Enjoy our Premier League GW 21 betting previews and predictions! These tips are based on our FPL 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.
Southampton vs Tottenham betting preview and prediction
Southampton continued their strong performances against Crystal Palace. Saints dominated the match despite the 1-1 FT scoreline and should have had all three points. This result followed two fine away wins they clinched against Chelsea and Aston Villa.
It looked for months that Southampton cannot simply get out of the relegation spiral they were dragged into. Finally, things have changed. Saints are 4-1-2 (W-D-L) from the previous eight league matches. They are currently giving fine displays while Danny Ings takes care of the scoring.
Visitors Tottenham had also a difficult early season. Spurs struggled despite strong summer signings, but finally, it was time for a manager change. Jose Mourinho took over in late November and the experienced tactician has turned the ship. Spurs are 5-1-2 (W-D-L) with “Mou” in the PL.
Last round Tottenham dropped two points against Norwich despite dominating the match. Prior to this they also struggled long time against Brighton and lost to Chelsea with horrible performance. We’re seeing some signs that the Mourinho effect might be wearing off.
There is nice value on Southampton here at 3.50 odds. Spurs are also without three regulars suspended (Son, Winks, Sissoko) from the midfield.
Man City vs Everton betting preview and prediction
Manchester City returned back to winning ways against Sheffield United. It was a hard-earned victory, though. City scored twice and Kevin De Bruyne was once more pulling the strings. Prior to this, they threw away a 0-2 lead against Wolverhampton and lost 3-2 with a late goal.
It has been clear for some time, that Manchester City is not the super team anymore it has been the past two seasons. We’re only halfway done the PL 19/20 season and they’ve already lost five matches. Guardiola’s troops will have a strong cup focus in the springtime for sure.
Everton have had a horrible season so far as a whole, but things have started to turn around. Once more, a manager change was needed for players to wake up. Marco Silva failed badly at the helm and was rightfully sacked in early December.
Toffees defeated Chelsea immediately after Silva’s sacking and have continued undefeated since. Five matches later they are 3-2-0 and defeated Newcastle with a really strong performance last weekend. Everton have also installed experienced Carlo Ancelotti has the new manager, who’s had a strong start.
Everton is a difficult team to beat right now. There’s no reason why City should be so massive favorites in this match. Bet Everton with +1.5 handicap at 2.10 avg odds.
Brighton vs Chelsea betting preview and prediction
Brighton ended their winless run against poor Bournemouth last weekend. Seagulls took a solid 2-0 home win and were the far better team. Prior to this, Brighton had good and even matches with positive xG scores, but small margins haven’t really been on their side this season.
The arrival of Graham Potter has clearly had an impact on the team. Potter did a great job in Swansea last season and he has made Brighton control the ball more and simply to “play more” instead of just defending. Seagulls look like a midtable team this term.
Chelsea had a great early season when Lampard’s young stars were scoring at will. Things have turned sour, though. Last Sunday, Chelsea were facing an amazing 6th defeat in 8 matches at Emirates. Blues managed to turn the London derby around and defeated Arsenal 1-2 with two late goals.
This was a much-needed win, but it doesn’t change the fact that Chelsea have run out of steam lately. Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have been wasting chances. The whole team is simply lacking the flair they used to have.
Blues are favorites, but only marginal ones. We bet Brighton with average odds of 3.80.