EPL Match Previews & Betting Ideas 22/23: Matchday 20

Premier League Match Day 20

Premier League Match Previews and Betting Ideas 22/23: Matchday 20

Arsenal moved eight factors clear on the summit after triumphing within the London Derby (2 – 0), whereas Manchester Metropolis fell within the Manchester Derby (2 – 1). Chelsea and Newcastle received by a 1 – 0 scoreline in opposition to Crystal Palace and Fulham, respectively. Liverpool was the large loser of the match week, thumbed three by Brighton, whereas Leicester misplaced 2 – 0 to Nottingham Forest. The underside-of-league battles noticed Southampton come from a objective all the way down to win 2 – 1 in opposition to Everton to maneuver stage on factors, whereas Wolves received 1 – 0 in opposition to the Hammers. Brentford beat Bournemouth 2 – 0, whereas Villa triumphed 2 – 1 in opposition to Leeds United.

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Match of the Day

High of the desk Arsenal performs Manchester United in a match that would ignite a title chase by each side. The shape that each groups are in is superb, with United profitable 5 in a row, earlier than a shock draw with Crystal Palace and Arsenal’s solely defeat this season coming in opposition to their guests (fifteen wins, two attracts). We are going to take you thru all the small print and knowledge you should know in regards to the recreation that would show important within the Premier League title race.

Arsenal v Manchester United 

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Manchester United
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Venue: Emirates Stadium

Sat 22 Jan 16:30

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Fast Look Odds H: 4/5 D: 14/5 A: 16/5

Concerning the Recreation:

Arsenal is in its finest kind, having fun with its best-ever begin to a Premier League season. The whole lot Mikel Arteta is attempting appears to be working, and he has been constant in his line-up and elegance of play. They sit high of the Premier League desk, eight factors forward of the defending Champions Manchester Metropolis and look set to run away with this title. It’s spectacular that they will nonetheless play with the identical tempo and elegance even with out their predominant man Gabriel Jesus, which reveals how the Gunners have developed as a group. They’re presently unbeaten in twelve league video games (profitable ten, drawing two).

Arsenal has been constantly impressed; the one recreation the place they didn’t carry out effectively was of their 1 – 0 win in opposition to Leeds. Nonetheless, even within the one defeat within the league this season, a 3-1 loss to Manchester United, they had been the higher facet, dominating all elements of the sport. They’d 16 pictures on objective in comparison with United’s 10, however United was extra scientific, with a 30% conversion price, with the Gunners solely attaining 6%. The house facet has received this fixture scoring three targets within the final three encounters; thus, we anticipate the Gunners to place in a superb shift to maintain their tempo on the high of the desk. Moreover, they beat Spurs away 2 – 0 within the earlier match and thus shall be stuffed with confidence in welcoming United to their turf.

Eddie Nketiah has carried out effectively within the deputising responsibility regardless of scoring simply as soon as for the reason that break and has been spectacular in bringing his gamers into the sport. Then again, Martin Odegaard has been captaining the facet by instance with three objective involvements (two targets, one help) within the final three video games. The Norwegian is displaying prospects of being an actual talisman with the expertise to guide his facet to a possible first title in twenty years.

Gabriel Jesus has been an actual miss for the London facet regardless of them performing effectively. If he had been accessible for such clashes, the Brazilian would have given them an actual likelihood of profitable in opposition to their rivals. They are going to hope he recovers early to be accessible for his or her recreation in opposition to Manchester Metropolis in mid-February. The Gunners play the defending Champions Liverpool within the FA Cup with video games in opposition to Everton and Brentford earlier than they play Metropolis within the league.

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Manchester United have risen from their slumber, turning their season round after a poor begin that noticed them lose the primary two video games. Eric ten Hag made a daring transfer to let Cristiano Ronaldo depart and is now constructing a group for the long run. So spectacular is their progress that they’ve an actual likelihood of profitable all of the 4 titles they’re in; League, EFL Cup, FA Cup and the Europa League. The Premier League is inside attain in the event that they need to win in opposition to Crystal Palace and beat the league leaders; they’ll sit simply three factors from the highest. A 2 – 1 comeback win in opposition to Manchester Metropolis has elevated their perception on the again of a powerful run of 5 consecutive wins. Nonetheless, they didn’t beat Crystal Palace in midweek, drawing 1-1 due to a last-gasp equaliser from the Eagles. Maybe extra damaging was the reserving of Casemiro, which implies he’ll miss the journey to Arsenal. The Pink Devils are the very best counter-attacking group within the league and don’t discover pleasure in possession, making them an actual risk, particularly in opposition to such sides that like to maintain the ball. We anticipate an thrilling encounter between the 2 rivals.

