EPL Match Previews & Betting Ideas 22/23: Matchday 24

Premier League Matchday 24

Premier League Match Previews and Betting Ideas 22/23: Matchday 24

In final week’s fixtures, there have been some important outcomes. Arsenal regained the highest spot with a 2-4 win over Aston Villa, and Manchester Metropolis drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest. Manchester United beat Leicester 3-0. Liverpool beat Newcastle 2-0, and Tottenham beat West Ham by the identical scoreline.

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Match of the Day

This week’s featured sport is Tottenham v Chelsea, two groups with contrasting seasons. Spurs welcome the go to of their native rivals in uncharted territory, eleven factors and 6 positions forward of them within the league.

Tottenham v Chelsea

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Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Solar 26 Feb 13:30

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Fast Look Odds H: 31/20 D: 9/4 A: 19/10

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Because of Newcastle’s loss to Liverpool, Tottenham has managed to sneak into fourth and the final of the Champions League spots. They may have the chance to cement this place, in the meanwhile a minimum of, as Newcastle will likely be occupied with the Carabao Cup last in opposition to Manchester United on Sunday. A win in opposition to their native rivals will give them a considerable phycological enhance for the weeks forward.

Tottenham is legendary for being inconsistent, and this present season is not any completely different. They began the season in superb vogue, unbeaten of their first seven, however then misplaced 4 within the subsequent seven. Within the final six video games within the league, they’ve received three and misplaced three.

As common, Harry Kane is the Tottenham man to look at and leads the Spurs efficiency desk and is the main scorer. His 17 objectives are heads and shoulders above everybody else within the crew, with Rodrigo Bentancur a distant second with 5. Son Heung-Min is often a dependable supply of objectives, however the 30-year-old is having an low season with simply 5 within the league. Nonetheless, he scored in Tottenham’s win over West Ham on the weekend.

Tottenham’s physio room just isn’t precisely bursting, however they’ve a couple of long-term absentees. Yves Bissouma has a stress fracture on his left ankle and has undergone surgical procedure which can preserve him out until April. Hugo Lloris is a giant loss and will likely be out for the following six weeks. Ryan Sessegnon (thigh) and Rodrigo Bentancur (knee) are additionally out of motion. After Chelsea, Tottenham performs within the FA Cup in opposition to Sheffield United, Wolves within the Premier League after which a house fixture in opposition to AC Milan within the Champions League.

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Whereas Tottenham followers will likely be glad with their membership’s league place, the identical can’t be stated of Chelsea followers, who’re changing into more and more annoyed with their crew. Not solely is there a giant hole between themselves and the guests, however there may be additionally a 23-point hole between the Blues and the league leaders, Arsenal. Furthermore, final week’s defeat to Southampton, the underside crew within the division, was a low level in a season filled with negatives.

Chelsea’s season began erratically with two wins, two defeats and a draw within the first 5 video games. They then went on a four-game successful run, which was their greatest sequence of the season. Nonetheless, they have been then winless within the following 5 (three defeats and two attracts). Chelsea has received simply as soon as (Crystal Palace) of their final eight (three losses, three ties).

Lack of objectives has been Chelsea’s greatest downfall, with their high scorer within the league being Kai Havertz on simply 5, a ridiculously small quantity. Harry Kane for the opposition has scored 5 fewer objectives than the whole Chelsea squad mixed. Solely Raheem Sterling (4) and Mason Mount (3) have three or extra objectives. On a constructive observe, Enzo Fernández has carried out excellently since signing and is one participant who might make a distinction on this match.

Chelsea has 5 gamers dominated out of this conflict. Cesar Azpilicueta (Head/Face Harm), Christian Pulisic (Knee Harm) and N’Golo Kante (Thigh Harm) ought to all be slot in a few weeks. Nonetheless, the accidents to Armando Broja and Edouard Mendy are extra extreme and can preserve them out longer. Chelsea has some doubtlessly difficult video games on the horizon. After Spurs, they face Leeds, Leicester and Everton, all groups that desperately want wins.

