The English Premier League round 22 is underway, with the top game taking place in London, where Tottenham meets with Manchester City. These two teams had a contest less than three weeks ago, and are now up against one another again.
Other interesting events are in Liverpool, where Everton faces Arsenal. Wolves host Liverpool at Molineux, and at last, Manchester City awaits Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Tottenham VS Manchester City
The Spurs won back-to-back games following a couple of losses. Finally, their defense looked stable, not conceding against Fulham and Preston. Conte has massive problems making the back line formidable and consistent. Tottenham has just one win at home in the past five appearances.
Manchester City won three in a row, allowing two goals (both against the Spurs), with the most recent two against the Wolves 3-0 and Arsenal 1-0 (FA Cup) coming with clean sheets. There have been some changes in the roster, with Cancelo leaving the team, but that won’t disturb the chemistry in Guardiola’s crew.
Our pick here would be the guests to win because they are simply better in all aspects of play, and we saw that on January 19 once Man City executed a fantastic comeback in the second 45 minutes in which they scored four times.
Pick: Manchester City Wins 3/4 at BetXchange
Everton VS Arsenal
The Toffees have been terrible lately, and it’s no wonder why they fired their manager, Frank Lampard. Sean Dyche is the new leader of this unit, and we have to expect certain changes in their performance. The first is an ultra-defensive style of play because Everton doesn’t have resources for anything other than that. Plus that’s something Dyche perfected during his time in Burnley.
Arsenal needs to win and collect points to maintain the gap between them and the Citizens. Even without Gabriel Jesus, this team looks sharp upward, with the Gunners scoring at least twice in each EPL game since the World Cup ended but one.
That’s why we have to pick guests from London to win this contest. Everton is still in problems, and even though they have a new manager and are turning a new leaf, the Toffees’ prospects of staying unbeaten are very low in this event.
Pick: Arsenal to win 2/5 at BetXchange
Wolves VS Liverpool
Julen Lopetegui didn’t bring anything positive to Molineux, and his team suffered four losses and had two draws with just one victory in a little more than three weeks. After beating West Ham at home, 1-0, the Wolves were eliminated from the FA Cup by the upcoming rivals, Liverpool, 0-1, in a replay game following a 2-2 draw at Anfield. After that, Man City easily dismantled Lopetegui’s group at the Etihad, 3-0.
Liverpool is still shaky and inconsistent, and we are free to say that Jurgen Klopp’s team is out of the title race. Furthermore, they will probably stay without trophies this year, as they suffered eliminations from both EFL and the FA Cup. Brighton was again deadly for the Reds, ousting them from the FA Cup last weekend, 2-1. It was the fourth time in the past five road trips that the Reds’ game saw over 2.5 goals
Wolves will be highly aggressive and rough because this game means so much to them. On the other side, Liverpool is very unstable and isn’t safe for betting, which is why we take both teams to score in this game. Wolves have to attack all three points, while Liverpool’s offense usually delivers, so goals on both ends seem like the best possible solution.
Pick: Both teams to score 7/10 at BetXchange
Manchester United VS Crystal Palace
The Red Devils woke up and have eight wins in the past 10 games with just one defeat. Plus, they will battle for the EFL trophy against Newcastle. Erik Ten Hag found the formula, and United plays well, sitting among the league’s top four teams for the moment. His attack is doing superb, scoring two or more goals in eight of the past nine contests.
On the other side is Crystal Palace, who is on the downhill, with two draws and three defeats in the past five contests (four in the EPL and one in the FA Cup). The most significant problem for this crew is the inefficiency, with the Eagles scoring just two goals during that span.
After reading all this, the only logical solution is to bet on the home team.
Pick: Man United 2/5 at BetXchange