Manchester United are on a ten-game unbeaten run, with their final defeat coming by the hands of Aston Villa on the highway. They’re concerned in additional competitions and thus shall be coming in opposition to relaxed opponents who don’t have a midweek match which might work both when it comes to fatigue or freshness in readiness for the video games. The midweek encounter in opposition to Palace wasn’t very best, and to concede within the dying seconds can have felt like a defeat, so it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how they reply.

Marcus Rashford has been taking part in the very best soccer of his life this season, scoring eight targets within the final eight video games in all competitions. The maestro’s first senior recreation within the Premier League was in opposition to Arsenal. He was introduced in from the academy and scored twice, introducing himself exponentially effectively to the Previous Trafford faithfuls. Nonetheless, for United to keep up their spectacular run, Rashford has to remain match and on kind as their main man.

Antony Martial was subbed off at halftime of their match in opposition to Manchester Metropolis and is but to be assessed if he might function. The stress shall be on Rashford, who limped off earlier than receiving therapy within the recreation. The 2 have a file of being injury-prone, which could possibly be an intensive setback forward of their run of fixtures; after taking part in Arsenal, they don’t face a high facet till March, after they play Liverpool. Nonetheless, as we noticed in opposition to Palace, United do generally battle in opposition to the groups they’re anticipated to beat.

Prediction: Arsenal to win.

Remainder of the Premier League Video games

Developing are our previews and Premier League betting suggestions for all the remainder of the weekend’s motion.

Liverpool v Chelsea

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Venue: Anfield

Sat 21 Jan 12:30

Referee: Michael Oliver

Fast Look Odds H: 17/20 D: 11/4 A: 16/5

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The weekend video games are between sides principally preventing for a similar goal; this encounter is between two sides on the lookout for redemption. Chelsea and Liverpool are large soccer golf equipment within the Premier League, however their current kind is so in contrast to them. Jurgen Klopp shall be hurting with seemingly being out of the title race, however as issues stand, they should show themselves as contenders for the highest 4. They began the calendar yr with two consecutive defeats and shall be hoping to not make them three when for the primary time since 1953. A return to Anfield shall be an enormous reduction, they usually hope to bounce again from the 3-0 hammering they acquired from Brighton. This season, they’ve misplaced only one house recreation (profitable ten, drawing three). They as effectively have a superb file in opposition to the Blues, shedding simply as soon as twice in fifteen league video games (six wins, seven attracts). Soccer betting followers would possibly fancy Mohammed Salah as he scored each house and away final season and has 9 targets in opposition to his former facet. He’s accessible at 9/2 with bet365 to attain the primary objective.

Chelsea sits a distant tenth within the Premier League desk, ten factors off the race for the highest 4 and nineteen off the title race. They started their highway to restoration with a slim 1 – 0 win in opposition to Crystal Palace, which was their second in ten (5 defeats, three attracts). Graham Potter, who additionally performed as a defender, can be glad for his facet to file two shutouts in 13. On the highway, the London facet has not been notably nice this season, winless within the final 5 (three defeats, two attracts). Nonetheless, a win at Anfield would see them leapfrog the Reds in a fixture the place the travelling facet has discovered pleasure within the head-to-head. Scoring targets is Chelsea’s most vital challenge; they rank twelfth in targets scored this season (1.2 targets per recreation). Kai Havertz scored the opening objective on this fixture final season and has scored for his facet in his earlier 4 goalscoring video games.

Prediction: Liverpool to win.

Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest
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Venue: Vitality Stadium

Sat 21 Jan 15:00

Referee: Andy Madley

Fast Look Odds H: 17/10 D: 21/10 A:9/5

Concerning the Recreation:

Bournemouth is a six-game shedding run in all competitions for the reason that World Cup break. Gary O’Neil had phrases to say after their 2 – 0 defeat to Brentford, the place a first-half penalty modified the sport. As a membership, Bournemouth has conceded extra penalties than another membership (6). The supervisor, nonetheless, understands that the stress is catching up on him, with simply 4 wins (4 attracts, ten defeats) within the eighteen video games he has been in cost. The Cherries haven’t scored a objective for the final six hours of Premier League soccer relationship again to November of their 3 – 0 win over Everton. However, they sit only one level forward of the relegation zone. So, they need to be bold to get a consequence in opposition to a fellow newly promoted facet in a winnable fixture to begin a optimistic trajectory. Philip Billing has scored his three targets in six video games in opposition to Forest, profitable 4, drawing one, and shedding simply as soon as in opposition to them.