Prediction: Chelsea 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.

Fulham v Wolves

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Venue: Craven Cottage

Fri 23 Feb 20:00

Referee: Michael Oliver

Fast Look Odds H: 11/8 D: 9/4 A: 21/10

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Fulham is having fun with an unbelievable season and goes into this sport in opposition to Wolves in sixth place and will go stage with Newcastle in fifth with a win right here. Extra thrilling for Fulham followers is they might solely be a degree away from the final Champions League spot in the event that they overcome Wolves, who aren’t in the perfect of type. At Craven Cottage, they’re averaging 1.75 factors per sport and have received six, drawn three and misplaced three. They’re on a three-game unbeaten run, having overwhelmed Brighton (1-0), received in opposition to Notting Forest (2-0) and drew in opposition to Chelsea (0-0). The defence is performing effectively. Within the final eight video games, they’re letting in 0.5 objectives per sport which is 60% decrease than their season common.

Wolves should play effectively to take something from Fulham, who’re in nice type, particularly at dwelling. Wolves aren’t the perfect travellers; solely 5 groups have a worse file (Bournemouth, Everton, West Ham, Leeds & Nottingham Forest). Within the final eight video games, Wolves have received 4, drawn one and misplaced three, together with their earlier sport (Bournemouth 0-1). Wolves have conceded a minimum of one purpose in 10 of their 11 away matches, and after they do win, it’s often by a one-goal margin (5 wins). Regardless of the contrasting fortunes of the 2 golf equipment, Wolves have historically completed effectively in opposition to Fulham, as they’ve misplaced simply as soon as within the final fifteen conferences between the 2. Soccer betting followers may fancy a 0-0 draw right here, out there at 8/1 with bet365.

Prediction: Fulham to win.

Everton v Aston Villa

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Venue: Goodison Park

Sat 25 Feb 15:00

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Fast Look Odds H: 3/2 D: 11/5 A:2/1

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With Everton in the meanwhile, it appears a case of 1 step ahead adopted by a step again. Sean Dyche is the brand new man in cost, and in his first sport, he pulled off a miracle and beat Arsenal at the start of the month. Nonetheless, in his second sport, a fixture the followers have been determined to see a win in, Everton misplaced 2-0 in opposition to Liverpool with barely a whimper. They did, nonetheless, win the very important relegation six-pointer in opposition to Leeds final weekend (1-0). A win for Everton would put strain on groups round them as they’re presently in fifteenth, only a level away from the drop zone. Nonetheless, the Toffee’s dwelling type isn’t nice, with 14 factors from the 12 video games performed at Goodison however these account for 67% of their factors complete. Objectives have been a giant drawback with Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured. With a lot at stake, a draw wouldn’t be a shock.

Aston Villa followers haven’t had a lot to cheer about lately, being dumped out of the FA Cup by lowly Stevenage and are presently on a three-match shedding run after defeats by Leicester (2-4), Manchester Metropolis (3-1) and Arsenal (2-4). The eleven objectives conceded within the final three highlights how weak they’re defensively. Nonetheless, Villa will likely be hoping that Ollie Watkins retains up his glorious scoring run, because the 27-year-old has scored within the final 4 video games and at 13/2 to open the scoring; we think about he will likely be well-backed. Villa begins the weekend within the relative security of eleventh however will anxiously look over their shoulder as they’re solely eight factors away from the relegation zone.

Prediction: A draw.

Leeds v Southampton

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Venue: Elland Street

Sat 25 Feb 15:00

Referee: Peter Bankes

Fast Look Odds H: 1/1 D: 5/2 A: 14/5

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Leeds are in deep trouble, and until there’s a radical change in type, they may possible be one of many three groups dropping right down to the Championship. The Yorkshire membership’s current file (during the last eight video games) is the worst within the division, and so they presently sit in nineteenth, only a level forward of their opponents. Nonetheless, being at Elland Street isn’t an enormous benefit; they’ve picked up a mean of 1.18 factors per sport within the eleven video games. They’ve stored a clear sheet in only a quarter of video games (27%) however failed to attain in 36% of their dwelling video games. Leeds have solely received as soon as of their final six, a 1-3 win in opposition to Accrington Stanley within the FA Cup. After Southampton, they’ve a tricky run, enjoying high-flying Fulham within the FA Cup earlier than a visit to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea, who’re additionally determined for factors.

