premier League and round the remainder of Europe.
So which groups must you be betting and what are the massive storylines? Our analysts are right here to supply all of the enter you want for the EPL and extra.
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.
Liverpool (-117) is floundering, dropping to ninth within the desk after back-to-back league losses to Brentford and Brighton & Hove. Subsequent up is a must-win match with equally disappointing Chelsea (+290), who sit tenth. Will both workforce have the higher hand on this one and may both workforce realistically get again into the race for a Champions League spot?
Paul Carr: Liverpool’s underlying numbers stay high four-ish, however they’ve been each unfortunate and never enjoying as much as their potential. That dangerous mixture makes their top-four worth (+190) unplayable with the Reds 10 factors again of fourth-place Newcastle United. I do not belief both Liverpool or Chelsea sufficient to select a facet right here. I do like over 3.5 targets at +175. Liverpool’s assault remains to be producing loads of possibilities, and Chelsea’s has been ok. With two mediocre defenses, there needs to be scoring on this one — even when Darwin Nunez is not match but.
Dalen Cuff: The Champions League is out of attain for each these golf equipment. Newcastle, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are going to be the three horses for the 2 remaining spots. As for this match? I imply, who is aware of? I do not know if there’s been something extra constant than the inconsistency of each of those huge golf equipment. That stated, Chelsea is being pressured to play plenty of younger gamers, on the street at Anfield. I feel Liverpool takes all three factors.
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Arsenal (-106) have misplaced simply as soon as in league play this season and that was to this week’s opponent, Manchester United (+275). United defended their house turf 3-1 again in September. Can they rebound from a disappointing draw with Crystal Palace and full the sweep?
Carr: United had been surprisingly good towards Manchester Metropolis final weekend, then considerably unfortunate to solely get a degree versus Palace on Wednesday. United’s massive concern is that Casemiro is suspended for yellow-card accumulation. He leads the workforce in each tackles and interceptions and is crucial a part of a midfield that will likely be on the defensive a lot of the sport towards Arsenal. United ought to nonetheless put up combat, however I like Arsenal at near even cash.
Cuff: I am going to throw in my commonplace disclaimer right here now: I am a Gunners supporter. Nonetheless, my principally constructive outlook on the Gunners this yr has yielded outcomes and bets cashed. I performed them straight up final week towards Spurs and I am doing it once more this week towards United –despite the truth that the Crimson Devils beat Arsenal again in September. Casemiro’s absence is crucial, Arsenal is getting nice performances from everywhere in the pitch, however I can see United getting a purpose on the counter like they did towards Metropolis. So, I can also go “both teams to score, Arsenal to win” at +250.
What’s your greatest guess for the weekend?
Carr: I am taking over 2.5 targets (-125) for Fulham-Tottenham. There have been at the least three targets scored in 16 of Fulham’s 20 league video games this season, and the underlying numbers again that up. Fulham’s matches common a league-high 3.2 anticipated targets per sport. Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min ought to each discover room to run, and Fulham will not cease attacking.
Cuff: I like this Leeds United workforce. They’re enjoyable to observe, however they do concede a ton of targets. In reality, they’ve allowed the fourth-most targets within the league and 1.56 per house sport. They’ll host Brentford, who’re within the high half of the desk and have scored at the least two targets in each league match since resuming play post-World Cup. That streak contains video games towards Spurs and Liverpool. I like Brentford over 1.5 targets at +135.