Nottingham Forest is of their best-ever place within the league, sitting 5 factors from the relegation zone after enduring lengthy spells on the backside of the desk. They prolonged their unbeaten run to a few, profitable back-to-back video games in opposition to Leicester Metropolis (2 – 0) and Southampton (1 – 0) after a draw in opposition to Chelsea (1 – 1). The Foresters have the momentum to revenge the three – 2 defeat on the Metropolis floor early within the season however perceive that moderation is essential to survival. Steve Cooper’s best power on this spectacular run is their defensive output, managing three shutouts within the final 5 video games. On the opposite finish of the sector, Brennan Johnson scored a brace of their earlier match to increase his tally to 4 targets this marketing campaign. Forest wants targets. They’re ranked seventeenth in targets scored, however there are indicators of enchancment, as they’ve scored six targets of their final 5 matches.

Prediction: Nottingham Forest to win.

Leicester v Brighton

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Venue: King Energy Stadium

Sat 21 Jan 15:00

Referee: Thomas Bramall

Fast Look Odds H: 12/5 D: 5/2 A: 11/10

Concerning the Recreation:

The way forward for Brendan Rodgers hangs within the stability whereas his opponent Roberto De Zerbi thrives. The Foxes misplaced 2 – 0 to Nottingham Forest in a recreation the place they spurred good probabilities and ended up conceding late targets. The shortage of signings, with solely Wout Faes, the only acquisition for the reason that begin of final season, is a supply of frustration for supporters, They are going to be hoping to keep away from a fifth consecutive defeat after they play Brighton which shall be their second time this season happening a run of 5 or extra video games recreation shedding. Kelechi Iheanacho has been the Foxes’ solely goalscorer in over seven hours of play, along with his objective coming in opposition to fourth-tier Gillingham. There are numerous issues flawed within the King Energy camp, however sitting two factors off the relegation zone might go 5 factors clear with a win right here.

Brighton loved an distinctive efficiency and outcomes in opposition to one of many league’s high sides, profitable 3 – 0 in opposition to Liverpool. On this kind, they’ve an actual likelihood of securing European soccer in the identical season they recovered from shedding their supervisor and a few key gamers. Roberto De Zerbi’s facet has received 5 of their final seven League video games recovering from a five-game winless run. Because of this, the Seagulls are on the verge of profitable a fourth straight Premier League recreation for the primary time since 2016. They, nonetheless, don’t boast a great file at Leicester Metropolis’s house, with only one win within the final ten visits. Solly March has seven objective involvements (5 targets, three assists) throughout 5 video games, together with a brace within the earlier match in opposition to Liverpool.

Prediction: Brighton to win.

Southampton v Aston Villa

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Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium

Sat 21 Jan 15:00

Referee: Michael Salisbury

Fast Look Odds H: 15/8 D: 9/4 A: 31/20

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Southampton adopted up spectacular victories within the home cups within the FA Cup in opposition to Crystal Palace (2 – 1) and a memorable 2 – 0 victory in opposition to Manchester Metropolis within the EFL Cup with a 2 – 1 win in opposition to fellow relegation strugglers Everton. Regardless of the spectacular run, the Saints are nonetheless backside of the league by objective distinction stage on factors with Everton and West Ham. There may be a whole lot of stress within the facet because the final time they had been this low on the desk (2004-05), they had been in place nineteen and ultimately had been relegated for the primary and solely time from the Premier League. Nathan Jones has to work on his facet’s poor begins, as they’ve conceded a league-high seven instances in house video games this marketing campaign. Free kick specialist James Ward-Prowse is 2 set items wanting David Beckham’s file of eighteen.

Premier League video games involving Aston Villa have seen a league-high fourteen targets within the first quarter of an hour. Unai Emery’s facet is on a present three-game (two wins, one draw) unbeaten run and has received 4 of their final six video games (drawing one, shedding one) which is greater than they managed of their seventeen league video games mixed. So, the exhausting work of transferring into the consolation zone is completed, and we now need to work on constructing a strong case for a doable European invasion. They face Southampton subsequent, who they’ve misplaced 4 of the final six away video games in opposition to (one win, one draw). They are going to, nonetheless, construct confidence from their earlier two wins video games (each at Villa Park). Leon Bailey has been Villa’s marksman, along with his final three targets coming throughout the opening eight minutes to encourage begin positively.

Prediction: Southampton to win.