If Southampton might decide any crew to play in the meanwhile, it will be Leeds, and this sport provides them the chance to leapfrog them, and if outcomes go their manner, they might transfer up above Bournemouth in seventeenth. This sport is a real six-pointer, and Southampton are prone to be in excessive spirits and assured after their exceptional 0-1 win at Stamford Bridge final weekend. Another excuse Southampton will really feel they will win that is their away type is a lot better than at St Mary’s. In 12 video games on the highway, they’ve 12 factors, double the six factors from dwelling video games. Their type away is eleventh within the league, simply forward of Liverpool’s. James Ward-Prowse is prone to be the Saint’s important purpose risk; the free-kick specialist scored the winner within the Chelsea win.

Prediction: Southampton to win.

Leicester v Arsenal

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Venue: King Energy Stadium

Sat 25 Feb 15:00

Referee: Craig Pawson

Fast Look Odds H: 15/4 D: 3/1 A: 7/10

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Simply because it regarded like Leicester had turned the nook with nice wins in opposition to Aston Villa (2-4) and Tottenham (4-1), they got here crashing again to earth, shedding 3-0 to Manchester United at Outdated Trafford. Nonetheless, it have to be stated that the scoreline flattered United as Leicester had some nice possibilities and was solely denied by the excellence of David de Gea. In addition they have been dealing with Marcus Rashford, who’s the in-form participant within the Premier League proper now. The Foxes additionally felt they need to have been enjoying in opposition to ten males after Marcel Sabitzer caught defender Wout Faes with a excessive sort out. A foul omen for Leicester is their horrible dwelling type. The 12 factors from 11 video games on the King Energy is the second worst within the league, with solely Southampton gaining fewer factors (six).

After wanting nearly unbeatable for many of the season, Arsenal are wobbling in the meanwhile after shedding to Everton and drawing 1-1 with Brentford earlier than a house loss in opposition to Manchester Metropolis which knocked them off the highest of the desk. They did, nonetheless, bounce again in opposition to Aston Villa (2-4) and with Metropolis solely drawing with Nottingham Forest, they reclaimed the highest spot. A purpose for Arsenal to be extremely assured is their exceptional away type, the 28 factors from 12 video games are the perfect within the league, seven factors greater than the second-best crew (Manchester Metropolis on 21). 

Prediction: Arsenal to win.

West Ham v Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest
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Venue: London Stadium

Sat 25 Feb 15:00

Referee: Jarred Gillett

Fast Look Odds H: 3/4 D: 13/5 A: 4/1

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West Ham’s supervisor David Moyes is skating on skinny ice, and if the Hammers lose this sport in opposition to Nottingham Forest, it wouldn’t be an enormous shock if the homeowners look elsewhere. West Ham are in a horrible run of type with only one win (2-0 Everton) in eleven video games. Nonetheless, supporters of Moyes will level to the attracts in opposition to Newcastle (1-1) and Chelsea (1-1) earlier than final weekend’s 2-0 defeat away to Tottenham. A purpose for West Ham followers to be moderately assured is that they’ve 14 factors from 11 video games, a much better return than Nottingham Forest’s away type. Their opponents are the joint worst travellers within the league with simply six factors in 11 video games. Objectives win video games, and that’s the place the Hammers are struggling. The 19 objectives in 12 dwelling video games is a mean of 1.09. Jarrod Bowen is West Ham’s high scorer with simply 4 objectives.

