Some of the English Premier League round 28 games will be postponed due to the FA Cup contests, but there are plenty enough for us to find some good picks which would be profitable for our readers. Both teams from Manchester are skipping this round, as well as Liverpool, but as told before, there is enough material worthy of your presence.
Arsenal VS Crystal Palace
The Gunners’ schedule is tight, yet they can’t allow any slips. Following the Europa League challenges, they are now hosting Crystal Palace, and three points in this one are a must for Arteta’s crew. Right now, Arsenal rides a seven-game defeatless streak at home, winning five contests and posting two draws.
On the other side, Palace is in terrible shape without a victory for the past 12 contests across all the competitions. They didn’t win in 11 straight EPL games, losing the past three with the same result, 1-0. Eight of their past nine meetings saw under 2.5 goals, and the Eagles failed to score in most of them.
Given the current form of the guests, and the fact that Arsenal has to take all three points, our pick here is the hosts’ victory.
Pick: Arsenal 1/4 at BetXchange
Southampton VS Tottenham
The Saints are showing some signs of life, yet they are still last in the standings. However, Southampton is just two points behind the teams in the safe zone, giving them realistic chances of staying in the Premiership. Regarding efficiency, four of the last five games this crew played were under 2.5 hits and with just one side netting.
Tottenham regained some of its morale with a 3-1 win over Nottingham last weekend. The Spurs were eliminated from the FA Cup previously, then lost to Wolves in the Premiership before suffering another setback, finishing the UEFA Champions League adventure, not being able to erase a one-goal defeat from the first game against AC Milan.
Antonio Conte’s position is unstable and knows that in order to keep his job, his team must finish among the top four places. Therefore a win here is a must. Southampton’s situation is similar, and the Saints have to chase all three points. Therefore, we are taking both teams to score, as there won’t be any calculations in this event.
Pick: Both teams to score 19/20 at BetXchange
Chelsea VS Everton
The Blues are on the rise, having three triumphs in a row and looking reborn. It all started with a win over Leeds, 1-0, but the real deal was a success over Dortmund in the UCL, 2-0, which was just enough to eliminate the rivals from the competition. After that, Chelsea looked perfect in Leicester, defeating the Foxes 1-3.
Everton is in danger of suffering relegation. Yes, they haven’t lost back-to-back games now, 2-2 in Nottingham and beating Brentford, 1-0, yet their performances aren’t convincing at all. Though, that’s like when Sean Dyche creates tactics.
The guests will come to Stamford to defend, but that won’t help them too much. Chelsea is accelerating, and we expect them to win this contest.
Pick: Chelsea at 9/20 BetXchange
Brentford VS Leicester
The Bees have chances to reach the position which leads to the international stage, which would be a massive success for this unit. They have only two losses in the last ten games, three draws, and five victories, looking pretty well.
Leicester is close to the relegation zone. The Foxes don’t have any luck this year, starting with the injuries and all the stuff that happened outside the field and ending with some unreal misses their players had. Right now, Leicester has five losses in a row, so Brendan Rodgers needs to find a way to shake his team.
Since Brentford always attacks and Leicester has no other option but to be equally aggressive, this should be a high-scoring affair. The Foxes are, in general, solid in creating chances, only their finishing is poor. However, we believe they have the capability to score at least once in Brentford, the same as the home unit.
Pick: Both teams to score 3/4 at BetXchange