West Ham United v Everton

West Ham United
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Venue: London Stadium

Sat 14 Jan 15:00

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Fast Look Odds H: 3/4 D: 11/4 A: 15/4

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A relegation battle between eighteenth-placed West Ham and nineteenth-placed Everton. The groups are tied on fifteen factors with only one objective, the distinction between the 2 sides. A win for both facet springs them out of the pink zone, as 4 groups are inside two factors in a crowded and engaging relegation battle. The Hammers have fallen removed from attaining European soccer final season to struggling within the pink zone. Hope will not be misplaced, although, as a great run of consecutive wins is all David Moyes wants, however after all, that’s simpler mentioned than carried out. Objectives have been scarce for the 2 opponents as solely Wolves (eleven targets) have scored lower than the 2 sides, who’re the second poorest scorers within the league with fifteen targets. Jarrod Bowen has scored two targets from nineteen video games and is without doubt one of the poor performers this marketing campaign after managing twenty-two objective involvements (twelve targets, ten assists) final season. New signing Gianluca Scamacca has scored three targets and has not proven glimpses of the striker he was at Sassuolo, the place he notched sixteen league targets in thirty-six appearances.

Everton is following go well with within the declining trajectory, with the first issue making them not carry out effectively of their lack of targets. Frank Lampard’s facet has received simply three video games this marketing campaign; after Brentford’s eight attracts, they’ve the second-highest variety of stalemates (six). The Toffees shall be hoping to finish a seven-game winless run (5 defeats, two attracts) since they received 3 – 0 in opposition to Crystal Palace. Demarai Grey has delivered distinctive performances in current video games, with three objective involvements (two targets and one help) within the final 4 video games. Nonetheless, Lampard has to get Dominic Calvert-Lewin to his finest, along with his recurring accidents affecting his performances. The Englishman managed double figures within the 2019-20 (13 targets) and the 2020-21 season (sixteen targets) is a pure expertise who wants good man administration to enhance his efficiency.

Prediction: West Ham to win.

Crystal Palace v Newcastle United

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Newcastle United
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Venue: Selhurst Park

Sat 21 Jan 17:30

Referee: Craig Pawson

Fast Look Odds H: 7/2 D: 12/5 A: 17/20

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Crystal Palace performs their second consecutive house recreation after welcoming Manchester United midweek and scoring on the loss of life to safe a 1-1 draw. Not an thrilling time for the Eagles, as they’ve misplaced 4 video games within the earlier six with out scoring. Patrick Viera’s facet is nearer to relegation than they’re to the European slots they give the impression of being destined for after impressing in his debut season. They play third-place Newcastle United earlier than travelling to Previous Trafford units them up for a troublesome run of video games they need to manoeuvre. Earlier than the Manchester United recreation in midweek, the Eagles had a nine-game winless run (three attracts, six defeats) in opposition to a facet within the high half. Wilfred Zaha’s final objective was again in November and must be geared to attain in opposition to his former group as he units as much as lead the road in opposition to the very best defence within the league.

Past their wildest desires, Newcastle United sit third within the Premier League desk with a practical likelihood of difficult for the title. They’ve been taking part in wildly good soccer on the assault and will solely get higher with their huge shopping for energy. Essentially the most excellent achievement for Eddie Howe is build up the very best defence within the league that has conceded simply eleven targets. Bringing in Kieran Trippier offers the group stability as he is a superb provider of crosses producing 4 assists, and can be a risk from free kicks. Miguel Almiron has not scored for the reason that flip of the yr and would be the participant with the very best objective tally (9 targets) between the 2 sides. The Magpies are favorites in all of the video games they play, and we anticipate them to ship one more masterclass within the quest for European soccer.

Prediction: Newcastle to win.

Leeds United v Brentford

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Venue: Elland Street

Solar 22 Jan 14:00

Referee: Peter Bankes

Fast Look Odds H: 11/8 D: 5/2 A: 19/10

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Leeds United are winless within the final 5 video games (two attracts, three defeats) within the league and surprisingly don’t discover themselves within the relegation zone. They’re, nonetheless, simply two factors from eighteenth-placed West Ham, which has put Jesse Marsch on the spot and can hope to get redemption at house in opposition to Brentford. They scored late to attract with West Ham (2 – 2) and got here from two targets all the way down to ebook an FA Cup replay in opposition to Cardiff however couldn’t recuperate regardless of as soon as once more main a late cost in opposition to Aston Villa, shedding 2 – 1. Nonetheless, they did significantly better within the FA Cup replay, profitable 5-2. Marsch has to encourage his facet to begin video games strongly as they’ve step by step picked up the tempo, however generally too late they usually have misplaced valuable factors. Rodrigo has scored two targets within the final three video games for Leeds and is their main man in entrance of the objective. Patrick Bamford got here again from harm to attain within the earlier league recreation.