Nottingham Forest regarded certainties to being relegated early within the season, selecting up only one win of their first eleven league video games. Nonetheless, the turning level was a 1-0 win in opposition to Liverpool in October, and since then, they’ve received 4 extra and picked up important attracts and at the moment are comparatively protected in thirteenth, though they’re solely 5 factors away from the drop zone. Nonetheless, Forest has solely received one of many final 4 video games on the highway (0-1 v Southampton), drawing in opposition to Bournemouth and shedding in opposition to Manchester United (3-0) and Fulham (2-0) of their final away sport. As talked about, they’re the worst crew within the division in away video games. Forest has some difficult video games developing. After West Ham, they play Everton, Tottenham, Newcastle, and high-flying Wolves.

Prediction: A draw.

Bournemouth v Manchester Metropolis

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Venue: Vitality Stadium

Sat 25 Feb 17:30

Referee: Paul Tierney

Fast Look Odds H: 9/1 D: 19/4 A: 57/200

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Bournemouth did their survival hopes a world of fine by beating fellow strugglers Wolves final weekend (1-0). The win stopped Wolves resurgence after current victories over Liverpool and Southampton. As well as, the victory stopped a winless run of seven video games that included 4 losses again to again. Nonetheless, Bournemouth has a nightmare set of fixtures developing, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see them drop into the relegation zone. After enjoying the defending champions, they face Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Fulham. 

Surprisingly Metropolis appears to be struggling, failing to win in three of the final 5 in all competitions. The Residents went high of the Premier League by beating Arsenal (1-3) however have since dropped to second after failing to beat Nottingham Forest (1-1). Within the Champions League, they have been held to a 1-1 draw by Leipzig. Nonetheless, in equity to Metropolis, they did higher than we anticipated as we predicted a slender win for the Germans. Moreover, Metropolis’s away type is first rate, with solely Arsenal taking extra factors than Metropolis’s 21 (28). Due to this fact, we anticipate a good displaying from Pep’s males with scrutiny constructing on Metropolis.

Prediction: Manchester Metropolis to win.

Crystal Palace v Liverpool

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Venue: Selhurst Park

Sat 25 Feb 19:45

Referee: Darren England

Fast Look Odds H: 333/500 D: 13/5 A: 5/1

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The Eagles have misplaced only one sport within the final 5 (2-1 Manchester United) however have did not win any with 4 attracts (1-1 Manchester United, 0-0 Newcastle, 1-1 Brighton and 1-1 Brentford). Nonetheless, it exhibits enchancment after they suffered 4 defeats of their earlier 5. Liverpool has been a formidable opponent for Palace. Within the final six conferences, Liverpool has received 5, and there was one draw the final time the groups met. Contemporary of their minds would be the 7-0 hammering they took at Selhurst Park in December 2020. Palace tends to return to life within the second half of video games, scoring in 50% of video games after halftime in comparison with 33% within the first half. Worryingly they concede in 83% of fixtures at dwelling, with most conceded within the first 45 minutes.

The Eagles have misplaced only one sport within the final 5 (2-1 Manchester United) however have did not win any with 4 attracts (1-1 Manchester United, 0-0 Newcastle, 1-1 Brighton and 1-1 Brentford). Nonetheless, it exhibits enchancment after they suffered 4 defeats of their earlier 5. Liverpool has been a formidable opponent for Palace. Within the final six conferences, Liverpool has received 5, and there was one draw the final time the groups met. Contemporary of their minds would be the 7-0 hammering they took at Selhurst Park in December 2020. Palace tends to return to life within the second half of video games, scoring in 50% of video games after halftime in comparison with 33% within the first half. Worryingly they concede in 83% of fixtures at dwelling, with most conceded within the first 45 minutes.

Prediction: Liverpool to win.

Combi guess of the day: Our Decide*

Cumulative Odds

Tottenham v Chelsea
Chelsea to win

Fulham v Wolves
Fulham to win 

Everton v Aston Villa

Leeds v Southampton
Southampton to win

West Ham v Nottingham Forest

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* All our picks are offered for leisure solely and may solely be used for informational functions. While we use our expertise and information to assist inform you to make a thought of guess, we aren’t liable for any losses that will come up from precise outcomes being completely different than predicted.

Author: Frank Campbell