Enjoy our Premier League GW 20 betting previews and predictions! These tips are based on our Fixture Tracker algorithm. Odds are market averages picked from Oddsportal at the time of writing this article. You’d be able to get a bit better odds from your top bookmakers.
Newcastle-Everton betting preview and prediction
Newcastle’s fine run came to a halt at Old Trafford on Thursday evening. Magpies were trashed 4-1 by United and weren’t given any chances. Prior to this, Newcastle played nine games with a 5-2-2 record and moved even to a touching distance of the UCL positions.
Magpies have certainly been one of the most positive surprises this season. The team was doomed for relegation with Steve Bruce at the helm. Newcastle have succeeded due to teamwork and relatively solid defense, which will keep this team out of the drop zone in the future as well.
Everton have had a horrible season so far, but things are finally starting to turn better. Toffees destroyed Burnley easily at Boxing Day despite “just” a 1-0 FT scoreline. This was their 4th consecutive match without a loss (2W 2D).
It’s no surprise Everton’s recent run started after manager Marco Silva was sacked. Everton-legend Duncan Ferguson took charge temporarily before experienced tactician Carlo Ancelotti was installed before X-mas.
Everton is in good form but the betting market has overreacted to it way too much. Newcastle should be home favorites here. We bet Magpies DNB at 2.49 odds.
Southampton-Crystal Palace betting preview and prediction
Southampton are coming back from a fantastic away win in London. Saints defeated Chelsea 0-2 at the Stamford Bridge and pulled off a rare clean sheet as well in the process. They also defeated Aston Villa 1-3 prior to this in an important relegation fight.
Saints are looking much better now. We can still remember them being defeated 0-9 by Leicester, but that sorry bunch has become stronger. They’ve also found a solid scorer on Danny Ings.
Crystal Palace won also at London on Thursday. Eagles defeated West Ham 2-1 at home and returned back to winning ways. Palace are 3-2-1 from the last six matches and the only loss (1-0 at Newcastle) was also an unlucky one according to xG numbers.
Palace haven’t overachieved much this season but they are doing just fine once more. Roy Hodgson is doing a good job as a manager and guiding the team safely to midtable with pretty thin resources.
Even if Southampton is improving, they aren’t yet at the same level with Palace. We also must remember how well Palace is performing away from home – especially against lower-midtable teams. Palace +0.5 hcp at 1.90 odds presents a decent value.
Arsenal-Chelsea betting preview and prediction
Arsenal recorded their first point with new manager Mikel Arteta against Bournemouth on Thursday. It was top scorer Aubameyang who got Gunners out of jail with his second-half strike. We tipped U2.5 to the match with high odds and it paid off.
Arteta’s starting XI didn’t cause any surprises, really. The sad fact is though, that Arsenal have won just one match out of previous 13 in all competitions. And even that was mostly a horrible performance against fellow strugglers West Ham.
Southampton piled more misery on Chelsea, who slipped to a third home defeat in four matches without scoring a single goal in the process. Earlier they also lost 0-1 to Bournemouth and West Ham. Blues are almost in freefall from 4th position, which looked so solid just two months ago.
Chelsea have played seven matches in the Premier League with 2-0-5 record. This is simply horrible. One win was at home over Aston Villa (2-1) and the other against poorly-performing Spurs 2-0 a week ago. The whole team seems to have lost touch in attack, where youngsters Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are shooting blanks.
We tipped under to Bournemouth-Arsenal and we tip unders again. Chelsea attack is out of touch right now and Arsenal are so depending on single man as well. This is a match where both teams want to grind a result. A low-scoring draw wouldn’t surprise.
Under 2.5 goals at 2.49 odds is a great bet.
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