The Bees triumphed 5 – 2 the final time the 2 sides confronted one another, the place Ivan Toney bagged a hat trick. Brentford is flying excessive within the desk and in rivalry for a Europa League slot in the event that they maintain impressing as they’ve. Thomas Frank, who not too long ago signed a brand new contract, has impressed his facet to a five-game unbeaten run (4 wins and one draw), together with a present three-game profitable run. For a facet that has prevailed in opposition to Liverpool (3 – 1) and Manchester Metropolis (2 – 1), we anticipate them to be assured heading to Elland Street, the place they drew 2 – 2 of their final match. Ivan Toney has sixteen objective involvements (13 targets, three assists) and has been a gem for the Bees scoring in his earlier 4 appearances for his facet.

Prediction: A draw.

Manchester Metropolis v Wolves

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Venue: Etihad Stadium

Solar 22 Jan 14:00

Referee: David Coote

Fast Look Odds H: 181/1000 D: 7/1 A: 11/1

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One factor clear is that Manchester Metropolis will not be accustomed to shedding and thus finds itself in unfamiliar territory, struggling to defend its title. They conceded two late targets to lose 2 – 1 within the Manchester derby. They need to recuperate an eight-point distinction from the league leaders Arsenal forward of a midweek encounter in opposition to Tottenham earlier than they welcome struggling Wolves. The Residents might have drifted so far as fourth in the event that they dropped extra factors by the tip of the weekend, however United failing to win midweek has helped them. The most effective attacking sides within the league has recorded only one shot in goal throughout the final two video games reveals how far they’ve drifted. They need to discover their collective method to work as a group as an alternative of on the lookout for their Norwegian Viking to attain.

The wolves have at all times discovered a approach to bother Manchester Metropolis, particularly on the counter-attack. They’ve, nonetheless, misplaced their manner in current video games shedding the final 5 video games, together with the earlier two, which they performed on the Molineux by an 8 – 1 scoreline. A change in guard has seen them battle for outcomes, they usually now sit simply two factors off the relegation zone. Bruno Lage will hope to reignite their counter-attacking prowess after they play the defending Champions, who’ve been weak in opposition to pacy gamers. Within the earlier recreation, they received in opposition to West Ham (1 – 0), following up a draw in opposition to Aston Villa (1 – 1). Daniel Podence scored the profitable objective of their win in opposition to the Hammers, displaying prospects of being a talisman to make them security.

Prediction: Manchester Metropolis to win.

Fulham v Tottenham

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Venue: Craven Cottage

Mon 23 Jan 20:00

Referee: Paul Tierney

Fast Look Odds H: 9/4 D: 13/5 A: 23/20

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Fulham’s run of 4 consecutive wins got here to an finish over the weekend with a slim defeat in opposition to Newcastle. The spectacular run included a 2 – 1 house win in opposition to Chelsea with their star man Aleksandar Mitrovic lacking shall be their benchmark of confidence as they welcome Spurs to Craven Cottage. The newly promoted facet has been the dream group within the league, rising from the Championship straight to difficult for European locations. They’ve, nonetheless, not loved taking part in Spurs, with their finest consequence within the final 5 video games a 1 – 1 draw, shedding the opposite 4 video games. However, Mitrovic has scored eleven targets and is their dangerman. His spectacular kind this marketing campaign retains his group afloat within the reverse half of the desk than the one they’ve been accustomed to.

Tottenham Hotspur misplaced the London derby 2 – 0 to present their metropolis rivals a bonus in opposition to Manchester Metropolis within the title race. They face the defending Champions in midweek with their enter important to the highest of the desk earlier than they interact within the European qualification recreation in opposition to Fulham. For a facet that was considered severe title contenders, Spurs discover themselves sitting fifth, and earlier than their midweek encounter, they sit fourteen factors off the title race and 5 factors off the Champions League slot. Antonio Conte has to work on his facet’s consistency, as they haven’t recorded comparable ends in the final eight video games, making it exhausting to evaluate their progress. Harry Kane has scored fifteen targets within the league and is the closest participant to problem the golden boot in opposition to Haaland.

Prediction: Fulham to win.

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Cumulative Odds

Arsenal v Manchester United
Arsenal to win

Liverpool v Chelsea
Liverpool to win 

Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest to win

Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Newcastle to win

Manchester Metropolis v Wolves
Manchester Metropolis to win

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